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joomla article shows as forbidden

Hi There

i have run into a problem and not sure what it is as i has happened on 2 fresh joomla installs

i have a domain www.surfs.co.za with joomla installed(currently offline)

i have a menu item called news with subitems

world tour

the submenu items go to a category blog layout and i put news articles into the relevant categories

however after the opening lines of the article i put a read more link, i can then see the opening lines but when i select read more i get the following


You don't have permission to access /news/world-tour/16-surfs-asp-news-rip-curl-pro-on on this server.

Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

Thanks in advance
1 Solution
Panagiotis Sweb developer - designer Commented:
try to disable SEF urls to see
tyronenoelAuthor Commented:
same thing


You don't have permission to access /index.php on this server.

Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.
LinuxGuruLinux Server AdministratorCommented:

According to the error, there seems to be a permission issue for the files/folders. You need to check the permission/ownership and correct it. Are you on a Linux based server? If yes, please check the apache error log for more details or paste the log here so we could assist you further. Also you can contact your hosting provider to correct the permission/ownership issue.

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Andrew DerseIT ManagerCommented:
A few questions for you...

Do you use any SEF extensions?

Have you set the article to be viewable only by registered or special permissions?
tyronenoelAuthor Commented:
Hi  Testez

i also thought so as the permissions were 740 i have changed everything to 755 and still no use, i just dont understand why doing it on some articles and not others, i go into the error log and its empty


no SEF extensions are install and the article is viewable by the public
tyronenoelAuthor Commented:
i seem to have found the problem

the read more puts the alias in

this is what is causing the problem as it should be like below

i have checked the link below and this fixes it, maybe a jce editior issue?

tyronenoelAuthor Commented:
tried with tiny mce as the editor, recreated the read more link and same problem
Andrew DerseIT ManagerCommented:
Try completely recreating the article or a new article without JCE and a read-more link and see if it occurs.  If it doesn't, then re-create the article you are having problems with and see if will work properly.
tyronenoelAuthor Commented:
alright NUKIT i think i am going to have to give you the points, it wasnt the article that was faulty it was the category, anything i put in that category didnt work but every other category did, so i deleted the articles and the category, recreated and voila everything came alive, even though your answer wasnt exactly on the problem it helped steer me into the right direction

Thanks alot
Andrew DerseIT ManagerCommented:
Sounds good...glad you were able to resolve your problem.

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