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403 - Forbidden: Access is denied. Wordpress Front site. the CMS still works however

Posted on 2014-10-23
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I have been handed a Wordpress site which I supposedly 90% complete. I have set the database up for it importing the data and linked the site to MySQL. WHen I go to the wordpress CMS for the site it allows me to login and seems to function correctly.

The issue is the front end (the site which user will see) throws a 403 - Forbidden: Access is denied when you go tot he url.

Any assistance on how to get the site up and running again would be much appreciated.
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by:Jason C. Levine
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Was the site built on the same server you are taking over on or was it moved? If it was moved, what is likely happening is a bad url or path is in the database somewhere.

Try following the url and path search and replace steps in this article:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web_Development/Blogs/WordPress/A_10258-How-To-Move-A-WordPress-Site.html
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by:Sevron
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Hi Jason

Thank you for the reply the site has been moved from 1 server to a new 1. I will take a look at this link you have posted and update you once I have tried the steps on the link.

Cheers
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by:Sevron
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Hi

All the url's are the same as the site. this is becuase the site has been ported from our old server to the new 1 the servers are the same file set up so all the urls match the current location.

I have read up some more but it seems to lead to install wordpress again and import everything which I dont have the time for. As the wp-admin area of the system works I was of the mind that there maybe a quick alternative thought I haven't managed to find it
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The URLs might be the same but the server paths won't be.  The article addresses both.

Because wp-admin works, it's almost surely a setting.  One other thing you could try is deactivating all plugins and switching to a basic theme.  If that brings up the front end, you know its something about the theme or a plugin.  Switch the theme back to the preferred, check front again.  If it is still up, re-enable plugins one at a time.
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