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  1. Pascal says:

    Thank you for this great post! I resolved my 403 error!!! :D

  2. Erik Kubica says:

    I have similar issue, as a company on our dev server we are running much wordpress sites where to only 1 WP site i started to get 403 and only on wp-admin. 2 Days before i have lived elsewhere when it worked.* -> 200 OK -> rediret to wp-login.php -> 403 err* -> 200 OK -> rediret -> 200 OK

    Ftp to is ok, ssh to is ok.

    On “somewebsite” the WP admin is blocked only for me (all browsers, all existing incognito modes, all cache cleared incl. cookies….). For all people i have asked to try it worked without any problems.

    There is nothing wrong with htaccess, wordfence was disabled from ftp (also checked the DB if there is any ban to my IP). checked the main apache2 access log over ssh where i see the 403 record.

    Any idea what can be wrong?

  3. Vinish Chaudhary says:


    You don’t have permission to access / on this server.

    Additionally, a 403 Forbidden error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

    and none of above method work on this error my cpanel not showing. I read the whole article
    plz, help me solve this.

  4. Dewlance says:

    Uhh! WordPress wp-admin 403 error is really time killing.

    I try your all tricks but still getting a error. Going to change wp-admin folder with fresh files of wp-admin files.

    Maybe it will help me or other option is apache configuration or poorly mod_security configuration.

  5. Greg says:

    We work with WordPress everyday and recently encountered the 403 error. It was the file permissions and htaccess file that was reconfigured due to one of the security plugins. Your post on the matter was very helpful. Thanks for taking the time to post it.

  6. zulfiqar ali says:

    dear sir my site name is my site give me error like


    You don’t have permission to access / on this server.

    Additionally, a 403 Forbidden error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

    and non of above method work on this error my cpane not showing any files in file explorer and also not connecting via FTP client.. i read whole article
    plz help me solve this..

  7. Lindani says:

    I cant my thinks now because of this forbidden error help please

  8. hardik says:

    Hi i really impress with your suggestion thanks u so much i have solve my error

  9. Oliver says:

    Hi, we have also been experiencing a 403 error. It first started happening when I tried to update the wp-core to 4.5. Ever since we get a 403 about once a day. I have done everything that I can think of to rectify the issue; reverted to a back-up of the site previous to the update; deactivated all plugins; checked file permissions; contacted hosts to see if our IP addresses were blacklisted; deleted .htaccess; changed theme to default 2016 the only thing that works when getting a 403 is to turn off the router wait for the IP to change and then we can access again. So it would seem to be an IP issue but I cannot find where this is IP blockage is.

    Does anybody know of any other place where an IP blacklist maybe?


  10. Barbara Puchala says:

    We just had this error. A outside web designer was creating a WordPress site for us and kept getting the 403 error.
    Turns out our hosting company, as part of its security measures, has its servers block any attempt to sign in with the user name ‘Admin’. I know, you would think he would know better. A change to the user name was all that was needed.

  11. george says:

    your typo
    [due to a poorly configured security plugins]
    due to a poorly configured security plugin

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