Forbidden 403 error, permission to access, unable to read htaccess


Recently clean-installed (with exception of themes and content/upload folders) an old wordpress to the latest WordPress 4.2.2.

I continue to get this error below whenever I load files such as style.css in the web browser manually.

I’ve tried:

  • changing this file’s permission to 644, 755, and 777
  • changing .c to .so in the .htaccess
  • changing htaccess permission from 644 to 755 to even 777.
  • adding mod_sec clause to htaccess

None of the above works for me. This error still occurs? I’m running PHP 5.4.43 and WordPress 4.2.2.


You don't have permission to access /blog/wp-content/themes/wp-knowledge-base/style.css on this server.
Server unable to read htaccess file, denying access to be safe

Apache/2.4.12 (Unix) OpenSSL/1.0.1e-fips mod_bwlimited/1.4 Server at Port 80
, , , , ina 3 years 2020-06-01T00:10:20-05:00 0 Answers 118 views 0

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