How to Fix 403 Error “Forbidden”? HTTP Status Code Quickfix 2019

By | September 3, 2019


In this video, I’ll teach you how to solve
Error 403 (access is forbidden)that you see when you try to surf any web page in 2019. To help us to produce such value content,
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below! 403 errors are incredibly frustrating to deal
with and in this video, I’ll talk about what 403 errors are and the different solutions
you can use to solve them on your own. I’ll also talk about what these errors are,
why they affect their site’s SEO and how to fix it. I want to talk a little about the HTTP protocol
before we dive into the answer. When you access a website, you’re usually
making a request to a Web Server. You make a request and the server responds. You make this request using HTTP protocol
– standards that everyone in the Internet has agreed to. Status codes let us know whether a request
is a success or a failure. In the case of
Errors Like 403 Forbidden The following messages are also client-side
errors and so are related to the 403 Forbidden error:
400 Bad Request | 401 Unauthorized | 404 Not Found | 408 Request Timeout
Several server-side HTTP status codes also exist, like the popular 500 Internal Server
Error, among others Explicitly telling you that you’re not allowed
to access this web page. It’s not a credentials problem or login
information. “Sorry, you can’t come in.” Security plugin that’s blocking your browser
from having this request fulfilled. May not work with your current WordPress theme
which you just updated. Something poorly configured like your .htaccess
file could be corrupted Intentionally done by the server
Please backup your website on your server before making any changes just to be safe. #1 – Check for URL errors
Make sure you’re specifying an actual web page file name and extension, not just a directory. Most websites are configured to disallow directory
browsing so a 403 Forbidden message when trying to display a folder instead of a specific
page is normal and expected. NOTE that this is, by far, the most common
reason for a website to return the 403 Forbidden error. Be sure you fully explore this possibility
before investing time in the troubleshooting below. #2 – Clear your browser’s cache. Issues with a cached version of the page you’re
viewing could be causing 403 Forbidden issues. Clear your browser’s cookies and cache, especially
if you typically log in to this website Note: While we’re talking about cookies, be
sure you have them enabled in your browser, or at least for this website, if you do actually
log in to access this page. The 403 Forbidden error, in particular, indicates
that cookies might be involved in obtaining proper access. #3 – Check your file permissions
Check if your wordpress files have the correct permissions
You’ve to use a FTP manager where you can see the backend files of
your website and each of these files will have its own permissions settings with the
numeric value to tell you – 0755 #4 htaccess file may be corrupted
Make a backup on your desktop and then delete this
file in your FTP client Go to settings of your WordPress dashboard
>find Permalinks and click “Save Changes”. This will create a new htaccess file. Try to access the web page again and see if
it works. If it doesn’t work, then let’s try the
next option: Before we show you the next option, I want
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SEO and technical tips! #5 Deactivate and activate your WordPress
plugins Activate them one-by-one and see which plugin
is the culprit. This takes some time if you’ve plugins but
may also be a good time to see which plugin to clear. Note that in SEO, the more plugins you have,
the slower your page loads and the less people will wait for your website to load. So deactivate your plugins all at one go,
activate them one-by-one, access the page after to see which plugin is the culprit. Let us know what it took to fix your 403 error
on your website If it’s helpful and useful and you learnt
something new today, go ahead down below and smash that “Subscribe” button. It will help us a lot when creating new content. Note that 403 errors are incredibly important
for your website’s SEO score and quality score because they tend to show up as crawl
errors on Google Search Console. This is essentially telling Google that your
website has issues and is broken in some way. When this happens, Google is likely to downgrade
your website’s SEO score until this issue has been solved. If you’re on YouTube, go ahead and leave
a comment. Do you have a 403 error as well? I read every single comment on my videos. Finally, if you want to get a free guide on
the different status codes along with a tool to check your HTTP status code, go to the
description and you’ll see a link on how to get this free guide.

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