[403 Forbidden] when changing Permalinks in WordPress

If you went to/changed Permalinks under Settings and now you’re getting this error on your WordPress site:


You don’t have permission to access [link] on this server.

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

You can resolve this issue by:

Inserting Options +FollowSymLinks above # BEGIN WordPress in the .htaccess file located right at the root directory of your WordPress installation.

Your .htaccess file should look something like this after the modification above:

Options +FollowSymLinks

# BEGIN WordPress

RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule . /index.php [L]

# END WordPress

If this has fixed the issue for you, awesome!

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Set up MX records on iPage to use Google mail servers

You’ve come to the right place if you are in the following situation:

  • You have your domain on your GoDaddy account;
  • Its Name servers are set to iPage ones; and
  • You want to use Google Apps for Work under your domain.

So the place you need to look at in this case is Domain Central under your iPage account. To set up the MX records, follow these steps:

  1. Log onto iPage
  2. Go to Domain Central
  3. Click on your domain to expand options
  4. Click on DNS, and select MX records on the dropdown list labelled Modify
  5. Enter these MX record values

Once you’ve done the above, log into the admin panel of your Google Apps for Work account and follow the steps under Setup Gmail section.

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