[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:

Forbidden

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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