Wordpress permission denied to /blog/ folder
The web site I am working on is here:
I have a Debian Squeeze 6 LAMP install.
I am using the latest version of WP.
My VPS had a problem, so I transferred all my WP sites from their live sites to a local install on my laptop. I did this by saving wp-contents and sql backup, etc. After fixing my VPS and rebooting, I am starting to upload or put back all live sites.
I started with one - the site above.
I installed a fresh WP, then transferred wp-content back and imported the sql file. ALl went well, except for a little permalink problem which I ironed out with the Override All setting my sites-available default and default-ssl files. Then activated a2enmode rewrite on the server (i have apache2).
Ok, everything worked wonderfully, except when I try to access the blog page on
My wp installation is at
In my .htaccess file in the root is only the permalink info. NOthing else.
I have been reading every post on this support forum and also off site courtesy of google. anything that brings up a hint of info about why /blog is being blocked.
I added to my mallacootahoney.com file on apache under the sites-available directory the following code:
THis is within the Virtual Host comments. When I dont have this code you are able to access blog/ but you can see the entire wp installation directory, which isn't good. When I have the above code, permission is forbidden.
Now when I go into the dashboard and to the page edit of the actual page called blog with the slug also called blog, so it looks like
As an aside, in the settings in WP, the Blog page is set as the page where all posts show up.
I understand that somehow there is a conflict between blog/ being recognised as both the WP installation directory and also the location of the web sites posts, so the actual blog. I know that I can solve this problem easily by changing the slug to anything other than blog.
But I would like to know, before using this option, is there another option and what am I missing here. I would really appreciate help and asisstance, as I have spent days trying to fix this problem and I am a little at the end of my abilities here.
Thank you in advance to anyone who can help me and shed light.
I realised I had used sudo to make the mallacootahoney.com folder when following the instructions in the Configuring Name-based Virtual Hosts info. Therefore I had to sudo the name change from wordpress to blog as the install folder. Therein the problem as it was locked out.
Removed the entire virtual host install and redid it this time without sudo. Made all the difference.
Hope this helps someone else.