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Building a Writer’s Web Site: What NOT to Do

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So, I broke my Web site last night, and I really don’t know how to fix it. Inspired by Kristen King’s blog makeover, I decided to get my butt in gear and get my site going. I’d decided to use WordPress since it’s more visually appealing than most platforms, and I already know how to use it, so my learning curve would be pretty short.

The WordPress installation went fine – I uploaded the files to my server via FTP and changed the WP configuration file so it has my database name and password in it. When I was finished doing that, I went right to the install screen and chose a blog name. I got a message saying WordPress had been successfully installed. Except, when I visit my site, I get a 403 forbidden error that tells me I cannot access anything. Now what do I do?!

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Written by lzaykoski

October 20, 2008 at 11:36 am