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I have a theme I've used a couple times, and when attempting to install it the site grinds for a few seconds then throws a 403 and redirects. I have zero clue what is going on here, but the theme is valid and the zip file is the wordpress install. Are there logs I can use to at least try and make sense of this? This is the Avada theme by Envato and I'm unsure if it's their side or my side that's barfing a 403.

asked 03 Jul '16, 17:42

codefast
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No rhyme or reason for the 403 error that I can tell, and I fired up an AWS EC2 Wordpress AMI to see what's up and I got the same error which is very odd. In the end I just copied the theme into the webfaction webapp and that was that. No issues uploading images and the like, just with the theme install/copy.

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answered 05 Jul '16, 12:55

codefast
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403 is a permissions issue. Are you using the same user to install it as the same user that installed WordPress? Checking your permissions, I see that the plugin directory does not allow for group or other writes. So only the owner can write files to that directory.

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answered 04 Jul '16, 03:22

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