Detect and correct security, permissions and redirect conflicts

These types of issues can break install, setup and building phases. Here are steps you can take to correct any conflicts.
  1. Be sure to "Temporarily turn off security, maintenance and coming soon plugins". (See the link at the bottom of this article.)
  2. Compare your .htaccess file with the example below.
    1. Make sure your .htaccess files does not have any additional rules.
    2. If you do have additional rules, temporarily comment them out with # at the beginning of the line. (Example #RewriteRule XYZ ). Here is the original .htaccess from WordPress.
    3. # BEGIN WordPress
      RewriteEngine On
      RewriteBase /
      RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]
      RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
      RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
      RewriteRule . /index.php [L]
      # END WordPress
    4. Reference
  3. Test that you can upload an image from your media library and install a plugin without having to enter an FTP user / password. 
    1. If you see a prompt like this: ask your host to fix the permissions so you do not have to enter your FTP password each time.
    2. You can try this example below
      1. Add the code below direct connection parameter to wp-config.php
      2. if (!defined('FS_METHOD')) {
            define('FS_METHOD', 'direct');
    3. Detail documentation about WordPress Permissions: 

Did this resolve your issue?

  1. Yes - Awesome! 
  2. No - Okay, let's try "Temporarily turn off customizations" below.