I was getting errors on posting comments on the blog here.

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“You don’t have permission to access /wp-comments-post.php on this server.”

So I started looking. Things were working fine before and I was getting comments just fine. Then I switched the theme to something else and it apparently killed things.

I spend some time digging and eventually I narrowed down to the .htaccess file for the site. Basically what was going on is the rewrite rules were preventing comments from being posted with no referrer. Of course the new theme seems do blog posts from JavaScript. That doesn’t have a referrer.

So the request was blocked.

To fix this…

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What you need to do is go to your WordPress dashboard -> Security -> WordPress Tweaks.

Once you’re there you need to uncheck the Comment Spam checkbox and save it. Comments will once again work!