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After installing WordPress (WinXP, IIS 5, MySQL 5.0.21, PHP 5.1.4) and going through the install, after logging in for the first time I got the error: "Directory Listing Denied".

This was because IIS had not been configured to look for a default document called "index.php".

To fix:

  1. Go into IIS admin
  2. Right click on the root dir where wordpress resides
  3. Select the Documents tab
  4. Click on Add...
  5. Enter index.php and click OK.

Then you should just need to refresh your WordPress page in the browser.

HTH
Tim

Posted on Wednesday, May 24, 2006 12:23 PM Blogging | Back to top


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thanks Tim, this help out with my friends Directory Listing error.

now I'm a hero :D thanks to you of course ;)
Left by contact on Jan 30, 2009 1:27 PM

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hi to you
i am facing the same problem what is IIS how to get it thanks
Left by javaid on Jun 28, 2009 12:36 PM

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I'm having issues getting wordpress to open the dashboard (or what I assume should be the dashboard) after I login. I checked and everything that came in the downloaded package is uploaded in the subdirectory princecasual.com/blog and when I ran the install it gave me my auto generated password. I clicked around until I found the edit profile screen and went through that to change my password to something I'd remember, but for some reason whenever I login, there is nothing after that. I get a blank screen and some screens will load up if I click around for long enough to find the ones that work. Any advice on this? I'm wondering if it is an issue with the plugins, but I don't want to delete those if I don't need to as I may want some of them in the future. Please email me back as soon as you can, I've been at this thing for a couple days now and with my FTP being crap and this lovely military internet in Iraq... it's not going well. Thanks for any help you can provide!
Left by Darrick on Aug 22, 2009 7:17 AM

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I usually use more wordpress joomla wordpress but can not deny there may be more effectively supported by the SEO plugin support. This article provides a procedure to fix a bug of wordpress so this is a quality article.
Left by Dich vu seo on May 14, 2011 2:25 AM

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thanks for nice fix! this is what I am looking for. However, it seems that WordPress get more error in recent time. Do you think we should to move out to use Joomla?
Left by Tim Viec Lam on Mar 06, 2012 12:57 AM

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Thanks for nice support.
Left by Grains Futures on Mar 06, 2012 12:59 AM

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It was the first time since I've been a programmer that I got this error. I didn't know what to make of it because I haven't done anything new or different to my site. After making the changes you have suggested, I was able to log in without receiving that error message anymore.
Left by Online store software on Oct 01, 2012 4:01 AM

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