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WooCommerce Error 403

WooCommerce Consignment Software

We’re proud that Peeps’ Software is still the only consignment software with WooCommerce integration, but knowing there will be other integration specialists out there who might run into this issue, I wanted to share this with those who need it!

Recently, I started getting reports of a 403 Response Code back from WooCommerce shopping carts, in Peeps’ Software:

 

WooCommerce Consignment Software

 

It’s not actually a response from WooCommerce, at least not in regard to actual WooCommerce API error codes.  It’s still a response from WooCommerce, but it points to an issue closer to the web server @ 403 Forbidden.

After finding this was only happening on either brand new WordPress installations, or brand new WooCommerce installations, I did some investigation and found PUT and DELETE requests, were being denied on those web servers out of the box.

To remedy this, I added directives to the web server’s .htaccess file as follows:

 

WooCommerce Consignment Software

 

And voila!  Now PUT and DELETE requests for WooCommerce’s REST API were being allowed and products were successfully able to update again from Peeps’ Software:

 

WooCommerce Consignment Software

 

One of the great benefits of WooCommerce — i.e. that you can take your already-existing website and have an online shopping cart that integrates ith your consignment software — is also one of the issues that can come up — i.e. you can run WooCommerce and WordPress on your own web host, so a variety of host-specific issues can arise.

I've been helping consignment & resale store-owners since 2003. I started The Computer Peeps in February of 2010. After 16+ years of working with consignment stores, I understand the unique challenges consignment & resale store-owners face. From electrical issues in old building or strip malls, to advocating for them when their consignment software keeps crashing. I now manage over 600 computer systems, servers & websites for store-owners all across North America and I am the developer/programmer of Peeps' Software -- the only software written FOR consignment & resale stores specifically.

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