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How to access network or wp-admin/plugins? (18 posts)

  1. FluffynpinK
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    I'm using WordPress 3.5.1
    I really want to install plugins but I can't access wp-admin/plugins.
    I'm probably dumb but I thought I should type it in the address bar? Is that wrong? I have no idea how to access it in another way because I can't find any GOOD instructions anywhere.
    BTW There is NO "Add New Plugin".
    Found out that I have to do something in the network so I tried going to wp-admin/network.
    That says I don't have the right privileges to access it. Also when I hover over "howdy [username]" there's nothing except "Edit My Profile" and "Log Out".

  2. Timothy Jacobs
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    You don't seem to have the correct user privileges. Do you own this website? Did you have someone develop it for you? Either way, in order to install plugins you will need an administrator account. And then you will find plugins right on the left of your screen.

  3. FluffynpinK
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    I do own this website and I am the administrator of this website.
    But it seems like I don't have super admin privileges for some reason...

  4. Timothy Jacobs
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    Can you post a link to a screenshot of what you see when you login?

  5. FluffynpinK
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

  6. Timothy Jacobs
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    so to add a plugin just hit the plugins button on the side there.

  7. FluffynpinK
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    Lol I explained in my first post that I go there but there is no "Add New Plugin"

  8. Timothy Jacobs
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    Sorry, I guess I misunderstood. Could you send me a screenshot of the plugins page?

  9. FluffynpinK
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

  10. Timothy Jacobs
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    Did someone develop this website for you?

  11. FluffynpinK
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    I believe I should explain that this is a website for a school council. The owner before me passed on the website to me a few months ago, gave me his username and password. I've been having trouble getting in contact with him recently to ask him more about this, so I was hoping someone here could explain why I don't have privileges to the network/plugins.

  12. Timothy Jacobs
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    If you go to your user profile what does it say your role is?

  13. FluffynpinK
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    That I am an Administrator

  14. Timothy Jacobs
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    Are there any other users listed?

  15. FluffynpinK
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    There is one other Administrator. Do you think that is the user that might have super admin powers?

  16. diyadvice
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    Hi, realise this thread is a little old now but I am also having the same problem. I am very new to wordpress and have been watching a tutorial but I am not seeing the 'plugins' option on the right hand side of my dashboard so I can't start leaning about plugins! Here is a screenshot of the menu I have access to:

    http://imgur.com/zoCvbs1

    I do have admin status and there is one other user who also has admin status and I viewed his dashboard and he has the same as me.

    Any pointers would be greatly appreciated!

  17. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 5 months ago #

    @diyadvice: If you require assistance then, as per the Forum Welcome, please post your own topic.

  18. Timothy Jacobs
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    Hey diyadvice,

    You are using wordpress.com, not wordpress.org.

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