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I can't edit pages or access files, do I have the wrong login privileges? (8 posts)

  1. RCSTP
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I am new to WordPress and I might be missing something but when I log into my dashboard I don't see how to access the files or to edit the website. I have just been given a login for an existing WordPress website. Is it possible that I was given the wrong type of login account? When I read the support it talks about Administration > Manage > Files Panel.
    but I don't see "Administration" anywhere on my dashboard.

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Have a read of Writing_Posts

  3. RCSTP
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    This is the website: http://www.saracville.org/
    I have a link to Edit the Posts that have been made to the website, but, my questions was about deleting, adding, renaming files, etc. I want to edit a page of the website, not a post made through WordPress.

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    The process is the same for Pages as for Posts. Look in the Pages sub menu.

  5. RCSTP
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    My Dashboard menu options are:

    Posts
    Media
    Comments
    Proile
    Tools

    According to the documentation the menus should look like:
    Posts
    Media
    Links
    Pages
    Comments

    Am I missing the -Pages- menus item because of my type of login maybe? Should I ask the administrator to change my login to a different type?

  6. Rev. Voodoo
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    what level access do you have?

    Also, is the page made through wordpress, or is it external?

  7. RCSTP
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks for your help and you patience.
    Most of the pages were made externally, an existing website was moved to WordPress. I don't know what level of access I have, I don't know what the various levels are. If I need a specific level of access, I can request that level from the administrator.
    This might be a stupid question but, do I need to download WordPress software to my PC in order to work on the website? Or is it all browser-based?

  8. Rev. Voodoo
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    you don't need WP software downloaded, as WP software goes on the server to make it work.

    WP is web based

    However, if the pages were built outside of WP, you can't edit them using WP, they need to be edited manually unfortunately

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