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Install Permission Issues (3 posts)

  1. DeeZone
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I've tried the wonderful 10 minute installation process but have run into a bit of a snag. After logging in using the supplied admin account I'm placed in a very restricted admin pannel at /wp-admin/. Typically this page displays a bunch of admin links across the top of the page, all of which are missing. Selecting any of the links in the body of the page such as "Change your site’s look or theme" results in a new page with the message "You do not have sufficient permissions to access this page."

    Does this suggest that the supplied admin account doesn't have "sufficent permissions"? Is this a bug in the install or did I miss something?

  2. DeeZone
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    After searching the support forums further I realized that I'm not alone on this issue. From what I can tell I was dealing with two problem areas:

    -> The site was installed on a new webhosting account that didn't have the DNS settings working for the site URL. I was using the IP value to access the site via HTTP. It appears that this is a general issue when install that can cause some major problems as the DNS settings take effect. Bottom line, wait until your site is using the URL that you expect the public to access the site with.

    -> In one of the related threads, a user suggested a fix adding:

    define('DISABLE_CACHE', true);
    set_magic_quotes_runtime('0');
    ini_set("magic_quotes_gpc","0");

    to wp-config.php. I've since disabled the cache define command so I'm not sure if this is key to the install process. The magic_quotes command is a setting that WordPress needs to insert vaules into the database. This is a setting in the PHP config files that in the case of my host situation needed to be changed which is only possible by inserting the above commands when your not in control of the server where your site lives. This is often thecase when dealing with web hosting companies.

    I hope this helps...

  3. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 8 years ago #

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