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REMOVE A USER WITH THE LEVEL 10 (23 posts)

  1. ReneeVanhook
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hi,

    How do I remove a user that I promoted but never had them on level 10 and shows they are? It don't let me edit or promote them down...

  2. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Think you'll have to do this directly in the database, using phpmyadmin or the like....

    [Edit: hmmm. You can't promote a user past level 9 in the admin section. Did this user hack your blog?]

  3. ReneeVanhook
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I have no clue what went on... I just promoted this user like an hour ago..

    And the next thing I knew they were on level 10..

    I want to remove all users? What file do I replace?

  4. ReneeVanhook
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    If I have to remove all users... I will. :)

  5. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Wow. Okay.... DO you have phpmyadmin through cPanel or whatever your host provides?

  6. ReneeVanhook
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Yes, I do..

  7. ReneeVanhook
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    No way I can just replace a file in wordpress?

  8. ReneeVanhook
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I am in phpmyadmin under wordpress and then users..

  9. attackofthegeek
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Can you demote them under Options/Users and Authors?

  10. ReneeVanhook
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Nope... It shows I cannot edit them (like it does with the admins)

  11. ReneeVanhook
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I can't even promote then down..

  12. attackofthegeek
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    very strange!

  13. ReneeVanhook
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I agree..

    I just want them removed, lol! ;)

  14. attackofthegeek
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    can you change their password?

  15. ReneeVanhook
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Nope, I can't do anything in wordpress to their name..

  16. attackofthegeek
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    might be menu.php or edit.php or profile.php

    I'm just taking a guess here..will see if that might help..

  17. ReneeVanhook
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Nope.

  18. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    In phpmyadmin, select the database for the problem wp install. Once the database tables load in the right frame, click the "browse" option for the wp-users table. Find the user you want to demote and click "edit" (the pencil icon.) You need to find the "user_level" entry. When you find it, simply change it from "10" to "1", and then scroll down until you see a "go" button - click it, and you should be good to go.

  19. ReneeVanhook
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Ok thank you! They are removed..

    Do you know how that could of happen?

  20. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I don't, sweetie. I'll tell you what I would do though. I'd reset all my passwords, for the database, cPanel, the blog.... it's stupid that you have to do that, but better safe than sorry.

  21. angsuman
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Renee> Do you know how that could of happen?

    Possibly they used a well known exploit in WordPress where you can increase your user level - http://wordpress.org/support/topic/45864

  22. ReneeVanhook
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    SOMEONE GOT INTO MY ACCOUNT AGAIN AND NOW I CANT EVEN LOGIN MYSELF!

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

    Use phpmyadmin to change ALL your passwords
    http://www.tamba2.org.uk/wordpress/phpmyadmin/

    Change ALL your ftp / webhost / site admin passwords. Yes it's a hassle but it's needed.

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