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  • Hi,

    I just moved my wordpress from one place to another. I followed the steps in the Advanced Topics of the documentation on The move was successful because the website displays properly, but unsuccessul in the sense that I can’t log in to the wp-admin anymore. I get the following error message:

    You do not have sufficient permissions to access this page.

    This is strange as I previously had administrator rights. I tried creating a new user but the problem remains. I have found a few unofficial posts on the same error, but in only mildly similar cases, which I only half trust to try out. Can anybody help me, or guide me to a place where I might find ideas / help on the topic?



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  • OK, I’ve solved my problem – but don’t ask me to explain the logic / thinking, as I myself don’t understand what I have changed.

    This is how I proceeded. Inspired by but reticent to write sql queries, I looked around for similar things in my db. I assumed that my problem was the same since I changed the wp_ prefix when moving my site to wp08_ . (it must be said that this reference article concerns earlier version of WordPress, not 2.5.1). So what did I do? I did 2 main things:

    1. In my table, wp08_usermeta, I changed all occurrences of wp_capabilities, wp_user_level, and wp_autosave_draft_ids to wp08_capabilities, wp08_user_level and wp08_autosave_draft_ids
    2. Then in table wp08_options I changed wp_user_roles to wp08_user_roles

    This, for reasons that I don’t fully understand, resolved my problem. Can anybody explain this, and could this error be taken into account for future WordPress releases?

    Kindly, Svenjick

    Hi, I’m facing the same problem thanks to adding a 2nd blog on my site and changing the wp_ prefix. I wanted the user tables to be shared, which it appears they are (yay) but now my permissions are screwy and I can’t access the admin panel.

    I’d like to do the fix above, but I’m baffled as to where to find the usermeta, user_roles, user_level etc. lines to adjust them to the new prefix. Can anyone help a n00b?


    Okay, update, I’ve figured out to use phpmyadmin to see the databases and make changes, but it appears as though when I set the new prefix for the new blog, it automatically put the correct prefix before capabilities, user_level, etc. But, I still get a permissions error when trying to access the new blog’s admin panel. 🙁 Help?

    I know its late reply but I tried everything, then went to phpmyadmin went to the wp_table then wp_user roles opened that up and compared it with my other working blogs found a difference changed it and it worked!!!! ok in the text on the second line it should be a:53: INSTEAS of a:51: simple now everything works!!!!

    Thanks svenjick – that worked for me!

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