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  • I’ve been having troubles with admin permissions recently. First, I couldn’t add or remove plugins. Second, I couldn’t log into the admin area at all. And now most recently I can’t seem to delete posts, update plugins or use the admin panel for WP Super Cache. Anyone know any reason why?

    With deleting posts & updating plugins, the options just aren’t there. With the WP Super Cache admin panel I get this error , “You do not have sufficient permissions to access this page.” — which was what I got previously when I couldn’t log into the admin area at all. This is what we did to fix that problem:

    Thanks for any tips!!

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  • Using PhpmMyAdmin (or another MySQL management tool), first backup your database. Then navigate to your wp_usermeta table and locate the meta_key called “wp_capabilities” for your user_id. Change the meta-value for this record to:


    it was set to


    and I changed it to


    but nothing happened? Do i get reset something or could it not have fixed the problem?

    edit: SCRATCH that, I think I matched up the ids wrong and my username has always been set to admin… I have a lot of capabilities like posting and and adding/removing plugins. It’s just somethings like deleting posts, etc.

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