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  • I just upgraded from 1.2 to 1.5 and everything went great. I ran the install.php sucessfully and it seems to run fine. I am trying to change the theme which I uploaded into wp-contents/themes. However, when I go to the Admin panel there is no “Presentation” tab. The only links there are Dashboard, Users, and Logout. What am I doing wrong? Also, why does my login and password work to access my admin panel, but not to login at the WP site? I had to register a new name. Thanks in advance.

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  • What is the user_level of your login?

    user level:0

    You need to login as the admin. Did you have a different log in before?

    i hope you have all your file sbackged inc your db. did you logout before upgrading? Were you given another admin/pass for the upgrade?

    Delete the theme via ftp and see if that makes any odds, it might be causing the problem, though I don’t think so.

    If this really is your blog, you should be able to access the database and change yourself to a higher user_level if you can’t login as the admin.

    Come to think of it, there’s really nothing stopping me from searching on my shared host for any wordpress installation, registering myself, using the information in the plain text files to access the database and make myself the admin and bounce out the other admins. Hmm…

    Moderator James Huff


    Nothing except the ownership of the files. You’d have to emulate the owner of the wp-config.php file in order to access it.

    In most hosting environments, all files will need to be read by “others” including the web server and me. The only way to get some good security is to have the files owned by the user, have the group set to the web server, and the file permissions set to 640.

    Just checked one of my hosts, there are 4 installations, none of them have the secure permissions. I’m willing to bet that there are less than 100 installations that are as secure as I’ve described above.

    Moderator James Huff


    Well, whenever I upload my files, they’re automatically owned by me, grouped to the web server, and CHMODed to 644.

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