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  • thomasconnery


    When I click the export link from the admin menu I get a page with the following result.

    You do not have sufficient permissions to export the content of this site.

    Any advice? I’m having a bunch of blog issues and am considering moving to a new blog host and install.

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  • Moderator James Huff


    It sounds like your account may have lost admin privileges for some reason.

    Access your database via phpMyAdmin (most hosting providers offer this in their control panel), go to the wp_users table and find the row for your user_login . Note the ID of this row. Now, go to the wp_usermeta table and find the wp_capabilities row for your user_id . Set the value of this row to a:1:{s:13:"administrator";b:1;}

    Thanks for the info but that’s not it. My admin account has the correct setting. 🙁

    Moderator James Huff


    Try deactivating all plugins. If that resolves the issue, reactivate each one individually until you find the cause.

    If that does not resolve the issue, try switching to the Default theme (WordPress 1.5 – 2.9.2) or the Twenty Ten theme (WordPress 3.0 and higher) to rule-out a theme-specific issue (theme functions can affect the admin panel).

    Since I’m having the same issue I’d like to pick up where thomas left.

    * all plugins disabled
    * theme is Twenty Ten

    content of database:

    mysql> select user_id,meta_value from wp_usermeta where umeta_id = 5\G
    *************************** 1. row ***************************
       user_id: 1
    meta_value: a:1:{s:13:"administrator";b:1;}
    1 row in set (0.00 sec)

    Not only export doesn’t work, but almost everthing done in /wp-admin/ fails except posting. I’m still an administrator, since I can create a new user with administrator-rights, but doing so gives a strange error ‘Cheatin’ uh?’ despite creating a working user (with the same problems as my current account..)

    Any further tips?



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