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  • I’ve started working on a WP site made from someone else. I have a video gallery plugin I need to install, but cannot find the Plugin Tab for the life of me. It’s self-hosted – I have the FTP info. There are 6 or 7 plugins in the ‘plugins’ tab. I could just put the file in there but don’t I need to ‘activate’ it from the tab? Either way why would there be no tab? Or Code editor in the dashboard for that matter?

    Any ideas or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!


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  • Are you sure that you have full admin access for the site?

    I should, there are two Administrator users and I am one of them. Is there another place to check level of restrictions on admins or something?

    Using Phpmyadmin (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:


    Unfortunately, I just checked the database for “wp_capabilities” and it had that exact value for my user_id.

    – switching to the Twenty Eleven theme by renaming your current theme’s folder inside wp-content/themes and adding “-old” to the end of the folder name using FTP or whatever file management application your host provides.

    resetting the plugins folder by FTP or phpMyAdmin.

    – re-uploading all files & folders – except the wp-content folder – from a fresh download of WordPress 3.2.1. Make sure that you delete the old copies of files & folder before uploading the new ones.

    And upgrade WordPress asap!

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