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  • I am new to WordPress and am taking over a blog that someone else started <>. I am logged in as admin but noticed there seems to be missing tabs in the left column. Currently there are only Posts, Media, Links, Pages, Comments, Profile and Tools. I am looking for Appearance, Plugins, User and Settings. I just upgraded from version 3.0.2 to 3.3.2 hoping that might solve the problem but to no avail. Any help would be greatly appreciated. – Thanks, Kevin

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  • Are you sure you logged in as Admin not other user group?

    I thought I was. The site is hosted by FatCow and after logging into the server I go to “SimpleScripts/My Installs” and there is a link called “Admin Login” which then takes me to the WordPress login page, then to my dashboard. Is there a way to know once logged in whether I am logged on as Admin or a user group? –Thanks!

    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:


    OK, I found wp_capabilities and it currently has a value of a:1:{s:13:”administrator”;s:1:”1″;}

    I also noticed further down on the list the name and nickname that I have been logging on with. So just to be sure, I will change a:1:{s:13:”administrator”;s:1:”1″;} to a:1:{s:13:”administrator”;b:1;}

    After that will I still use the same user/password info to logon?

    My bad – when I reread your post I got it and it worked perfectly and I now have the other tabs. Thanks!

    Glad I could help 🙂

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