Support » Plugin: Extended Super Admins » Super Admin Locked Out

  • First, if this get’s double posted, my apologies!

    I installed ESA in an attempt to create a limited SA for some of my developers on my WPMN installation. In looking around it, I apparently (unintentionally) saved a change that has locked out my Admin user from the Plugins, Users, and other options on the wp-admin menu.

    When I attempt to get into the Plugins menu, I get “You do not have sufficient permissions to manage plugins for this site.”

    I’ve turned on WP_DEBUG, but get nothing at all useful.

    I’m terribly unfamiliar with WP (but getting a crash course :^) and I’m not sure what to try to unscrew myself.

    Any help/guidance would be greatly appreciated.


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  • Plugin Author Curtiss Grymala


    The first thing I would recommend would be to delete the plugin through FTP (login to your FTP server, go to /wp-content/plugins and delete the extended-super-admin folder). That will deactivate the plugin and allow you to get back into the site.

    Once you’ve done that, we can start to try to investigate what might have happened.

    Thanks for the quick response, Curtiss, that got me back in.

    After doing some more reading, this isn’t going to be the solution to my issue, so I’m not going to re-install.

    As best as I can remember, I was trying to set “Administrator” group to be able have SA privileged on the sites for which they were admins, but not let them touch other sites or the global settings. I now know that this isn’t ESA’s purpose, so no reason to re-install.

    I think what I did was turn off the network-related permissions and applied it to my administrator user.


    Guess that’ll learn me not to read the FAQ before installing and using something (or then again, probably not ;^).

    Thanks for you help!


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