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  • Resolved tnmccask


    It has been a while since I have last used WordPress and it has changed. Previously I could automatically update WordPress by clicking a link at the top of the page. I could also search for and add plugins and widgets to add to my site. Now, I cannot automatically update WordPress and I cannot search for or even view current plugins that I have installed on my site. How can I change this? How can I update WordPress and see the plugins and widgets that I have added to my site?


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  • This should not normally occur, unless you are not an admin anymore.

    That said, in the main dashboard, look at upper right ‘Screen Settings’ and also the left sidebar can be collapsed, there is an arrow at the bottom, click it.

    Without a site link and with the info provided, we will be hard pressed to add more…

    I am the admin. I have been the only one to have access to my wordpress account. How can I change it so that I am the admin again? I have tried clicking the arrow to open the menu on the left side, but it still does not show the plugins and everything else. I have also tried “Screen Settings”



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    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:


    Thanks for your response Esmi, but that is like foreign to me. lol! Is there a more simpler way to do this?

    Thanks again for your help!



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    Not if you do not have a working admin login – which you do not appear to have.

    Ok. I’ll try those directions above and see if it works.

    Nope. That did not work. The WP_Capabilities is already set to

    Any other suggestions?

    Never mind. I had a separate login that I forgot about for the admin.

    Thanks anyway!!

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