so, this the story of my past 4 days:
i was happily running a 2.5 at ww.weedyconnection.com/blog, then one day decided to upgrade to 2.6 so that the message on top of my dashboard would stop appearing (upgrade to 2.6).
i was naive. i thought i'd just go to my dreamhost account and use theirs one-click-install button...oh dear.
It did upgrade. when i went back on my dashboard a message came up to "finalize upgrade" or something, i clicked and it said a new password was sent to my email addrss ...???
i entered the new password and ta-taa i had a brand NEW 2.6 blog, with my heading on it, answering to my old url but two years of work disappeared in a big cloud of bytes..
eventually after two days of agonizing through forums and help pages i worked out how to get the theme back to what it was and the mysql database to speak to wordpress. only now i am locked out of the dashboard all-together.. "You do not have sufficient permissions to access this page" it says now.
i tried to set a new password, that didnt work.
since then i had a good read at the amount of work i was meant to do before upgrading (back-up, delete files, save wp.config, de-activate the plug-ins n so forth) which i didnt (apart from a recent-enough back-up) now thou i cannot get in the nuts and bolts of the blog (apart from my FTP and my MySql files) so no chance of doin anything with the plug-ins or check the privileges of my admin log-in.
i kept away from making noise 'till now, and in the past i resolved issues out of my own stubborn-ness. (see my thread here)
but hey, this one is just taking me over the hill.
is it anything to do with the SECRET_KEY in wp-config.php?
at this stage i dont want to dig myself any deeper...
anyone knows how to switch the light back on in here?