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WP 2.1 - "you don't have permission.." (37 posts)

  1. seanwedig
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Ah. Yes, I was afraid of that. Thanks, Otto42, for the info.

    Hm... it's obviously not working in some browsers, though (for me in particular, it was FF 2 and IE6 for which I tested)... guess we need to dig deeper.

    There's definitely something wrong, but my solution is not ideal - it's a dirty hack to make it work for some browsers. I'm certainly open to suggestions as to how to fix the manual parsing (instead of using the COOKIE array)... need to do more diagnosing...


  2. hip
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I have the very same problem. No access at all to my admin area with none of the two users I had ('admin' and 'author').

    In my case the problem came out when (for security matters) I changed the prefix to all the table names in the WP database, and the '$table_prefix' variable value in wp-config.php accordingly.

    From that very moment I LOST ALL ACCESS to the admin area and I'm now totally stuck with it.

    I tried all the changes read in this post (pluggable.php, wp-ajax-js.php, disable javascript, double-check user values in mysql database,...) with no luck.

    I've followed the opened bugs as well and :-( sad, no clue.

    I think I'll reinstall the lot and work on it again but I'm sure there'd be a explanation plus a solution to this issue , that should be rated as 'major severity bug'.

    Thanx in advance for any reply,

  3. ThomasSchulz
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I would kinda suggest merging this thread into:


    To better combine our efforts. E.g. perhaps find out the "common" part. E.g. Apache/MySql/PHP etc. version?

    Anyways, the proposed solution here is definitely something I am going to try! Right now my blog is "frozen" :)

  4. nathrek
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thank you so much for this workaround sean.

    I couldn't get my wordpress installation working on an existing blog or a fresh install and kept having the same problems. This fixed has resolved the issue on both the upgraded installation and the fresh install. So happy right now, thought i was going to have to delete my blog and start all over again.

  5. carlos12
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Worked for me aswell, keep up the good work!

  6. danielstief
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I am having the same problem. I installed in on my Joomla site and it was working great. Then one day I started getting that awful message:

    "You do not have sufficient permissions to access this page."

    Like you I am setup as a Super Admin.

    Very frustrated and am about to give up on Word Press and use another application.

  7. kaptkaos
    Posted 9 years ago #

    This same thing just started happening to me as well. I have had my sites up and running without any problems for a few months. One has been running almost a year. I went on vacation for a week. Came back and now I can't update my theme.

    When I try to make a change and click the update button I am getting:

    You don't have permission to access /wp-admin/theme-editor.php on this server.

    I think my problem is any time it tries to write a file back the file system on my server is when it fails. This happens from any screen I try to do this with.

    If the screen I am working with only updates the database then everything seems to be fine.

    I even tried setting the file permission on my them to wide open as well as for all .php files but nothing is working.

    I also tried disabling all pluggins but no effect.

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