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  • Resolved dgibsonky


    My site is . Everything was fine with my installation until I upgraded to 2.6.1. Now, everything “front end” wise is fine (content is available, categories are browsable, etc.), but when I attempt to access (or /wpadmin/index.php or /wpadmin/upgrade.php etc.) I get a 404 error.

    I have verified that the folder and its contents exist on my server, and have re-uploaded a few times. I worked through a few similar posts here with no luck. I cleared my browser’s cookie cache. I even downgraded back to 2.5.1 with no change. I’m now back to 2.6.1 and in the same boat–the “read” functions work just fine, but I can’t log in to the admin panel. Does anyone have any ideas as to what might be the issue?


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  • I have been getting the error message you don’t have sufficient permissons after upgrading to 2.6.1 and cannot administer my blog. Any ideas?

    Are you sure your folder names are correct?

    I would recommend some consistency in organizing your WP folders/files.

    If all your folders are “wp-[name]” then keep them that way, if they are “wp[name]” then you should also keep them that way. There is no way you can access your admin panel if your folder is “wp-admin” and you type in “wpadmin”.

    Secondly, once you figure that out, try pointing to the corresponding place, aka, if your folders start with “wp-” then go to these:

    You cannot have a mix of “wp” and “wp-” folders unless you really want to screw with wordpress to achieve that.

    Your site url’s are incorrect. One is for The 2 url’s in “Settings” must be actual url’s of your site where your files are located.
    Follow this to change them to correct values.

    vietknight, all folders are named wp-[name] and weren’t changed from the original file structure. The missing hyphens in my original post were typos made in my haste to get it all down before I forgot something. 🙂

    samboll, thanks for the further info. I went through the steps described in your link and unfortunately had no success. Just to be sure, I checked in the database itself and both “siteurl” and “home” are listed as “”

    Is it possible then that index.php is not enabled for folders?

    I suppose it’s possible, but everything was fine before I made the upgrade. I can’t imagine there being anything in the installation tarball that would cause such a thing! I’m wondering about the CHMOD permissions for the file folders themselves…perhaps they got bamboozled on transfer somehow?

    That was it…I feel like a dunce. I know I checked permissions on the files themselves a dozen times, but I guess I never checked the wp-admin folder. It was set to 711 instead of 755. Please consider this “solved” and thank you very much for your patience with my boneheadedness!

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