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  • I’ve installed WordPress on a new server, most things work just fine, but in too many cases, I get a “You do not have sufficient permissions to access this page” error, which shows up when working with some of the plugins I have installed (but not in others), as well as with my theme’s Options page (theme is Press75’s On Demand).

    The fun bit is that usually – stuff does get changed as requested, its just that WordPress seems unable to reload the page.

    I turned off all my plugins, and reverted to TwentyTen. Tried uploading a new header image, and once again – no sufficient permissions (uploading stuff via Media appears to work only in non-Flash mode, but at least that I can pin on the hosting company)

    Any ideas what might be causing this mess?
    is it likely at all that this is all the hosting’s fault, as a result of some server mode?

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  • Moderator James Huff


    It sounds like your account may have lost admin privileges for some reason.

    Access your database via phpMyAdmin (most hosting providers offer this in their control panel), go to the wp_users table and find the row for your user_login . Note the ID of this row. Now, go to the wp_usermeta table and find the wp_capabilities row for your user_id . Set the value of this row to a:1:{s:13:"administrator";b:1;}

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