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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


    Volunteer Moderator 🚀

    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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