I'm trying to take a WordPress installation v. 2.1.3 and create a development environment to do the upgrade to 3.1.
I've read the article at http://codex.wordpress.org/Login_Trouble but the suggestions don't seem to apply.
There are two servers involved:
Old server: PHP 5.2.14, MySQL 5.0.90, Linux 2.6.34-gentoo-r6
New server: PHP 5.2.15, MySQL 5.1.53, Linux 18.104.22.168-grsec-2.1.14-modsign-xeon-64
I've a small test area on the old server and I can create a test environment there. But we're moving to the more robust new server and I can't get original version working in the new environment to start the upgrade in earnest.
For the migration of the database:
o disabled all plugins and logged out of the old site.
o took a database backup of the wp_ tables
o uploaded that to a database on the new server and changed the wp_options table for siteurl and home.
For the migration of WordPress
o did a clean install of the 2.1.3 files
o copied in the theme we've been using
o created a correct wp-config.php
The front end seems to work fine -- I can browse the files, and functionality that doesn't depend on the (still disabled) plugins is okay.
But when I try to login to the backend (with the valid credentials from the old site) I get
You do not have sufficient permissions to access this page.
I tried just ignoring the problem and charging ahead with the upgrade (in a few steps all the way to 3.1) -- but all of the upgraded systems showed the same symptoms.
The user_meta data for the admin account looks correct. Resetting the password doesn't help.
My hosting service has recommended a "fresh install" - but I need to migrate user ids and their connections to all the old posts, and last I checked, not all of that info was preserved when doing a WordPress export. Besides, it would seem this *should* work.
Any clues on where to poke at this?