Support » Fixing WordPress » "You do not have sufficient permissions to access this page" after url migration

  • So i had a fine working installation of wordpress in a directory /var/www/wportal with a site url http://sitename/wportal. And i needed to migrate it all from /wportal to /portal.

    So i took the following steps:
    1) used Search and Replace plugin to change every wportal string in the database to portal.
    2) changed the site and home url in the wp-config.php (here’s the final )
    3) did “mv wportal” portal/”
    4) restarted apache
    So the site works fine but when i login in the wp-admin after a succesfull login it says “You do not have sufficient permissions to access this page”.

    I did “mv wp-content/plugins wp-content/plugins_old” to check if a plugin was causing the problem but nothing changed.

    I read and tried everything in
    but still nothing changed.
    I did not change the database table prefix or something like that neither did i change any file permissions so i just don’t understand why it doesn’t work. :\

    Here’s my phpinfo() :

    I could really use some help.

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  • Hi Aommys,

    I would check to see what file permissions you have set up on the WordPress pages. If that doesn’t have you recently upgraded. I see a lot of issues about upgrading and privileges.

    Here’s a link to an article about it. See if this helps:


    Ok the force-upgrade.php worked and i now can view the dashboard and my profile on the left side on the screen but all the other controls are gone! I can’t see pages, posts, appearance etc. Nothing. :\

    Weird. Here’s my usermeta for the webmaster user.

    Ok so i tried this

    FIXED!!!! OK gang – if you run the script and can then LOGIN but only get the Dashboard and Profile, you must do 2 things 1) In you wp_usermeta table make sure your meta_key entries are correct (e.g. wp_capabilities and wp_userlevel on a default configuration. 2) delete the extra wp_capabilities entries the script has added to the end of your table. by default if will add a:1:{s:13:”subscriber”;b:1;} to your wp_capabilities – which makes your admin account a subscriber only.

    And now i have way more options in my panel but i still don’t have the widgets option, the add new plugin option and i can’t administrate any user etc.
    Any ideas?
    This is my usermeta table
    Though I don’t think the problem is in the wportal_usermetadata anymore. :\

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