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louve_vix
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Sep 2, 2010 - 1:27 pm

'Global Admin Options' and 'Manage Admins' is missing from the Admins panel. It only has 'Your Admin Options'. Where and how can I add those 2 missing options?

I'm using Wordpress 3.0

 

Thanks

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Yellow Swordfish
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Sep 2, 2010 - 2:02 pm

it sounds like you are not using the account that was used to install SP. When first installed that is the only full WP 'Admin' record created. Can you log in to that account?

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louve_vix
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Sep 2, 2010 - 2:35 pm

I'm not sure which account was used to install SP since I didn't do the installation. The super admin account for WP only has a forum notice for SP and not anything else. The editor account for WP has options for the forum, just not 'Global Admin Options' and 'Manage Admins'.

 

I've created a moderator account for SP which has all the required permissions. I can't reply to a post (I click on the link and it does nothing) or even create a topic (no link or button to do so) and I get an error when I try to upload an avatar. However, when I use the admin/editor account I can do all that.

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Mr Papa
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Sep 2, 2010 - 9:22 pm

At install, only the wp admin account that did the install has full and complete access to the spf admin area...  that account needs to initially add any additional spf admins... since you dont know that account any more, you can add the following to the wp usermeta table for the user id you want to have access...  for a meta_key of wp_capabilities, set the meta_value to

a:13:{s:13:"administrator";s:1:"1";s:18:"SPF Manage Options";s:1:"1";s:17:"SPF Manage Forums";s:1:"1";s:22:"SPF Manage User Groups";s:1:"1";s:22:"SPF Manage Permissions";s:1:"1";s:21:"SPF Manage Components";s:1:"1";s:15:"SPF Manage Tags";s:1:"1";s:16:"SPF Manage Users";s:1:"1";s:19:"SPF Manage Profiles";s:1:"1";s:17:"SPF Manage Admins";s:1:"1";s:18:"SPF Manage Toolbox";s:1:"1";s:24:"SPF Manage Configuration";s:1:"1";s:18:"SPF Manage Plugins";s:1:"1";}

please note your wpdb prefix might not be wp_

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chiprcain
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Sep 13, 2010 - 9:29 pm

I think this may be related to my problem. My wp admin account did the install of SPF (excellent product, btw) but Today I set myself up as an spf admin and all my other options went "poof!"

 

Is there anything I can do to fix it other than trying to use the coding provided above? I hope so; especially since I am not sure I follow what to do.

 

Thanks,

Chip

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Mr Papa
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Sep 13, 2010 - 9:47 pm

you can either get someone with manage admins caps in your server to add you as an spf admin or use the db code to give it to yourself...

you say you set yourself up as an spf admin...  how?  and what does 'all my other options went poof' mean? what options?  wp? sp? admin?

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chiprcain
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Sep 13, 2010 - 10:02 pm

Since I am the creator of the website shame keeps me from asking one of the other wp admins who are very unfamiliar with wordpress. So I dug into the database and found the location I needed to add the code you provided and that did indeed do the trick.

 

So, you have some idea of what I did to mess myself up, i'll try to explain. Basically I went to add new admins and added my name. I did this because I kept seeing there are no SPF admins so it will default to the WP admins. I thought I might be missing options unless I set myself up as an spf admin: guess I was wrong.

 

"Poof" means simply that all my regular options as admin vanished except for "Options", "Admin" and "WP Integrationj" everything else just wasn't there. But now all is back.

Thank you!

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Mr Papa
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Sep 13, 2010 - 10:55 pm

well, when you add anothe admin, you have to give them the capabilities you want them to be able to manage...  guessing you just left them all disabled...  I guess we could make the default all set, but making them all off is safer...

glad you resolved it!

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