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am I an admin user of wordpress 4.1

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How can I see if I installed wordpress correctly and if I have correct permissions



For example; I can not add new plugins when I click
plugin button

I can not add new plugins
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Question by:rgb192
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Jason C. Levine earned 500 total points
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Check the Users menu and make sure the role for the account is Administrator (not "Admin" nor any other variation...this indicates a non-default role with custom capabilities).

Check the theme's functions.php file and look for code that refers to remove_cap() (remove capability).  

Alternately, switch to a new theme that you download from wordpress.org (preferably TwentyFourteen or other "base" theme) and see if the same problem exists.

Finally, if WordPress is installed via script (e.g. a one-click install from a Control Panel or downloaded "complete" package), then I would delete the installation and start over with a clean install from wordpress.org
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by:rgb192
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says administrator. not 'admin'
I agree with you, something could be wrong, maybe could be fixed with next update because starting over would be time consuming.

Thanks.
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by:Jason C. Levine
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Do the theme checks I talk about.  It's pretty easy to add code to functions.php to play hell with this.

Alternately, you should be able to reinstall the WP core from Dashboard | Updates but I don't think this is a core issue.
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by:rgb192
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And thanks for helping me fix 'add new' issue.

I am not an expert. I do not know what 'theme check' is.
My next issue is starting woo commerce.

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Languages/Scripting/PHP/Q_28594373.html
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