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Failed media import

I sat up MAMP on my mac and installed wordpress 3.1. Then, I exported my wordpress.com ina tried to import to my local wordpress.... I ticked import media option and I was hoping that I will get all ...
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What are the recommended database permissions for WordPress?

I just got WP running on my own server. I am not trying to lock things down more. What permissions should the db user have to my WP db?
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Manage custom menu for an Editor?

I've a problem with permission. Is there a specific permission to let an user with Editor Role, manage the custom menu of a theme, and only this options? The item that is under Appereance -> Menu, to ...
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MySQL Database User: Which Privileges are needed?

The short installation instruction for WordPress ("5 Minutes") state that: Create a database for WordPress on your web server, as well as a MySQL user who has all privileges for accessing and ...
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Recommended File Permissions

Hey guys, I have been spending the longest time trying to figure out this issue. I would like to know what the file permissions should look like in WordPress in order to use the autoupdate feature. As ...
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Of thumbnails and folder permissions

I am trying to make TimThumb work on my domain. After having tried and tested every step on this troubleshooting guide, it finally came down to folder permissions. The thumbnail cache is owned by my ...
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How do I let contributors edit their posts after being approved once?

As above Background info Main problem: users pay to post an ad on the website Solution: they sign up as contributors and I publish their posts once the payment is received, after that they can make ...
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Can't install new plugins because of the error “Could not create directory”

A faculty member is having difficulties with a instructional wordpress install. Fixing individual permission problems has been hit and miss, and have become a perennial pain, so I'll ask here. What ...
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Privilege escalation bugs in 2.9?

Are there any known privilege escalation bugs in WP 2.9 to be careful for?
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Applying roles to an admin sub-menu (eg Appearance -> Menus)

Long time lurker, but first time poster. I've searched Google extensively and just can't seem to come up with an answer on this problem. I use Justin Tadlock's excellent 'Members' plugin for roles ...
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How can I make my custom templates respect permissions?

I use the Members plugin to manage permissions on my site. For standard templates, it works great - when the user doesn't have permission to see a page, they get the following message: Sorry, but ...
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Is there a way (plugin?) to restrict a user to being able to edit just one page?

We use wordpress like a CMS and would very much like to allow users to have a "homepage". Ideally they'd be prevented from mucking up the whole site. Is there a simple way to limit users editing ...
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Can't upload images due to permissions error

For some reason when I try to upload an image to my blog I get an error message saying that WP can't create a folder under the relevant directory (wp-content/uploads/2010/09) and it's asking if the ...
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Creating Custom Roles for use on a WordPress Multi-site Instance?

We have a large site that consists of a number of smaller websites. We are looking at replacing our current CMS with WordPress. The only problem is that we need to create a custom role (kind of in ...
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How to Control user registrations directly on sub-sites

Does anybody have Idea to enable a wordpress based multisite user to automatically get access to all sub-sites under same Multi site ? If I have A Multi-site installation(Also Buddypress enabled) at ...
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How to to secure WordPress file and folder permissions

I've read articles about protecting wp-config.php using .htaccess as well as setting the correct file permissions but I want it all in one place. What should my .htaccess file look like and what ...