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Re: lost my status as site admin. how to restore?


Wanted to warn all buddypress members to be VERY careful following the advice of the link on Burt’s topic. This is by no means a slam to Burt. I just want to relay what happened to me.

Goal: change my usersname

First action: change field in database

Result: lost site admin privileges.

Second action: changed field back to original username

Result: regained lost site amind privileges.

Third action: per Burt’s advice, added a new user and added the username to the Site Admin > Options > Administration Settings (Site Admins)

Result: able to login with the second username and have siteadmin privileges.

Fourth action: removed original username from Site Admin > Options > Administration Settings (Site Admins), and deleted the record from the database

Result: lost all siteadmin access for me and also for any of the 5 other users. impossible to regain access

Fifth action: create new MySql db, make new subdirectory, reupload all files and begin installation process.

Result: lost countless hours of sleep, lots of work but all is at it should be.

– Brian

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