How to Recover a Lost Administrator Account
Have you locked yourself out of the WordPress admin area by using the PublishPress Capabilities plugin?
Don't worry, the PublishPress Capabilities plugin stores a backup of WordPress role definitions. You can use this recover access to your site.
Those who are comfortable using phpMyAdmin or another database query tool can do the following:
- Find the
- Search for option_name which is likely to be named
capsman_backupif it is available, otherwise you can use
capsman_backup_initial. Ensure that you are seeing the entire option_value of this row (not just a snippet of it ending in “…”. In phpMyAdmin, click in to “Edit” the row to see the entire option_value.
- In another window, search for the option_name
- Update this
_user_rolesrecord with the option_value from the
capsman_backuprow. In phpMyAdmin, this can be done with the “edit” link. Be sure to clear the entire
option_valueentry box before pasting in the