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Giles Hales-Tooke
Giles Hales-Tooke
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WordPress Publishing rights "change" on live server

Hi, I have a new wordpress site.

  • It has no plugins
  • running 2013 theme
  • 4 pages
  • (nothing else!)

It is performing perfectly on my localhost. When I upload it to my live server, and attempt to make a new post, the [publish] widget changes to the following

  • only option is [Save Draft]
  • no options to edit status, visibility,or publish options
  • only option [Submit for Review]

Selecting [Submit for Review] results I'm returned to post list, and my new post appears to be lost (e.g. "All" count is not incremented).

  • I am logging in as admin
  • I have optimised & repaired the db (no errors reported)

It's as if running it on live is causing WP to change the privileges for admin? Can you help?

thanks in advance

1 Answer


Several potential causes. To simplify, try creating a new admin account and using it.