Wordpress Permission Hack

I wanted to make a few edits to some blog drafts but lacked sufficient permissions. I'm no WordPress expert and our IT staff had left for the day. Here's a quick way to get WP admin privileges if you have a root password for the relevant server:

  • Retrieve the WordPress mysql admin username and password from wp-config.php. (This file is at the WordPress base directory.)
  • In mysql, look in wordpress.wp_users to find your userid.
  • Update your wp_level to 10.

Shazam -- you're good to go. Happy edits.

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