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hi to all, this may be silly but i can't solve it. Here's the thing:


i just create a simple plugin and i put an

# to the settings via this add_action() and it adds my li in the settings after i activated the plugin. when i clicked my plugins setings i get the following error message


You do not have sufficient permissions to access this page.


what should i do??


thank you in advance

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i believe that it is a wordpress error. i just did the very basic just to add a link to settings section in wp-admin. The steps i did are the following:


1) in wp-content/plugins i created a new folder called myPlugin


2) then in that folder i create the myPlugin.php file and within it the appropriate infos in order wordpress see this as a plugin . I copied that info so these are ok


then i add this piece of code


function myFunc() {

add_options_page("my plugin", "my plugin", 1, "my plugin", "myFunc");



add_action('admin_menu', 'myFunc');


so under Settings i have a link called "my plugin" as excpected . So i click on this link and here it is .the error appears

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I have to admit I haven't experimented with creating a WP plugin, so I'm not sure how much help I can be... Have you looked at the WP documentation for this? http://codex.wordpress.org/Adding_Administration_Menus


This is the sample code that the page provides:


add_action('admin_menu', 'my_plugin_menu');

function my_plugin_menu() {

 add_options_page('My Plugin Options', 'My Plugin', 'manage_options', 'my-unique-identifier', 'my_plugin_options');


function my_plugin_options() {

 if (!current_user_can('manage_options'))  {
   wp_die( __('You do not have sufficient permissions to access this page.') );

 echo '<div class="wrap">';
 echo '<p>Here is where the form would go if I actually had options.</p>';
 echo '</div>';


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I expected that when you write a tut it must work before publish it...

True, but technology changes over time, so perhaps the way that Wordpress handled adding plugins has changed since the tutorial was written. If you do a Google search or two for "wordpress 3 plugin don't have permissions" or similar, you'll notice that others were having this issue too. My impression is that something about how plugins were authenticated within WP changed between 2.8 and 3.0.

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