Our users trigger a “you don’t have permission to access this page” error when trying to make a contribution or opt out of an email. I’ve read some responses on SE about setting permissions for an anonymous user which seem related. But when I visit the “WordPress access control page” there is no column for Anonymous user permissions. What would cause that and how do I fix it?

  • That's odd... Just checking: if you go to Administer > Users & Permissions > Permissions (Access Control), then WordPress Access Control - what columns do you see? Maybe add a screenshot to your question.
    – Aidan
    Jun 2, 2021 at 16:55

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I may have found the answer here. I created an anonymous_user role as described, and the column appears in the permissions page now. I am testing to see if the errors go away.

Edit: it does work. BTW this is not a multi site install as was described on the linked issue, but it worked here on our single site.

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