Part of my civicrm admin area and front-end forms are missing after import of wordpress database. I can see my contributions dashboard for example, but not the manage contribution pages section or any of the Administer area, so I cannot check systems setting > resource urls, or cleanup cache etc. This means also that my forms are missing on the front end. I have reset my WP database and Civicrm database from a couple of days ago and it hasn't made any difference. Any ideas how I can fix this?
Sounds like a permissions problem. Make sure you are logged in as a user who has full "administer CiviCRM" permissions in Wordpress.
not files, your user ACL permissions (Admin>Users & Permissions>Access Control)- when you log in as an admin from WP. You can also 'sync users' in case your WP database import file had/has a different email address for you - check your Contact record in Civi - or create a new WP login for yourself as Admin and check
Thank you for your answers - upvoting your suggestions, all good answers. In my case it turned out that removing the temp files in civicrm/templates_c/en_US allowed those forms and backend areas to be rebuilt, so it was permissions in those files.