I am running WP 4.4.2 trying to install CiviCRM 4.7.1. I get to the point where I enter the URL to run the install script then get a message that I do not have sufficient permsissions to access this page. The CiviCRM instructions say that this could be due to the fact that I deactivated CiviCRM before running the script, but I did not do that. It is activated.

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If you've just upgraded CiviCRM for Wordpress and you see this error, check that you've restored the civicrm.settings.php file from your previous codebase as per steps 2 & 3 of Upgrading CiviCRM for WordPress

  • In step 2 of the upgrade, you make a copy of wp-content/plugins/civicrm/civicrm.settings.php
  • In step 3 of the upgrade, you restore this copy to wp-content/plugins/civicrm/civicrm.settings.php

Omitting this, or having a civicrm.settings.php which is unreadable to the webserver, may lead to the "you do not have permissions to access this page" error.

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