TideLog Posts Tagged “resolve”

I’ve been using a heavily customized version of Mandigo as TideLog’s flagship theme for a while, and it’s been perfect, bar a slight layout issue with the footer. However, I upgraded to WordPress 3.0 a while back, but when attempting to block a new page from showing in the navigation bar via the theme’s Theme Options screen I receive an error complaining about permissions. I had to check to see if I had modified anything recently that could have caused these permissions but was unable to come up with anything. I did install a plugin that allowed me to change the default username from admin, but that wasn’t the cause.

Turns out in the changelog that I keep for Kana and myself in the theme itself, the item that made the most sense was the upgrades from WordPress 2.X to WordPress 3.X. Below I describe the error in more detail followed by how to resolve the issue as it’ll likely affect others. Here’s what the error looks like:

you-do-not-have-sufficient-permissions-to-access-this-page

After visiting the internal WP site that Rikku uses for Matsuki Transport, which is still running WordPress 2.x and has the Mandigo theme installed, I noticed the difference was in the URL used to access the Theme Options page. The URL of the site running WP 2.X was “/wp-admin/themes.php?page=Theme%20Options” but in the updated WordPress 3.X the URL was attempting to access “/wp-admin/themes.php?page=ThemeOptions”. Since I knew that I had not upgraded Mandigo the problem must be with the WordPress upgrade as thought previously but instead of modifying WP it made more sense to update Mandigo to resolve the issue as noted below by modifying the theme_options.php file located at the below path.

Mandigo theme_options.php Location:

/wp-root/wp-content/themes/mandigo/backend/theme_options.php

My code snip below shows the original section that we will change in the second code snip below.

Original theme_options.php add_theme_page PHP Function:

// the functions that load the theme options page
        function add_mandigo_options_page() {
                global $dirs;
                add_theme_page(
                        'Theme Options',
                        '<img src="'. $dirs['www']['backend'] .'images/attention_catcher.png" alt="" /> Theme Options',
                        'edit_themes',
                        'Theme Options',
                        'mandigo_options_page'
                );

        }

Updated theme_options.php add_mandigo_options_page PHP Function:

// the functions that load the theme options page
        function add_mandigo_options_page() {
                global $dirs;
                add_theme_page(
                        'ThemeOptions',
                        '<img src="'. $dirs['www']['backend'] .'images/attention_catcher.png" alt="" /> ThemeOptions',
                        'edit_themes',
                        'ThemeOptions',
                        'mandigo_options_page'
                );

        }

Once you replace the original snip of code with my updated one, save the file, refresh your blog, the issue should be gone! 🙂

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