“You do not have permission to do that” error message

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    I got the message saying I did not have permission to do something when I was trying to add a new category to my blog. I didn’t know what to do so I search around on the forums for an answer and I got one stating that I had to change my role to Administrator. I tried that. But before the message I got a weird message saying “AJAX is teh b0rked.” I didn’t know what it meant, so I searched around again, but found nothing. I am using Firefox on Windows XP just for starters. Apparently, this problem had happened before, is this happening to anyone else? If not, how do I fix it?


    This does happen from time to time although not for quite a while. One way to get around it is to create the categories on the “fly” at the top of the sidebar at the right side of the post write page. I would also suggest logging out of wordpress, clearing your browser cache and cookies and then logging back in. Sometimes that clears up problems like this.



    It’s a known current issue. We’re working on it.


    Thanks for that information. I hadn’t seen any posts on this issue in quite a while.



    Logged out, cache cleared, got the funny AJAX message again, still nothing. Anyways thanks for the help!

    EDIT: Nevermind, I tried adding categories though the sidebar and it worked!

    EDIT (2): Ok, this is odd. I can’t update the category I added. And now all but “Uncategorized” and another category have been deleted!



    @tsp: the current issue is probably unrelated to any previous ones. It should be fixed soon.


    Try force-reloading the page. The categories have most likely not been deleted, they just aren’t displaying. If that doesn’t work, perhaps put it off for a little till staff gets done chasing the bug. Hopefully they will corral it soon.




    Yep, that’s what I thought. I knew they couldn’t be deleted, I didn’t do anything with the “Delete” button. And I can finally update that category!

    So I guess this is resolved!


    Yes it seems to be. Mark posted in another thread that it was resolved. Happy times are here again!

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