Encountering the “Sorry, You Are Not Allowed to Access” error when trying to login to your WordPress admin page can be frustrating. This error typically means that your user role doesn’t have the necessary permissions to access the requested page. However, if you’re an admin and still facing this issue, it might be due to other reasons.
Here are some common causes and their solutions:
Plugin Conflict: Sometimes, this error can be caused by a conflicting plugin. You can troubleshoot this by deactivating all plugins. If you can’t access your admin panel, you may need to do this via FTP. After deactivating, if you can log in, reactivate your plugins one by one to find the problematic one.
Corrupted .htaccess File: A corrupted .htaccess file can also lead to this error. Rename or delete the .htaccess file in your website’s root directory (via FTP or your hosting file manager), then visit Settings > Permalinks in your WordPress admin to generate a new .htaccess file.
Database Error: The user roles and capabilities are stored in the WordPress database. If these get corrupted, it could result in the error. In this case, you might need to restore a previous backup of your database.
Always remember to backup your site regularly to minimize data loss in case of such errors. Understanding and troubleshooting this error can be a bit tricky, but with patience, you can get your WordPress site back on track.