How to solve the “You are not authorized to view this page” (403 error) problem

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Symptoms:

You cannot seem to login after using the right username and password, into your admin account.

Reason:

This problem occur because you have modified some values in different table into the database.

Solution:

Rename these field with table prefix name in different tables. for example if you had table prefix name with wp_ and you have renamed the table prefix to blog_ then please also change these option into database.

Table name (wp_options/blog_options )

option_name

wp_user_roles/blog_user_roles (find it on id=98)

Table name(wp_usermeta/blog_usermeta)

column name(meta_key)

wp_capabilities/blog_capabilities
wp_user_level/blog_user_level
wp_usersettings/blog_usersettings
wp_usersettingstime/blog_usersettingstime
wp_autosave_draft_ids/blog_autosave_draft_ids
wp_capabilities/blog_capabilities
wp_capabilities/blog_capabilities
wp_metaboxorder_post/blog_metaboxorder_post

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