[wp-hackers] Lost categories upgrading to 2.5.1

Stefano Aglietti steagl4ml at gmail.com
Wed Apr 30 16:06:56 GMT 2008

On Wed, 30 Apr 2008 08:58:14 -0700, Elliotte Harold
<elharo at metalab.unc.edu> wrote:

>Stefano Aglietti wrote:
>> If WP never have privileges to CREATE table.. how where you able to
>> install it first time?
>Wordpress was originally installed on a different system where it had 
>CREATE TABLE privileges. Later the MySQL database was dumped and 
>reloaded on a new host by a db admin who did have create table 
>privileges. However, the WordPress user on that system never had create 
>table privileges, and until now never needed them.

As i said.. then the upgrade should be made by sysadmin with right
privileges, but sound a stupid idea let you be a WP admin let you have
FTP access allow you to upload plugins (that maybe need to create
table) and not give you the necessary privileges.

Sound a poor managed system, or upgrade, adds etc are done by a sys
admin and users doan't have to touche anything and dont' have to have
admin privileges to WP or if they have the NEED some privileges.

A simple test and warning from WP should be nice, but if you can admin
this cann't be called a bug.


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