user access – Why does edit-tags.php?taxonomy=link_category return “You need a higher level of permission.”


The latest version of 5.8.2 is deployed. The user logged in has administrator capabilities.
It seems that “Link Categories” are hidden for installs greater than 3.5 –

Although hidden, outputting the values of the global variable $submenu, it returns a URL i.e. wp-admin/edit-tags.php?taxonomy=link_category.

print_rgenerates the following:

[15] => Array
                    [0] => Link Categories
                    [1] => manage_categories
                    [2] => edit-tags.php?taxonomy=link_category


When attempting to access the URI, it displays You need a higher level of permission. Sorry, you are not allowed to manage terms in this taxonomy.

  • Why is the message displayed?
  • Why is the URI returned when calling the global variable $submenu?
  • Is it still a valid option and if yes, other what scenarios and how would it be accessible?
Ryan 2 years 2021-11-27T17:58:59-05:00 0 Answers 0 views 0

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