This is not standard behaviour.
It could be a theme or plugin issue
Deactivate all but bbpress and see if this fixes. if it does, re-enable one at a time to see which is causing the error.
If plugins don’t pinpoint the problem, as a test switch to a default theme such as twentyfifteen, and see if this fixes.
Then come back
Thanks for the follow up. Here is what I did…
- Disabled all plugins except bbpress
- I switched to a WP default theme, ie: twentyfifteen and twentyseventeen
- Did the above with Chrome, Firefox, and MS Edge browsers
Same thing still happens. So with the admin bar disabled, and logging in from the default WP login screen, and with bbpress enabled, I just get redirected to the site’s front page — no admin page. So I still have to add wp-admin/ at the end of the url address to get into the admin area. If I disable bbpress, then everything works normal. Enable it again, goes back to the issue.
As mentioned, I’ve encountered this for at least a couple years. So based on testing, it’s not theme related and not plugin (other plugins) related. Something about bbpress is redirecting after logging in with the default WP login and not sending me directly into the admin.
If there is something coded in bbpress for “Forum logging in” for front-end users, then I can see this being relevant. However, logging into the admin, is the problem.
Any other ideas, or is this something I should put in as a bug report?
Not sure you can define this as a bug. If you disable the admin area, logically you are saying that you don’t want admin access 🙂 Most people just turn it off for anyone but admins.
How have you ‘disabled’ the admin area?
and without bbpress, how do you switch between the site and the admin area without typing wp-admin ?
Nope, only the adminbar on the front-end of the site. But that’s the issue, when I log in, I get redirected to the front-end of the site. I have to manually type in any admin page…basically /wp-admin.php
So something about bbpress is doing this. Again, if I disable bbpress, everything goes back to normal.