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Admin Forum controls have gone – says I don’t have Permission

  • maniac123


    I’ve just noticed that the forum links in my wp-admin have disappeared. I cannot see “forums” “topics” or “replies”.

    When I try and go directly to the link:

    I get the error:

    You need a higher level of permission.
    Sorry, you are not allowed to edit posts in this post type.

    However I am logged in as an Administrator. The forums are still available on the front-end of my site, I just cannot edit anything in the admin panel.

    I have tried deactivating my plugins, and also reverting my theme back to TwentySeventeen, and it still does not show.

    I downloaded a User Editor plugin to see if I could edit permissions, but the Administrator has full permissions on the forums.

    I noticed this was mentioned in a previous thread here, and so I went downloaded the latest RC version, but this didn’t fix it either.

    Any ideas? :/

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  • Robin W


    It could be a theme or plugin issue


    As a test switch to a default theme such as twentyfifteen, and see if this fixes.


    If that doesn’t work, also deactivate all plugins apart from bbpress and see if this fixes. if it does, re-enable one at a time to see which is causing the error.

    Then come back



    I’ve already said I tried that. I disabled the plugins and also changed the theme and it still doesn’t show.

    Robin W


    apologies – I read may post a day, and sometimes miss items.

    It is keymaster rights rather than admin that determines level of access

    I’m stuck with this issue as well. WP 5.2.2 and bbPress 2.6-alpha.

    Updating to rc3 fixed it for me.

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