it could be a theme or plugin issue
As a test switch to a default theme such as twentytwenty, 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.
If you cannot do this to your site (say because it is live) then use the ‘troubleshooting’ features of this plugin to let you test without affecting other users
Health Check & Troubleshooting
Then come back
Same problem here, I will download the plugin and test.
I used the troubleshooting and I only enabled bbPress which again did not show the links in the dashboard.
ok, can you see what bbpress level you are
dashboard>users>and select yourself – you should show as ‘keymaster’ to see the dashboard items
The user role for Forum is KEYMASTER for myself
ok, so you are not seeing topic, replies and forums in the dashboard with just bbpress active and a default theme such as twenty twenty – yes ?
I used the troubleshooting tool that you suggested because the site is live. I did not see it.
Now I have deactivated every plugin and used a default theme and now I can see the forum in the dashboard.
I have activated the plugins and I still am able to see everything. So case solved.
One consideration, I have had another forum installed before but opted for yours because there is a plugin to Paid Member Subscriptions, maybe that was the culprit.
ok, thanks that is useful feedback re the troubleshooting tool, so thanks for letting me know.
So yes I would suggest it was a plugin activation/load order issue.
glad you are fixed 🙂