dashboard>settings>permalinks> and just click save – this resets the permanlinks and can fix issues like this.
If not, come back
ok so what are all the slugs set to in
I’ve copy-pasted them:
Topic Tag topic-tag
Topic View view
User slugs are as such:
User Base users
Topics Started topics
Replies Created replies
Favorite Topics favorites
ok, so I’m guessing you have a page called ‘Forum’ in which you have put the shortcode
If so change the permalink on this page from ‘forum’ to ‘forums’ and it should all work
ok, so page is now ok, but suspect from
that you have a capital F somewhere
so either your permalink is ‘Forums’ or in
dashboard>settings>forums>root forum slug you have ‘Forums’
it needs to be lower case ‘forums’
There was in fact a capital F, which I’ve changed. But now the entire forum page is blank when I click on it.
what theme are you using?
ok, now that we have checked the permalinks and the slugs, then 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
Switching to twentytwenty fixed it! I really, sincerely appreciate both your patience with me and your diligence.
no problem, if you are happy with that theme, then for it, if not, might be worth raising with theme authors.
just taken a look, that theme is a ‘block theme’ the new way that themes are written.
If you want to use it. come back and I’ll give you some code to try
I prefer this theme after all. I had nothing but headaches with the block editor; I’m glad to be rid of it. Thank you again for all your help!
no problem – do come back if I can help further.
You might also want to look at
bbp style pack
It has loads of stuff that helps bbpress