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Forum links on dashboard disappeared

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  • Robin W


    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 twentytwelve, and see if this fixes.



    Sun 17 Aug 2014, 12:17 pm

    Thanks, Robin.

    Nope, it’s not a plugin problem. But I found the solution in another thread, and might as well pass it along here. This issue seems to come up for a lot of people, and it is v. perplexing.

    The problem was a “permissions” issue. Somehow, I don’t know how, in my admin WP user account, my bbPress “role” was reset to “participant,” the default bbPress level for all new WP users. This may have happened because I deleted and reinstalled bbPress. Dunno, but participants do not see the forum links in the dashboard.

    Fortunately, a stupid-but-effective solution: Create a new WP user, set as “admin.” Then set the bbPress role to “Keymaster.” As soon as I did that, the forum links in the dashboard reappeared.

    Robin W


    Hey great – glad you’re fixed, and thanks for posting your solution, it means that I can advise this for future !

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