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Invalid post type. When trying to create forum

  • Robert Chalmers


    Brand new installation. Only other plugin is RemoveHowdy.
    Installed bbPress, and activated it … nothing happens.
    Go to View Site, and select New -> Forum, and get this error message. Invalid post type. In a white box.

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  • Robert Chalmers


    further to that. From the apache log. The script runs to start with, but next line, gives a 500 error

    GET /wp-content/plugins/bbpress/templates/default/js/editor.js?ver=2.5.11-6121 HTTP/1.1″ 200 1399
    GET /wp-admin/post-new.php?post_type=forum HTTP/1.1″ 500 3411

    Robin W


    WAMP or server installation ?

    ok, suggest

    You deactivate, delete and re-install bbpress

    If that doesn’t work

    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.

    If those don’t then either maybe corrupt wordpress/server issue.

    Robert Chalmers


    Hi, thanks for getting back.

    This is a brand new install. Theme is the standard 2017.
    The only plugin is RemoveHowdy It makes no difference if it’s on or off.
    I’ve removed bbPress, and reinstalled it again. No difference.

    This bit doesn’t happen at all. When I activate it, nothing happens. Nothing in the apache logs. Nothing.

    3. Activate bbPress from your Plugins page. (You’ll be greeted with a Welcome page.)
    4. Visit ‘Forums > Add New’ and create some forums. (You can always delete these later.)

    It’s Apache2. macOS. Runs IPv6 and IPv4 combined. Runs half a dozen other wordpress virtual web sites no problem.
    Got me foxed.

    Robert Chalmers


    Ok, so it works with another install of wordpress, earlier theme. So I’m totally removing this install, including the db, and starting again.
    I’ll get back.

    Robert Chalmers


    Nope. All went well until I activated it – it came up and said I didn’t have permission to do that, and from that point on – I can not get it to do anything. Back to the same problem. I think I’ll just forget it.

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