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  • gabx82



    I integrated bbPress with WordPress, soooooo, now bbPress is using WordPress database… that means I have no Key Master nor Administrator for bbPress,

    How can I manually convert my WordPress’ admin to a bbPress’ Key Master?

    So I can change bbPress settings and stuff.

    Please help, thanks!

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  • timskii


    As the code stands at the moment, it is a little too easy to lock yourself out. There may be a cleaner solution, but the following worked for me:

    Try to login to BBPress with the WP admin. If that fails to give admin access to BBPress, the user mappings were either not set, were set at the wrong stage during integration, or were set such that nothing mapped to the Keymaster.

    Backup the database (just in case a bad situation accidentally becomes terminal while you’re trying to fix it).

    Using SQL access to the database (eg PhpMyAdmin), open up bb_topicmeta and delete the last few lines with meta_key starting wp_. That should reset everything, allowing you to get back into BBPress on the old Keymaster account and start again.

    I found the order in which the integration settings were applied was critical. Your mileage may vary, but for me that was:

    1. Edit User role map (ensure Admin is linked to Keymaster), and save.
    2. Add “wp_” under User database table prefix and save.
    3. Hit the User role map button again.
    4. Finally complete the cookie setting and save.



    Hi there!

    Well, I did something else… I added the keymaster line to my admin wordpress’ db,


    I installed the bbpress, and instead of creating the forums it gave this error “Forum could not be created!”

    And this the Installation log

    Referrer is OK, beginning installation…

    >>> Setting up custom user table constants

    Step 1 – Creating database tables

    >>> Modifying database: fiveg_59_wp (

    >>>>>> Table: bb_forums

    >>>>>>>>> Creating table

    >>>>>>>>>>>> Done

    >>>>>> Table: bb_meta

    >>>>>>>>> Creating table

    >>>>>>>>>>>> Done

    >>>>>> Table: bb_posts

    >>>>>>>>> Creating table

    >>>>>>>>>>>> Done

    >>>>>> Table: bb_terms

    >>>>>>>>> Creating table

    >>>>>>>>>>>> Done

    >>>>>> Table: bb_term_relationships

    >>>>>>>>> Creating table

    >>>>>>>>>>>> Done

    >>>>>> Table: bb_term_taxonomy

    >>>>>>>>> Creating table

    >>>>>>>>>>>> Done

    >>>>>> Table: bb_topics

    >>>>>>>>> Creating table

    >>>>>>>>>>>> Done

    Step 2 – WordPress integration (optional)

    >>> WordPress address (URL):

    >>> Blog address (URL):

    >>> WordPress cookie keys set.

    >>> WordPress “auth” cookie salt set from input.

    >>> WordPress “secure auth” cookie salt set from input.

    >>> WordPress “logged in” cookie salt set from input.

    >>> User database table prefix: wp_

    >>> WordPress MU primary blog ID: 1

    Step 3 – Site settings

    >>> Site name: Tech Box

    >>> Site address (URL):

    >>> From email address:

    >>> Key master created

    >>>>>> Username: ror

    >>>>>> Email address:

    >>>>>> Password:

    >>> Description: Just another bbPress community

    >>> Forum could not be created!

    >>> Making plugin directory at /home/vol2/

    >>> Making theme directory at /home/vol2/

    >>> Key master email sent

    There were some errors encountered during installation!

    I can’t find any email with password.

    John James Jacoby


    In the future can you create a new topic rather than bump one from years ago.

    Looks like you either deleted or somehow didn’t set a password for your ‘ror’ user. Is ‘’ really your email address?

    I modified both the username and email add for posting here. so How can I set the password for the key Master now ?

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