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Missing Forums Tab on BB Settings Page



    Experienced with WP but new to bbPress

    Have installed BuddyPress and bbPress plugins WP 3.5.1 bbPress 2.3.2 BuddyPress 1.7.2 on test site.

    I’m logged in to the backend as admin and forum keymaster


    I have 3 tabs “Components” “Pages” and “Settings”

    I think I should also have a tab “Forums” but this is not present.

    I think this should be the page:


    But if I try and access directly I get “You do not have sufficient permissions to access this page.”

    Have searched web and forums without any joy.

    As I understand it without this tab I can’t make much progress

    Any help much appreciated

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  • Jared Atchison


    Hmm, is there a Settings > Forums available to you?



    Hello. I have the same issue, you can trouble shoot on the thread I’ve established.
    I believe the reason this is occurring is because you’re not a Super Admin therefore you have hindered capabilities from setting the appropriate page to forums.



    I think I have solved this problem, which seems to relate to my confusion and some technical conflicts between bbPress and the recently retired Forums functionality in BuddyPress, not helped by the fact that although the BuddyPress Forum may have been retired it still lingers in bits of the interface, documentation and on the support forums.

    It would seem the forums tab in settings>buddypress I was looking for is not supposed to be there anymore and the permission error message was misleading – The page does not exist – It is replaced by Settings>Forums

    I had a page called forums which was not a forum and a some conflicted slug names once I sorted these I was able to set up a “category” with a number of working child forums. I also had to remove the menu item I had pointing to my forums page (which had been automatically created by the install) and replace it with a custom menu pointing to the root – the category page

    So hopefully I can now try this on my live site. Thanks for all the help.


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