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New site admin, no keymaster role

  • rock714

    bbPress Version 2.5.14
    WordPress 4.8.9 running Sahifa theme.

    I just recently took over admin and cleanup of the above site. My role is Administrator, Participant in WP. I am not able to delete some forums that have aged quite a bit and have no activity. When I try to access the forums for administrative cleanup I get the following message:

    “Sorry, you are not allowed to edit posts in this post type.”

    I noted that the previous admin has Administrator, Keymaster role. I have searched through every menu, plugin and widget possible but the option of Keymaster does not seem to exist anywhere so I cannot promote myself to Keymaster.

    I have tried to use the change forum role but the only options are Moderator, Participant, Spectator and Blocked. I also created a new user with Administrator role, then edited the user but the only options under forum role are Moderator, Participant, Spectator and Blocked.

    Kinda stuck here. Any suggestions?

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  • Robin W


    yep, that’s a wordpress standard which bbpress also obeys- you can’t change your own privileges !!

    so create a temporary admin account with administrator privilege, and log in as that temporary account – then go into

    dashboard>users>edit users>’your old account name’ and edit, and near the bottom you will see that you can change yourself to keymaster.

    Once saved, you can then delete the temporary admin account


    Robin W


    ok, just re-read your post, and that may not fix it – I suspect there is some code somewhere that is blocking setting of keymasters.




    Thanks, as you noted I did try to create a temp admin account but no luck. Anyone else have any ideas?

    Robin W


    ok, something has removed the keymaster role.

    what plugins are you running ?



    Robin, I am running 23 plugin’s

    Admin Columns
    Admin Menu Editor
    Another WP Classifieds
    BAW Login/logout
    BP Disable
    Code Snippets
    Code Toolkit
    Email Users
    Events Manager
    Grand FlaGallery
    Mmm Simple File list
    Nav Menu Roles
    Peters Login Redirect
    REmove Dashboard Access
    s2Member Framework
    SSL Insecure
    User Role Editor
    WP Spam Shield

    Still no luck. I have 2 users that have Keymaster access on their profiles.

    Robin W


    ok, the fix strategy would be

    It could be a theme or plugin issue


    As a test switch to a default theme such as twentyfifteen, 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.

    But I would start wth User Role editior – that looks a likely suspect

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