so ok with deactivate, but not with uninstall ?
Cannot deactivate – same issue. Must leave activated to keep access to my WP-Admin. As long as I stay in the WP dashboard, I can work with it. If I leave the WP-Admin – I cannot access the WP dashboard.
I was locked out – then discovered if I used the Admin bar to view “comments”, it would load the dashboard w/o the “dashboard link”. Then re-activated the bbPress plugin (as it was the last known action before losing dashboard access). When I reactivated – the wp-dashboard was back to normal with full functions.
Do you have FTP access to your site?
ok, suspect that the database has an issue
1.do you have other plugins that are bbpress related? If so deactivate these first
2. Use FPT and go into
wp-content/plugins and rename the bbpress directory to something such as bbpressold
wordpress should then recognise it as gone.
if that doesn’t work, you can rename it back
One of the first things I attempted. Renaming does the same as “deactivating” the plugin. There are no other bbPress related plugins.
It is acting like a script issue where the Admin functions aren’t finding the proper variables. But I’m not a pro coder… just a logic guy.
ok, not sure I can help further – think it is a wordpress/database issue.
Last 2 throws of the dice
1. is debug switched on, and if not turn it on to see what errors are appearing. if you need instructions for that – come back
2. try changing theme to a default one like twentyseventeen, then deactivate and see if that does anything. if that works you could switch back to your normal theme once bbpress is gone.
I did switch on debugging… but it doesn’t throw an error. And I disabled all and selected a different theme… same problem.
I’ve even re-installed wordpress (through the dashboard) but it didn’t fix the problem… Thanks for digging in and offering help. I’ll keep searching.
I looked into my user meta under wp_capabilities and found the bbpress access rights. s:13:”bbp_keymaster”;b:1;
When I delete this from my wp_capabilities I lose all access to the dashboard and administrator functions. I put it back into database and functions return to normal.
Oops… forgot to change my a:2 to a:1 after removing the bbpress capability. So now, when I remove s:13:”bbp_keymaster”;b:1; from my wp_capabilities and properly set my administrator serial.
I go to the dashboard and click “plugins” to view the bbpress plugin. Before I take another action, I view my database to find s:13:”bbp_keymaster”;b:1; added back to my wp_capabilities field.
Still stumbling around on this…