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[Resolved] can't activate bbPress 2.3

  • Avatar of Vernon Fowler
    Vernon Fowler
    Participant

    @vernonfowler

    Using WordPress 3.5.1 (installed as a directory in root) together with BuddyPress 1.6.5 I’m trying to upgrade from using group forums to bbPress version 2.3.1.

    Following http://codex.buddypress.org/user/buddypress-site-administration/migrating-from-old-forums-to-bbpress-2/ to the letter except the version of bbPress is now 2.3.1. When I get to step 5 I get the insufficient permissions message.

    Activating bbPress falters with the message:
    You do not have sufficient permissions to access this page.
    at http://localhost/wp351/wp-admin/index.php?page=bbp-about
    The bbPress plugin seems to activate but really doesn’t and I can’t seem to proceed from here.

    Navigate to “Tools > Forums“ – Forums doesn’t exist under the Tools menu. This is where I’m stuck.

    I updated permalinks but this makes no difference. I notice the WordPress Dashboard includes a widget for bbPress forums with the correct number of users but 0 forums, topics and replies.

    When I tried this same process several weeks ago (perhaps with bbPress 2.3) it all worked well.

    I’m using the a child of the bp-default BuddyPress theme and my server is running Apache.

    Please help me. Where did I go wrong?

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  • Avatar of Paul Gibbs
    Paul Gibbs
    Keymaster

    @djpaul

    Are you using multisite and if so did you activate bbPress network wide?

    Avatar of Vernon Fowler
    Vernon Fowler
    Participant

    @vernonfowler

    Hi @djpaul
    Sorry, I forgot to mention this is not a multisite install. Just a single site, so no network to worry about. I’m tempted to download the old version 2.3 of bbPress and test that out tonight / tomorrow morning.

    Avatar of Vernon Fowler
    Vernon Fowler
    Participant

    @vernonfowler

    Do I need a clean bb-config.php ? I thought activating bbPress for the first time would create a fresh configuration file to the same database and user as WordPress. Really stuck on this one. Appreciate your help.

    Avatar of Vernon Fowler
    Vernon Fowler
    Participant

    @vernonfowler

    I believe some other plugins were conflicting. Activating bbPress with only the BuddyPress 1.6.5 plugin active works fine. I will go through the 1.7 update before trying some of my other plugins to determine which were producing the conflict. Thanks heaps to Andrew Macdermid for working with me today to narrow down the problem area. I will post again with the conflicting plugins once I’ve finished.

    Avatar of Paul Gibbs
    Paul Gibbs
    Keymaster

    @djpaul

    Nice. If you figure out a problem plugin, let us know or create a trac ticket on https://bbPress.trac.WordPress.org :)

    Avatar of Vernon Fowler
    Vernon Fowler
    Participant

    @vernonfowler

    Could have been any (or all) of the following plugins:
    BP Group Documents (ancient, don’t think I can find it online again)
    BP Unread Posts http://wordpress.org/plugins/bp-unread-posts/ (also obsolete)
    U BuddyPress Forum Attachment http://urlless.com/u-buddypress-forum-attachment/
    I haven’t reactivated any of these 3 and am about to delete them.

    It appears a case of too eager to upgrade without properly checking existing potential conflicts. Too much haste and not enough care in my excitement about 1.7 – my bad. Thanks for your support Paul.

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