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Forums: Not able to post new topics. Error message: There was an error when creating the topic

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  • ARHistoryHub


    Have you tried re-installing bbPress in the Forums Setup menu (under the buddypress menu) in the dashboard? What versions of WP/BP are you using?



    I have tried all that. Is there some bug with the latest WP and BuddyPress that just means it doesn’t work right now?

    Boone Gorges


    It works for most people – to the best of my knowledge, there is no known issue.

    I have heard of people having problems when using their webhost’s auto-install. Did you do this for WP or for BP?

    Do you have access to the database? Can you see whether the forums tables have been created? They should look like wp_bb_forums, wp_bb_topics, etc.



    Hi @boonebgorges Thanks a lot for the reply – no I actually have root on my server. So I went in and copied all the WP 3.1.3 files and installed manually, editing the connection strings myself in wp-config.php

    For Buddy Press I copied the files via FTP to /plugins and installed from there. I do indeed have phpMyAdmin access. It looks like the tables are there and I can create groups and post updates in them. It’s just when I enable forums then that page shows no topics displayed. Likewise when I got to post in a public group via that group’s Forum tab it will also error. I’ve tried every solution I could read in here all day long to no avail :( Even clicking and unclicking the group’s permission to allow discussion forums.

    Forum Link:

    I’ve tried a number of permalink structures as well – I am currently using /%category%/%postname%

    I CHMOD /plugins/buddypress to 755. I made sure of course the bb-config.php is accurate and in the root. BuddyPress SQL tables are on the same db as WordPress is..

    Really stumped here…

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