I have a wordpress site set up. I'm Using JANNAH theme from Themeforest by Tielabs. For this project I need forums and user profiles (And perhaps user groups in future) so I'm using buddypress and bbpress as well. I have set up the theme and added a forums page to it.

The website is live and working well except that the users can not seem to login. I can access admin dashboard using the administrator account but even admin account doesnt get me logged into the website ( I keep getting "You must be logged in to post a new topic" on forums page). The login page gets through without any error but login doesnt seem to work.

You can check it out here www.shutterclan.com

I couldnt find solution to this problem on internet. I remember reading somewhere that buddypress login system can sometimes conflict with wordpress login mechanism. Could it be that or something elese ??

I can provide .htaccess, apache settings or php settings whichever is required. I have intermediate level of knowledge about wordpress except for the coding part as I am not a coder.

I would really appreciate any help given :)


  • I am logged in with the user test - I have created a user and it is working for me Jul 31, 2017 at 16:44

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You need to go to ‘Forum Rules’ and change the option "open to new topics and replies"

  • Hi Nuno. Do you mean the forum named " Forum Rules " ? Or is it some settings option ? P..S once logged in, can you create a new topic in any of the forums ? Thanks for the quick help though. :) I appreciate it a lot.
    – Deejay
    Jul 31, 2017 at 16:58
  • are you following this tutorial codex.bbpress.org/… ? Jul 31, 2017 at 17:19
  • have a look on this "Forum visibility:" section :) Jul 31, 2017 at 17:20
  • or if you prefer not reading here is a video in how to setup bbpress - youtube.com/watch?v=GsU18dWFcD8 Jul 31, 2017 at 17:22

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