when I tried to edit a post of a custom post type, I experienced this error.

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When I press "Copy Error" I am getting this:

TypeError: Cannot read property 'prefix' of null
    at https://example.com/wp-includes/js/dist/edit-post.min.js?ver=3.1.6:12:56693
    at ph (https://example.com/wp-includes/js/dist/vendor/react-dom.min.js?ver=16.6.3:97:88)
    at eg (https://example.com/wp-includes/js/dist/vendor/react-dom.min.js?ver=16.6.3:125:307)
    at fg (https://example.com/wp-includes/js/dist/vendor/react-dom.min.js?ver=16.6.3:126:168)
    at wc (https://example.com/wp-includes/js/dist/vendor/react-dom.min.js?ver=16.6.3:138:237)
    at fa (https://example.com/wp-includes/js/dist/vendor/react-dom.min.js?ver=16.6.3:137:115)
    at gg (https://example.com/wp-includes/js/dist/vendor/react-dom.min.js?ver=16.6.3:135:196)
    at Ca (https://example.com/wp-includes/js/dist/vendor/react-dom.min.js?ver=16.6.3:133:365)
    at Object.enqueueSetState (https://example.com/wp-includes/js/dist/vendor/react-dom.min.js?ver=16.6.3:191:324)
    at r.q.setState (https://example.com/wp-includes/js/dist/vendor/react.min.js?ver=16.6.3:20:304)

2 Answers 2


So, I was researching this topic a bit deeper. All answers found on this SE suggested disabling Gutenberg with a plugin. This couldn't be a valid "fix" in my oppinion.

After researching and browsing through the git issues of WordPress/gutenberg I've found a pretty easy solution for this problem.

The user joshuafredrickson on the git suggested changing the args of the custom post type array from 'public' => false, to true.

I have checked that fix on multiple of my clients projects and it has worked every single time.


  • How do you do this from the wordpress admin?
    – tread
    Commented Jan 9, 2019 at 17:56
  • @StevieG Edit the file that includes the custom post-type
    – marvinpoo
    Commented Jan 10, 2019 at 8:22

Now in 2022, this was solved by changing 'show_in_rest' => true to 'show_in_rest' => false. My public option was already set to true. I thought I needed show_in_rest to be set to true for some reason, but turning it off doesn't seem to be affecting my site at all. We'll see...

  • Can you please point to the filename and line number where I've got to change this?
    – Talha Imam
    Commented Apr 20, 2022 at 21:58
  • I changed it in my custom post type code in the register_post_type() args. You would not have the same filename and line number since I added the post type in a custom plugin.
    – Michael
    Commented Apr 21, 2022 at 22:46

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