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)

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? – Stevie G Jan 9 at 17:56
  • @StevieG Edit the file that includes the custom post-type – marvinpoo Jan 10 at 8:22

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