Support » Plugin: BracketPress » I don't see the brackets?

  • Resolved bquerry


    Installed into multisite. Network activate does not show the plugin, so I install and then activate in the site. Filled teams out with dummy data, create a page using the shortcode ‘[bracketpress_edit]’, added the page to a menu. I get a 404 error – page does not exist. I am new at this, expecially multisite, but these are simple instructions. I must be doing something obvious wrong?

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  • I also installed into a regular wordpress site. Same problem: 404 Page Not Found error. I sure must be doing something wrong…

    Plugin Author Scott Hack



    Happy to help. Try these things real quick one at a time and let me know if they fix your issue. It could be as simple as #1

    1. Go to settings > permalinks and re-save whatever you have there.
    Then try to view your page again.

    2. Shoot an email with your URL to so we can look at things on the front end as well. If you could give the URL to the page you placed the shortcode, that would be great.

    3. We have not tested with multi-site so, it could be related to that, but lets eliminate anything obvious first.


    Scott- Thanks so much! First for jumping in and helping so quickly, and second, for actually knowing how to fix the problem. I’m not all familiar what the permalinks page actually does within WordPress… I am learning WordPress as fast as I can (been developing software for over 40 years), but as usual, with my feet to the fire.

    In any case, just re-saving the settings on that page worked. Can you give a short synopsis of what that did under the covers so I add it to my learning bank? Just looking at what it says doesn’t give me any real clues as to why that fixed things.

    Plugin Author Scott Hack


    First off, glad your issue has been resolved. You posted that you were getting a 404 error which meant the post didn’t exist, or WordPress didn’t know how to process the URL and load the correct post ID. By default, WordPress uses a pretty basic, but not pretty, permalink structure. When we install the plugin, it creates a custom post type called “brackets”.

    You’ll notice when you navigate to your bracket it will be something like or something. When the plugin is installed, it has to add that rewrite information for “bracket” to be in the URL. For some reason when you installed it, that info was not updated. By saving it, it refreshes all of the rules.

    I should also note, that the bracketpress_edit shortcode should be placed on a REGULAR page. Not a “bracket” page.

    Let us know if you have any other questions or comments. We’d love to move the conversation to our support forums at — we have better systems in place to scale our support there.

    Thanks again for your interest!


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