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  • I wanted use bbPress to make a forum for Japanese users, but since the slugs are also in Japanese, this returns an error.

    I wanted to join the forum to ask about this, but the bbPress forum doesn’t recognize my WP login.

    When I click the Contact Us link on their website, it takes me to …. the forum that I can’t access.

    Hey kids, how about you post an email address? You know, just in case somebody wants to contact you but has no other options?

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  • Plugin Author Stephen Edgar



    Strange that you can’t login to as it shares the same user database as here on

    As to why there is no email address on the contact page is because we don’t have one, 95% of our internal communication is done in IRC, so I have added those details to the ‘Contact Us’ page.

    As to your issue, I did some testing of this issue a while ago and as far as I know this shouldn’t be an issue.

    Quoting JJJ from

    Likely related to incorrect database encoding. Are you/they able to use these characters in regular WordPress posts and/or pages?

    Can you check your database encoding and make sure regular posts & pages work and let me know how you go.


    This is the reply from my host;

    There are non English characters in URL . We will not support non English characters URL on our server. This is the reason why the URL is showing an error message. Also, there is no problem with database encoding.

    So where does that leave me?


    Plugin Author Stephen Edgar



    At this stage it leaves you probably needing to find a new web hosting provider as clearly your web host appears to not want to support your choice of wanting to use Japanese on your web site (and more broadly probably any language except English).

    WordPress & bbPress are proud that we have support for so many languages and there really is no way that I can think of to only disable parts of this internationalization support.

    The only thing I can think of would be to make sure all of your topics in bbPress only contained ‘Latin’ characters but that kinda defeats the purpose of wanting to support Japanese in the first place.

    If there is anything else I can do to help out let me know, I’d love for you to be up and running ‘the way you want’ and have you change your review to 5 stars 😉



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