Support » Plugin: WP Job Manager » Preview job/resume issue when using buddypress

  • Resolved gettingdownunder


    Hi Guys

    I’m using your amazing plugin and have also purchased the resume manager add on separately.

    Everything has worked fine, however I recently went to install buddypress on my site.

    When I activate the plugin it causes a strange preview issue.

    Basically if you try and post a new job or post a new resume and select the preview option it generates a 404 error.

    If you press the back button and try and preview again, the preview works fine. I’ve noticed however that at this time an account has been generated (I have the option to create an account when registering a new job or resume selected) so I post or preview a new job as a logged in user the previewing option works fine.

    So the 404 only happens if someone who is’t signed in tries to post a new job or post a resume and preview it before submitting.

    If I disable buddypress the preview works absolutely fine.

    I have also tested the preview option with buddypress enabled and disabled in the default Twenty Fifteen theme

    Hoping you can help with this.

    Many thanks


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  • Hi all

    So I’ve been doing some further trouble shooting on this one and it’s just… odd.

    The issue doesn’t seem to be with just buddypress in isolation. It appears to be related to (whatever happens or changes) when buddypress and bbpress are activated at the same time.

    So, I created a brand new install of WordPress and installed WP job manager

    Within WP job manager I have the “allow account creation’ setting enabled when submitting a job listing

    With buddy press installed and enabled by itself I can enter and preview a new job listing without any issues.

    With bbpress installed and enabled (and buddypress disabled) I can enter and preview a new job listing without any issues.

    With buddypress + bbpress enabled at the same time, previewing a job posting takes me to a 404 page not found error message

    The interesting thing is.

    If I leave Buddypress and bbpress enabled but I disable “allow account creation” when submitting a new job listing in WP job manager. The job preview step works just fine.

    So I guess from I’ve been able to ascertain that it is the WP job manager account creation step which is conflicting with ‘something’ that changes on the back end when both buddypress and bbpress are enabled at the same time.

    I have no idea what might change on the backend when bbpress and buddypress are enabled from an account registration perspective so at this point I’m stumped.

    Does anyone have any ideas how I might be able to address?



    It should not happen with BuddyPress. I have created an add-on for BuddyPress and WP Job Manager. I have never seen this type of issues. I am willing to help you out.

    Hi mate. It’s not just a buddypress issue. it only happens when both Buddypress + bbpress are enabled at the same time.

    More info here where the issue is also confirmed.

    I’ve raised the the WP job manager developers also. One good thing is that all 3 products are now owned by Automatic so I’m hoping someone from one of the three product lines will be able to come up with a fix.

    Appreciate your offer to help. Any assistance with this would be really appreciated. 🙂

    Plugin Contributor Davor


    Hey @gettingdownunder,

    Sorry for the super late reply.

    If you are still having trouble with this, please get in touch with us via our support form at


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