Kunena 3.0.6 Released

Introduction

ATTENTION! This release contains an XSS and SQL Injection Vulnerability fix. All previous versions of kunena are affected. Please update immediately.

Kunena 3.0.6 [K 3.0.6] is available for download as a native Joomla extension for J! 2.5 and J! 3.x. This version is a security release for Kunena that addresses several maintenance issues that have been reported since the last version release. and this new version replaces (and makes obsolete) all previous versions of Kunena.

This version of Kunena coincides with the simultaneous release of an updated language pack, downloaded separately, for deployment on non-English websites. The release of this version does not not coincide with the release of other Kunena Add-ons that have not been updated at this time and that may or may not be updated for this version.

In general, Kunena Add-ons designed for previous versions of K 3.x should interoperate with this version of Kunena; in general, Kunena Add-ons designed for older major versions of Kunena will not interoperate with this version of Kunena.

The summary of important changes in K 3.0.6 are:

  • XSS vulnerability (credit goes to Raymond Rizk from Dionach Ltd., thank you for the report, much appreciated.
  • SQL Injection vulnerability (credit goes to Raymond Rizk from Dionach Ltd., thank you for the report, much appreciated.

Read more: Kunena 3.0.6 Released

Posted: 1 month 2 weeks ago by sozzled #159004
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lifeguard wrote:
It was a plugin ... JCH optimize
Yes, we have written many times in this forum, JCH Optimize is not recommended if you want to use Kunena.
Posted: 1 month 2 weeks ago by lifeguard #159002
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lifeguard wrote:
this update sucks.

i have a site joomla 3.3 with kunena 3.0.5 and its ok.

i see the update, make a copy of the site, and update to kunena 3.0.6
so far so good.

but the speed of kunena 3.0.6 its horrible.

i cannot understand why it works so slow.
my kunena 3.0.5 need 0,200seconds to load a page, but 3.0.6 needs almost 6 seconds to load everypagee.

the sites ar the same, because its only test copy.
i am not gonna update this to my live-site because my members will kill me.

for the record, all other components working fine. News, search, admin works fast. Only kunena is slow.

Ok, after a time, i will give a reaction.
You were right. It was me, who failed with this.

Foprgive me for this post. It was not to blame anybody, and i have mucht for the team behind Kunena, and his supporters.

It was a plugin, who makes my site slower. JCH optimize. Maybe i mis a setting, or something.
But on a new site, with same config, it works like a charm.
Thanks people, and aigain, forgive me for my stupid comment here.
Posted: 1 month 3 weeks ago by Oddy94 #158771
Posted: 2 months 3 weeks ago by IceCube #158143
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Yeah, I already tried this and it won't add new entries (like Kunena) to the table. Purge only resets the enabled column to 1 and Find Updates will check the availability of the URLs and sets enabled to 0 if a URL can't be opened.
Then I'll go for a manual update and let you know if an entry to this table is added with it.

edit: Update successful and entry with URL update.kunena.org/3.0/list.xml was added to the table :)
Posted: 2 months 3 weeks ago by coder4life #158142
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In this table I can't see an entry referring to a Kunena site. Should there be one?

Yes there should be.

You might of tried this, but lets try this. Click Button "Purge" in the Joomla Extensions Manager and then Click "Find Updates". Let me know if Kunena shows up. If it does not you will need to install manually, however reinstalling should fix the update issue for next time.

Kunena To Drop Support For Joomla 2.5 End of Q4 2014

Hello World! The end of Joomla 2.5's life-cycle is approaching. At the end of 2014 Joomla will offically be dropping support for Joomla 2.5 as conveyed here: http://developer.joomla.org/development-status.html. Here are some details web administrators should take into consideration concerning Kunena future versions and Joomla 2.5 support and security.

Who is affected?

Anyone running trying to run a future released version of Kunena after the last support date specified below.

What does this concern?

Kunena and Joomla support and security.

Where will this take place?

Any Kunena Extensions will immediately deny upgrade and install and will eventually remove API support for specific code that pertains to Joomla 2.5.

When does this happen?

Kunena will offically drop Joomla 2.5 support at the end of Q4 of 2014 offically on the date December 31, 2014. (NOTE: This date might be adjusted in accordance to the "End of Support" date Joomla specifies). At Kunena we will most likely be in a minor version release [versioning structure (major).(minor).(revision) example given: 3.1.2] during this release time. The next (major) OR (minor) OR (revision) release will refuse to install on the latest Joomla 2.5.x series.

Why should I update?

Although Kunena and Joomla support and security being the more important reason. Some secondary reasonings are improved performance, improved code quality which means less errors, newer web standards in development and design practices, and thus better experience for your users.

How do I prepare?

There are some good Joomla user guides available on the Internet regaruding moving from Joomla 2.5.x to the latest Joomla 3.x.x. Here is a good starter topic to take note of about the process and procedures involved: http://forum.joomla.org/viewtopic.php?t=793171

I have more questions.

Feel free to ask us questions below or on the forum. Have a good week.

Automatic subscriptions

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Introduction

Automatic subscriptions—the ability to enforce a website owner's policy that all members of the site "automatically" receive email notifications whenever there is some new forum activity (a new topic created or replies made to existing topics)—is a subject that has often been discussed on this forum going back as far as I can remember. People have asked for the Kunena project team to deliver features that allow them to "autosubscribe" members of their forums to categories and topics without their members having to do anything except to join their websites. This is a subject that has as many different views about how to implement a solution as well as different opinions about whether such methods are "legitimate", workable, worthy or legal in terms of the protection of an individual's right to privacy or an individual's right to choose.

The different views and opinions expressed by the wider Kunena community exist within the Kunena project team, too. In short, there is no simple answer to this very complex issue.

Every website on the internet is a business in some form or another. Some websites operate in order to generate a cash profit while others operate on a not-for-profit basis—to facilitate sharing of knowledge, community or social activities. Your website provides a service as part of that business and the people who join your site are consumers of that service (or services) that you offer. A forum is part of that business and your members' participation in the forum acts both to give them the means to discuss the range of "services" that your site provides—that is, something that your members consume—as well as where your members contribute to enhance the business of the site.

It really does not matter for what purpose your site exists. As soon as we start talking about sending out emails to people we're talking about how your website operates as a business and, as part of operating that business, questions about how you manage the relationship between you and your "customers" are entirely relevant.

This article identifies the technical and non-technical complexities that people need to understand before you try to "autosubscribe" your members when they did not specifically and explicitly choose to subscribe themselves to your forum. The issues fall into the following broad categories:

  • Feasibility: can it be done?
  • Design: how can it be done?
  • Viability: will it work?
  • Risk management: costs, overheads, ethical and legal consequences.

The views and opinions expressed in this article are my own and do not represent the opinion of the project team as a whole or, necessarily, the opinions of individual members of the team.

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Posted: 5 days 22 hours ago by thepiston #159762
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What's best way to mass subscribe a bunch of users to a forum? I can easily get an ID list too and do it in phpmyadmin if anyone knows the syntax to do that in one query.

thanks
Posted: 3 months 1 week ago by sozzled #157673
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Thank you to everyone who has read this topic and replied. :)

I would like to remind people who are contemplating "autosubscriptions" - remembering that there is no built-in mechanism in Kunena to automatically subscribe all of your users to a topics/categories on your forum - of the point I made in the article:
Additionally, generating email increases the workload on your server and may, over time, impact on the performance of your site particularly if your forum is busy and emails are sent to many subscribed members every time a new topic is created or a topic is replied to.

If your forum generates a lot of email every time your users post messages on the forum we are aware that forum performance will be affected because of the background tasks involved in sending the emails.

There may also be some confusion about what "autosubscriptions" means. The term does not mean, for example, that if you set the configuration setting

Users » Subscriptions » Topic Subscriptions = Email every update

that all of your users will receive email every time a new message is posted on your forum. This setting only applies to those users who are subscribed to topics where new messages are posted. In other words, if a new message is posted on your forum, only subscribed members will receive email and, by the way, the author of the message will not receive an email notifying them of the message that they just posted.

I hope this added explanation helps.
Posted: 4 months 2 weeks ago by PopleMediaSolutions #156756
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Great post!
Thanks for this - I totally understand. I have managed, with this, to persuade them against the automatic subscription.

Thanks!

Rowan
Pople Media Solutions
Posted: 4 months 4 weeks ago by PopleMediaSolutions #156432
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Hi All,

Just wondering if you can help me with this the following:

We have a customer who is using the Kunena forum and community builder (with CBsubs) to allow access to the forum. Upon registering they would like all users to be automatically subscribed not only to all categories but all topics as well.

Can you help me with this?

Thanks.

Rowan
Pople Media Solutions
Posted: 5 months 4 days ago by MarioMari #156273
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Kunena must develop. :) If you think someone will think Kunena forum.

Maybe the idea is to create a ranking of new features Kuenne that after reaching some number of votes will be considered a priority in the work of the Forum?

Perhaps this type of tool?
helpocean.com/
Or a plugin for Kunena who will vote and count the votes on a specific topic in the "New Features"?

Kunena 3.0.5 released

Introduction

Kunena 3.0.5 [K 3.0.5] is available for download as a native Joomla extension for J! 2.5 and J! 3.x. This version is a security release for Kunena that addresses several maintenance issues that have been reported since the last version release. and this new version replaces (and makes obsolete) all previous versions of Kunena.

This version of Kunena coincides with the simultaneous release of an updated language pack, downloaded separately, for deployment on non-English websites. The release of this version does not not coincide with the release of other Kunena Add-ons that have not been updated at this time and that may or may not be updated for this version.

In general, Kunena Add-ons designed for previous versions of K 3.x should interoperate with this version of Kunena; in general, Kunena Add-ons designed for older major versions of Kunena will not interoperate with this version of Kunena.

The summary of important changes in K 3.0.5 are:

  • XSS vulnerability in BBCode output (thanks Qoppa for finding it)
  • Improvements to lightbox
  • Fixes some JomSocial stream issues
  • Improvements to backend

Read more: Kunena 3.0.5 released

Posted: 3 months 2 weeks ago by sozzled #157477
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viper2k wrote:
When will you release the new version of Kunena 3.1?
I'm sorry but this topic is about the release of K 3.0.5. I am sure that, when someone takes the time to write some details about when K 3.1 will be released, this will be done in a different place.
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Hopefully [K 3.1] comes with a more modern design and some new features.
Yes (for those who use J! 3.x). For those who use J! 2.5, K 3.1 will look much the same as K 3.0 does now.

In response to your comments about professional ticketing systems and "more templates" (which do not really have a lot to do with the announcement about the release of K 3.0.5), we are considering a range of options in relation to "paid support" but we are not in a position to provide you with those kinds of details.

There are a range of services available to you today for support, for additional Kunena templates and for a wide range of things involving Kunena. Perhaps a good place to start your search for services and templates is to look at the advertisements that appear on this website. I am sure that you will be rewarded for your efforts.

As you know, there is no company behind Kunena. Everyone who contributes to Kunena is a hobbyist, enthusiast or professional web developer who gives their time freely to this project - volunteers every one of us. The forum is provided mainly as a self-help community-driven resource for users but there is no "formal" obligation of support, necessarily. We do our best. Our job, in moderating the forum is not necessarily to answer every question but, rather, to point people in the right direction where they can find the answers. It is unfortunate (perhaps) that in this case I do not have a specific answer to the question "when will K 3.1 be released".

If you are interested in being part of the project team that is building K 3.1, and you have software coding skills that will assist the project, you might like join the GitHub community.
Posted: 3 months 2 weeks ago by viper2k #157476
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When will you release the new version of Kunena? 3.1? Hopefully it comes with a more modern design and some new features :). I would also pay for the version if you have:

- professional support with ticket system
- some more templates

Thanks
Posted: 7 months 3 days ago by s23Nation #154872
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plenty of support up to date features very modern working platform
so take it for a test drive and get a feel of what you can and can not do
Posted: 7 months 1 week ago by sozzled #154527
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Anastasiya: Please start a new topic in our Installation and Upgrade category and read the installation guide in the Wiki.
Posted: 7 months 1 week ago by Anastasiya #154523
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The situation with downloading large files remains the same. If the attachment is too large, the message "COM_KUNENA_UPLOAD_ERROR_NOT_UPLOADED", but not "COM_KUNENA_UPLOAD_ERROR_SIZE".