alt"I want to migrate my forum to Kunena because Kunena has a future and, for me, it's the way to go."  Whether we're discussing Kunena or any other web-based forum application, this is probably a question that every website owner has encountered and wants to know the answer to.  It's not simply a case of how to convert from "brand-X" forum - and you can substitute anything for "brand-X" - to Kunena but it's also a matter of how do you preserve the cultural history of you web community, something that you and your users have invested their heart, their time (and possibly their money) into as well.   How do you capture and preserve the essence of the community to keep it alive and to prosper and thrive with the reassurance that Kunena is a product with a future and that it will also support your community as it continues to grow?

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Matias replied the topic: #1 10 years 1 month ago
But there is one: just use JUpgrade to get Kunena into your new Joomla 1.7 site!

PS. Just remember to install latest version for both Kunena and JUpgrade first.
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karaokeamerica replied the topic: #2 10 years 1 month ago
Well, I for one would be happy if you did recreate it! Even if it were just a migrator from J1.5 to J1.7+ it would be a big help!
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Matias replied the topic: #3 10 years 1 month ago
We had the feature to import Kunena from one site into another 2 years ago (when I was testing the first version of the importer). It wasn't maintained, so I dropped it. Actually making a new version should be very easy, but I would prefer using another method with Kunena as it would be faster and less error prone.
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karaokeamerica replied the topic: #4 10 years 1 month ago
I admit I'm not the most seasoned developer so thank you for the response.

If the method you're describing can be used with other forum formats why couldn't it be used with other installations of Kunena?
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Matias replied the topic: #5 10 years 1 month ago
Well, unfortunately the issue is not so simple that you can just use CVS. Some of the data needs to be converted during migration process and some data needs to be mapped to different values. So creating CVS importer from another forum is probably much more work than just write few SQL queries for your old forum (you need to do it anyway).

So we are actually doing just what you are saying: Kunena Importer takes data as pre-formatted arrays. So we have already solved most of the problem and the only thing you need to do is to take our example exporter and fill all the custom data into it.

altI am not a developer, I'm just a user, but I take a keen interest in helping the Kunena project and the community that supports it.  This is my first "'blog" about Kunena and I thought you might be interested to know some of the exciting news in tandem with the hard work put into the project by the team of hard-working developers.

Joomla and Beyond 2011

I did not have the pleasure of being able to attend this very important event that took place in Amsterdam between 5-7 May 2011.  The benefit of internet technology has delivered a way for all of us to share some of that experience courtesy of the efforts of the Joomla and Beyond team, captured on video, edited and published for all of us to see.

Like most people, I have always looked at Kunena as a text-oriented, web-based discussion forum - a product that has the same kinds of features that you would normally expect in many other web-based discussion forums and bulletin boards that have existed on the 'net for the last 15 years or more.  Indeed, Kunena did not just appear on the scene as "Kunena" - the project was itself a fork of earlier generations of forum software that have existed for several years even before Joomla was first conceived.  The major difference, however, between Kunena and other forum software is that it integrates seamlessly with Joomla and that has always been its main appeal.  But, unlike other forum software, the project is not content to leave things like that.  There is an ongoing need in the world of web apps to have a robust and scalable communications platform that can adapted to emerging technologies (e.g. mobile apps) and the needs of games, 'blogging, e-commerce, etc.

The most telling part of this tale, for me, was summarised by what Oliver Ratzesberger had to say at JAB11:

 

“The idea was to build a platform that can become a communications engine that you install into Joomla and deal with any sort of commenting and discussing – any user input of text that is not necessarily an article or is not done through an HTML expert (and a form-driven interface is just one way of dealing with that, right?)

“So, all the APIs that the team have crafted are really working towards building this into a platform so that other components can make use of it.

“We use it for our own internal discussions – for the Kunena project, I mean – for localised conversations (about an article for example), for localised forums of groups of people, for example – whenever we need people to talk and discuss something.”

I was recently asked, by the members of my local Joomla Users Group, to give a presentation; I chose as my subject, Web-based discussion forums: using an old idea to energise and grow your Joomla website.  To address that subject, it irrelevant about what you choose as your forum.  It's also not a question of whether Kunena should be a strategic choice:  the strategic goal is to achieve a high-yield return on your investment of time to increase user participation in your site.  In that sense, Joomla and Kunena together make an ideal tactical solution to address those needs.

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tonyp replied the topic: #1 10 years 2 months ago
Hi guys,

Any idea on a release date yet?

:)

Regards
Tony
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drlovecat replied the topic: #2 10 years 5 months ago
Thanks, K2.0 Dev team.
I'm not interested in release date, because k1.6 is work as well with j1.5
But i'm interested in function, performance.
Can K2.0 Dev. summarize it?

BR,
kapilsahu replied the topic: #3 10 years 5 months ago
Thank you for answer my questing & you have not answered my other question does your team help to other team means other team to integrate kunena effeciently in other system through joomla effeciently means my team want to make some app for eyeos to make like post & other option to be done through inside the eyeos i want your team help in it do you help us in it.
Thank you please answer this question whatever your answer yes or no after asking to your team & your team leader.
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sozzled replied the topic: #4 10 years 5 months ago
We expect K 2.0 within three months.
kapilsahu replied the topic: #5 10 years 5 months ago
i am not asking about the exact release date i am asking about the approx. release date means in 1 month , two month, thre month or more
& i want to ask one more thing I am also a developer does your team work with another developer team to integrate kunena effeciently in other system through joomla to integrate into other system effeciently

Introduction

The Kunena Team has now released Kunena 1.6.4 as a native Joomla extension for J! 1.5.23 and J! 1.6.3. This is a maintenance release for Kunena 1.6 and all users are recommended to upgrade to Kunena 1.6.4 (backup and testing are strongly recommended!).

K 1.6.4 makes all previous releases of Kunena obsolete and all users of prior Kunena releases are urged to upgrade as soon as possible.

In order to achieve better interoperability with both J! 1.5 and J! 1.6, a lot of work has focused on revising the default Kunena template. Some users of third-party templates written for older versions of Kunena will find that their templates may not work with this latest release because changes were necessary in order to fit with the new J! 1.6 CMS.

We continue to put a big emphasis on usability and ease of installation. The installer has been further enhanced to allow for multiple installation and upgrade options. It performs incremental steps to avoid timeouts on slower hosts. It automatically performs actions such as taking the forum offline during the installation or upgrade and re-enables it after completing the install. While all care has been taken to make the upgrade process run smoothly there will be unavoidable issues that may arise because of the way that some people may have individually customised Kunena to their own unique needs.

There are still a few outstanding matters that have prevented K 1.6 meeting all our expectations to take full advantage of all the features of J! 1.6. As with other Joomla extensions, the Kunena project is not alone in this situation. During our extensive testing of K 1.6.4 the project team has discovered several issues with the Joomla 1.6 core and these have been reported to the Joomla development team. Rather than wait for Joomla 1.7 to be released (expected some time in July this year) we decided that it is better now to release a version of Kunena that handles most of what Joomla 1.6 is capable of providing. There is still further work needed to complete this task and we're continuing to work with Joomla developers to resolve those outstanding matters. If you are in any doubt about whether J! 1.6 is right for you, you should test K 1.6.4 on J! 1.6.3. to form your own opinion of whether J! 1.6 is best for your needs or whether you should use something else.

At the same time as this release of K 1.6.4 we also announce the availability of add-on extensions for Kunena. These updated add-ons (together with the updated K 1.6.4 component) are available on the Download page.

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gofursp replied the topic: #1 10 years 5 months ago
:woohoo: fantastic for this released
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fxstein replied the topic: #2 10 years 8 months ago

meep wrote: Hi

I've asked this a couple of times, maybe it got missed.

I'm waiting patiently for the 'Discussions in Jomsocial groups are now saved and synched in Kunena thanks to a specific plugin' as listed in the K1.6.3 release notes (www.kunena.org/blog/developer-blog/78-kunena-163-released).

Is that available or going to be released?

Thanks

Peter


1.6.4 version of all available plugins are now available on the downloads page, including the groups plugin for jomsocial.

Hope this helps!
meep replied the topic: #3 10 years 8 months ago
Hi

I've asked this a couple of times, maybe it got missed.

I'm waiting patiently for the 'Discussions in Jomsocial groups are now saved and synched in Kunena thanks to a specific plugin' as listed in the K1.6.3 release notes (www.kunena.org/blog/developer-blog/78-kunena-163-released).

Is that available or going to be released?

Thanks

Peter
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fxstein replied the topic: #4 10 years 8 months ago

aikzhobi wrote: hi,
I am using your forum extension for joomla. Its a great work by your company. Thanks.
I want to ask is there more themes for your forum extension ?


Welcome to Kunena!

A few things: This is not a company. Its a community that offers and works on Open Source to and with each other.

There is a simple extension directory for Kunena you can find here: www.kunena.org/ked

Hope this helps!
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aikzhobi replied the topic: #5 10 years 8 months ago
hi,
I am using your forum extension for joomla. Its a great work by your company. Thanks.
I want to ask is there more themes for your forum extension ?

The Kunena Team announces the immediate availability of Kunena 1.5.14. This is a security release and all users of Kunena 1.0.x and 1.5.x are recommended to upgrade.

Kunena 1.5.14 fixes a high severity security issues found recently.

For additional information see our documentation wiki: Click Here

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