Kunena 5.1.15 Released (27 Oct 2019)
The Kunena team has announce the arrival of Kunena 5.1.15 [K 5.1.15] which is now available for download as a native Joomla extension for J! 3.9.x. This version addresses most of the issues that were discovered in K 5.1 and issues discovered during the development stages of K 5.1.
Question K 1.5.12 - Known issues
As a general rule, many templates designed for previous versions of Kunena should work with the latest stable public release but this is only true to a limited extent. In general, many older templates fail to work with Kunena in unpredictable ways and these account for the major source of problems reported by users. Because of the way that Kunena 1.5 is designed, many bugfixes and improvements made to the Kunena component affect the way that templates interact and, more importantly, older templates may have code that is incompatible with the latest version. You should upgrade your template whenever new versions are released and - third-party developers should take special note - to apply bugfixes incorporated with latest default_ex theme.
Please make sure your template works in a test environment before upgrading your live site!
If you feel the features of the template that you currently using outweigh the need to upgrade to the latest stable release of Kunena, that is also your prerogative to remain at the version of Kunena that your template was designed for or until the developer of that template makes the necessary changes to it. However, if you encounter problems with the function of the outdated version of Kunena we are unable to assist beyond our general advice which is that you should upgrade to the latest stable release. The decision is yours.
Here is the list of issues and/or problems that we have discovered with K 1.5.12. This list is not 100% complete and it's not an official list, either:
- Search queries containing + - ' or " fails to return results.
- IE8: tagging of color does not work - in the Kunena message editor, the "colour picker" feature and URL insertion button do not properly insert the BBcode tags around selected text. This is a known issue with Internet Explorer.
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