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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.

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10 years 4 months ago #1 by geurtd
Hello,

Im new to joomla and kunena. I have the following question.
I have made a link to the kunena forum on my site and specified to open the forum in a new window without browser options, this works fine, Kunena opens in new window, with just the forum, no browser options and no website template, exactly what i want, but when i click any option in Kunena the view goes back to my website template and kunena displayed in the centre part of this template, i do not want this, i want the new window to show only the forum, how can i achieve this ?

website mad.divethephilippines.com

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10 years 4 months ago #2 by Spock
I think it'll always point back to the default forum unless you hack it. This is what I'd call a messy solution but it should work. Write an article in joomla content and use an I-frame to display your forum in it (or use Joomla!'s wrapper function). Then change your forum link to point to this article/wrapper. See how that goes and I you encounter any problems we'll help out

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10 years 4 months ago #3 by geurtd
I tried the wrapper option, it does not work. It behaves the same as the direct forum link.
Thx for trying though

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10 years 4 months ago #4 by sozzled
geurtd wrote:

I have made a [menu] link to the Kunena forum on my site ... to open the forum in a new window without browser options. This works fine: Kunena opens in new window, with just the forum, no browser options and no website template ...

Hold on a moment :S ... the forum opens in a new window with no Joomla website template?

Even though this is an unusual application I still followed the procedure on a one of my test sites and, indeed, my forum opened in a new browser winder, without browser nagivation options ... but it loaded the Joomla template for me! :huh:

I cannot see how geurtd wants his menu link to operate because I don't have a test account to use at his website. Sorry, I can't help you.

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10 years 4 months ago - 10 years 4 months ago #5 by Spock
geurtd wrote:

I tried the wrapper option, it does not work. It behaves the same as the direct forum link.
Thx for trying though

I will test a few things later this evening and come up with some sort of solution for you.


Edit:its just that i've to go to work now but the thought i would have is to create a html framset with the blank for displayed (this may work)
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10 years 4 months ago #6 by geurtd
I have created a test account for the site.
user test, password test.
When you click the forum link MAD Forum it looks exactly as i want it, but when you click on a topic (welcome to kunena) it defaults back to the website template layout, i want to avoid this since the forum then becomes too small in my opinion.
The Forum wrapper behaves exactly the same.

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10 years 4 months ago #7 by sozzled
Cannot view mad.divethephilippines.com . You're still adding other components, it seems. Please advise when site is stable/viewable.

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10 years 4 months ago #8 by sozzled
If you want my brutal, honest opinion, I think you're going about this the wrong way.

The problem stems from using a very narrow-width Joomla template. This kind of a template is probably not well-suited to handling a Kunena forum. This explains why it's "necessary" to attempt to strip the Joomla template from the Kunena forum pages. However, by opening the Kunena forum in a new browser window and removing the browser's navigation, that's making life miserable for your users. What if they want to go back a couple of pages? Where's the back button? It's not there, of course!

I think that there's a simpler solution if you use a flexible-width Joomla template. There are millions of them around. Or use a Joomla template that is wider than the one you're currently using. Why, after all, is it really necessary to fill up the user's browser window with so much blue? I understand, blue suits the "diving" theme ... but surely there are other designs that will serve your purpose and do it much better, aren't there? :unsure:

Before you look for a solution, always ask yourself first, "What's my purpose?" Sometimes aesthetics have to be compromised against functionality.

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10 years 4 months ago #9 by geurtd
Yes your right, i am going about this the wrong way, thx for all you help.

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