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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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7 years 1 month ago #71 by sv8bur
Hi all
I have a forum " www.boyshobbies.com " under joomla ver 1.5x and I would like to upgrade to joomla ver 2.5.7 I tried to use "JUpgrade" but is not working. I decide to make a clean installation of joomla ver. 2.5.7, after I installed kunena, but how can I take the contents of the existing installation which is working perfectly to the new one.
The reason I want to make this migration is that I belive that joomla 1.5x will stop be supported at the end of the year
Thank you very much
Pericles

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7 years 1 month ago - 7 years 1 month ago #72 by sozzled
Every week we receive a question like this and, really, there's no easy solution.

If jUpgrade doesn't work on your J! 1.5 website (or if any other Joomla migration extension doesn't work on your existing J! 1.5 website) then you've got a big problem.

The issues involved in moving a forum from one website to another are the similar to the issues involved in converting from one forum type into a different forum type: You have to
  • convert, if necessary, and move the users
  • convert if necessary, and move the forum data
  • move the attachments

Even though the process of moving data is straightforward, there are added complications if the data on the original system is not compatible with the data on the target system. When we're comparing J! 1.5 with J! 2.5 the first point to note is that the user accounts data is very different. That's why jUpgrade is an important step. jUpgrade converts the user data. Without the user data your forum is useless.

You have several choices.

(1) Persevere; migrate your existing J! 1.5 website. Have a realistic plan ans set realistic targers: be aware that this may take you several days or even weeks and will require making a few choices. Perhaps you cannot keep everything that you originally had on your J! 1.5 website because some older extensions do not have a J! 2.5-compatible counterpart? Those are decisions you have to make.

(2) Pay someone to do the work for you

(3) Do nothing. Leave your J! 1.5 website running. This will mean that your future upgrade path will be restricted but, at least, you will still have a forum running.

(4) Cut your losses and start again. Archive your old J! 1.5 website. Lock it down and point your users to a new website where your forum can start again.

For other advice, read this topic and also read I want to migrate my forum to Kunena ...
Last edit: 7 years 1 month ago by sozzled.

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7 years 3 weeks ago #73 by anfieldred
I am currently running a Joomla site with Kunena. Everything is up to date. But I am still trying to resolve the issue of missing similes and users not been able to insert images to posts using the image tags.

So I have created a fresh install of Joomla and Kunena. My question is how do I import all the old posts, users, categories etc from my current Kunena installation to this new installation?

I have tried deleting the kunena tables in the new DB and inserting the older ones but, this isn't working.


This is still an attempt to solve my previous problem, so I don't know why that topic was locked?

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7 years 3 weeks ago #74 by xillibit
Hello,

Copy the old kunena tables, with joomla users tables into new Joomla! installation site and then launch the installtion on Kunena 2.0.2.

I don't provide support by PM, because this can be useful for someone else.

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7 years 3 weeks ago - 7 years 3 weeks ago #75 by sozzled

anfieldred wrote: This is still an attempt to solve my previous problem, so I don't know why that topic was locked?

I locked the other topic because you wrote, I am going to start all over again. If this new site is an attempt to resolve other issues I have one simple question: Does this new site work? I mean, does the new site work without copying data from another site? Does this new site allow you to see things that you cannot see on your other site? That is my question.

If your new site does not allow you to see smilies or not let you insert images then it doesn't matter about how to copy all the other data, does it? So can we get the answer to the original question, please? Does this new website work? Yes or no? After that we can then talk about how to copy user tables and Kunena tables and attachment directories and files and all the other things that will take you the next four or five hours to do. :)
Last edit: 7 years 3 weeks ago by sozzled.

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7 years 3 weeks ago - 7 years 3 weeks ago #76 by sozzled

anfieldred wrote: How do I import all the old posts, users, categories etc from my current Kunena installation to this [a new] installation?


Moving a Kunena forum from one site to another is relatively easy (if you're not interested in keeping any existing data on the target).

There are 24 database tables in a "no-frills" Kunena installation which are:

xxx_kunena_announcement
xxx_kunena_attachments
xxx_kunena_attachments_bak
xxx_kunena_categories
xxx_kunena_config
xxx_kunena_config_backup
xxx_kunena_favorites
xxx_kunena_groups
xxx_kunena_messages
xxx_kunena_messages_text
xxx_kunena_moderation
xxx_kunena_polls
xxx_kunena_polls_options
xxx_kunena_polls_users
xxx_kunena_ranks
xxx_kunena_sessions
xxx_kunena_smileys
xxx_kunena_subscriptions
xxx_kunena_subscriptions_categories
xxx_kunena_thankyou
xxx_kunena_users
xxx_kunena_users_banned
xxx_kunena_version
xxx_kunena_whoisonline

And, in addition to those, there are several other tables that hold Joomla user information, depending on what version of Joomla we are discussing.

  • In J! 1.5 there were some 7 tables:

    xxx_core_acl_aro
    xxx_core_acl_aro_groups
    xxx_core_acl_aro_map
    xxx_core_acl_aro_sections
    xxx_core_acl_groups_aro_map
    xxx_session
    xxx_users

  • In J! 2.5 there are some 6 tables:

    xxx_session
    xxx_usergroups
    xxx_users
    xxx_user_notes
    xxx_user_profiles
    xxx_user_usergroup_map

As well as these things there are also the attachments that correspond to the messages. These attachments are stored in ../media/kunena/attachments.

There may be mistakes or things that I have left out. If someone else wants to correct any mistakes or omissions that I made, please feel free to contribute to this discussion.
Last edit: 7 years 3 weeks ago by sozzled.

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7 years 3 weeks ago #77 by anfieldred

sozzled wrote:

anfieldred wrote: This is still an attempt to solve my previous problem, so I don't know why that topic was locked?

I locked the other topic because you wrote, I am going to start all over again. If this new site is an attempt to resolve other issues I have one simple question: Does this new site work? I mean, does the new site work without copying data from another site? Does this new site allow you to see things that you cannot see on your other site? That is my question.

If your new site does not allow you to see smilies or not let you insert images then it doesn't matter about how to copy all the other data, does it? So can we get the answer to the original question, please? Does this new website work? Yes or no? After that we can then talk about how to copy user tables and Kunena tables and attachment directories and files and all the other things that will take you the next four or five hours to do. :)


Yes it works flawlessly.

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7 years 3 weeks ago #78 by anfieldred

sozzled wrote:

anfieldred wrote: How do I import all the old posts, users, categories etc from my current Kunena installation to this [a new] installation?


Moving a Kunena forum from one site to another is relatively easy (if you're not interested in keeping any existing data on the target).

There are 24 database tables in a "no-frills" Kunena installation which are:

xxx_kunena_announcement
xxx_kunena_attachments
xxx_kunena_attachments_bak
xxx_kunena_categories
xxx_kunena_config
xxx_kunena_config_backup
xxx_kunena_favorites
xxx_kunena_groups
xxx_kunena_messages
xxx_kunena_messages_text
xxx_kunena_moderation
xxx_kunena_polls
xxx_kunena_polls_options
xxx_kunena_polls_users
xxx_kunena_ranks
xxx_kunena_sessions
xxx_kunena_smileys
xxx_kunena_subscriptions
xxx_kunena_subscriptions_categories
xxx_kunena_thankyou
xxx_kunena_users
xxx_kunena_users_banned
xxx_kunena_version
xxx_kunena_whoisonline

And, in addition to those, there are several other tables that hold Joomla user information, depending on what version of Joomla we are discussing.

  • In J! 1.5 there were some 7 tables:

    xxx_core_acl_aro
    xxx_core_acl_aro_groups
    xxx_core_acl_aro_map
    xxx_core_acl_aro_sections
    xxx_core_acl_groups_aro_map
    xxx_session
    xxx_users

  • In J! 2.5 there are some 6 tables:

    xxx_session
    xxx_usergroups
    xxx_users
    xxx_user_notes
    xxx_user_profiles
    xxx_user_usergroup_map

As well as these things there are also the attachments that correspond to the messages. These attachments are stored in ../media/kunena/attachments.

There may be mistakes or things that I have left out. If someone else wants to correct any mistakes or omissions that I made, please feel free to contribute to this discussion.


Thank you very much, everything appears to be working at this stage.

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7 years 2 weeks ago #79 by anfieldred
Right,
Having got all this to work, I was still unable to edit users profiles on the front page.

So i did a fresh install of Joomla 2.5 and a fresh install of Kunena. I did not add anything else and I used only the default templates.

But I am still unable to edit users profiles on the frontend. The button simply does not appear. Any ideas on where I am goin wrong?

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7 years 2 weeks ago - 7 years 2 weeks ago #80 by sozzled

anfieldred wrote: Having got all this to work ...

That's all that matters. What this means is that the process I described works and, if it worked for you, it will work for everyone. B)

Your other issue is off-topic and It has been dealt with separately. Please, in future, keep to the subject of the topic. Thank you.
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