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The Kunena team has announce the arrival of Kunena 188.8.131.52 [K 6.1.3] which is now available for download as a native Joomla extension for J! 4.2.x/4.3.x. This version addresses most of the issues that were discovered in K 6.1.0 and issues discovered during the last development stages of K 6.1
Solved J! 2.5.7 + K 2.0.2 + shape5_vertex template -> cookie problems
With sef urls turned on and Use URL rewriting on, every topic visited in Kunena creates a client-side cookie.
Eventually a client error occurs:-
Bad Request - Your browser sent a request that the server could not understand.
Size of a request header field exceeds server limit
When sef urls are turned off - there are no client-side cookies set.
with J1.5.26 - there are no cookie problems
with j1.7.5 - we get problems with cookies and all the versions after that.
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If people want other people to provide a rapid response, the more information that people provide up front (without us having to continually remind them) the better. The configuration report provides that information.
My guesses as to the cause of this problem are a wrongly-configured implementation of Joomla SEO, a custom .htaccess file, another Joomla extension that's interfering with Kunena (or Joomla) or, possibly, something amiss with the Joomla menu or Kunena configuration settings. In the first instance it's important to get back to basics: standard Joomla SEO (remove any third-party players from the game); standard Kunena menu; default Kunena configuration settings (including Blue Eagle template).
I have moved this topic from the Kunena 2.0 Support (reporting defects) category because (a) in the two months following the release of K 2.0.2, I think it would be reasonable to expect that we would have received many other reports of this situation occurring and (b) your report lacks vital information that allows us to further investigate your situation.
The install that's causing the issues we have come across is the following:
• Joomla 2.5.7
• Kunena 2.02
SEF & Mod Rewrite are on and no manual customisation has been made to the htaccess file.
I did install JoomSEF and de installed it as soon as I realised it did not benefit Kunena.
Curiously, we have tested Kunena 2.02 in Jomla 2.57 with no SEF and get very few cookies
We've also tested in Joomla 1.7 with SEF and get a lot of cookies but not in Joomla 1.5.
We really would prefer to run Kunena in Joomla 2.5.7 but if we can't bottom out how these cookies are being generated and limit them to a sensible size then we'll have to hand code a template for Joomla 1.5 as Kunena is by far one of the best forums available that integrates with Joomla but the configuration of Joomla 2.5.7 with SEF & Kunena 2.0.2 just seems to be a headache for users.
Configuration data below:
Database collation check: The collation of your table fields are correct
Legacy mode: Disabled | Joomla! SEF: Disabled | Joomla! SEF rewrite: Disabled | FTP layer: Disabled |
This message contains confidential informationhtaccess: Exists | PHP environment: Max execution time: 30 seconds | Max execution memory: 64M | Max file upload: 10M
Kunena menu details:Warning: Spoiler!
ID Name Menutype Link Path 110 Tenerife Forum mainmenu view=home&defaultmenu=110 tenerife-forum 111 Forum Home mainmenu view=category&layout=list&catid=0 tenerife-forum/forum-home 112 Recent Topics mainmenu view=topics&mode=replies tenerife-forum/recent 113 New Topic mainmenu view=topic&layout=create&catid= tenerife-forum/newtopic 114 No Replies mainmenu view=topics&mode=noreplies tenerife-forum/noreplies 116 Profile mainmenu view=user tenerife-forum/profile 121 Edit My Profile mainmenu view=user&layout=edit tenerife-forum/profile/edit-my-profile 115 My Topics mainmenu view=topics&layout=user&mode=default tenerife-forum/mylatest 117 Help mainmenu view=misc tenerife-forum/help 118 Search mainmenu view=search tenerife-forum/search 156 Main Forum mainmenu view=category&catid=1 forum/main-forum 161 Welcome Mat mainmenu view=category&catid=2 forum/main-forum/welcome-mat 164 Rules & Guidelines mainmenu view=category&catid=43 forum/main-forum/rules-guidelines 165 General Chat mainmenu view=category&catid=7 forum/main-forum/general-chat 166 Moderators Lounge mainmenu view=category&catid=52 forum/main-forum/moderators-lounge 159 Tenerife mainmenu view=category&catid=9 forum/tenerife 162 Living in Tenerife mainmenu view=category&catid=10 forum/tenerife/living-in-tenerife 168 Employment mainmenu view=category&catid=16 forum/tenerife/employment 169 Out and About mainmenu view=category&catid=26 forum/tenerife/out-and-about 170 Visiting Tenerife mainmenu view=category&catid=1 forum/tenerife/visiting-tenerife 171 Sports and Hobbies mainmenu view=category&catid=32 forum/tenerife/sports-and-hobbies 172 The Beauty Parlour mainmenu view=category&catid=37 forum/tenerife/the-beauty-parlour 173 Tenerife General Chat mainmenu view=category&catid=61 forum/tenerife/tenerife-general-chat 160 The Marketplace mainmenu view=category&catid=13 forum/the-marketplace 174 Yellow Pages mainmenu view=category&catid=53 forum/the-marketplace/yellow-pages 167 Living in Tenerife mainmenu view=category&catid=1 forum/living-in-tenerife
Joomla default template details : shape5_vertex | author: Shape5.com | version: 2.0 | creationdate: January 2012
Kunena default template details : Blue Eagle 2.0 | author: Kunena Team | version: 2.0.2 | creationdate: 2012-09-02
Kunena version detailed: Kunena 2.0.2 | 2012-09-02 [ Botschafter ]
| Kunena detailed configuration:| Kunena integration settings:Warning: Spoiler!
Kunena config settings: board_offline 0 enablerss 1 threads_per_page 20 messages_per_page 10 messages_per_page_search 15 showhistory 1 historylimit 6 shownew 1 disemoticons 0 template blue_eagle showannouncement 1 avataroncat 0 catimagepath category_images showchildcaticon 1 rtewidth 450 rteheight 300 enableforumjump 1 reportmsg 1 username 1 askemail 0 showemail 0 showuserstats 0 showkarma 1 useredit 1 useredittime 0 useredittimegrace 600 editmarkup 1 allowsubscriptions 1 subscriptionschecked 0 allowfavorites 1 maxsubject 50 maxsig 300 regonly 0 pubwrite 0 floodprotection 30 mailmod 0 mailadmin 0 captcha 0 mailfull 1 allowavatarupload 1 allowavatargallery 1 avatarquality 75 avatarsize 2048 imageheight 800 imagewidth 800 imagesize 150 filetypes txt,rtf,pdf,zip,tar.gz,tgz,tar.bz2 filesize 120 showranking 1 rankimages 1 userlist_rows 30 userlist_online 1 userlist_avatar 1 userlist_name 1 userlist_posts 1 userlist_karma 1 userlist_email 0 userlist_usertype 0 userlist_joindate 1 userlist_lastvisitdate 1 userlist_userhits 1 latestcategory 0 showstats 0 showwhoisonline 0 showgenstats 0 showpopuserstats 0 popusercount 5 showpopsubjectstats 1 popsubjectcount 5 usernamechange 0 showspoilertag 1 showvideotag 1 showebaytag 1 trimlongurls 1 trimlongurlsfront 40 trimlongurlsback 20 autoembedyoutube 1 autoembedebay 1 ebaylanguagecode en-us sessiontimeout 1800 highlightcode 1 rss_type topic rss_timelimit week rss_limit 100 rss_included_categories rss_excluded_categories rss_specification rss2.0 rss_allow_html 1 rss_author_format name rss_author_in_title 1 rss_word_count 0 rss_old_titles 1 rss_cache 900 defaultpage recent default_sort asc sef 1 sefutf8 0 showimgforguest 1 showfileforguest 1 pollnboptions 4 pollallowvoteone 1 pollenabled 1 poppollscount 5 showpoppollstats 1 polltimebtvotes 00:15:00 pollnbvotesbyuser 100 pollresultsuserslist 1 maxpersotext 50 ordering_system mesid post_dateformat ago post_dateformat_hover datetime hide_ip 0 imagetypes jpg,jpeg,gif,png checkmimetypes 1 imagemimetypes image/jpeg,image/jpg,image/gif,image/png imagequality 50 thumbheight 32 thumbwidth 32 hideuserprofileinfo put_empty boxghostmessage 0 userdeletetmessage 0 latestcategory_in 1 topicicons 1 debug 0 catsautosubscribed 0 showbannedreason 1 version_check 1 showthankyou 1 showpopthankyoustats 1 popthankscount 5 mod_see_deleted 1 bbcode_img_secure text listcat_show_moderators 1 lightbox 1 show_list_time 168 show_session_type 1 show_session_starttime 1 userlist_allowed 1 userlist_count_users 0 enable_threaded_layouts 1 category_subscriptions topic topic_subscriptions every pubprofile 0 thankyou_max 10 email_recipient_count 10 email_recipient_privacy bcc captcha_post_limit 0 keywords 0 userkeywords 0 image_upload registered file_upload registered topic_layout flat time_to_create_page 1 show_imgfiles_manage_profile 1 hold_newusers_posts 0 hold_guest_posts 0 attachment_limit 3 pickup_category 0 article_display intro send_emails 1 fallback_english 1 cache 1 cache_time 60 iptracking 1 plugins Array| Joomla! detailed language files installed:Warning: Spoiler!Kunena - AlphaUserPoints Disabled
Kunena - Community Builder Disabled
Kunena - Gravatar Disabled
Kunena - JomSocial Disabled
Kunena - Joomla Enabled: access=1 login=1
Kunena - Kunena Enabled: avatar=1 profile=1
Kunena - UddeIM Disabled
Joomla! languages installed: en-GB English (United Kingdom)
Third-party components: UddeIM 2.8
Third-party SEF components: None
Modules: Kunena Latest 2.0.2 | Kunena Stats 2.0.2
Hope the above is of some use.
We have received many reports (not good ones) about Shape5 templates.
The cookies issue is probably related to the webhost. Have you tried K 2.0 on a different webhost?
Your menu is over-complicated. Try with the basic Kunena menu. This probably explains why your SEF/SEO is a mess, too.
I'm sorry that there's little "science" in my response. I'm only using your configuration report and aiming at the most likely suspects. Have you tried the When all else fails, try this approach to rule out the template, the webhost and the menu?
We've tested both on a cPanel server provided by one of the largest data centres in the US, locally on local server, running Ubuntu 12.10; Apache2, with various Joomla templates and versions and we can tell you quite categorically that the issueONLY EVER OCCURS with the following configuration:
Joomla 2.5.7 + Kunena 2.0.2 installation + SEF & Mod Rewrite
If I disable SEF in Joomla 2.5.7 we still get cookies but nothing like the volume.
If we use a different template, same issues.
The only way we have been able to get it to work is with Joomla 1.5 + Kunena 2.0.2 & SEF etc turned on. 1 cookie.
Now you may see this as a slant against Kunena, it's not. I'm a developer with 17+ years experience and I simply want to find out what is causing the issue and resolve it.
The configuration posted above should be sufficient but feel free to ask for more information should you need it.
From what you have written, I think we should continue to eliminate as many possible causes as we can until we are left with the most basic configuration that clearly points to K 2.0.2 as the culprit. This is why I suggest that you create, on your current webhosting, a "vanilla-flavoured" J 2.5.7 site (with SEO enabled)', no other extensions/third-party templates installed, K 2.0.2 "out-of-the-box" with no changes made to it and see if the "cookie monster" makes its appearance under those conditions. This should take you about an hour to do this simple test.
That's what we did do, both on a local and remote server.
What's strange is that the following configurations produce one or possibly only a few cookies:
• Joomla 1.5 + Kunena 2 with SEF and Mod rewrite enabled
• Joomla 1.7 / 2.5 + Kunena 2 with SEF and mod rewrite disabled
If we disable SEF in the last installation and clear all cookies in cache we are still left with a few cookies, more than we we would like.
I'm thinking it's neither Kunena nor Joomla at fault but the combination of the two.
I have lots of spare domains so if you like I can setup an account and PM the details so you can replicate yourself as I know that when troubleshooting that's the hardest part, replicating the problem.
When I visit the wesbite shown in your config. report I do not get any messages like the following:
Bad Request - Your browser sent a request that the server could not understand.
Size of a request header field exceeds server limit
I wonder if this is a browser issue? What browser are you using? I do not have any issues like what you're having if I use Firefox 16.0.1, Internet Explorer 9 or Google Chrome 22.
I assume that I should see the error message (as reported in msg #1 of this topic) as soon as I go to the forum page. Is that correct?
We do not have a PM feature at this website.
Do you see a manifestation of the problem here at www.kunena.org - because we're using J! 2.5.7 + standard Joomla SEO and the standard Kunena menu here - well, it's almost "standard".