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Kunena 6.0.8 Released (17 Jan 2023)
The Kunena team has announce the arrival of Kunena 6.0.8 [K 6.0.8] which is now available for download as a native Joomla extension for J! 4.2.x. This version addresses most of the issues that were discovered in K 6.0 and issues discovered during the development stages of K 6.0.
Question How do i have 2 types of members but 1 has full access and 1 has limited access to the forum?
electrical workers who want a private site and the public .
I have set one category for the public and used jrpassphras e to allow automatic registration if you know the pass phrase( which u would if u are an electrician)for the electrical workers.
This works ok apart from when the public posts they cant log in and therefore don't get emailed when there is a reply to their post and they have to keep checking back to see if there is a reply.
My question is is the another way to tackle this problem? any creative soulutions?
How would other people handle different access levels of people? it it all email?
As far as setting up the forum categories is concerned, the information I offered you before takes care of the how things work by relying upon Joomla's inbuilt ACL security mechanisms. If, on the other hand, you want to rely on some pass-phrase technique then it probably comes as a disappointment to you to reply that I know of no such method that works in Kunena.
The approach is to have people register and then, somehow, categorise the membership. If I understand in correctly, you want this categorisation to be done seamlessly and automatically. The result of this categorisation is to apply different ACL rules for these "specialist" accounts.
The good news is that there are products that do this (although I, personally, have no first-hand experience how to use them). The alternative method is to perform the user categorisation manually, as we do here at www.kunena.org . We, too, have categories on this forum that exist but that are not accessible to the general public or to "limited access" logged-in accounts. Therefore the solution is not only possible but it is proven. The question that you need to wrestle with is whether a reliable, secure, automated means can be found to categorise your site membership or whether you're comfortable doing this sorting "by hand".
Problem is i cant try it as my site is still J1.5.26! and i am not that confident to upgrade as previous attempts have been a disaster. Although there appears to be a better solution to jupgrade now sp upgrade.
Wait for a rainy day i guess
Sorry. It looks like it's "back to the drawing board" for you.
I had assumed, wrongly, that we were discussing a solution that would work with the current supported Joomla platform. My mistake :blush:
So i guess there is plenty of post on how to bring the kunena data over to a new site?
will take a look