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Kunena 5.1.6.1 Released - Security Release (09 Nov 2018)

The Kunena team has announce the arrival of Kunena 5.1.6 [K 5.1.6] 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. This is a Security release.

K5.1.6.1 is a install update.

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Loved Migrating Kunena from Joomla 2.5.2X to Joomla 3.3

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4 years 5 months ago #1 by colin99
I thought I would share this with the Kunena user base -

I got a component called SP (which is a migration tool [commercial])
for migrating from Joomla 2.5.2X to Joomla 3.3X --
and it seems to handle Kunena quite well -

Is a simple matter of doing a a.) NO SAMPLE DATA install of Joomla 3.3.X
on ones hosting site, b.) Installing Kunena on the Joomla 3.3.X site,
c.) making sure there is little or no sample data installed, d.) installing the component/extension and then e.)
following the simple instructions for migrating users, content, categories, etc...
and even migrating the db entries of Kunena.

The migration went well - took around 10 minutes for various steps.

The only migration bug that I found with Kunena was the fact that existing
users cannot see their existing avatars NOR can they edit their profile NOR can they edit their avatars.

The error message comes up: "User already exists..."

I can create a new user in Kunena and add an avatar and edit everything.

If anyone wants more details on this migration tool, just ask me or search for it over at the Joomla site in migration tools. I highly recommend it.
Migrating my forums was the most mission critical thing to me and I am so happy this went as well as it did. :)

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4 years 5 months ago #2 by sozzled

colin99 wrote: The only migration bug that I found with Kunena was the fact that existing users cannot see their existing avatars NOR can they edit their profile NOR can they edit their avatars.

There's probably a very good reason for this, for example see Users are unable to change or upload avatar images (Gravatar plugin is enabled) . Maybe that's what has happened in your case?

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4 years 5 months ago - 4 years 5 months ago #3 by colin99
Nope - not that.

Any edits get the "Notice - User name in use" error.

I will keep digging --

Can provide a config report if you want.
Heck, I will do that now.

Come to think of it -- this might be that the migration from Joomla 2.5.x
to Joomla 3.x is changing the forum user ID tags in some way. Will investigate.

LOVE Kunena!
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4 years 5 months ago #4 by colin99
My report.

This message contains confidential information

Database collation check: The collation of your table fields are correct

Joomla! SEF: Enabled | Joomla! SEF rewrite: Enabled | FTP layer: Disabled |

This message contains confidential information
htaccess: Exists | PHP environment: Max execution time: 120 seconds | Max execution memory: 256M | Max file upload: 9900000

Kunena menu details:

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Joomla default template details : rt_vermilion | author: RocketTheme, LLC | version: 1.0 | creationdate: Unknown

Kunena default template details : Blue Eagle | author: Kunena Team | version: 3.0.5 | creationdate: 2014-03-09

Kunena version detailed: Kunena 3.0.5 | 2014-03-09 [ Invecchiato ]
| Kunena detailed configuration:

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| Kunena integration settings:
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| Joomla! detailed language files installed:
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Third-party components: None

Third-party SEF components: None

Plugins: None

Modules: Kunena Latest 3.0.1

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4 years 5 months ago #5 by colin99
FIXED!

In doing the migration from Joomla 2.5.x to Joomla 3.x
it created an identical user, let's say USERX with one ID of XX
and another identical USERX with an ID of XXX

I did not know that was possible with Joomla to have two users with the
identical userid!

Anyhow --

Onwards!

;)

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4 years 5 months ago #6 by sozzled
I'm not sure that it's possible (in a pure database sense) to have two user accounts with the same user id. It is theoretically possible to have two user accounts with the same username but the Joomla registration procedure prevents this from happening in practice.

Here's the structure of the index for the Joomla user table that illustrates the technical impossibility of having two accounts with the same user id but the technical possibility of having two accounts with the same username (even though, in practice, this is highly improbable).

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4 years 5 months ago #7 by colin99
Yup - they had different ID's but the same USERID -- and this was the byproduct of the FRESH INSTALL with no sample data -- I just arbitrarily used my "old stand-by" userid --

When I migrated user data with the plugin I do not recall it popping any DB errors --

To fix the problem, I changed the USERID of the same_name_user with the XXX ID tag
leaving the original same_name_user with the XX ID tag and all was well after that.
Truth be told, in a DB of some 1000's of users, it would have been the only userid
with an avatar/user profile edit issue. So nobody else would have been effected.

By and large, I anticipated that a 2.5.XX to 3.3X migration WITH Kunena would have been a
brutal process but with the SP Migration extension it was a breeze...
proving that sometimes, the commercial plugin is the way to go.

All the best everyone!

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