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Blue Eagle 1.5.2 Released (11 Dec 2018)

The Kunena team has announce the arrival of Kunena Blue Eagle 1.5.2 which is now available for download as a native Joomla extension for Kunena 5.1. This version addresses most of the issues that were discovered in K 1.5.1 and issues discovered during the development stages of K 1.5.2.

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Question One forum on multiple websites, same server

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8 years 3 weeks ago #1 by astonix
Hi guys,

I would like to replicate the forum I have on one website onto a secondary website situated on the same web server. I want registered user to be able to post into the forum on any of the websites and have that post etc replicated across to the forum on the other website.

Is this possible? (components etc)

Any help is much appreciated.

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8 years 3 weeks ago - 8 years 3 weeks ago #2 by sozzled
Replied by sozzled on topic One forum on multiple websites, same server
This is a really good question. I thought we had discussed this topic previously and I spent a while looking for where that was but I can't locate it now.

To answer this question requires answering a few other questions first, so let's look at the issues.

From a practical viewpoint, it's difficult to imagine why it's better to have one forum service the needs of four other distinctly different websites, each of which have their own rules, registration processes, content and activities. If each of these websites is distinctly different it would not normally seem unreasonable that each site should have its own forum dedicated to those separate purposes for which the sites were setup in the first place.

From a technical viewpoint, Kunena (like all other Joomla extensions) relies upon the Joomla user table in order to pair the messages with those who wrote them. This means that a user needs to register with the website where the Kunena extension has been installed before they can post messages on the forum (unless the forum allows anonymous/guest posting). If you have four websites, each of which has its own separate Joomla user table, the difficulty is to map those user accounts to the website that runs the Kunena forum. Most importantly, each website must use unique user identifiers so that messages are properly paired up with the authors.

One possible solution, to permit users of four different websites, to come together in one discussion forum, is to create a fifth website that runs the forum. Each of the four websites could have a link to the forum site. The practical problem, however, is that, when users are redirected to the forum site, people would have to be registered with that site and would have to login to use it. I can anticipate that your next question will be "how can I have a single user sign-on that's honoured across all of these websites?" I don't know the answer to that question, sorry.

So the difficulty lies not with Kunena but with Joomla.
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7 years 5 months ago #3 by krumz
Hello,

I have a very similar situation only I started the process of installing on a second website.

Before I read this topic I was going to install Kunena 1.6.3 on a second website I have, and then test the upgrade process to 1.6.4 (I've never done it before with this component and I'm a chicken to try it on an active website).

When I installed K1.6.3 on 2nd site I got the upgrade to K1.6.4 message (something like that), anyway not knowing what to do I unpublished the component. Can I uninstall it from my test site and it won't affect the forum on my live site?

Hope I'm making sense? Thanks.

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