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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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Question [Merged Topic] Do Google spiders index pages when your forum doesn't allow access to guests?

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7 years 8 months ago - 7 years 8 months ago #1 by WebbR
Hi everybody, I have a Kunena Forum running with two categories. One is open to read for the public.
The other is just readable for special registered members.
Will Google or any other search engine be able to index this content???

GreetZ & THX Frank
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7 years 8 months ago - 7 years 8 months ago #2 by
The answer to your question "Will Google do something" depends on Google ... I would imagine. The answer also depends on whether you allow Google (or any other search engine) access to your website. In general terms, Kunena forum content is indexed and searchable by Google .

For example: www.google.com.au/#hl=en&sugexp=nspc&xhr...&fp=eaec104a31ca7666

There's your answer! :)
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7 years 8 months ago #3 by WebbR
Hey Sozzled, thank you for the answer, but maybe you misunderstood the question.
I know that Google is able to index the accessible forums content. My question was focussing on the category that is NOT accessible to the public (only accessible for Administrator or Moderator).

I would expect and suppose that those contents are not accessible for Google but I wanted to be sure.

I saw forums where Google and other Bots have an extra staus like an registred user. Is there such a "feature" in Kunena?

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7 years 8 months ago #4 by
Google and other 'bots have the same "status" as a guest - I would imagine. Have you seen examples where restricted Kunena forum content was indexed? I haven't.

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7 years 8 months ago #5 by WebbR
Ok that sounds good and is what I hoped and also supposed.
I'm absolutly new to Kunena and so I don't have any own experience.
Thats why I wanted have some expertise ;)
Thanks a lot for your answer!

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7 years 8 months ago - 7 years 8 months ago #6 by Newkun
I just wonder if i set "Registered Users Only" option as "Yes" on Security Tab on Kunena configuration,Can google spiders index those pages which don't allow to guests after the that setting?

I don't want to allow access guests in my forum.But i want to google spiders too? How does it work? Can anyone enlighten me about this subject...

thanks in advance
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7 years 8 months ago #7 by
This question has been asked and answered before.

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7 years 8 months ago #8 by Newkun
Sorry sozzled for opening new topic.I had missed this one.So google spiders can't access there...but i had seen in some forums the feature which can access google spiders to visit its content if even the content doesn't open for guests...But thank you i got the message..kunena doesn't work like that...

Thank you again...i hope i understand correctly,you know situation of my english :)

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7 years 3 months ago #9 by TheTub
Yep - I need this.

My forum is accessible by members only for read access but I would like to allow Googlebot and all the other spiders to access and index forum content.

Is this going to require a hack or is there a way of allow this in 1.6.5?

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