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Kunena 5.2 RC3 Released (Today)

The Kunena team is thrilled to announce the third public release candidate of Kunena 5.2, a native Joomla extension for Joomla 3.9. This is a development release and should be only be used for testing; this version is not recommended for live websites at this stage.

The purpose of this release is to encourage testing by downloading, installing and identifying any problems or shortcomings that people may discover. K 5.2.0 RC3 is stable and we are aware that people will discover defects. We encourage you to use the forum to report defects, as soon as they are discovered, so that the development team can work through the problems before the release of K 5.1 as a stable product. Reporting defects does not mean that the problems can or will be fixed. The Kunena team is looking forward to hearing your feedback on how well we have achieved our design goals.

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Merged [Merged topic] How to upload, insert and display an image attachment

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10 years 2 months ago #11 by aeyeight
Oho!!:woohoo: I'm very silly.:blush:

This is first time to see the "insert" button :blink:

Big thanks for you Sozzled.

Br,
aey
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10 years 1 month ago #12 by AnyWay
Replied by AnyWay on topic [Info] How to upload image
Hello,
I'm new to Kunena 1.6.
I can't find how to upload an image directly to my domain as I used to do in Kunena 1.5.*.
I find the attachment only. With the Image link I can't upload images to my domain.
Is there a way to do it?

Thanks.

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10 years 1 month ago #13 by xillibit
Replied by xillibit on topic [Info] How to upload image
Hello,

In kunena 1.6, the attachments field allow you to upload files and images, whereas in k1.5.x, you had two fields one for files and an another one for images.

I don't provide support by PM, because this can be useful for someone else.

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10 years 1 month ago - 10 years 1 month ago #14 by tisiman
Replied by tisiman on topic [Info] How to upload image
Hello

Yes this is really very awkward behavior, I wonder how you explain this to normal users.

I made some trials www.kunena.com/playground/main/65368-re-...as-attachement#65368

A normal user would try the image button and quickly give up on the bb-code stuff he does not understand, no images attached, leaving the forum for good. The tech nerd would attach the image and click on insert and then still be surprised he gets some [attachment] bb-code rather than [img].
The administrator would then like to re-size this image, because the tech nerd did not care and fills the whole page. But this is not possible with the [attachment] code. :(

Requests: Use [img] for image attachments. Rename attachments to Images/Attachment and only Images when attachments are disallowed. Add explanation in the empty field on the right.
Last edit: 10 years 1 month ago by tisiman.

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10 years 1 month ago #15 by fxstein
Replied by fxstein on topic [Info] How to upload image
Unfortunately the use and function of [img] in bbcode is a widely accepted standard. It links an external img into the text. Kunena would be the only bbcode solution changing that behavior.

I run a VERY non computer literate site for motorcycles, and the members picked up on the new attachment process within 1-2 days - they love it. Never seen more images attached to posts.
The vast majority of users here reacted very positive to the new attachment feature too. I am sorry to hear that in your two cases you find it difficult.

What we really need to do is to writeup a better bbcode 'handbook' and explain to users how to use it - with example screenshots and a link from the bbcode editor page to that documentation.

We love stars on the Joomla Extension Directory . :-)

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10 years 1 month ago - 10 years 1 month ago #16 by sozzled
Replied by sozzled on topic [Info] How to upload image
Excellent observations, everyone. :)

As much as one tries to make a product easy and intuitive to use someone will demand that you write a 160-page reference guide that includes precise instructions that show people how to hold the mouse correctly in their right hand and every one of the million ways to work around the problem if you're not right-handed, lack mobility in your right hand, are disabled, and a translation of those instructions in 25 different languages including the rare dialect of a tongue spoken by 12 pygmy tribesman who live in a remote village of Burkina Fasa.

I realise that what I've just written is taking things to absurd lengths but, what I'm really trying to say, is that it's our job - every one of us (I mean all website aministrators) - to help users to learn how to use those tools that we've provided for them. I began this task on my own websites several years ago and I don't think that I'll ever finish it. I attempted this kind of thing with A basic forum help page for beginners . I remember, not long after I created that article for the Wiki, I received some not-so-encouraging feedback from one or two people who felt that my article was too elementary ... too basic. It just shows you that you neither can write too little or too much because you won't please everyone.

I remember that I've written something before in the forum about how to upload and insert images . I guess this is just "one of those things" ... B)
Last edit: 10 years 1 month ago by sozzled.

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10 years 1 month ago #17 by joey2509
Replied by joey2509 on topic Thumbnails
I have a site that users post a lot of images. I love the way you can now add more than one picture to a post but it shows them in a very small thumbnail until you click on them. How do I change that size, I did try in the config in the thumbnail setting of the upload tab but nothing changed.

Thanks for the help and I love 1.6

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10 years 1 month ago #18 by sozzled
joey2509: please see what I wrote above about how to upload and insert images in the body of your message display.

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10 years 1 month ago #19 by joey2509
I still dont see how to change that thubnail size.

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10 years 1 month ago #20 by sozzled
joey2509: Maybe I misunderstood what you want to do.

Do you only want to show thumbnails but you don't want to show the image (rescaled to fit into the message display)? And you're not happy with physical dimensions of the .gif that indicates a users attached an image they uploaded to your site when they submitted their post? Is this what you are asking about?

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