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Kunena 5.1.14 Released - Security release (13 Aug 2019)

The Kunena team is proud to announce the arrival of Kunena 5.1.14 [K5.1.14] which is now available for download as a native Joomla extension for Joomla 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 5.1.14. This update fixed 1 security issue.

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Merged "WARNING: Currently Create Menu will break all but default menu alias/link pointing to Kunena Menu."

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8 years 4 months ago - 8 years 4 months ago #21 by SpencerK
Hello.

I would cry if I was not laughing so hard. I, mistakenly, clicked the "Create Menu" button in the control panel. Now my entire forum is broke. I cannot create links to any page, no existing forum links work. Even when I actually try link via a menu link to the newly created forum links I get "Problem loading page - Firefox has detected that the server is redirecting the request for this address in a way that will never complete."

How can such a dire, critical, issue such as this not be listed clearly anywhere on the control panel "create menu" button that such a thing could happen if you click this link.

Is there a fix for this I cannot find, I have been searching for hours. Just the thought of having to recreate my entire forum, losing all my posts, because I mistakenly clicked one wrong button is extremely worrying.

Thanks.

EDIT: I choose to reinstall my entire site again from a backup. But this issue should be documented, or displayed better.

Thank you anyway, please delete this post.

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Joomla default template details : bulks_template_final02 | author: | version: 1.0 | creationdate: 2011-04-18

Kunena default template details : Aphotic II | author: snilloconator | version: 1.6.3 | creationdate: 2010-12-30

Kunena version detailled: Installed version: 1.6.3 | Build: 4344 | Version name: Parlare | Kunena detailled configuration:

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Third-party components: AlphaUserPoints: Disabled or not installed | CommunityBuilder: Disabled or not installed | Jomsocial: Disabled or not installed | UddeIm: Disabled or not installed

Third-party SEF components: sh404sef: Installed (Version : 2.2.5.964) | ARTIO JoomSEF: Disabled or not installed | AceSEF: Disabled or not installed

Plugins: System - Mootools12: Disabled | System - Mootools Upgrade: Disabled | JFirePHP: Disabled or not installed | Kunena Discuss: Disabled or not installed | Kunena Search: Disabled or not installed | My Kunena Forum Menu: Disabled or not installed | My Kunena Forum Posts: Disabled or not installed

Modules: Kunena Latest: Disabled or not installed | Kunena Stats: Disabled or not installed | Kunena Login: Disabled or not installed

Last edit: 8 years 4 months ago by SpencerK.

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8 years 4 months ago #22 by sozzled
G'day, Spencer. I'm sorry to hear that, in a moment of "click-happy ignorance", you managed to cause the kind of problem you now have. Fortunately the remedy is fairly simple (as I've mentioned several dozen times before). I would like to refer you to something I posted only a few moments ago in another topic: No forum links working, forum visible but cannot view posts .

What is important to the project, however, is that using the Create Menu feature (when you already have a working Joomla menu) should cause any problem ... let alone the problem that you now seem to be having. However, as I have written on many occasions before, if you should find yourself in this situation, the solution is easy: trash all your existing Joomla menu items that contain references to your Kunena forum; delete the menu trash; use the the Create Menu feature.

I will also ask the development team if this kind of click-happy action should cause the kinds of problems that you seem to be having and if there is a way to prevent people from doing these things accidentally.

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8 years 3 months ago #23 by stuart
Hi

I seem to be having the same problem as discussed here. If I turned off the 3 SEO settings under Global Configuration I am able to access Kunena.

I had made some minor alterations to my .htaccess file so I changed it back to the standard file distributed with Joomla 1.5.22 and turned on the 3 SEO settings and was still unable to access Kunena.

I turned them off again and as a result of trial and error found that Kunena was OK when (1) use apache mod_rewrite and (2) add suffix to URLs were turned on, but the moment that I turned on Search Engine Friendly URLs I was unable to access Kunena. This is with a standard Joomla distributed .htaccess file.

I would like to be able to use SEF URLs on my site so any suggestions would be appreciated.

Apache: 2.2.17
PHP: 5.3.5
MySQL: 5.5.9
Joomla: 1.5.22
MS Server 2003 R2
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8 years 3 months ago #24 by sozzled
It is more than likely, stuart, that you have not properly defined your Kunena menu links and that is why turning off SEO seems to work. Please see what I have posted about the trash-burn-build technique to restore your Kunena menu and you will then be able to reactivate Joomla SEO.

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7 years 5 months ago #25 by cyberrick
When I log in to the forum and click on "Welcome Mat" the system hangs and seems to try and go there but never does. Here's the link: mtnwestdesign.com/index.php/forum/2-welcome-mat . This is after a fresh install of 1.6.

Please help.

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7 years 5 months ago - 7 years 5 months ago #26 by sozzled
G'day, cyberrick, and welcome to Kunena.

K 1.6.3 is not supported.

I visited your site and you have a few problems; the main problem - the problem that you've asked advice about - is caused by the way that you've set up your Joomla menu.

I suggest that you uninstall Kunena and then install K 1.7.2. Please read K 1.6 & K 1.7 Installation Guide . If you really must have your own forum menu item (instead of the one that is installed for you as part of the installation procedure) then read Customised menus .
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