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Kunena 5.2 Beta 1 Released (24 Sep 2020)

The Kunena team is thrilled to announce the first public beta release 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 B1 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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Question How do I change the colors of my template in Kunena 1.6?

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9 years 11 months ago - 9 years 11 months ago #1 by fxstein
A question we hear a lot and something we have invested into with Kunena 1.6

Every template you install will be somewhat unique and it depends what the template author has designed for. With Kunena 1.6 we have added a full blown template manager. Not only does it make it very simple to install new templates, it also allows you to dynamically set template parameters without the need to edit css and html files.

On top of that these template settings stay in place with software upgrades, making it possible to customize, yet stay on top of the latest releases, without the headache of re-applying the same changes over and over.

So how does it work?

First check out the new template manager in the Kunena backend:



You can find it in the control panel of your Kunena backend. This is where you install and modify Kunena 1.6+ templates. No need for ftp, file explorers and touching files manually - most of it can be done directly in here.

Once you click on it you see the Template manager and all installed Kunena 1.6+ templates of your system:



You set the default template (yes there is dynamic multi template support in the works...), you install new Kunena templates (see out Extension directory: www.kunena.com/ked ) and you can edit the template parameters of your template by simply clicking on it:



This is where it gets really cool. Template designers can leverage these and any other template parameter to customize their templates without the need for manually editing css and html files. In the end you want to customize once and not after every upgrade.
In this case our designers have given you a couple options on what to place where, but also the ability to define color overrides.
Simply plug in a new color number (can come directly from tools like ColorZilla), save and refresh. Empty - means default values.
Lets say I want to change kunena.com to use orange headers and menus on the forum pages. All I have to do is plug my favorite orange color into these overrides.

Lets take #FF6600 - I picked that off another website using the Firefox plugin ColorZilla. All I do is enter it into the template parameters like that:



and click safe. Done. Colors are set and the front end looks like this:



Change the colors to anything you like and just safe the settings. You can upgrade your site to the latest versions and never worry about loosing the color and other template settings.

Just another improvement in Kunena 1.6 that will make a lot of site admins lives way easier.

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Last edit: 9 years 11 months ago by fxstein.
The following user(s) said Thank You: hkymre, ke4obt, bigal0228, weise
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9 years 11 months ago #2 by GooRu
Ugh...

I'm banging on this and only getting half way there. I can enter new color values in the module but up front the MAIN TOPIC bar remains blue.

I've ripped through the CSS and changed some values there, but no changes up front! I'm just going for green rther then blue...

Any ideas?

curt
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9 years 10 months ago #3 by bigmike0601
joomla! 1.5.21
K1.6
default blue eagle template
www.marguglio.com

I have entered the color green,#009900, into all the fields in the template manager on the backend as decribed in the sticky. Only the very bottom has changed. What am I doing wrong?

Mike
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9 years 10 months ago - 9 years 10 months ago #4 by sozzled
Which "sticky" is that?

What was the filename that you changed? Did you read Minified CSS ? It looks like you didn't make all the necessary changes.

Simple solution to the problem: Firebug will show you what you've missed.
Last edit: 9 years 10 months ago by sozzled.
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9 years 10 months ago #5 by bigmike0601
According to the following sticky post it can be done in the template manager, but im having problems.

www.kunena.com/forum/159-k-16-common-que...emplate-in-kunena-16
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9 years 10 months ago #6 by bigmike0601
joomla! 1.5.21
K1.6
default blue eagle template
www.marguglio.com

I have entered the color green,#009900, into all the fields in the template manager/backend as decribed in the sticky. Only the very bottom has changed. What am I doing wrong?

Mike
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9 years 10 months ago #7 by GooRu
Exact same prob I am having.
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9 years 10 months ago #8 by fxstein
There is a fix in the upcoming 1.6.1 that will take care of your color issues. The colors did not get applied to all headers as they should have. Give us a few more days to release 1.6.1 and this will be solved for you.

Thx!

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9 years 10 months ago #9 by GooRu
Awesome thanks!

Curt
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9 years 10 months ago #10 by bigmike0601
excellent, thanks so much!
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