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Kunena 5.1.7 Released - Security Release (20 Nov 2018)

The Kunena team has announce the arrival of Kunena 5.1.7 [K 5.1.7] 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.

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Solved Are there steps to install not using the url method

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6 years 7 months ago #1 by dianaNashif
Since my upgrade install of 1.7.2 is failing using the url method as stated in the instructions, can I install via the upload option? If so, do I browse to the the zip file (downloaded) or do I have to unpack it or something like that.

Is there anything else I need to do?

I am new to Joomla and Kunena forum, so sorry for being so perplexed....

Please can anyone help me!

Diana :unsure:

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6 years 7 months ago - 6 years 7 months ago #2 by sozzled


Joomla! extensions can be installed using one of three methods, as indicated below. Only one method is needed to install a given extension.

The normal procedure for installing a Joomla! extension is as follows:
  1. Download one or more archive files (normally ".zip" or "tar.gz" format) from the extension provider's web site to a local directory on your computer. Note that some extensions are installed as one file (for example, one component or module) while other Extensions might have two or more files (for example, a component and a module). If there are two or more parts, each one will have its own archive file.
  2. Choose one of the methods describe below (usually Package File)
  3. When it is finished, the screen will display the message "Install Component Success". If the installation is not successful, an error message will display.
  4. Depending on the extension, it may be necessary to enable the extension (for example, in the Module Manager or Plugin Manager).
  • Package File. (the common way)
    1. Browse to the location where you downloaded the extension's archive file.
    2. Then press "Upload File & Install". Joomla! will read the contents of the archive file and install the extension.

  • Install Directory. As an alternative to installing from an archive file, you can follow the steps below:
    1. Create a temporary directory on your local hard drive and unpack the Extension's archive file in this temporary directory.
    2. Using FTP, upload the contents of this directory (including files and subdirectories) to a directory on your server.
    3. In the Install Directory field specify the server directory where you uploaded the files and subdirectories of the package.
    4. Click on the Install button and Joomla! will install the contents of the given directory.

  • Install URL. A third alternative for installing an extension is as follows. Instead of downloading the archive file to your local computer, just specify the URL of the target archive file. Then click the "Install" button and Joomla! automatically installs it directly from this URL. Note that, with this method, you will not have a copy of the archive file on your local computer.
You can install Kunena in any of the abovementioned ways. The easiest way for most people is to use the Install URL method, but most people usually prefer the Package File way and others like to use the Install Directory approach. Sometimes one way doesn't work while another one does, so really it's a case of experimenting until you find a way that works for you. The way that does work (but takes the longest) is the Install Directory method. We recommend the Install URL method because it seems to be less troublesome than the Package File method - although, apparently, it wasn't trouble-free in your case for some reason.

Our recommended installation procedure is explained in K 1.6 & K 1.7 Installation Guide

I hope that helps.
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6 years 7 months ago #3 by dianaNashif
Biggest thank you, thank you...........all fixed, uploaded and my forum is back. You just made 35,000 members very happy Sozzled.

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