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 Kunena migration - how to?

4 months 3 weeks ago #1 by fooky
I can't find any usable information how to do that, so before I mess up...

1. Is there any smooth way to migrate Kunena 2.0.4 (Jomla 1.5.26) to anything that works with Joomla 3?
- I need to migrate few old sites...
2. What problems to expect?
3. In most of the new Kunena forums I see the same problem over and over again... really bad templates. Absolutely not user friendly...
Including this forum. So I'm kind of afraid to migrate... but I guess I have to...
Are there any user friendly free templates, which look and work just as good old Blue Eagle 2.0?
It wasn't perfect in terms of editing it's CSS, but at least it was doing its job...

Can anyone share some info, or links to migration tools that you recommend?
Any links please to some step by step instructions?

Ps. Can I migrate directly from Joomla 1.5.26 to Joomla 3, or I need to go through Joomla 2?
The same with Kunena... which version allows to migrate from 2.0.4 to any newer version?
And if I need to use Joomla 2 in the process - which Kunena works with Joomla 2?

I have visited some repo, but it doesn't say which Kunena works which which joomla version...
I know this is a basic knowledge for some of you... I know I could spend few days reading and trying, but I hope somebody remembers how to do that...
Yeah I know Joomla 1.5 is and old one... :unsure:

Hope somebody can give me a piece of advice.

Thanks in advance! :)

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4 months 3 weeks ago #2 by DigDug
Replied by DigDug on topic Kunena migration - how to?
I'll second that. I am trying to migrate from a private server to out live server, but exporting the tables and importing them into the new database is tricky and a Hit or miss. No options to export within Joomla and import into the new site?

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4 months 3 weeks ago #3 by rich
Replied by rich on topic Kunena migration - how to?
How you migrate your Joomla is indifferent, but the users must have the same IDs as before, otherwise the user assignment to their topics is not possible. Kunena is in principle easy to migrate, but you need as intermediate step a Joomla installation on php 5.

1. Create a complete backup
2. Migrate Joomla docs.joomla.org/Joomla_1.5_to_3.x_Step_by_Step_Migration
3. Install as intermedia step Kunena 4.0.12 (Kunena recognices the old tables and migrated this tables to the new structure)
4. Joomla 1.5 has another user management as Joomla 3.9. Therefore you must after the migration adjust all category permissions manually, otherwise users have no access and can't see the categories.
5. Check if all works
6. Now you can change to the current php version
7. Upgrade Kunena
8. Check again if all works
9. If you want, you can delete now all fb tables. They are not needed anymore after a successful migration

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