Kunena 5.2 RC 1 Released (Yesterday)

The Kunena team is thrilled to announce the first 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 RC1 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.

Question Two Sites using One Database?

4 years 4 months ago - 4 years 4 months ago #1 by Burly Nerd
The way this particular Joomla! site is set up, the database server is on a different server at the same host. I am considering setting up a second Joomla! site, at the same host, but pointing to the same MySQL database.

The idea is that both Joomla! sites will have the full set of Forums available, but each of them will send visitors to a different forum, when they first arrive. I don't want visitors to have to register twice.

They are both sites about the same community, but one site is focused on government issues, while the other is focused on entertainment and food. All of the Kunena settings will be kept identical on each site.

As an alternative, I am considering setting up the forums on their own, single site, and sending visitors to that, from the other two sites. I will simply have to set up an intuitive way for them to return to their original site, if I do that.

Do you see any major problems with doing this? I plan to start building this tomorrow, so I would appreciate any forewarnings that may prevent me from wasting my time.

Thanks in advance, for any constructive comments.

Last edit: 4 years 4 months ago by Burly Nerd.

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4 years 4 months ago #2 by sozzled

Burly Nerd wrote: Do you see any major problems with doing this?

Your idea should theoretically work however there is the potential if two sets of SQL transactions hit the database at exactly the same time, that some database updates might be transacted out of sequence and, because MySQL is not an transactional database, there's no roll-back facility. But, theoretically, it should work.

I remember—a few years ago—running a couple of sites that shared the same database and I didn't encounter any errors.
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