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Kunena 5.1.5 Released - Security Release (14 Oct 2018)

The Kunena team has announce the arrival of Kunena 5.1.5 [K 5.1.5] which is now available for download as a native Joomla extension for J! 3.8.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.

Question Convert Kunena 2.x template to Kunena 4.x

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2 years 3 months ago #1 by adellaguardia
Hello, I purchased an apparently old template for Kunena, which upon installation, crashed the forum (screenshot).
I assume this is because it's a 2.x template installed in a 4.x Kunena installation.

Can you please point me to a tutorial on how to convert an old Kunena 2.x template to 4.x? I don't think the site I purchased the template from monitors support or responds to support requests, so rather than giving up and throwing away my employer's money, I want to try to convert the template instead.

Thank you!
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2 years 3 months ago - 2 years 3 months ago #2 by 810
try this: JFactory::getDate()->toUnix();

All code should work, if you have errors, then its means that its old J1.5 code. Then you need to find the correct string on the blue eagle template.



Ps blue eagle (none -hmvc) template will not run on K5.0
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2 years 3 months ago - 2 years 3 months ago #3 by sozzled
Replied by sozzled on topic Convert Kunena 2.x template to Kunena 4.x
@adellaguardia: if possible, request a refund on the purchase of your K 2.0 template. It is not simple to convert a K 2.0 template to K 4.0 because of core changes. Despite what 810 wrote, K 2.0 templates won't work with K 4.0, sorry.
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2 years 3 months ago #4 by adellaguardia
Well crud :(
So there's no way to upgrade an old template? What if I were to create a new template, could I copy anything from the old template over so they look identical?

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2 years 3 months ago - 2 years 3 months ago #5 by sozzled
Replied by sozzled on topic Convert Kunena 2.x template to Kunena 4.x

adellaguardia wrote: Well crud :(
So there's no way to upgrade an old template? What if I were to create a new template, could I copy anything from the old template over so they look identical?

Hmmm .. there are at least 20+ files that you will need to competely replace. By the time you've made those replacements, you will probably have lost most of the "advantages" that you thought you were getting with the product you had [unfortunately] purchased.

I've done this before but it's time-consuming and there's no real benefit. To create a new K 4.0 template (based on Blue Eagle) takes me about two or three days of dedicated effort. I've never attempted to create a new template based on Crypsis but I imagine the effort would be similar. Further, speaking as a former developer of third-party templates for Kunena, there was no profit in it for me. I stopped building my templates because the core code kept changing from one minor release to the next and those changes continually my templates (and all the other third-party templates, too). But, if you want to do try it, go ahead and good luck. B)
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2 years 3 months ago #6 by adellaguardia
Yeah, that sounds like way more work than I'm skilled with or have time to do. How unfortunate. I'm working on getting a refund now.
Thank you for explaining it to me.

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2 years 3 months ago #7 by sozzled
Replied by sozzled on topic Convert Kunena 2.x template to Kunena 4.x
Here is a thought: it's fairly easy to customise the colours/fonts/borders with Blue Eagle and CSS. These articles explain how to do it:

  1. A simple makeover for the Kunena Blue Eagle template ; and
  2. Transform the Kunena Blue Eagle menu from “tabs” to “nav pills”

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