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.

Solved How to erase data every semester

4 weeks 1 day ago #1 by Gekkota
Hi there,

We use the forum in an educational website where we erase users every semester to later upload new users.

I made a test to see what happens when we delete users and I see posts in kunena forum don't disappear, but user profile link does and instead of the name of the user, it shows the email, is there anyway to avoid this? We wouldn't mind keeping the posts showing the names of the users but not the emails, is this possible? if not, is there anyway to clear all posts every semester, or would I have to reinstall component from fresh?


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4 weeks 1 day ago - 4 weeks 21 hours ago #2 by rich
Which Kunena version use you? If you delete a user he should be displayed as a Visitor (the user name and messages remain) and a deleted user has no profile anymore, therefore also not a link to this profile.
If you want to remove all topics, it is a better way if you do it before you delete your users.
Go to "Backend -> Kunena -> Users", mark all users with the checkbox, and click on top of the button "Trash Messages". This option moves all messages of the marked users into the trash (or you create an own category with access only for admins so you have an archive).
If you have the users already deleted, you must delete the topics in the frontend.Choose in the configuration (tab Frontend) a high number of Topics Per Page, so it's possible to delete many topics with one process (Recent Topics -> mark the checkboxes, then delete or move the topics).

I've forgotten the third possibility (it's the easiest way). Backend -> Kunena -> Tools -> Prune Categories -> Prune topics with no posts for the past = 0 days.
Mark all categories with the key CTRL + Mouse and delete or move all messages to the trash. Afterwards the forum should be clean.
Last edit: 4 weeks 21 hours ago by rich.

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3 weeks 6 days ago #3 by Gekkota
Hi Rich, Thanks a lot for your answer, very helpfull.
Unfortunatelly we use emails as username, that is the reason why emails show. Ok, no problem, at least now I know how to whipe all out without uninstalling the whole thing.


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