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Kunena 5.2 RC 1 Released (25 Oct 2020)

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.

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Solved Error 500 on clicking "Preferences"

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2 years 4 weeks ago #1 by eunger
Hi there,

We are getting an http "500" error message when one clicks on the "preference" link from the vertical status bar of one user (see screen capture attached).

I first thought it could be linked to our theme but our designer says such a problem cannot be linked to css issues.

In fact, the "preference" link points to the www.mywebsite.com/index.php/fr/forum/pro...lastname?avatartab=1 URL.
The former yields a 500 error message regardless whether it is accessed via the Kunena's vertical status bar, or by being directly inserted in a browser's address bar.
Thus, it is the URL itself which has a problem.

Any thoughts on what could be at the root cause of this abnormal behavior?

Thanks in advance for your insights.

Cheers,

Eric

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2 years 3 weeks ago #2 by rich
Please enable the Kunena debug mode for more exact error message (Kunena configuration -> tab General) and create also a Configuration Report

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2 years 3 weeks ago #3 by eunger
Hello-

Thank you Rich for your answer.
I was eventually able to troubleshoot and solve the problem on my own.
For those encountering the same kind of problem, here are my findings. The problem was caused by a file part of my Kunena template (named "Joomspirit"), located here:
..\components\com_kunena\template\joomspirit\layouts\widget\login\logout\default.php

The snippet of code below is from this file. The part in red is what adds the erroneous link to profile configuration page which causes a 500 error. I didn't need this feature, so I simply commented out this entire excerpt. It now works like a charm.

[...]

<div id="settings">
<a href="<?php echo $this->profile_edit_url; ?>" class="btn btn-link">
<?php echo KunenaIcons::cog();?>
<?php echo JText::_('COM_KUNENA_LOGOUTMENU_LABEL_PREFERENCES'); ?>
</a>
</div>

[...]

Cheers,

Eric

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