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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.

Question Assign special rank by group

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1 year 6 months ago - 1 year 6 months ago #1 by tcn
We would like to be able to assign special ranks by group membership.

Background

We are a running a forum mainly for members of our club. But we also allow guests to post after registration. Club members need to be distinguished visually as well as administratively, so our moderators know who should have access to which board/category without having to look in the backend.

All members are in a special group. Members in that group should be assigned a special rank Member, so they receive the membership badge in their profile. We also have smaller groups within the member community according to role, e.g. Management, Editor, which sometimes receive yet another special rank, so members know whom to contact regarding certain questions/requests.

Having ranks assigned by group, allows us to ensure information in the forum is always in accordance with the rights assigned in Joomla. We now have to do it manually and keep it up to date manually. Assigning it individually per user for 600+ users is not an option. That means we are doing it directly in the database, initially.
Last edit: 1 year 6 months ago by tcn.

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