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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.

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5 years 10 months ago - 5 years 10 months ago #1 by horseguards
Hello,

I have a Joomla with phpBB, with a jFusion bridge. The problem I am having is that I can't get friendly URLs. This is the best I can get: domain.com/viewtopic.php?f=715&t=866883

The option the coder gave me is Kunena.

My forum has over 1.2 million posts, and my main worry is about performance.

Will I be better off staying with phpBB without friendly URLs, or migrating to Kunena?

I frequent Joomla.org and the prefer phpBB. This makes me think...

I thank you in advance for your advice!
Last edit: 5 years 10 months ago by 810.

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5 years 10 months ago #2 by mwolf
couple of years ago I had phpbb 3 forum with jfusion, but I decided to migrate to kunena, for several reasons
after all this time I know that I done right thing.
There is always but.
If something is wrong with joomla you will still have forum, if something is wrong with forum you will still have a joomla homepage. 2nd but is if you decide to migrate you will have 1 mysql which is smaller than mysql you have now for phpbb 3, now people can go to your forum directly without even using your joomla homepage.Ofcourse if you decide to migrate you can include even more options on your homepage.
Keep in mind that you do not have PM integrated in kunena but there is extensions.joomla.org/extensions/communication/pms/3206 for that, before you do the migrating give your users a chance to download their PM, since there will be lost.

After all decision is only on your back, make backup, and remember that you will have lot of work to tune up all things, since there is lot stuff to do after migration and some thing are not the same like in phpbb 3. I almost forgot, all url you now have on forum which is pointing to other topics on your forum will not work anymore since you will change all that with migrating to kunena.

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5 years 10 months ago #3 by horseguards
I know, I am aware that migration is a pain, that I will need a careful mod_rewrite job, etc, but my main worries are about performance and SEO.

How good is Kunena for SEO?
Can it take 1.2 million posts with similar performance as phpBB?

Thank you for your advice! I am very carefull cause I know if I take this road I can't go back.

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5 years 10 months ago #4 by mwolf
Performance is great
for SEO I can talk only for me it is ok even better than I had while I used joomla + phpb 3, but I do not have nearly that big community as you have and realy do not know how jfusion bridge is improved (or not) during this time.

my advice is make a test homepage and make a migration there and test it :) for performance, but I am sure you will be satisfied with performance

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5 years 10 months ago #5 by horseguards
thank you very much

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