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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.

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Question Problem with very old Joomla and very old forum component

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5 years 8 months ago #1 by stula
Hello!

I have a client with very old Joomla website (Joomla 1.0.12) and Fireboard forum componet (version 1.0.3 Stable) installed.

I need to upgrade it to latest stable release of Joomla. I know that this is not a trivial task so I'm doing it bit by bit.

Currently I finished updating and migrating core data (news, sections, categories, images, users, etc.) to Joomla 1.5 and now I'm stuck with forum. Can you help me out with this? What are the steps to follow, where can I download necessary files etc. I know that both Joomla and FireBoard component are so obsolete by now but my client doesn't want to loose any of Forum data.

Hope you can help!

Best regards

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5 years 8 months ago - 5 years 8 months ago #2 by sozzled

stula wrote: I need to upgrade it to latest stable release of Joomla. I know that this is not a trivial task so I'm doing it bit by bit.

It's not trivial but it's reasonably straightforward if you spend a couple of days on it.

There are several discussion topics in the Miscellaneous, off-topic and general Joomla category that can give you some ideas of the general procedure.

Obviously your client is the only person who can decide whether it's worthwhile keeping old forum data but you may suggest that he reads I want to migrate my forum to Kunena ... . If someone is really eager to keep data that dates back many years, they need to realise that there are costs involved. As long as they're aware of those costs, and they're prepared to pay them, then most things are possible ... but they do take time.

The next place that I would suggest you start is to read: How to move, copy or merge my old Kunena forums from one site to another .

Upgrading from Fireboard to Kunena is also reasonably straighforward but the best place to start is to upgrade to FB 1.05RC2 first (see Migration from FireBoard ).
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