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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.

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 RC1 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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Question Successful Migrate/Upgrade Fireboard 1.0x to Kunena 4.0

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4 years 6 months ago - 4 years 6 months ago #1 by pintobuck
Very recently, I upgraded Fireboard Forum 1.0x (Kunena’s predecessor) running on Joomla 1.0x to Kunena 4.0 running on Joomla 3.51. The various posts that I read on the subject were quite old, since Fireboard Forum 1.0x is quite old and outdated. A one step upgrade did not work for me, so I thought that I should post the steps which lead to a successful upgrade.

1. Upgraded Fireboard 1.0x to Fireboard 1.5 RC2 on the old Joomla 1.0x website.

2. Installed Joomla 1.5 on a new site. Then:
(a) enabled legacy mode in Joomla 1.5
(b) installed Fireboard 1.5 RC2 on Joomla 1.5
(c) deleted the Fireboard mysql tables (they have fb in their name) from the Joomla 1.5 database.
(d) Exported the Fireboard 1.0 mysql database tables from the old Joomla 1.0x site.
(e) Imported the Fireboard 1.0 tables into the new Joomla 1.5 mysql database.
(f) Now Fireboard 1.5 RC2 was working on Joomla 1.5 with all of the old Fireboard 1.0x data.
(g) Installed Kunena 2.0 on the Joomla 1.5 site. Kunena 2.0 automatically imported content from the Fireboard mysql tables.
(h) Now Kunena 2.0 was working on Joomla 1.5 with all of the old Fireboard 1.0x content.

3. Installed Joomla 3.51 in a new website. Then:
(a) Installed Kunena 4.0.
(b) deleted the Kunena 4.0 mysql tables from the new Joomla 3.51 database.
(c) Exported the Kunena 2.0 mysql tables from Joomla 1.5, which is the site described in step 2, above.
(e) Imported the Kunena 2.0 tables into the new Joomla 3.51 database.
(f) used phpmyadmin to change the prefixes on Kunena 2.0 tables to match mysql table prefixes in Joomla 3.51.
(h) Then Kunena 4.0 worked on Joomla 3.51 with all the old content from Fireboard 1.0x.
(i) Note that I did not have any images to export and import. Other posts on this forum will show you how to do that.
(j) As Joomla Administrator/Super User go into Components/Kunena Forum/Categories and click on a category to open it. Go to Category Permissions and change Access Control Type from User Group to Access Level. Save and Close. Now do that for each of your categories. Then guests will be able to see your forum content, but only registered users or above will be able to post in the forum. Also, be sure that all of your categories are published.

I hope this helps other people who may need to upgrade a Fireboard forum to Kunena.
Last edit: 4 years 6 months ago by pintobuck.
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