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28 Mar 2011 09:29
Replied by sozzled on topic Registering Users

Registering Users

Category: K 1.6 and K 1.7 Common Questions Archive

G'day, John, and welcome to Kunena.

I suggest that you look at the results of this search query for more information about Joomla and Kunena and user registration: search results
23 Feb 2011 02:47
Replied by sozzled on topic Required fields (CLOSED)

Required fields (CLOSED)

Category: Miscellaneous, off-topic and general Joomla

I can't remember how many times I have written this at this forum but I will repeat it again.

Kunena is not responsible for user registration.

That is the start, the middle and (just about) the end of the discussion. Joomla is responsible for user registration. You can use other extensions, like JomSocial and Community Builder, to perform the registration process. Part of that registration process can be to insist that a user completes the birthdate field, however Kunena does not have a "registration process". Sorry. That's the way it is.
08 Feb 2011 03:57

Last Visit Date Incorrect For People Who Have Never Visited

Category: K 1.6 and K 1.7 Common Questions Archive

Someone have a fix? Visitors of my forum permanently joke of this date.

OK, so it's a joke. The easiest way to deal with that is to laugh along with them! B)

You could tell them the technical truth but, from the sounds of things, your users aren't really interested in knowing the technical truth. They just want to laugh. Well, unfortunately, you can't always change social behaviou just because you feel irritated by it.

You could tell them that the problem is a software problem. The actual truth is that this is not a forum issue. As we have stated on hundreds of occasions, Kunena is not responsible for user registration or the data that is deposited into user registration records when people join your website. (Kunena simply picks up whatever information is fed to it from the jos_users table). This is a Joomla issue. If the information is "wrong" in Joomla then Kunena will make whatever sense it can of it (or not) as the case may be.
02 Feb 2011 02:36 - 02 Feb 2011 02:40

Community Builder and it's worth?

Category: Miscellaneous, off-topic and general Joomla

G'day, Bob.

It's possible to physically rename and move the user avatar image files from where they're stored by CB to where they're needed by Kunena. It depends on how many users (and whether they've uploaded their own CB avatar images) as to how long this process would take.

Originally this topic started as a general question about "is CB really necessary" and I think we've answered that. The topic is now delving into specifics about how to make CB work and we're in danger of misusing the purpose of the Miscellaneous, off-topic and general Joomla category when we have another category for such purposes.

Bob Britt wrote:

Is there a way to make the Kunena Profile manager the default manager for all joomla access but still have CB doing the registration?

As you know, Kunena is not responsible for handling user registration. The Kunena user profile - even though it's well designed, looks good and contains most of what is captured by whatever registration process you've got - is only used in the Kunena forum component. The Kunena user profile is not a standalone Joomla extension.

You could probably design a feature that sat outside Kunena to allow your users to point to their profiles to the Kunena profile view. I honesty haven't tried to do this. Maybe someone else has done this and can tell us?
25 Jan 2011 05:10 - 25 Jan 2011 05:13

Is there anyway to configure the emails sent by the system when a user registers

Category: Miscellaneous, off-topic and general Joomla

Yes, there is a way to customise the wording used in the system-generated emails. As you are probably aware, Kunena is not responsible for user registration. If you were not aware of this fact, Kunena is not responsible for user registration .

Perhaps your question is best answered by looking at the Joomla support forum . If I have misunderstood your question, please let us know.
22 Jan 2011 16:26 - 22 Jan 2011 16:46

Captcha or email activation for new users

Category: Miscellaneous, off-topic and general Joomla

Thank you for the pictures. The first picture is Kunena. The second picture is what happens when you click the "create an account link" - Kunena is not responsible for generating the second picture; that was created by Joomla. Are we all clear on that point? :) Kunena was not responsible for the registration form.

How do I get a captcha on that registration?

You do that with a registration module that has a CAPTCHA feature. Sorry, if that sounds like I'm talking in circles but, really, I'm telling you the truth.

Although first image looks like Kunena is asking you to register/create an account, you have to understand that the login form that's painted by Kunena is merely giving your users the means to login or register using whatever registration process you have installed. You can, if you wish, completely remove this function if you think it's too confusing or complicated.

If you haven't installed anything "special" then your users use the Joomla registration process. The Joomla registration process does not have a CAPTCHA feature. There are other registration processes that you can use that do have a CAPTHCA process to filter out undesirable registrations - the Joomla Extensions Directory is the place to look for those - and these are some of the things that are discussed in the topic [Merged topic] How to protect my forum from spam .

However, returning to your question: Kunena is not responsible for user registration.
22 Jan 2011 10:18 - 22 Jan 2011 10:26

Captcha or email activation for new users

Category: Miscellaneous, off-topic and general Joomla

How do I enable [Captcha or email activation] for new user registration? I have email activation enabled for Joomla, but this, obviously, doesn't carry over into Kunena.

I'm sorry, I don't understand what you mean.

Kunena is not responsible for user registration.

Let me say that again - because, if you had searched this forum for "user registation" you would have our response on nearly every occasion that the question has been asked - Kunena is not responsible for user registration. Joomla is responsible for user registration. I don't understand what you mean that the account activation "doesn't carry over into Kunena".

In what way(s) does the account activation not "carry across into Kunena" or prevent users from using your forum? Can you be a little more specific, please?

I saw some older postss (10 months+ ago) that talk about a setting under the Security tab for turning on spam protection

There were some protections built into K 1.0 and K 1.5. There is some ability to apply CAPTCHA if (and only if) you allow guests to post on your forum. No version of Kunena imposed CAPTCHA for logged-in, registered users. It is assumed - rightly or wrongly - that, if you had passed the registration checks that you have on your website, that people have the right to post on your forum.

I do not see it in 1.6.3.

At the time of writing, K 1.6.3 does not exist as a public release. K 1.6 has the capability to integrate a third-party CAPTCHA mechanism; see >>> here <<<
20 Jan 2011 04:53

Critical problem with users registering - memory exhausted?

Category: K 1.6 and K 1.7 Common Questions Archive

As a general response - because we cannot see your website (did you remove those details from your K 1.6 configuration report?) - Kunena is not responsible for user registration. No versions of Kunena have been responsible for user registration.

I accept the premise that something on your Kunena web pages has generated an error message and the error prevents users from accessing the registration procedure on your website but, until I know more about what it was you did and how we might be able to see this situation for ourselves, we're fumbling in the dark on this problem. Is there some way that you might be able to shed some further light on what's happening, please?

Memory exhausted problems are not always the result of low memory (and 128 Mb should be quite sufficient) and I doubt that the problem is this. I think there's some kind of integration issue but I just can't put my finger on it.
19 Jan 2011 03:04

kunena registration questions?

Category: K 1.7 Common Questions

how am i supposed to do for a user who registers to get these questions

Kunena is not responsible for user registration. Joomla is responsible for user registration. Those data items that you referred to in your question are not part of the Joomla user registration procedure. Entry of that information in Kunena is optional.
16 Jan 2011 05:36
Replied by sozzled on topic Different Login

Different Login

Category: Miscellaneous, off-topic and general Joomla

Kunena is not responsible for user registration. Joomla is responsible for user registration. Please look at what I have written in the past on this subject - I pointed you to a few references where I have given a fuller, more comprehensive answer on this topic. Thank you.
16 Jan 2011 04:38 - 16 Jan 2011 05:37
Replied by sozzled on topic Different Login

Different Login

Category: Miscellaneous, off-topic and general Joomla

Kunena is not responsible for user registration .

You can use other tools - ACL tools - to individually grant users access permissions to your Kunena forums, if you wish.
15 Jan 2011 04:43
Replied by sozzled on topic Another Dumb question

Another Dumb question

Category: Miscellaneous, off-topic and general Joomla

This is a Joomla issue. Go to the Joomla User Manager and unblock the account. Then you won't get those "you have to login" messages. The messages are not generated by Kunena. Those messages are generated by your Joomla site.

Kunena is not responsible for user registration. Search for "user registration" on this forum and you will see that our advice has been consistently been the same: "Kunena is not responsible for user registration".
15 Jan 2011 04:04
Replied by sozzled on topic Another Dumb question

Another Dumb question

Category: Miscellaneous, off-topic and general Joomla

I don't think your question is "dumb" - it's just not appropriate to this forum.

Kunena is not responsible for user registration.

Your problems are Joomla problems. You should look for the answers at the Joomla support forum .
02 Jan 2011 06:01 - 02 Jan 2011 06:03

User registration and forum rules

Category: Miscellaneous, off-topic and general Joomla

As you may know, Kunena is not responsible for user registration or authorisation. These are Joomla matters.

As a general comment, standard Joomla allows you two choices:

(1) Everyone can register: the registration/authorisation process is automatic.

(2) No-one can register: the site administrator has to perform the registration process manually.

You can install a third-party registration procedure so that users can apply for membership and the site administrator has to approve the membership application. There are Joomla extensions that provide these features.
30 Dec 2010 05:46

New Users Cannot Create and Account

Category: K 1.7 Common Questions

I'm sorry that you have not had any responses to your questions but perhaps I can help shed some light on what is happening and why.

The first question you asked was about being unable to register new users at your website. If you had searched this forum you would have seen the consistent reply "Kunena is not responsible for user registration or login". These are Joomla issues - they are not Kunena issues - as you discovered for yourself.

The second question you asked was about how to remove the rules tab. Again, if you search this forum you will discover the answer to this question. The solution involves using the Joomla Menu Manager.

Your third question has something to do with recent posts. I assume we are discussing the Recent Topics tab on the Kunena menu, right? There may be several reasons for this. For example, perhaps the last time a message posted at your forum was over one month ago; by default, the Recent Topics tab shows topics that were last updated within the last month. Could this be the explanation? On the other hand, I may have completely misunderstood your question. You could be talking about the Latest Posts module. Please use the appropriate category for those questions: Kunena Latest Posts (M) .

Lastly, I cannot find Kunena on your website.

I hope this helps. :)



Hi Sozzled,

I get that Kunena is not responsible for login, my disappointment comes from no one even saying, I believe that info is listed SOMEwhere here, try doing a search. Which I did search but didn't turn up anything but other unanswered posts along the same line. But now I know YAY!

Thank you for the menu manager, once again I searched and found an unanswered post about this. Perhaps I'm not putting in the correct info when I search.

In regards to my 3rd question, I'm referring to the Latest posts module. I have changed the name of my Kunena forums to Gamer Girl Talk, my apologies, I forgot to put that in when typing the post. In that same module on my front page, there is only a post linking to rules on the forum, but doesn't show any new posts. I only installed Kunena a few days ago so there are no posts older than a few days. It won't show any of them, nor is anyone able to see the forums if not registered for the site. I'm going to attempt once more to find documentation to see if I have some things set wrong, but as always I appreciate a quick answer from more experienced Kunena users.

PS I dropped by the Joomla forums as well to see if I could get some help there and was contacted by a shady person who said he'd help. Once I talked to him he asked for access to my site then demanded to know how much I was going to pay him for his help, as he was a Joomla developer. Now this may not seem out of the ordinary, but he did this privately, which let me know he didn't want anyone knowing about his "help" in case they would try to warn me. Secondly he didn't have a website or any Developer work attached to his name there.

Just giving a heads up to anyone else that he tries to get to. I didn't give him access to my site. My own site developer keeps a tight rein on making sure I know not to let just anyone into FTP or back end of my site. Sadly he's gravely ill so I couldn't ask him for help. And my own coding skills are amateur at best. Thanks in advance once again.

Cori
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