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
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
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)
I'm sorry, pigalicious, but this problem is not caused by Kunena. The problem it is caused by a Joomla defect. In your case, the problem involves one particular user account at your website. Am I correct?
As you know, Kunena is not responsible for user registration. Kunena uses whatever registration process is used at your website. There may be a workaround for your situation and I may be able to help if you contact me via PM.
Kunena is not responsible for user registration. This is a Joomla issue. User registration can be assisted by a third-party component (like JomSocial or Community Builder). Are you using a third-party component for user registration?
Currently Kunena has no registration page. Let's make sure we understand the facts. Kunena is not responsible for user registration. Joomla is responsible for user registration (or some other third-party extension like JomSocial or Community Builder).
Please look at this discussion topic (from the beginning) for various tips, clues, ideas and suggestions to make your website spam-free. Thank you.
I'm sorry, I don't understand what you mean by you "login to the backend of your website". What has this got to do with the problem?
I asked you (perhaps I was not precise enough with my language) what happens when you login [to the frontend of your website, obviously]? Are you telling me that you cannot login to the front end of your website? What has this got to do with Kunena? As you know, Kunena is not responsible for user registration or login.
Just as a matter of interest, have you changed any of of Kunena's configuration settings? Any of them at all? As you also know, Kunena was designed to work straight away, immediately after you install it, without making any changes to any of Kunena's default settings. I would be most interested to know what settings you have changed.
Kunena is not responsible for user registration, login or logout. These are Joomla features; these are features that may (or may not) be assisted by additional components that you may have chosen to install and integrate with Kunena; these may be features that are incorporated into components like JomSocial or Community Builder, for example.
Your site has bigger problems than the "terms" page not appearing when your users register.
Your Kunena installation does not have a menu. Please go to your administration site and try the Create Menu option on the Kunena control panel to see if it will create the Kunena menu for you.
Thank you. Unfortunately your long list of questions will require a fair stretch of time to properly answer. For my part, I would like to deal with them gradually over time - the next few days. In the meantime, I would also invite other users to answer those questions that they feel they can handle. This is such a long and involved topic that it could take several weeks before it is completely dispensed with. This is also one of the main reasons why we encourage users to post a single question per topic.
Because I am not sure which issues are defects (or bugs) and what are issues where something is broken or where some features are, as you described them, mere annoyances, I have decided to move this topic to the Common Questions category.
One very quick matter that I would like to address now is the first question you asked, about login.
Kunena is not responsible for user registration, login or logout. These are Joomla features; these are features that may (or may not) be assisted by additional components that you may have chosen to install and integrate with Kunena; these may be features that are incorporated into components like JomSocial or Community Builder. It is possible that the problems you have may be caused or exacerbated by such other components - components that you have not mentioned in your account. It would be good to know what other components you have installed that may interfere or impact on this user login issue that you described.
We also encourage users to provide a copy of their configuration report. Giving us your configuration report saves you time and saves us the time asking you for it. Please remember this in future when you post messages in the Support category. Thank you.
Kunena is not responsible for user registration. User registration is a Joomla function. Joomla registration, itself, does not ask you if you want to OK new user registrations: you either allow everyone to register or you allow no-one to register (that is, you have to register people yourself). To get around this issue, you can install third-party user registration extensions for Joomla that allow you to challenge new user registrations. The
Joomla Extensions Directory
has details of many extensions that you can use: JomSocial and Community Builder are two popular extensions.
Some website seem to attract more spam than others. Fan sites, gaming sites, anime sites ... these seem to be prime targets for spam. Spammers aren't likely to lob into a site for discussing macrame pot-plant holders, for example.
There are many things you can do to protect yourself against spam but, as I have written on many occasions before:
"The only truly effective remedy against spam is vigilance."
Kunena does not have a function to, upon user registration, automatically subscribe all members to be notified of any new message posted to the forum. Kunena is not responsible for what happens during the user registration process.
After users register with your site they may choose to subscribe to forum material. If you specially want (or need) your users to be notified of new messages to the forum, you also need to educate your users and try to help them to use the facilities built into your forum.
K 1.6 allows users to subscribe to a category of discussion topics; users can later unsubscribe from their category subscriptions. If you forum has only one category, then if users subscribe to that category they will receive notification by email of all new messages posted to the whole forum. The question is, how do you get your users to subscribe to a forum category or categories?
When I wrote, 3 months ago, that I had some "news" about category subscriptions, I thought that the news was relevant to this discussion. You have asked for an update on the news. The update is that K 1.6 is now available to the general public and people can now assess for themselves whether these features are useful or not for their purposes.
This question has been asked before and, at this stage, there's not much help that I can suggest. I'm sure you didn't intend it in your question, but to clarify a couple of issues for a few of our newer users, Kunena isn't responsible for user registration or login. In this sense, perhaps the following statement might help point you in the right direction:
Kunena is not responsible for user registration, pure and simple. User registration is a Joomla function that may, or may not, be assisted by other components such as JomSocial or Community Builder or others. Kunena makes it possible to utilise these other components.
Perhaps, one day, Kunena will have its own user registration/profiling/social networking features but these do not exist at the moment in the form that many users seem to want. Does that help you?
As we informed you before, your problems have nothing to do with Kunena. Kunena is not responsible for user registration, login or logout: these are Joomla matters that may be assisted by other extensions (like JomSocial or Community Builder) but the fact remains that user registration issues have nothing to do with Kunena!
There may be many reasons why people are not receiving their account activation e-mail: maybe the emails are being sent to the users' junk mail? Maybe your Joomla website is not setup properly to send email? Have you explored these avenues of investigation?
This is not the Joomla help desk. Although we are frequently drawn into discussions about Joomla but we can only offer general advice because we are not "experts" in Joomla. I believe we have tried to show you where to get the information you need. I am genuinely trying to help you. If our help is inadequate for your needs, please visit forum.joomla.org and ask there. Thank you B)
Kunena is not responsible for user registration, pure and simple. User registration is a Joomla function that may, or may not, be assisted by other components such as JomSocial or Community Builder or others; you do not need these other components to run Kunena but Kunena makes it possible to utilise these other components. In short user registration - and whatever text is involved in the confirmation email sent to users - is not are not a Kunena issue.
If you are using the standard Joomla user registration procedure, contact help.joomla.org about your issue. If you are using some other user registration procedure, contact the developer of that software. Kunena does not have a user registration procedure.
Support for Kunena is limited to the latest stable release. Please upgrade from K 1.5.9.