Successful migration: reality or just a dream?

Why it's important to the Kunena project for a forum migration tool

“I want to migrate my forum to Kunena because Kunena has a future and, for me, it's the way to go.” Whether we're discussing Kunena or any other web-based forum application, this is probably a question that every website owner has encountered and wants to know the answer to. It's not simply a case of how to convert from “brand-X” forum—and you can substitute product name instead of “brand-X”—to Kunena but it's also a matter of how do you preserve the cultural history of you web community, something that you and your users have invested their heart, their time (and possibly their money) into as well. How do you capture and preserve the essence of the community to keep it alive and to prosper and thrive with the reassurance that Kunena is a product with a future and that it will also support your community as it continues to grow?

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Just about anything is possible but everything has a cost

Sometimes people don’t want specific details about how to resolve issues on their sites and they only want to ask quick “is it possible” questions. Generally speaking, the answer to these types of questions is yes but depends—

  1. if it can be done easily because a built-in feature exists;
  2. if something can be modified, changed or customised with CSS;
  3. if something has to be changed in the HTML/PHP source code;
  4. whether it has been done before or if the person you are asking knows the answer;
  5. the complexity of the job;
  6. how important it is to you to know the answer, whether you have the technical skill to do this yourself or pay someone to do the job for, and how much are you might have to pay for the solution;
  7. your willingness to accept the burden of maintaining any custom changes when you upgrade software on your site; and
  8. it may be possible but it may not be ethical or legal.
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General questions

Examples of issues that people can have

How to receive an email when a reply has been posted to your question


Questions are asked and answered on the forum. You need to be a subscribed user before you can ask questions in the forum. It is easy to become a subscribed user. Go to the subscriptions page to see which plan works best for you.

There are three broad categories of questions:

  1. “Is it possible” questions: to learn more about this service, please read the article Is it possible …?
  2. General questions: questions about anything else relating to Kunena.
  3. Questions about migrating from J! 1.5 to J! 3.x: to learn more about this, please read Migrating your old Kunena forum from Joomla 1.5 to Joomla 3.x.

This fact sheet is about “general questions”.

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