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SMF to Kunena

We have recently switched our forum software from SMF (Simple Machines Forum) to Kunena. This was planned anyway to get an integrated user experience, but the recent switch to Joomla 3.5 and PHP 7 forced the process. As there were no migration tools available for SMF -> Kunena migration I had to write my own script to migrate the users and all posts from SMF 2.0 to Joomla! 3.5 and Kunena 4.0. It worked great and I chose to publish the scripts in hope it will help others with their data migration. The script is available on GitHub as SMF2Kunena so feel free to download, use and modify it for your needs.

In this blog post I will cover the user migration in detail. For the rest of the process you can consult the README file and the source code on GitHub.

tagsIf you use latest Joomla 3.1.5 you may have noticed a serious problem with your tagged content. Namely, the content items lose their tags if you reorder the items with drag-and-drop or batch-process the items. This can cause big issues if you use tags to organise your articles. Fortunately, the bug has been fixed and the problem will be solved with the next Joomla release. However, if you need a fix immediately here is how to do it.

The latest version of AJAX Scroller offers possibility to make use of a 3rd party plugin for opening links in lightbox instead of in a new window. By using a lightbox you can, for example, showcase your videos making sure your visitors never leave your site while watching them. Read on to find out how to configure AJAX Scroller to do just that.

Previously I wrote about how you can display RSS feeds from multiple sources in AJAX Scroller. You probably know that AJAX Scroller can also be used to display your Twitter posts, but how can it be used to display tweets from multiple users?

Just recently I stumbled upon a quite interesting video, reviewing front page news modules for Joomla. The video is published by SmartTactics and devotes most of the time talking about AJAX Scroller. The video is pretty informative so check it out below (jump to 3:35 if you want to go straight to the AJAX Scroller part).


Emir Sakic Emir is Electrical Engineer turned web developer, co-founder of Joomla and a former member of the core development teams of Joomla and its predecessor Mambo.

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