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JomSocial 4.2.1 Bugfix Release Is Out

JomSocial 4.2 has been available for a while and feedback has been absolutely amazing. We’re hard at work on the updates, and we’ve also started implementing the features we planned for 4.3.

In the meantime, this is the first bugfix release of the JomSocial 4.2 series. It brings the fix for the disablement of the Kunena forum after installation of JomSocial. For a full list of changes, visit our changelog page.

What was wrong with JomSocial & Kunena?

When Kunena moved from version 3 to version 4, the name of its system plugin changed from "plg_system_kunena" to "plg_kunena". That new name is exactly the same as a plugin previously provided with JomSocial and scheduled for removal in JomSocial 4.1. So JomSocial would remove it and disable the entire Kunena component.

Obviously, that wasn’t our intention, and we’ve fixed it!

What’s New?

We also added a bunch of new goodies and improvements in this release. You’ll find beautiful miniheaders now also available in user album views and an improved layout for unavailable pages.

How To Download JomSocial 4.2.1

Log in to your account at the JomSocial website and download the latest package. Unzip the package to find the JomSocial 4.2.1 installation file or iJoomla Installer.

How To Upgrade To JomSocial 4.2.1

1. To upgrade with iJoomla installer (recommended):

Navigate to the iJoomla Installer component and click the red Upgrade button.

Instructions for this method can be found here. Note that the version number in the document may differ from the current version but the upgrade process will be the same.

2. To upgrade by installing the package:

  • From any JomSocial version 4.2.x - Simply install the newest version on top of the old version.
  • From JomSocial 4.1.x or older - Perform a tier upgrade.

3. To upgrade with a patch:

Patch files are provided as a courtesy. It is always recommended that you update your JomSocial installation using an installer. If you must update through patch files, they are available on the forum.

If you're not sure how to update with patch files, we have a tutorial for that too.

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