here are step by step instructions how to set up this plugin:
1. install or upgrade to 1.7 kunena if possible
2. create a new category for every category for joomla articles just for the comments. ex - i have the following categories design 1 art 2 music 3 net 4 site 5 for my articles. so to have comments for all my article categories, i created categories in kunena discuss and used the mapping feature in the discuss plugin parameter settings. i created design feedback 6 art feedback 7 music feedback 8 net feedback 9 and site feedback 10. my mapping field looks like this: 5,10;1,6;2,7;3,8;4,9
3. YOU MUST PUBLISH THE COMMENT FORUMS in kunena or you will get a -load- you do not have permission even if you are a superdooper user!
4. here is how to fill out the rest:
Limit Posts - enter how many posts you want to see.
how you want your posts to behave:
Show on Front
Show on Blog
Show on Other Pages
Enable Quick Reply
Quick Reply Location
Allow Custom Topics allow users you choose to create custom topics
Create Topic on the day you created it or last post made
Topic Must Start Within set this to 12 months to get it to show up. you have to choose a long enough time that will include all the articles in it.
Topic is Closed After when topic closes
Close Time Counted from when you created or posted last within the time above.
Content in First
Topic Owner leave this blank to use the author or if you chose the NO CUSTOM post option, put a user to serve as a default id when creating new topics.
Category Mapping explained in step 2
Default Forum Category is a kunena forum category of you choice. put an id of that forum here if you want to put all your discussions that dont have a home in this category.
Allowed Content Categories there has to be a number in the above field for this one to work. YOU MUST ENTER 0 to allow all categories. if you leave this blank, you are not going to define any categories.
Denied Content Categories - excluded categories
Show Debug Information this information is useless keep it off.
Debug User IDs see above
you know you have to have comments on your articles. this works and is def compatible with the latest joomla 1.7 and kunena. thank you deeply for this extension. beautiful and free!