Kunena 3.0.3 [K 3.0.3] is available for download as a native Joomla extension for J! 2.5 and J! 3.x. This version addresses many important issues that were discovered in K 3.0.2 and this new version replaces (and makes obsolete) all previous versions of Kunena.
This version of Kunena coincides with the simultaneous release of an updated language pack, downloaded separately, for deployment on non-English websites. The release of this version does not not coincide with the release of other Kunena Add-ons that have not been updated at this time and that may or may not be updated for this version.
In general, Kunena Add-ons designed for previous versions of K 3.x should interoperate with this version of Kunena; in general, Kunena Add-ons designed for older major versions of Kunena will not interoperate with this version of Kunena.
The summary of important changes in K 3.0.3 are:
- Significant changes to the Blue Eagle template that improve the display of the forum on mobile devices
- Removal of all avatar images from the K 3.0 distribution kit and allow for populating the avatar gallery via a separately-installed plugin (if needed by the site administrator)
- Improved site performance
- Fixes the category sorting problems identified on J! 3.1 sites
- Compatible with J! 3.2
- Over 40 other bugfixes and improvements
The Kunena 3.0.3 release notes are essential reading before installing K 3.0.3 for the first time or if you are upgrading from an earlier version of Kunena. Additionally, for first-time installations of K 3.0.3, people will notice that the avatar gallery has no images in it. The documentation on how to add your own avatar images has been updated.
Upgrading to K 3.0 involves changes that may affect Kunena's interoperability with other extensions installed on your site. For this reason it is advisable that you first test K 3.0.3 on a test site before you upgrade your live production site(s).
For users who are familiar with older versions of Kunena, an overview of some of key differences is given in Kunena Features in the Wiki.
Find the full online README: Here.
K 3.0.3 is available for download on the download page.
K 3.0.3 is has been tested with J! 3.2 (beta) but further work may be required when J! 3.2 is finally avaiable for public release and Kunena may need to be updated following the release of J! 3.2. For people contemplating the use of J! 3.2 on thei site they should first test K 3.0.3 to make sure that there are no outstanding compatibility issues.
The team is is continuing to develop new, optional add-ons for Kunena — additional templates and features (e.g. WYSIWYG editing, "teasers") — that will be probably become available in the medium-term on a commercial basis (that is, things people will be able to purchase). The basic component and the currently available modules and plugins will continue to be available at no cost and there are no plans to reduce the current features in those areas.