The Kunena team is proud to announce the arrival of Kunena 4.0.0 [K 4.0.0] which is now available for download as a native Joomla extension for J! 2.5.28 and J! 3.4.1. This version addresses most of the issues that were discovered in K 3.0 and issues discovered during the development stages of K 4.0. The Crypsis template works only on Bootstrap 2x Templates, for B3 it will be availible this week.

Kunena 4.0 is a project that has been 2 years in the making.

The key distinctions of K 4.0 are:

  • Major rewrite of the K 4.0 codebase:
  • Find the full changes: Here.

What's different?

Because of the substantial changes that this new version introduces (compared with K 3.0), the Kunena 4.0.0 release notes are essential reading before installing K 4.0.0 for the first time or if you are upgrading from an earlier version of Kunena.

Upgrading to K 4.0 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 4.0.0 on a test site before you upgrade your live production site(s). At this stage the team is not treating interoperability with other Joomla extensions as the topmost priority. The main priority at this time is about installation/upgrade and operability as a standalone Joomla component.

Changes to the operation of the forum at this website following the release of K 4.0.0

The release of K 4.0 for J! 2.5 and J! 3.x is a major achievement. The development of K 4.0 was an important opportunty to overhaul the old K 3.0 code base. The K3.0.8 was the last K3.x build.

New Template

New website is coming in the next month.

New Docs

New Docs is also coming in the next month.


Plugins and modules will be updated. K3.X plugins/modules will be for None bootstrap styles. K4.0 will use the default bootstrap core styling.


Find the full online README: Here.

K 4.0.0 is available for download on the download page.

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Kotsolis replied the topic: #1 7 years 2 months ago
This is awesome.
Thanks for solving the long-time addressed issue of unreal topics being read when Re-Logging in. This was way too annoying for all of us and Iam glad it's solved.
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nsprime replied the topic: #2 7 years 2 months ago
Thank you Kunena Team for keeping this project moving forward.
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Josh replied the topic: #3 7 years 2 months ago
This is awesome! Two thumbs up for keeping Kunena modern. It is still my favorite forum extension of Joomla. :-)
hazel1919 replied the topic: #4 7 years 2 months ago
K4.0 is quite possibly the most beautiful forum software that I have seen! The team have outdone themselves. The project definitely deserves more advertising and I for one will evangelize for the Kunena project whenever I get the chance. You guys need VC funding or something (kickstarter?).
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FidelGonzales replied the topic: #5 7 years 2 months ago
Very clean. Functional. Outstanding work.

I wish the component could be adapted to work with Wordpress, as I'm migrating most of my sites to that platform. Those with highly active forums, though, will remain with Joomla because of Kunena.