The Kunena team is thrilled to announce the RC release of Kunena 5.0, a native Joomla extension for Joomla 3.5/6. This is a development release and should be only be used for testing; this version is not recommended for live websites at this stage.

The purpose of this release is to encourage testing by downloading, installing and identifying any problems or shortcomings that people may discover. K 5.0.0 RC1 is stable and we are aware that people will discover defects. We encourage you to use the forum to report defects, as soon as they are discovered, so that the development team can work through the problems before the release of K 5.0 as a stable product. Reporting defects does not mean that the problems can or will be fixed. The Kunena team is looking forward to hearing your feedback on how well we have achieved our design goals.

You need Joomla 3.5 to run Kunena 5.0, we advice users to upgrade to PHP 7.0.7. We have tested with PHP 7 and we see an increase of speed between 200% - 300%


  • Beta 17-04-16
  • Beta2 01-05-16
  • Beta3 07-05-16
  • Beta4 09-05-16
  • Beta5 17-05-16
  • RC 05-06-16
  • K5.0 *-06-16

*Dates can be changed any time

Changes between Beta 5 and RC1

  • Low Security fix: User can see hidden text on confidential tags
  • Crypsisb3: Many html fixes
  • Translations
  • Edit Templates: Add borderless Setting
  • Microdata on topic item and profile
  • CB Fixes

Bugs fixes and template improvements. See changelog for full changes

New features included into Kunena 5.0


PHP7 Support

Kunena is now fully supporting the new php 7 version, we advice the users to upgrade to the lasted version.

Remove Blue Eagle:

We have removed the default template blue eagle. There is no support and the template will not work with K5.0

Crypsis template:

We have many changes added to the template and some improvements.

Added more integrations:

  • Easy Social
  • Easy Profile
  • Easy Blog
  • Altauserpoints


You can now share the topic by: email, tweet, facebook, google+, linkedin, pinterest, whatsapp.
We have also added instagram and sound cloud integration by the bbcode.

Stars voting for topics:

You can now vote on each others topics



Now you can see the moderations logs on the backend


This will see the statictics from the moderation

See full changelog here:


Download K5.0.0 RC1 here:


Any donations are needed for future support.

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