The Kunena team is proud to announce the arrival of Kunena 5.0.0 [K 5.0.0] which is now available for download as a native Joomla extension for J! 3.6.0. This version addresses most of the issues that were discovered in K 4.0 and issues discovered during the development stages of K 5.0.

Kunena 5.0 is a project that has been 2 years in the making.

The key distinctions of K 5.0 are:

  • Major rewrite of the K 5.0 codebase:
  • Find the full changes: Here.
  • Depricate old templates, for security reasons. You need to use HMVC
  • Social Support
  • Fixed 129 Bugs, 185 Improvements
  • PHP 7 Support

Update instructions

Because K5.0 has depricated the old templates, you should do a backup first (files and database). After the update. You need to recheck the settings. Kunena Configuration and on the template itself (template manager - click on the template name).

Upgrading to K 5.0 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 5.0.0 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 5.0.0

The release of K 5.0 for J! 3.x is a major achievement. The development of K 5.0 was an important opportunty to overhaul the old K 4.0 code base. The K4.0.11 is getting 1 update within 2 weeks. Then K4.0 will be depricated. We will not give any support for the K4.0 issues.

K 5.0.0 is available for download on the download page.

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