The Kunena team is proud to announce the arrival of Kunena 5.0.3 [K 5.0.3] which is now available for download as a native Joomla extension for J! 3.6.x. This version addresses most of the issues that were discovered in K 5.0 and issues discovered during the development stages of K 5.0.

The key distinctions of K 5.0.3 are:

  • 25 bugs fixed
  • 37 enchaments
  • Find the full changes: Here.

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 5.0.3 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.

K 5.0.3 is available for download on the download page.


Backend: Fix issue's

Since a month Google is giving warnings/bann's for outdated information like missing topics/categories/attachments. Thats why we have improved our Diagnotics page. (Backend - components - kunena - tools - diagnotics)

We advice every administrator to check the page, and look if there are issues. Before fixing/deleting the items. Backup First !!! You are going to remove items.


* You see this kind of issues. Just click on DELETE BROKEN ITEMS. Then the issues will be fixed.

You only need todo this once. Or check every month to be sure, that there are no issues. Some issue's can't be fixed automatically, then you need to check the categories settings.

Delete Attachments

When you remove any attachment, it will be removed on the server. Before only the database item was deleted.

Support for PHP 7.1

When the final PHP 7.1.0 will be released (Dec 2016). Then you can use the new Kunena version. We have added support on install.

Fixed search issues

We have fixed the search errors and notices.

Crypsisb3 update

betteryouthanme have helped us with improvements for the Crypsisb3 template. We thank him for the changes done by Github PR's

Improved all icons

Now all icons are loaded by "the Topic Icons" option, by the settings on the templates. Now you don't have many issues with the icons.

From now on you don't need a default category item, it will be opend by the "Topic icon type". If you want a other icon, just add the new icon class like: fa-joomla

Mobile support improved

We have removed some hidden-phone classes, that will show more topic information on the recent dicussions page and on the categories.

Email header

If you leave the option "Email Header Image" empty. Then the email image will not be showed on the outgoing emails. (Backend - Components - Kunena - Configuration - Users )


Kunena is open source and free to use. We love providing one of the best forum out there, and don't expect to be paid for it. That said, projects like this have costs involved such as hosting and licenses. If you feel you have benefited from Kunena, and are able to do so, we would love your contribution. If you don't have the money to donate, then don't use any adblocker on our website. This will help us with the advertisements.

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