The Kunena team is thrilled to announce the first public beta release of Kunena 5.1, a native Joomla extension for Joomla 3.8. 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 5.1.0 B1 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 5.1 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 3.8 to run Kunena 5.1, also you need at least PHP 5.6. We advice users to upgrade to PHP 7.1.x


  • Beta 1 05-10-17
  • RC1 25-10-17
  • RC2 15-11-17
  • K5.1 ..-12-17

*Dates can be changed any time

Changelog for Kunena 5.1 Beta 1


Removed < Joomla 3.8 Support

The follow improvements we made into the core:

  • Joomla Namespacing
  • Removed Depricated code
  • Improved speed loading
  • Codestyle
  • Database checks
  • More triggers for 3rt party developers


New Features:

  • HTML5 audio and video support
  • Ajax upload avatars
  • Add option to disable signatures
  • Option: set default avatar
  • FA Icons in kunena menu
  • Sub menu items on kunena menu
  • Hide E-mail - Be able to show email only to registered users
  • 2 editors: wysiwyg and bbcode (plugins works only with bbcode editor)
  • Feature: add option to disable personal message
  • Feature: add option to disable social
  • Smart URL autolinking
  • Feature: Optional username display
  • Restore the ability to see deleted posts in recent topics
  • Topic Template
  • Open graph support (facebook/twitter/ect)
  • Improve microdata


Change users details:

Now you can edit all users details by the backend.

Template Improvements:

we have made some template improvements.

See full change list here:


Download K5.1.0 Beta1 here:


Any donations are needed for future support.

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