The Kunena team is proud to announce the arrival of Kunena 5.0.13 [K 5.0.13] which is now available for download as a native Joomla extension for J! 3.8.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. This is a Maintaince release.

The key distinctions of K 5.0.13 are:

  • 4 bugs fixed
  • 5 enchaments
  • 1 New Feature: setting option if moderators can permanently delete
  • Find the full changes: Here.

Update instructions

Because K5.0 has deprecated 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 5.0.13 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 5.0.13 is available for download on the download page.


Kunena 5.1.0 RC1 Release

The Kunena team is thrilled to announce the first public rc 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

K 5.1.0 RC1 is available for download on the download page.


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ssnobben replied the topic: #1 3 years 3 months ago
Great news hope to see release news of 5.1 soon too! Cheeers!
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xreliable replied the topic: #2 3 years 4 months ago
I installed 5.0.14 and unfortunately didn't help with my 500 /fatal error issues. I know you said minimum of two weeks and it has been a little longer than that. Just wondering if we are getting close to 5.1 ? I'd go with the RC but since I am using Blue Eagle I can't.
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810 replied the topic: #3 3 years 4 months ago
should be the same day.
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xreliable replied the topic: #4 3 years 4 months ago
Thank you for the timeline update. Will the updated Blue Eagle be released with 5.1 or will there be a delay? The biggest problem on my site right now is Blue Eagle fatal error. Waiting for the update.
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810 replied the topic: #5 3 years 4 months ago
There are 2 high bugs, that i want to fix first, also i released last weekend the new strings to translators on transifex. I will wait for min 2 weeks for releasing the 5.1.0 version.