The Kunena team is proud to announce the arrival of Kunena 5.1.0 [K5.1.0] which is now available for download as a native Joomla extension for Joomla 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 5.1.

Kunena 5.1 is a project that has been a year in the making.

What's different?

Upgrading to K 5.1 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 5.1.0 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 5.1.0

The release of K 5.1 for J! 3.8.x is a major achievement. The development of K 5.1 was an important opportunty to overhaul the old K 5.0 code base. The K5.0.14 was the last K5.0.x build.


Removed < PHP 5.6.8 Support

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
  • More security improvements


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.


Any donations are needed for future support.

New Template

New website is coming after the summer.


Plugins and modules are also updated and ready for Kunena 5.1.

Blue Eagle Template

A new RC will be availible on the download page from the template page.

Next version: 6.0

We will starting with the development for Kunena 6.0.

  • Joomla 4.0
  • New Backend for 4.0
  • New frontend template.
  • New backend feaures
  • Json support


Find the full online README: Here.

K 5.1.0 is available for download on the download page.

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rich replied the topic: #1 2 days 16 hours ago
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HanKortekaas replied the topic: #2 2 days 17 hours ago
Excuse for the Dutch lingo. Yes, after the update I cannot place any topics here on the forum.

My problem is that the RSS feeds do not work any more and the RSS icon is no longer at the bottom of the page. I use the Blue Eagle template of Kunena
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rich replied the topic: #3 2 days 18 hours ago
Please use only english language here in this category.

het schijnt dat ik geen onderwerpen nieuw kan starten, dus nu maar algemeen.

You can't create new topics here in this forum?
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HanKortekaas replied the topic: #4 3 days 3 hours ago
het schijnt dat ik geen onderwerpen nieuw kan starten, dus nu maar algemeen.
Na installatie 5.1 werkt de RSS feed niet meer en de template toont ook het RSS-icoon niet onder aan de pagina's.
EfEm replied the topic: #5 3 days 14 hours ago


I can confirm this issue. Seveal texts like this are showing up for me at different places.

@810 I made a post in The Kunena Project > K 5.1 Support - I hope that is the right place.
There I provided a more detailed description and my configuration report.
Any help is greatly appreciated!