The Kunena team is thrilled to announce the final release of Kunena 5.2, a native Joomla extension for Joomla 3.9. This version addresses most of the issues that were discovered in K 5.2 and issues discovered during the last development stages.

You need Joomla 3.9 to run Kunena 5.2, the minimal requirement for Php has been increased to 7.0.4. Kunena 5.2 can runs too with Php 8.0.

What's different?

Upgrading to K 5.2 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 5.2 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.

Main changes in K5.2 :

  • New template : Crypsis B4 which is for people using Bootstrap 4.x on their sites
  • CKeditor 4 in replacement of others editors
  • Support of Php 8.0.0, you need at last Joomla! 3.9.23 to work with it but it remains issues with it
  • Prevent new users to add links in their messages or their profile signature
  • Most of the changes in this version is to fix bugs

See full changelog here:


Download K5.2.0 RC3 here:


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xillibit replied the topic: #1 4 weeks 1 day ago

We have disabled the update to K5.2.0 because the version 5.2.1 is about to be released this week-end. So you will see in the Joomla! notiifcations the update of 5.2.1 and not the 5.2.0 replied the topic: #2 4 weeks 2 days ago

Oerlybird wrote: There is only Kunena 5.1 Update Site, not 5.2


Oerlybird replied the topic: #3 4 weeks 2 days ago
There is only Kunena 5.1 Update Site, not 5.2
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ruud replied the topic: #4 4 weeks 2 days ago
Hi, the reason could be that the update site for Kunena is disabled. This sometimes / randomly happens.
Back-end > Extensions > Update Sites > search for Kunena and make sure it is there and if it is, enabled replied the topic: #5 4 weeks 2 days ago
Still nothing. 

5.1.19 is installed.

This is the very first time, the last 11 years, that happens.