The Kunena team is thrilled to announce the third public beta release of Kunena 6.0, a native Joomla extension for Joomla 4.x. 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 6.0.0 B3 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 6.0 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.

Kunena 6.0 has been designed to work on Joomla! 4.0, the requirements are the followings :
  • Php 7.3.5 (updated to Php 7.3.5 in Beta2 instead of Php 7.2.5 in Beta1, Php 7.2.x serie is in EOL)
  • MySQL 5.6.0
  • Bootstrap 5.x

The work done in Kunena 6.0 is mostly to update the code base:

  • Convert all the queries to use Joomla! Database which allow them to be agnostic, it remains couple of queries which need to be converted
  • The directory structure of the component follow Joomla! 4.0 way
  • Convert all the files in frontend and backend to be namespaced
  • Remove most of the deprecated code
  • A new template is present nammed Aurelia which works on Bootstrap 5

New features:

Support of Joomla! email templates

Private messages has been integrated (need to be intregated with CKeditor)

The changes done since the release of the beta 1 are mostly bug fixes.


Download K6.0.0 Beta3 here:


Any donations are needed for future support.

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rich replied the topic: #1 1 day 6 hours ago
Currently 70 Kunena 5.2 strings are not translated for Italian language. These will then also be used in Kunena 6.0. In addition, more strings will then be added for Kunena 6.0 (I don't know how many).
Every member who creates an account on Transifex can apply to help translate Kunena into his language.
volontario replied the topic: #2 1 day 7 hours ago
Thanks for the replies.
Anyway, I downloaded the beta 4, I don't know how! :-)
I have to say it's very good. I'll wait to make it public.
I'm trying to translate the files contained in the en-GB folder on the public side, it's a bit long, but I try.
Will it be much missing for the definitive Kunena 6?
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rich replied the topic: #3 2 days 5 hours ago
The language package includes the current Italian translation for Kunena 5.2, but many strings are not translated. And an adjusted language package for K6.0 is not yet available.
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xillibit replied the topic: #4 2 days 5 hours ago

The beta 4 isn't yet released and it's just for now developpement version, we are still many issues to fix on Kunena 6.0

We need to look when we can provide a language pack
volontario replied the topic: #5 2 days 7 hours ago
I have installed Kunena beta 4 on joomla 4.03, configured everything and it seems to work very well.
The only problem, for now, is the Italian language, how can I increase the one used for joomla 3 Kunena?