The Kunena team is thrilled to announce the sixth 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 B6 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 7.4.1 to Php 8.1.x (for this last version, it works in production environement with display error set on off but there is still many deprecated warning to fix)
  • MySQL 5.7.0
  • 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

Add SCeditor 3.0 in addition to CKeditor

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

The changes done since the release of the beta 4 are mostly bug fixes. We provide with this beta6 the language pack in separate package.


Download K6.0.0 Beta6 here:


Any donations are needed for future support.

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xillibit's Avatar
xillibit replied the topic: #1 11 months 4 days ago
After couple of times the nightly build disappear automatically, i have just generated new one. You can find it now
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webiedesign replied the topic: #2 11 months 5 days ago
I think I have this same issues and would like to try 6.0.0-BETA7-DEV-GIT, but I don't see anything listed under Nightly Builds ? Thank you in advance.
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Garry1953 replied the topic: #3 11 months 6 days ago
I tried a clean install, and uploaded an existing kunena database.
Then installed 6.0.0-BETA7-DEV-GIT

All is Working correctly now.
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xillibit replied the topic: #4 11 months 6 days ago

Can-you please put here your Kunena report configuration ?
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Garry1953 replied the topic: #5 11 months 6 days ago

Happy to report, the problem is fixed.