The Kunena team is thrilled to announce the seventh 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 B7 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
  • 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 beta7 the language pack in separate package.


Download K6.0.0 Beta7 here:


Any donations are needed for future support.

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xillibit replied the topic: #1 6 months 4 weeks ago

We have a bit of delay in the release of the RC1 because we have issues to fix on the upgrade process part
Jim610 replied the topic: #2 6 months 4 weeks ago
Any update on 6.0 RC1? I have a website in development (since last Sep) that could really do with it.
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xillibit replied the topic: #3 7 months 3 weeks ago
The next release will be the RC1 (First Release Candidate) so the dev version has been renammed from Beta8 to RC1, nexts nightlies builds will be nammed RC1-DEV

For translators please test the language pack in your language and improve the transaltion to be ready for the final release