The Kunena team is thrilled to announce the second public release candidate 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 RC2 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.

This RC2 has some changes to make working the discuss plugin for K6.0 and module latest for K6.0 which has been released in same time. This RC2 is meant to test the update process wit Joomla! updater from RC1 to RC2 and to improve translations. Kunena 6.0 has been designed to work on Joomla! 4.1 and 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 RC1 are mostly bug fixes. We provide with this RC2 the language pack in separate package.


Download K6.0.0 RC2 here:

Download K6.0.0 Discuss plugin (beta) here:

Download K6.0.0 Latest module (beta) here:


Any donations are needed for future support.

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xillibit's Avatar
xillibit replied the topic: #1 3 months 2 weeks ago

There are only the Kunena Discuss and Kunena Latest Module, which works on Joomla! 4.1 with Kunena 6.0 you can find here in the bottom of the page the beta version for them :

Sine the beta1 of the version 6.0 of Kunena Latest Module there was couple of fixes added, i need to make a new release for it
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ssnobben replied the topic: #2 3 months 2 weeks ago
Ok find this now bcs wonder if these modules are Kuena 6 and Joomla 4 compatible..

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xillibit replied the topic: #3 4 months 2 weeks ago

In the table
delete the three following entry :com_kunena.reply, com_kunena.replymoderator and
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serge73 replied the topic: #4 4 months 2 weeks ago
I try to install on my joomla and I had the message
JInstaller: :Install: erreur SQL Duplicate entry 'com_kunena.reply-' for key 'PRIMARY'
Installation de l'extension interrompue.
Pack Installer : erreur lors de l'installation de l'extension

Could you help me
Thank you
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xillibit replied the topic: #5 5 months 2 weeks ago
We are encoutering some issues in transifex with two backend files com_kunena.ini and com_kunena.views.ini, the content of this two files was reverted it has been fixed a first time ealier in the day. Then the content has been reverted a new time in the afternoon, it has been fixed a new time.
Please check this translation for these files again, the source text is now corrected.
We apologize for this error especially to the translators who had already translated these two files to 100%.