The Kunena team is thrilled to announce the third 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 RC3 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.

The discuss plugin for K6.0 and module latest for K6.0 which has been released in same time than RC2 hasn't been updated this time. Kunena 6.0 has been designed to work on Joomla! 4.1 and more, 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:

  • Update and fix language files
  • Attempt to fix subscriptions mail with Joomla! mailtemplates
  • Some fixes in various places

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 RC2 are mostly bug fixes. We provide with this RC3 the language pack in separate package.


Download K6.0.0 RC3 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 replied the topic:
9 months 3 weeks ago
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On RC3 it remains issue with mail notifications which has been fixed in RC4 developpement version, the most important issues which remains is that the new smilies doesn't work and you can't re-order categories in backend. If these issues aren't annoying for you, just test before on a test site to check
Marcoonline replied the topic:
9 months 3 weeks ago
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Hi, just a quick question.

I'm building a new site based on Joomla version 4 and in the last step in the progress is adding a forum.
But now i like to know is there any indication when the full release of Kunena 6 is released,
Or is it safe to start with the current release candidate and update the the final release when its released.

Thanks for the reply