Own Topic Icons

Kunena provides the ability to use various topic icons for each category. This guide shows how you can create and use own topic icons.

Add folder for own icons

Navigate to media -> kunena -> topic_icons and copy the folder default (if you not use custom files therein, then you can remove the folder systemold).


Rename the copied folder to own_topic_icons (or what ever you want)


Self-made symbols

Navigate to media -> kunena -> topic_icons -> own_topc_icons -> user

Simply replace the icons with your own symbols.

Then go in backend to Kunena -> Templates -> your Template -> Features and select Icon Type = Images - Legacy


Use the own symbols

Go in backend to Kunena -> Categories -> click on a category -> Category Settings The new folder is listed in the dropdown menu now. Select this folder and save it.

The new icon will displayed now in this selected category (I’ve chosen Welcome Mat for this example).


Select the own symbols as default

Go in backend to Kunena -> Templates -> your Template -> Basic Settings and to enter the name of folder.

This setting has no effect on already existing categories. You must select at existing categories the new folder manually.


Further informations

You can also use your own icon names, but they must be adjusted accordingly in media -> kunena -> topic_icons -> own_topic_icons -> topicicons.xml

Font Awesome Topic Icons

First go in backend to Kunena -> Templates -> your Template -> Features select Topic Icons = Fontawesome. If your Joomla template not support Font Awesome, you can choose additional Load External CDN Fontawesome = Yes. Then change the names in media -> kunena -> topic_icons -> own_topic_icons -> topicicons.xml ( for this example it is the icon “car” ). Here is a list with Font Awesome icons which you can use.

This also works with bootstrap 3 and 4 symbols, provided they are supported by the Joomla template.

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