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K5.1.1 is released (10 Jun 2018)

The Kunena team is pleased to announce Kunena 5.1.1 [K 5.1.1].
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The information given in this category is intended to guide users who want to use JomSocial with Kunena and, mostly, was written by Kunena users. The information here is not necessarily accurate, up-to-date nor is it intended to replace the support given by the developers of JomSocial.

If you are having problems then, for your own benefit, it would save us all a lot of time if you would kindly post your configuration report when you ask for help from this forum. If you do not post your configuration report we will not ask you for it but you will probably not get your problem solved, either.

Important To what extent does K 3.0 support Jomsocial

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4 years 9 months ago - 4 years 9 months ago #1 by sozzled
There seems to be some confusion about the extent of support by Kunena for JomSocial, and vice versa, as evidenced by this message that appears on the JomSocial support forum :

If this could be fixed from our site, then I'm sure our devs could take a look on this and try to fix it, since of course I agree that integration between Kunena and JomSocial is really important. But, since the problems lies within this module and the whole component of Kunena, then there's not much we can do to fix it. Since it should be fixed by Kunena team, but they unfortunately dropped support for JomSocial with their 3.0 version.


We are not in the business of making observations about the extent to which other Joomla extension developers cater to their customers or to what extent they offer support as far as the interoperability of their products with Kunena. However, given the amount of interest shown by members of this community in JomSocial and what plans the Kunena project team has in relation to JomSocial, it's important to set out a few facts plainly and clearly and allow people to judge things for themselves.

Fact 1: K 3.0 is interoperable with JomSocial. The degree of interoperability between Kunena and JomSocial is handled, on the Kunena side, by the Kunena - JomSocial integration plugin .

This plugin, which is shipped with and installed with K 3.0 (by default, in a disabled state). When enabled, this plugin allows site administrators to use the links within the Kunena forum component and to work with JomSocial user avatars, profiles, private messaging, site login and a few other things, depending on the settings as indicated in the following screenshot:



The Kunena team is responsible for maintaining this plugin. This commitment by the Kunena project is contrary to suggestions made otherwise that Kunena has somehow "dropped support for JomSocial".

The Kunena - JomSocial plugin is designed to offer basic level interoperation between the core forum component and JomSocial. This does not necessarily imply that all the features of the current Kunena Add-ons (e.g. Kunena Latest Posts module) will necessarily utilise JomSocial features in a similar way irrespectively of how eagerly users of those Kunena optional add-on features may want them.

It is evident, from the comments posted on this forum by users of JomSocial, that this basic level of interoperability between the core Kunena forum component and JomSocial is working. It is, however, also evident that this basic level of interoperability may not exist with some other optional add-ons.

Fact 2: The JomSocial website uses Kunena.

The fact that the JomSocial team uses Kunena for support also clearly indicates that Kunena has not "dropped support for JomSocial". The JomSocial forum is better equipped to handle discussions and obtain fast support for JomSocial-related issues that may involve or impact on users of Kunena.

Although there may be issues that arise from time to time that involve non-core Kunena software (e.g. Kunena Latest Posts module) we will try to do our best, in the spirit of co-operation between the two development teams, to give members of both communities the highest level of satisfaction that we are able to give. One important point that people should realise is that there is no direct partnership or direct sharing of resources or finances between JomSocial and Kunena; the two teams operate independently of one another but we, on the Kunena side, are conscious of how much interest there is in both products and the success of one has indirect benefits for the other.

Fact 3: The Kunena team has no responsibility for maintaining plugins or other software that modify the behaviour of JomSocial.

In this regard, the three Kunena Add-ons , that were originally written by the Kunena project team, ceased to be the responsibility of the Kunena project to maintain as from the release of K 3.0.0. These three plugins were:
  1. My Kunena Plug-in for JomSocial - a plugin to display the messages posted to your Kunena forum by your users on their JomSocial user profile page;
  2. Kunena Menu Plug-in for JomSocial - a plugin to add a Kunena-related Joomla menu item to a user's JomSocial menu; and
  3. Kunena Groups Plug-in for JomSocial - a plugin that adds some integration path between messages posted on a Kunena forum and areas managed by JomSocial Groups.

With the release of JomSocial 3.x, these three plugins are now shipped with JomSocial as part of the standard JomSocial installation package. These plugins are maintained and supported by the JomSocial development team. There is nothing "unfortunate" in this and this does not mean that Kunena has "dropped support for JomSocial" as implied in the message I quoted at the beginning of this post.

Fact 4: The forum category at this website ( www.kunena.org ) relating to JomSocial issues is provided under the terms outlined in the category description:

This is not a support forum for JomSocial or its related products. For JomSocial support you should visit JomSocial .

The information given in this category is intended to guide users who want to use JomSocial with Kunena and, mostly, was written by Kunena users. The information here is not necessarily accurate, up-to-date nor is it intended to replace the support given by the developers of JomSocial.

If you are having problems then, for your own benefit, it would save us all a lot of time if you would kindly post your configuration report when you ask for help from this forum. If you do not post your configuration report we will not ask you for it but you will probably not get your problem solved, either.


I hope that the presentation of these facts will clear up any uncertainty and eliminate the possibility of unfounded rumours being circulated about the future of Kunena and JomSocial.
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1 year 3 months ago #2 by 810
New information for supporting deprecated kunena - jomsocial plugins:

The 3 depreciated plugins:
1. My Kunena Plug-in for JomSocial
2. Kunena Menu Plug-in for JomSocial
3. Kunena Groups Plug-in for JomSocial

Are not supported anymore by Kunena or Jomsocial Team.
Plugin #1 is obsolete because Jomsocial has their own “My Forum Posts” plugin
Plugin #2 is also obsolete because one can easily add links in JomSocial Toolbar to any site location using Joomla Menu Manager as described in this doc documentation.jomsocial.com/wiki/Toolbar_Explained . No plugins needed.
Plugin #3 We shall check it if we can merge the old plugin into the kunena - jomsocial plugin.
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