The Kunena team has announce the arrival of Kunena 188.8.131.52 [K 6.1.3] which is now available for download as a native Joomla extension for J! 4.2.x/4.3.x. This version addresses most of the issues that were discovered in K 6.1.0 and issues discovered during the last development stages of K 6.1
Question How do I remove "component/" from my Kunena URLs?
I have deleted and emptied the trash to all Kunena-related and forum-related menu items.
How might I resolve this issue so that I would have proper SEF URL strings (forum/194-photography/2618-retail-sales-photo-gallery)? Is there a configuration detail I overlooked?
I'm not sure if this is a Joomla or Kunena issue. Any ideas?
The solution probably involves a combination of how you've defined your menu items and how you have set up SEF URLs in Joomla. For general background reading, see Kunena Menu issues and Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) in the Wiki.
If this information does not help you to resolve the problem, please post your configuration report so that we can see what may be happening.