Kunena 5.2 Beta 1 Released (24 Sep 2020)

The Kunena team is thrilled to announce the first public beta release of Kunena 5.2, a native Joomla extension for Joomla 3.9. 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 5.2.0 B1 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 5.1 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.

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Question Working with Kunena Menu (Index, Recent Topics...)

9 years 11 months ago - 9 years 11 months ago #1 by Matias
Kunena 1.6 uses Joomla menus to navigate inside Kunena. It's very powerful and flexible system enabling many new features, but it can also be hard to work with -- if you don't know what you are doing.

Our router works in very different way to all other Joomla components -- it always tries to find the best menu item and allows you to create site, where all categories/pages can have its own modules and even its own template. You can also break forum into many parts, having your own sub-forum for every section in your site. It has been done in Kunena.com (Playground) and in a few other sites as GE Transportation (Just navigate between the categories and see how everything changes).

But this power comes with a price: you need to know how Joomla menus work. Most of the other components do not use the menu like Kunena does, and because of that they allow you to make mistakes -- they just use wrong menu item and you probably wont even notice it. In Kunena broken menu leads often to more serious issues, like missing menus or wrong pages.

More information on creating and customizing menus can be found from here:
Wiki: Customised menus

Kunena 1.6.0 can detect some of the most common issues and shows a notification message to administrators to help them to fix those issues. Short explanations can be found from here:
Wiki: Troubleshooting Kunena Menu
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9 years 11 months ago - 9 years 11 months ago #2 by Matias
If you are having issues with your menu, you should also check if your menu module supports Menu Aliases / Menu Links. But instead of Kunena, you can point the link to your main page or any other page.

If the link doesn't show up, is broken, pointing to wrong page etc, it's likely that your menu doesn't support aliases.

Creating Menu Aliases is explained in Wiki: Customised menus (see above).

If your menu doesn't support Menu Aliases you have three choices:
  1. Use Type: Kunena: Entry Page pointing to Kunena Menu, just do not use same Alias/URL: /forum (in English)
  2. Copy Kunena Menu into your main menu
  3. Upgrade your template or menu module (if not working: Report a bug)
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