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Kunena 5.1.18 Released (30 Jun 2020)

The Kunena team has announce the arrival of Kunena 5.1.18 [K 5.1.18] which is now available for download as a native Joomla extension for J! 3.9.x. This version addresses most of the issues that were discovered in K 5.1 and issues discovered during the development stages of K 5.1.

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Question Any way of making Kunena lighter

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8 years 4 months ago #1 by zombies
I mean lighter in terms of Kb

I have been looking as to why my site is heavy kb wise and did a clean J2.5 install and then installed Kunena

J2.5 with standard template = 103kb

install Kunena = 661kb meaning kunena is taking up 558kb which is an incredible amount compared to the likes of phpBB where the whole site can be 70kb on a clean install

I would like Kunena to be lighter, it is difficult to use a compress plugin as it affects everything other than the components.

Apologise if this has been covered.

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8 years 4 months ago - 8 years 4 months ago #2 by GoremanX
Actually, a lot of the code you see added as a result of Kunena really comes from Joomla itself. Kunena (and many other extensions) uses some features of Joomla which require quite a few extra files from Joomla itself. However, these files are mostly cached in the user's browser. Subsequent requests for them result in nothing being downloaded, since it's a one-time thing.

Unfortunately, there's no way to lighten this initial load since the Mootools libraries are required for proper functioning of Kunena.

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8 years 4 months ago #3 by zombies
thanks for replying.

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8 years 4 months ago #4 by sozzled
Yes, similar kinds of questions have been asked on various aspects of how far it might be possible to cut down what's really needed to run a fully-functional, robust, reliable and durable web-based discussion forum while, at the same time, allowing for a comprehensive set of features and extensibility surrounding the feature set at the same time.

As far as the discussion about comparing Kunena to, say phpBB is concerned:

phpBB installation kit = 2.35Mb
Kunena installation kit = 2.00 Mb

Also, as far "lightness" is concerned, you might read this topic for some background information: Related to Mootools .

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