Kunena 6.2.6 released

The Kunena team has announce the arrival of Kunena 6.2.6 [K 6.2.6] which is now available for download as a native Joomla extension for J! 4.4.x/5.0.x. This version addresses most of the issues that were discovered in K 6.1 / K 6.2 and issues discovered during the last development stages of K 6.2

Loved A few Kunena 1.6 Screenshots

14 years 3 months ago - 14 years 3 months ago #1 by fxstein
I have promised some screen shots last week and wanted to come back and post a couple examples of how work is progressing.
To start off with let me explain a couple basics:

We will be shipping more than one template with Kunena 1.6, potentially also more than one language. The screenshots here are the new default template with category specific coloring enabled - that is optional and allows you to color messages of a given category individually. Several colors are pre-set and additional once can easily be added through simple css.

Amongst a long list of changes, we have replaced the tabs on top of the forum with a custom Joomla menu, that gets created during install. It can be moved to other positions, entries can be unpublished, re-ordered - anything Joomla can do. When publish outside of kunena_menu it will retain your templates formatting.

Lots of design cleanup in html and css - most aren't visible in these few screen shots. The profile page is going through a complete rewrite - so what you see is work in progress. A new moderation screen is in the works, but note ready to be shared.

The new default buttons are text-less, meaning the text inside the button comes from the language file. Translating them no longer requires editing images. Subscriptions can be made on a category level - hence the subscription button on the category view.

Polls have been added and can be configured by category.

SQL/performance and SEO/SEF improvements are not visible, but a significant portion of our work.

We are also switching to mootools 1.2 so some more java script rewrites are in progress. This will pave the way for even better Joomla 1.6 integration. Given the early stage of Joomla 1.6 we have not done much testing to see what compatibility issues require our attention.

Work not yet started: New image/file attachment ajax/mootools based. Upload images and attachements while you are at the post/edit page. As many as you like.

Several men months of our dev time have already gone into this. We hope to have the essential features ready for install (demo here on the site) in the upcoming weeks. I realize that we wanted to move faster, but as you can see a lot of good work is going into that release and we are confident it will be worth the extra wait.

Other things you can't see here are things like: No more intermediate screens after posting or editing a message. Go straight back to the thread.

If you want to follow us along here is a link to our developer activity stream:

Have a great day!

Color coded categories:

Menu placed into Joomla template menu position:

No replies tab (as will all tab positions this is optional and can be controlled from within the Joomla menu manager)

Inside a color coded category: (colors can be freely adjusted)

Early draft of new user profile pages.

We love stars on the Joomla Extension Directory . :-)
Last edit: 14 years 3 months ago by fxstein.

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