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Kunena 5.2 RC 1 Released (25 Oct 2020)

The Kunena team is thrilled to announce the first public release candidate 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 RC1 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.

Question Kunena for Mobile first strategy?

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5 years 4 weeks ago - 5 years 4 weeks ago #1 by mann
As greater and greater amount of traffic on websites today is coming from mobile, I was wondering how is Kunena for mobile first strategy
I have found xenforo to be a really strong contender for mobile first but it's paid and doesn't have a long track record. I have seen some paid mobile friendly themes for kunena but i am not sure how good they are.
I have seen phpbb3 and couple of other forums on mobile and frankly they suck. They are merely web versions on mobile and make navigation extremely difficult. I hope Kunena is different.
Last edit: 5 years 4 weeks ago by mann.

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5 years 4 weeks ago #2 by ruud
Hi,

had a quick look at what makes xenforo a 'strong' contender. What I see is what is already possible with Kunena (with some additional components eg for Social Media account creation and login).
Mobile first can be implemented in two ways:
1. via an app that people install on their mobile device, or
2. via responsive template.

Starting with the bootstrapped Crypsis template Kunena really makes my users from mobile devices happy :)

Only downside is that users get 'spoiled' by apps from facebook, twitter, linkedin: all their communities are in there, using my community involves going to a website and logging in, also no push notifications (other then email). So an app would make sense in the long run, because it is all about the users... If they find it to difficult to post they will post somewhere else :(

Current Kunena.org forum is still based on the 'old' version, so not a good representation / showcase for what is possible.

Here you'll find a (dutch) Kunena 4 responsive website (with social media account integration, blog integration, etc).
Perhaps a good idea if other people post on this topic their Kunena 4 site: would love to see some sites in action :)

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5 years 4 weeks ago #3 by mann

ruud wrote: Hi,

had a quick look at what makes xenforo a 'strong' contender. What I see is what is already possible with Kunena (with some additional components eg for Social Media account creation and login).
Mobile first can be implemented in two ways:
1. via an app that people install on their mobile device, or
2. via responsive template.

Starting with the bootstrapped Crypsis template Kunena really makes my users from mobile devices happy :)

Only downside is that users get 'spoiled' by apps from facebook, twitter, linkedin: all their communities are in there, using my community involves going to a website and logging in, also no push notifications (other then email). So an app would make sense in the long run, because it is all about the users... If they find it to difficult to post they will post somewhere else :(

Current Kunena.org forum is still based on the 'old' version, so not a good representation / showcase for what is possible.

Here you'll find a (dutch) Kunena 4 responsive website (with social media account integration, blog integration, etc).
Perhaps a good idea if other people post on this topic their Kunena 4 site: would love to see some sites in action :)


Thanks for your comments. Really helpful. What is "bootstrapped Crypsis template"? I searched for it but didn't understand. Is it something that automatically comes with Kunena 4.0. I browsed your website on android. Looks great. My main objective is that users should be able to read comfortably the content of the site on their mobiles. I have realized most people use mobile for reading and desktop for commenting on forums so can live without social features etc.

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5 years 4 weeks ago #4 by ruud
Hi, crypsis is the new defacto template that comes with Kunena 4.x. It is based on bootstrap and fully Responsive out of the box.

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5 years 4 weeks ago #5 by mann
Great.I think I'll go ahead with this. I still somehow don't like the UI of Kunena a lot but it seems to be the best free forum software that meets my needs. Was considering mybb but not good enough responsive themes

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