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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.

Idea [New Feature] Add Additional Fields

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5 years 5 months ago - 5 years 5 months ago #1 by ssh
When making a new post, Kunena (And all others forum platform), only give you the option to write a subject and a message.

It will be great to include more optional fields (Customized within backed)
To find specific content within the forum more easier and Filter content by these fields

By doing this, Kunena can not only work as a forum platform, but classifieds platform too.
People thinking in make new classifieds site can consider kunena as an option
Last edit: 5 years 5 months ago by ssh.
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5 years 5 months ago #2 by Josh
This is a really great idea! :cheer: It would also enable many other great possibilities such as using Kunena for meeting up with people for events and other real life applications. A field example could be a city name, when someone uses the advanced search they could find events within their own city. Time would be another great custom field. B)

This is one of the coolest ideas for Kunena I've seen and has my full support. If there is interest in this I would gladly create a mockup of what I believe to be the best practices and placements to make the idea flow smoother if it gains traction.

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5 years 5 months ago - 5 years 5 months ago #3 by xpozay
+1 Actually I have wanted this for a long time, basically this could be simple tagging and/or providing a taxonomy, or as above as customised fields for filtering. I was hoping that K4 would finally give us this. You can find similar requests dating back 5 years or so ....
- www.kunena.org/forum/feature-requests-ar...-kunena?limitstart=0
- www.kunena.org/forum/k-1-6-and-k-1-7-mis...ve/95439-kunena-tags
- www.kunena.org/forum/206-K-10-and-K-15-m...ords-hack-for-kunena

Other forums have already started implementing this. IMO this is really essential for large scale forums that are used to capture knowledge and is similar to the comparison of google vs yahoo ie search vs browse and drill or the problem that the JED is having now - not everything is search. The browse metaphor has numerous advantages depending on the situation.
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