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.

× This is for users to help other users, to discuss topics that relate to migrating from other web-based forums and converting the data into a form that will operate with Kunena.

It is important to note that the Kunena team does not have a standard, recommended or supported protocol for these ideas and that posting questions in this category may not receive advice from team members.

Question Kunena 5.0.5 to any other forum boards

3 years 3 weeks ago #1 by VanZooKie

I want to migrate my Kunena forum database. I'm on 5.0.5 version and I want to try another forum system board.
Do you know any converter or tool to do this job?

Desirable phpbb

Thank you a lot in advance!

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2 years 11 months ago #2 by 24x7servermanagement
Just curious for what reason you want to migrate ? We came here other way around and are looking to migrate from VB.

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2 years 11 months ago #3 by VanZooKie
Templates, errors with attachments, functions, plugins, speed...

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2 years 8 months ago #4 by xreliable
I was a long time vb user but migrated from vb to Kunena 3 a few years back because I didn't want the bloat of vb5 (and wasn't confident in the vb team after all the drama with the new ownership and mass exodus of original team members to xenforo)

I also wanted to do away with loading a bridge for joomla/vb accounts. I've kept an eye on xenforo but in all this time they've toyed with bridges for Joomla but never did one. So then I saw people complaining about Kunena 5 and I had problems with the new template system when I did some test migrations, so I jumped into migrating to EasyDiscuss. EasyDiscuss has been a nightmare. It is REALLY poorly coded and the user interface is confusing to users. I know people love StackIdeas team and they do some things very well but I think EasyDiscuss is also a sort of ugly stepchild to the Stack team as they don't give it much attention. It is poorly conceived, implemented and supported. So now I'm thinking to migrate back to Kunena 5.

But reading about the errors and in particular the issue with speed for Kunena, I'm having second thoughts. Can anyone speak to this issue? I cannot afford to go through another migration and then have it slowing my site down. I get spikes in traffic and I need something that performs.

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2 years 8 months ago #5 by makotosun
I use Kunena on several different sites, not super, super busy, but we have about 6,000 users on one of the sites - probably only about 20 at most on at one time. It is on a shared server and is part of a fairly bloated site :)

Performance is pretty decent, though not a fast as PHPbb.

I went with Kunena as it is open source (free) has a decent following and regular updates/maintenance. The single sign on for my users is also one big draw, as we have a lot of other features on our site as well.

www.Yamaha-Enduros.com is the large one if you want to take a peek. I have a much, much smaller site at www.HodakaClassified.com as well.
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