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The most recent stable release, recommended for production websites running J! 2.5 and J! 3.x, is Kunena 3.0.5
Details about Kunena 3.0.5 are contained in the release notes at http://www.kunena.org/docs/Kunena_3.0.5_Read_Me
For more details about the extent of Kunena features see http://www.kunena.org/docs/Kunena_Features
Kunena worked for me almost out-of-the-box, having luck with Kunena default colors matching perfectly my Joomla template..
However, end-users of the site don't know or want to learn BBCode at all. Kunena doesn't even support a mimimal WYSIWYG editor having a user-friendly GUI where people make text bold by selecting it and clicking a "B" button, having the code behind generating a [b]text[/b] code. This is a CRUCIAL aspect of usability in my opinion which undermines the value of the whole Kunena projects.
On Kunena forum people are asking for a WYSIWYG editor since longtime and my frustration is increased by the answers they get.
I have to say it is wonderful to work with, simple enough to use with ease, but complex enough to have total control over any function possible.
I have to say I am a little disappointed that the new iteration of the forum didn't bring a WYSIWYG editor as I think we are long past the days where we need our customers to battle with BBcode.
But overall a pretty solid forum for any website.
It worked straight away following installation (under Joomla 2.5) and I found it easy to configure.
When I wanted some help with the resizing of image thumbnails, I posted a query on the Kunena Forum and got a rapid answer which worked first time.
Great Job, great extension - highly recommended.
That might sound simple, but I've been through quite a few others that needed constant attention to keep running correctly. This is an excellent extension that lets you focus on the posts, not the software.
You can keep control only with third party extensions (the best is not especialy made for kunena).
Despite getting the newest version. Nevertheless, thanks to the developer.
Kunena Forum has no known security issues and all new security related issues are generally fixed within a few days from discovery. Luckily there haven't been too many security issues during the past year.
That said, spammers are whole another issue with forums and there we are currently relying on 3rd party plug-ins for Joomla.
Now days, it is still a nice forum solution. But it seems to be drifting from the original idea of a forum community built by many extensions. Some extensions still work great with Kunena, but others... saddly no.
The one that hits me and my site members hardest is the editor. Kunena has decided that it would be better to not only develop their own BBCode editor, but to force that to be the only editor that you can use in Kunena. No more can you simply choose to use the editor you use in Joomla.
This not only causes a jarring seperation from article making and the like, but also brings in a terrible complexity that my members do not appreciate. My members are not the kind that benifit from BBCode. They have had a hard time with that and miss the office like WYSIWYG style editor they are so used to. Because of them, I have had to look elsewhere, which is a shame because overal I still really like Kunena and the way it is designed.
If someone could make a plugin or something to bring back choice of editor to Kunena, it would be great! I can't do it because I can't code. I don't expect the Kunena developers to do it, they have enough to do maintaining Kunena.