The most recent stable release, recommended for production websites running J! 2.5 and J! 3.1, is Kunena 3.0.0. This version supersedes K 2.0.
The essential differences between Kunena 3.0 and Kunena 2.0 are
* K 3.0 does not operate on J! 1.5 websites; and
* K 3.0 can only be installed on J! 2.5 and J! 3.x websites
Kunena 3.0 is a project that has been some ten months in the making. Among other things, the main design objectives for Kunena 3.0 were to remove many lingering legacy issues (caused by the requirement in older versions to maintain J! 1.5 websites) as well as to keep pace with current and emerging Joomla trends.
Details about Kunena 3.0.0 are contained in the release notes at http://www.kunena.org/docs/Kunena_3.0.0_Read_Me
For more details about the extent of features available in Kunena, please see http://www.kunena.org/docs/Kunena_Features
1 I set up a 1.54 site and all went so easily well
2 I then created a 1.6 site and, again, installation and using it was a dream.
I had one problem and submitted a ticket - the response was in minutes - and we found that it was due to using Firefox 6 beta. Otherwise I still have no problems and am delighted with this excellent product and support
I have setup many other Top Forums for clients who used CMS website and JOOMLA such as SMF and others.
I can assure you. Do not waste your time with another forum Component.
Features of Kunena that stand far above all the others out there from both the Web Developer and the Front End User standpoint? Total integration with Joomla, Log into Joomla and you are Automatically Logged into the Forum.. no need to re log into another forum.. Registrants to the website are automatically registered with the Forum as Members.. .too many to list.. Take my word for it.. Simply always use KUNENA as your Forum and Discussion Software if you use Joomla for your Website! Do not waste your time with anything else! Support is AWESOME as well.
Thanks for making this software and giving it free. :-)
I am one happy camper!
In the past I have used Agora, till they starting selling it and everything went downhill from their, and phpBB3 using a bridge from rockettheme.
However since moving to Joomla 1.6 I didnt have the option of phpBB3 as their isnt a bridge for Joomla 1.6 that I could find. So I started looking at other forums.
I had tried Kunena a year or so ago but opted for Agora. For me it was just better. But I decided to give kunena another try.
Boy am I glad I did. It installed without a problem, and NEARLY all of the backend stuff is self explanatory, or can be gleamed from the manual.
I did have one problem but that was due to a "clash" of css between a rockettheme template and Kunena itself. No problem, I put up a post in their Forum and after a few posts back and forth my problem was solved.
Has it got what phpBB3 has got? NO !!! But phpBB3 is a much more maturer product. But then again phpBB3 doesnt seemlessly tie into Joomla. Is it getting to a place of being as good as phpBB3? I think so. I reckon once version 2 is launched it will be competing very heavily with phpBB3 and the other PAID FOR forums.
Given its lack of "power" and "lack of functions" in some areas I must admit to have swithered about awarding Kunena a 4 or a 5. But then I remembered the support I had received. That for me tipped it over the edge to get a 5.
On the subject of support I must really say something about one of their Mods - Sozzled - (The man from Downunder) - I get the impression he doesnt suffer fools gladly ;-) but this guy goes that extrea mile to help, or at least that is my experience - Thanks again "Ironman", you are a credit to Kunena.
I've installed Kunena Last night (worked till 6 o' clock in the morning)on Joomla 1.6 on a Linux Ubuntu 11.04 Server and it Installed and Works like a Charm Man!
I've been testing and playing with the latest versions and I can see that you people have made great improvements to the script..
In One Word: Fantastic!
You saved my Life.
I've been waiting so long and especcially for this App.
I've also installed the Kunena Discuss plugin which communicates with the Forum and it works great. It creates such a great communication facility.. I'm telling you!
You know, Words are not enough to express my gratitude, for I know how much time, energy and love it takes to create this peace of digital Art!
Not a Million, but a Kabilion ThanX for this Creation!
Keep up the Good Work my Friends!
God Bless You All!!!
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Greetz from Masterdam/Amsterdam, The Netherlands..