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
Kunena's flexibility, vast array of features, timely support is top notch in every way. Their development team also works tirelessly on upgrades to improve their already great component.
If you are seeking a discussion forum for your site, look no further! Kunena is the winner and champion. With version 1.6 about to be released shortly, it will only get better.
Look no further. This is the one. And the future looks bright.
You have to go to the site template parameters and turn off Build titles Spans to get the full force of the Kunena Profile to work. For those of you with RT
Lastly, for those of you wondering if Kunena can handle large sites... They can and are working to run even larger sites. The commitment to this forum is amazing and the fact it is free is ridiculous.
This is an awesome forum, easy to install and manage and requires no hacks or bridges. Out of the box the extension did what is was suppose to do. It also integrates beautifully with Community builder 1.2.3 and Jom Social 1.8.8!
The documentation on the site is plentiful and clearly written and the support forum is quick and very active.
For those wanting to tweak their forum template colors there is even a small hack in the support forum showing you how to do this! On two of my sites the Jom Social and Kunena forums no display the same color pallets!
Overall a clean, robust forum with all the bells and whistle but without the hassles. Highly recommended
No other forum (tested) running on joomla are better than kunena 1.6.
Perfect management, looks better, works fine!
Simple to use and have a very big community for having a true support of any issues.
For now, once joomla 1.6 is not released as stable, K.16 have'nt the user groups access. But dont belive in other forum features such gruops... Kunena Rocks!
Thanks to this great forum.
Portugese would be great since Kunena already supports 14 languages (built-in). Please post here if you're interested in translating Kunena:
first I used another very good Forum but the owner of the website didn't like it so much so I searched again and chose this Forum. It's easy to install and very flexible to adjust. Now she's happy with the Forum. You're doing a great job. Thanks for sharing with us.
I was not that familiar with Kunena but I felt the need to switch forum products so I downloaded and starting using Kunena. I had always heard that support at Kunena was not that great, but my experience has been otherwise. Support has been available in very reasonable time frames and they seem genuinely interested in helping users of Kunena when they run into issues.
Switching to Kunena turned out to be a good move. Even though Kunena was not my first choice, end the end, it turned out to be the best choice. The developers seem sincerely interested in upgrading their product to meet the needs of the Joomla! community. They also are committed to keeping their product freely available to the community at no cost and I'm not sure that this can be said of other forum developers.
2. Kunena has a geat support, even that it is free.
3. Kunena has all the tools, needed for a woking forum.
4. Kunena works fine, whit no problems at all.
5. Kunena is easy to install
6. I will stop here, but there is uncountable excellent comments about Kunena.
7. Download it, install it, and you will not regret for it!
The Kunena forum is really good and helpful. I was able to find answers to each of the question I had regarding configuration and setup. I haven't needed to post on their forum but viewing several topics it looks like they are fairly quick in responding to questions. The "other" forum I liked didn't support search engine friendly URLs, but Kunena does. It also integrates with Joomla really well.
I'm quite happy with the whole setup of Kunena and will be installing and using it on future sites.
Before I try Kunena, I installed some others free forum components. I admit that Kunena is the best far from the others. Great layout, looks like the forums we are all used to and not just like a sloppy layout. Easy to use just install and everything works out of the box. I could even find my language (Greek) in some forums with (almost) everything translated.
If you look for a free forum component do not look any further. This is the right for you. It is very well developed.
I highly support all the free extensions but I would like to have the option to remove the "With the support of Kunena". After all if someone sees the layout he would definitely know it is Kunena made.
It's unusual to give forum component only two stars out of five just because of a lack of FLV support, but we hope to have FLV support (and a number of other formats) in Kunena 1.6. You can test it out on Kunena.com in the playground section.