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Communication, Forum

Kunena is the leading Joomla forum component. Downloaded more than 7M times in 8 years, Kunena is the only forum/discussion solution for Joomla that is community driven - true open source - public self-help forums, GitHub and documentation Wiki.

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The most recent stable release, recommended for production websites running J! 3.6 , is Kunena 5.0.7

Details about Kunena 5.0 are contained in the release notes at http://www.kunena.org/blog


Works Well


Posted on 28 March 2017
Functionality

A good Forum extension. You can build a complete forum with that, in a very short time.

Ease of use

Ok to use, maybe a little confuse to beginners. With time and test it's get easier. Could have a better interface.

Documentation

Have some tutorials, but they are not practical guides, only explain (more or less) the features. Could be much better in this sense.

I used this to: Build a Forum for an enterprise site integrated with Community Builder.

Support Site not easy to use


Posted on 17 January 2017
Functionality

The functionality of the forum is exceptional; does what many do not. But has some issues.

Ease of use

Relatively easy to use; takes a bit to find some of the config settings.

Support

New forum makes support a headache; even browsing for Q&A is a headache due to color scheme and appalling layout.

Documentation

Again read above; the site is a mess.
I registered to post a question; but not allowed to post or reply or anything.

I used this to: Currently using for test site; unfortunately due to attachment names being truncated; will probably have to try something else; as users have no idea as to what the attachment is ie /home/....a.pdf means nothing to a user.

The new version not so good


Posted on 06 December 2016
Functionality

Functionality is good, the new design is though quite a mess.

Ease of use

Not to difficult, but setting it with Joomla is not a one step process.

Support

Excellent for a free product

Documentation

Good

I used this to: I used this for a forum for jewelry

One of the best


Posted on 29 November 2016
Functionality

Simply the best forum for Joomla

Ease of use

Quite easy, but there is place for improvement on the settings page.

Support

Personal support is ok, but for the whole project is good.

Documentation

Well documented

I used this to: feedback and discussion area for customers

Disappointing


Posted on 21 November 2016
Functionality

Unable to test due to display issues

Ease of use

Seems ok on the admin side, but the mess on the frontend makes it a disaster

Support

Hopeless; registered for forum, not allowed to post new to ask questions

Documentation

Looks great. Like the big mac. Promises much, delivers little

I used this to: Couldn't use it. The front end display is a complete mess.

Functionality

Can't get it working anymore...

Ease of use

Broke the initial installation I had working...

Support
Documentation

Documentation is useless...

I used this to: Used to have a functioning forum... but this new release... can't even get it to work now... I give up.

Forum support


Posted on 01 August 2016
Functionality

Very good

Ease of use

Yes

Support

Almost excellent.

Documentation

Good


Spam Bait!


Posted on 28 February 2016
Functionality

The forum functions great, just as a great forum should. The problem is that it receives hundreds of Russian spam posts per day.

Ease of use

This is moot since it is easily spammed.

I used this to: I use it for nothing, now. I have removed it from my Joomla installation due to the waste of time having to delete spam posts.
Owner's reply: I'm sorry you have many spammers, there are some anti-spam features in our component, and there are also 3rt party plugins to prevent spammers. Please check the plugins and try again. Also check the settings to reduce the spammers.

Pretty Good


Posted on 08 December 2015
Functionality

There are some features that are missing but it has most of the stuff covered. What it does do it does well though.

Ease of use

I can't complain. Probably the most complicated part was getting my head around joomla!'s user permissions system.

I used this to: Forums. What else would I do with it? :P

Great Extension!


Posted on 06 August 2015
Functionality

Offered a very good starting base for our product forum where we integrated further our needed customizations with the shop database.

Ease of use

The product is intuitive and has a nice clean look, which we adapted to match our page style and also we added 4 responsive types.

Support

We din not required any, since we are fixing ourselves, but the product has regular updates and is well maintained.

Documentation

Clean and simple so that anybody can understand it.

I used this to: product forum for our Joomla Extensions shop, where we integrated free board access for free products and limited access on paid products, depending on the existing acquired license. Thanks to the developers for offering and maintaining further this extension!
Kunena Login

Kunena Login

Free | Kunena extensions | Kunena Team
3
Score:
56
3 reviews
The Kunena Team is proud to release version 3.1.0 of the Kunena Login module. This module replaces the default Joomla login module and gives you more flexibility and custom redirection. It's integrated with other popular extensions like JomSocial and Community Builder.
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Kunena Stats

Kunena Stats

Free | Kunena extensions | Kunena Team
3
Score:
53
2 reviews
The Kunena Team is proud to release 3.1.0 of our next generation statistics module for Kunena 3.1. The Kunena Statistics module enables you to display various statistics about your Kunena forum. You can display just about anything such as top posters, top polls, most thank yous, and much more.
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Kunena Latest

Kunena Latest

Free | Kunena extensions | Kunena Team
3
Score:
52
5 reviews
The Kunena team is proud to release the latest version 3.1.0 of its ultra-flexible module for Kunena 4.0 and Joomla! 2.5 and 3.x. Use this module to display the topics and posts of your Kunena forum with a wide variety of options (over 7,500 possible combinations!) to show off your forum content anywhere on your Joomla website. Add as many modules on a page as you like.
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Kunena Discuss

Kunena Discuss

Free | Kunena extensions | Kunena Team
3
Score:
0
11 reviews
The Kunena Team is proud to release version 3.1.0 of our discussion plug-in for Kunena 4.0. The Kunena Discuss plug-in enables you to add comments functionality to your website. Users can comment on any section, category, or article just like any commenting system, but user comments and discussions are stored in your Kunena forum (though displayed on your articles). Now you can have all of your user discussion in one place. You can see the discussion plug-in live at http://www.kunena.org/blog
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Kunena Search

Kunena Search

Free | Kunena extensions | Kunena Team
3
Score:
0
1 review
The Kunena Team is proud to release version 3.1.0 of the Kunena Search module for Kunena 4.0. This module enables you to add a search box in any module position. The search box searches your Kunena forum.
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Kunena

Version:
5.0.7
Developer:
Kunena Team
Last updated:
Apr 02 2017
Date added:
Feb 02 2009
License:
GPLv2 or later
Type:
Free download
Includes:
Compatibility:
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