New series of templates for Kunena 5 are coming!

New series of templates for Kunena 5 are coming!

By Eugene Sivokon Monday, 26 June 2017

Hey folks, we are back after a long break and it's time to tell you what products we have been working on. New templates for Kunena 5 are on its way and to be released during a few weeks.

After releasing Kunena 5 in 2016, the template model was changed from MVC to HMVC, new architecture uses Bootstrap and old templates became non-compatible to the latest version of the component. The process of new templates developing was on hold. But now we are glad to announce a new series of templates to be released in the nearest time. New templates for Kunena 5 will come with lot of improvements and new features.

Lets make a brief overview on key features:

Profile and edit profile layouts

You will be surprised with new profile design. It has completely rebuilt and looks just awesome! Profile, edit profile and all related pages got modern look.

Kunena template with new layout
Kunena template with new layout

Responsive menu

There is mobile friendly menu in both Joomla and Kunena templates. The navigation is intuitive and easy to use on any modern gadget.

Responsive Kunena navigation
Responsive Kunena navigation

Vector Icons

No more boring standard icons! Now all icons are made with Font Awesome that allows to display vector icons. It's turns the navigation Retina compatible and icons looks very nice on mobile devices. Also topic icons displays as Font awesome icons.

Font icons in WYSIWYG editor
Font icons in WYSIWYG editor

Log in / log out feature

Now log in / out module displays in nice modal window. Another nice feature: now you can select custom Joomla module to display. As a result, you can use 3rd party login module without template modification.

Signed in users can change their status and set status message.

Login module in Kunena template
New login feature in modal window

Four positions to display posts

You can change the position where user's information should be displayed in the post: left, right, top or below side. It's easy to do in template settings.

Change position where user's information should be displayed
Change the position where user's information should be displayed

Override topic icons as images

By default topic icons are displayed in vector format in RN Kglorious. But in some cases it might be needed to display classical images.

To get such result, goo to Kunena back-end > Templates > Kglorious, find Icons as images param and set it to Yes. You can replace images to your own.

Topic icons as images
Topic Icons as images
Topic icons as font
Topic Icons as font

Joomla template

To maximize the result, we have designed Joomla template using which you can create a site-forum based on Joomla and Kunena that will look like professional standalone forum. Standard Kunena modules have been customized and their styles are part of the Joomla template.

We are planning to release first templates within a few weeks. Stay tuned!

Eugene Sivokon

Executive manager, web developer, and Joomla enthusiast. He has been a part of and worked in many of the major web development roles over his 11 years, taking on various projects. Personal site:

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