Kunena 5.0 release is coming

Kunena 5.0 release is coming

By Eugene Sivokon Friday, 16 October 2015

Kunena team is announced their plans on upcoming forum version: new Kunena 5.0 to be released in November. It’ll include additional features, new default templates and bug fixes, as well as infrastructure of the project is going to be updated.

Code changes

After code refactoring the minimal technical requirement is PHP 5.6. Outdated 5.3 or 5.4 will be deprecated and no longer supported. You should check out your hosting settings and turn PHP to 5.6 or move website to another hosting where latest server software is in use.

Default templates

Well-known default Blue Eagle template will be finally deprecated as outdated and replaced on two ones: we’ll get Crypsis for Bootstrap 3 and default template (with no front-end framework support). Crypsis for BS 2 will be kept.

New features

  • Social share buttons as a must-have feature providing socialization for the forum
  • Solved status for topics
  • Topics will get rating
  • Editor plugin to include WYSIWYG editor
  • Auto subscription feature
  • Unread status for topics
  • And more

Updated documentation

Finally, the team will update documentation for the component which is very important since current docs weren’t changed during years and technically out of date. New infrastructure will be built using excellent Grav CMS (or the idea coming from this CMS) which means all articles will get new UI and became much more user friendly.

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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: eugenesivokon.com