Kunena is a free extension for Joomla! It is the ideal forum extension for Joomla. It’s free, fully integrated, and no bridges or hacks are required.
Integrating a forum into Joomla has always been possible but was never very easy, often involving the use of bridge extensions to connect Joomla to well-established, free-standing web-based forum products. The name Kunena is from a Swahili word meaning, “to speak”. It was derived from the former Fireboard forum with new and previous developers that include several Joomla core developers. The developers have a long term goal to redesign Kunena from the ground up to take full advantage of what Joomla has to offer.
There is no company behind the extension; everyone who contributes to it is a hobbyist, enthusiast or professional web developer who gives their time freely to this project – volunteers every one of us. Their hope is to make it the most reliable, scalable, durable and robust forum component for Joomla that we can make it and to give people the best solution to meeting their forum needs. The forum is a self-help community-driven resource for users to help one another. Their job, in moderating the forum, is not necessarily to answer every question but, rather, to point people in the right direction where they can find the answers.
- Interoperability with other Joomla extensions.
- Forum layout (templates).
- User features (frontend).
- Administration features (backend).
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It’s available for Joomla 1.5, Joomla 2.5, Joomla 3.0: Click here.