Anonymous Users Can Now Publish Posts on CM Answers Forum Sites


Anonymous Users Can Now Publish Posts on CM Answers Forum Sites

CreativeMinds is happy to announce the release of a new Add-On called the CM Answers Anonymous User Posting, which enhances the already-robust CM Answers Plugin with an access control infrastructure!

This Add-On supports the posting of questions and answers by anonymous users, and adds your forum an extra layer of spam protection by enabling advanced access control settings.

Anonymous user postings add-on settings include:

Captcha support

Adding a Captcha verification step to the process of posting a question or an answer, which tremendously helps in preventing spam bots from automatically posting unwanted content.

Added Captcha Support

Advanced access control

The site administrator can define which part of the forum system is open for viewing and for posting by anonymous users, and which require a registered user login information.
For example, using the extended access control feature, the forum administrator can decide that anonymous users can view all forum sections, but not post anything, or that they can only post questions and comments, but not answers.
The extension also lets you choose which users can view and post questions, answers and comments:

  • Everyone- including anonymous users
  • logged in users only
  • site roles only, such as the site admin or editor
CM Answers Extended Access Conrol let Admin define if anonymous user can post

CM Answers Extended Access Control lets Admins define if anonymous user can post

Anonymous Users Tutorial Video

Anonymous User Posting Extension tutorial video

Watch this tutorial video and learn how to define and customize your anonymous user posting extension settings for the CM Answers Q&A discussion forum.
Posting QA Addon - Anonymous Users Can Now Publish Posts on CM Answers Forum Sites - Creative Minds Blog

General settings for the anonymous user posting extension

  • Choose which name is displayed when anonymous user postings are submitted
  • Choose whether or not you want the plugin to support captcha security when anonymous users submit their posts

In addition, this tutorial video will show you how anonymous users can post questions, answers and comments on the front end, and how the site admin can view and Moderate Anonymous user postings from the questions list on the back end.

Learn more about the CM Answers Q&A discussion forum plugin for WordPress!