Anonymous posting offers individuals the opportunity to express their thoughts, ideas, and opinions without revealing their identities. This can be especially valuable in fostering candid discussions on sensitive topics or creating a safe space for sharing personal experiences. By allowing users to contribute without the constraints of public identity, anonymous posting encourages more open and honest communication. However, it’s essential for platforms to strike a balance between anonymity and responsible engagement, ensuring that the benefits of free expression are upheld while preventing misuse or harmful behavior.
The Answers Anonymous User Posting Addon supports the posting of questions and answers by anonymous users and adds an extra layer of spam protection to your anonymous WordPress forum by enabling advanced access control settings.
Anonymous user postings add-on settings include:
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.
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
Anonymous Forum 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.
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 anonymous forum plugin to support captcha security when anonymous users submit their posts
In addition, this tutorial video will show you how non-logged-in users can post anonymous 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.