Answers Plugin – A Powerful WordPress Discussion Forum Plugin
The Answers plugin is specifically designed for creating discussion boards and Q&A system forums on WordPress.
Complete Q&A SystemThis complete Question and Answer system allows forum members to post questions and answers, upload files, comment on existing topics and vote for best forum contributions.
|Look and Feel can be Easily Adjusted|
@pparnham from WordPress.org: "Sophisticated plugin with fantastic support - I, for one, am now sold on the idea that CM Answers is the most sophisticated option out there with a support team that truly goes the extra mile. Thank you."
Admin Capabilities in the Best Question & Answers Plugin for WordPress
The WordPress Questions and Responses Plugin lets administrators have vast control over actions performed on the forum, allowing full admin moderation of questions & answers, notifications support and various access restriction capabilities.
Reports and StatisticsOur built-in detailed log & statistics module enables easy tracking of actions performed on the questions and answers system so that you're always informed of what's going on in your Q&A network.
|Admin Reports Dashboard|
The WordPress forum plugin lets the admin filter content, customize the display of the forum in many ways and create multiple forums on the same site using specific categories.
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User Capabilities in the WordPress Forum Plugin
With this complete Question and Answer system Users enjoy a wide spectrum of options such as multiple file uploads, social media login, user profiles, private messages and user voting.
Integration with MicroPayments Platform, Easy Digital Downloads and WooCommerce
The WordPress discussion plugin can be integrated with several other WordPress plugins including the MicroPayments Platform which adds a virtual currency layer to require users to pay when asking or answering questions. It can also be integrated with Easy Digital Downloads or WooCommerce cart systems.
Paul Douglas, Developer, Douglas Web Designs: "Great Customer Service - Quickly replying to my emails with courteous and helpful replies led me to leave this review. The plugin also has a great amount of useful options to meet the needs of any q&a forum."
Answers Localization and Supported Languages
Supported languages include: Spanish, Polish, German, Danish, French, Italian, Russian, Czech, Dutch, Portuguese, Swedish.
We will be happy to assist building other Po/MO files upon user request.
Using the Best Question and Answers Discussion Forum Plugins for WordPress
- Robust Forum System – Integrate an easy to use and robust forum inside your WordPress site
- Extensive Shortcode Support – Using shortcodes place the forum anywhere in your post or pages
- Replace WordPress Comments – Replace the WordPress built-in comments system in any given post with a WordPress Q&A plugin
- Multiple Forums – Using categories create multiple forums in your WordPress site
- On Page navigation – Use Ajax browsing mode to keep users on the same page while using the forum
- Powerful Forum Search – Powerful search within questions and answers and filtering options
- Forum Notifications – Keep your users notified with a robust notification system which is built into the Q&A plugin
- Forum Access Control – Decide who can view your forums, who can ask questions and who can answer using the plugin access control
- Forum Moderation Tools – Powerful moderation tools to allow admin to control the content and filter bad words
- Forum Badges and Points System Tools – Supports Badges and Points for posting questions or answers
Answers Plugin Additional Resources
Q&A plugin InfoGraphic
Answers Plugin for WordPress Features
Please check the user guide to learn more about this plugin.
|Access Control – With this complete Question & Answer system administrators can control who is allowed to view or post queries and which users are allowed to respond. Also control access to categories by role.|
|Ads Integration – Supports showing ads and banners inside forum.|
|Attachments – With the CM Answers plugin, Users can upload file attachments to their questions or answers. Admins can restrict certain file extensions.|
|Voting and Best Answer – Allow users to vote for a questions or answers and question authors can select the best answer out of all the responses submitted to their question.|
|BuddyPress – Integrates with BuddyPress API. Shows posts by users that login with their BP profile.|
|Categories – Categorize your questions and answers in multiple and/or sub-categories. Supports multiple forums.|
|Comments – Comments can be added for each question or answer.|
|Customization – Easily customize the style and appearance of your Q&A discussion forum.|
|Disclaimer – Include a disclaimer that asks users to agree to your terms when they visit your forum for the first time.|
|Drag & Drop – Drag & Drop files to attach them to posts.|
|Edit After Posting – Authors can be allowed to edit their questions and answers even after they’ve submitted their posts.|
|Favorite Question – Voting can be enabled for users to pick their favorite questions.|
|Geo-location Information – Shows the geographic location so you can see where your users are coming from.|
|Localization – Supports UTF-8 characters for translation into a variety of different languages.|
|Logs & Statistics – Generates a detailed log and statistics of the forum activity.|
|MicroPayment – Support within CM Answers for micro-payments to users that post answers.|
|Badges – When using the Micropayments plugin display the users’ badges depending on their points balance.|
|Mobile Responsive – Plugin is Mobile friendly.|
|Moderation – Moderate user posts in your discussion forum like you would moderate WP spam. Restrict access or allow auto-approvals to specific users.|
|Multiple File Uploads – Support multiple file uploads on your discussion forum.|
|Notifications – Advanced notification settings allows authors to receive notifications when answers to their questions are posted. Users can track discussions on specific topics based on the category.|
|Private Answers – Support posting answers which only question poster and user can see.|
|Private Questions – Support Asking question poster private questions.|
|Shortcodes – Use a shortcode to embed questions and answers in your discussion forum to any page or post.|
|Social media Login – Users can login with their social media accounts to post questions or answers.|
|User Dashboard – Users can view their public profiles, along with a list of all the questions and answers they’ve posted.|
|User Gravatar – Displays a Gravatar icon beside each user profile.|
|User Profile – Users can view their profiles that contain all their Q&A’s and discussion forum contribution statistics.|
|Tags – Tag questions with multiple keywords for searching similar topics on you CM Answers plugin.|
|Text Editor – Users can edit their questions or answers with a functional TinyMCE text editor.|
|WordPress Comments Integration – Replaces the WP comments system with a Q&A widget on each page or post.|
|WordPress Multisite – Compatible with WordPress multisite functionality.|
|SEO features – The Answers plugin is SEO friendly and includes support for SEO meta descriptions in the index page and automatically adds the meta description to the answer thread page.|
|Bad words filter – Create a bad words filter, blocking users from publishing inappropriate content to the board.|
Answers Plugin Editions and Pricing
|Basic Moderation options|
|Answers & Voting Counts|
|Templates can be Customized|
|Advanced Access Control|
|Shortcodes with Ajax Support|
|Social Media Integration|
|Social Share Widget|
|Make Forum your Homepage|
|User Profile Page|
|User Posting Meter|
|Logs & Statistics|
|Replace WordPress Comments|
|Full Text Editor|
|Best Answer Support|
|Edit After Posting|
|Anonymous Posting for non logged-in Users|
|Integration with Micropayments|
|Ask the expert support|
|Idea Stimulator support|
|Integration with PeepSo|
Questions and Answers Forum Plugin Demos
Watch the video clips below to see the Q&A Forum Plugin in action!
Answers WordPress Plugin Image Gallery
Answers Plugin Additional Addons and Modules
Below are listed additional modules and addons which when installed together with the Answers plugin provide additional functionality
Answers Plugin Related Integrations
Answers WP Plugin Frequently Asked Questions
Please check the user guide to learn more about this plugin.
Can I allow only registered users to view questions?
Is it Possible to localize the forum for languages that don't appear on the list?
Language files are located under the /lang directory in the plugin. You can take any existing .po file and change the non English description to your custom language. You can then use a po to mo converter like in here http://po2mo.net/ to create the mo file. Here is an example of how the original English text and the translation look in the po fileAfter creating these two files, copy them to the language directory. You are also welcome to send them to us so we can include them in the plugin pack.
Is CM Answers an SEO Friendly forum?
Does CM Answers support forum email notifications?
Yes. CM Answers supports email notifications in several levels:
1. Admin can set up email notifications in plugin setting to receive alerts on new questions.
2. Question authors can receive notifications for answers posted for their questions
3. Users who post answers can follow other answers
Does Cm Answers Use Custom Post types?
How can I change the look & feel of elements on the answers page?
There are two ways to customize the style and appearance of your Answers page. One way is to create a template in a directory called CMA and place it under your theme folder. This directory will contain all the files copied from the plugin under views/forntend. You can edit single.phtml and index.phtml to make changes in the appearance of the question or answer pages.
The second and quicker way to do this is to locate the object on the page which you need to change and add it’s new definition into the custom css tab, which is found in the plugin settings. To locate elements, right click on the element and in the browser menu look for Inspect Element (Chrome).
Can I use social media login for my discussion forum?
Certainly! Enabling Social media login makes it quicker and easier for your site visitors to post questions, answers and comments onto your discussion forum. In addition, posts by users who performed a social media login are more likely to be shared across those platform, ultimately generating more exposure and traffic to your site.
How do I upgrade CM Answers?
Answers WordPress Plugin External Reviews
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WP Insite: "CM Answers plugin reviews by WP Insite - Gone are the days of the simple bland style discussion board forums. CM Answers Pro is the new way to stylishly display your discussion boards."
WP Explorer: "CM Answers plugin reviews by WP Explorer - CM Answers plugin integrates well with WordPress and gives both administrators and users a simple way to interact. Admins will find customizing the forum a simple process that can be modified on a whim. Users will find the end experience to be pleasant to look at and simple to contribute to."