CM Answers and CM Micropayment Forum Integration


CM Answers and CM Micropayment Forum Integration

The CM Answers can integrate with CM MicroPayment to support adding a virtual currency layer to your Q&A discussion forum infrastructure. These two plugins integrate easily to ensure that payments as well as questions and answers are easy to access and use.

How It Works

After installing the CM Micropayment every registered user is given his own virtual wallet. Then after the quick setup of the external Payment Gateway and the currency itself, users can buy virtual currency on your site.

Next, they can use their wallet as if it was a prepaid credit card together with the CM Answers, creating a micropayment forum that grants and deducts point for pre-defined actions performed on the forum. The Micropayment Forum Integration can support various scenarios where users pay or receive points for posting or answering questions.

Micropayment module to track rewards for good contributions by authors - CM Answers and CM Micropayment Forum Integration

micro-payment module to track rewards for good contributions by authors

CM Answers integration with CM MicroPayment supports the following use cases:

  • Charging points for Posting a Question
  • Charging points for Posting an Answer
  • Adding points for Posting a Question
  • Adding point for Answering a Question
  • Grant points to the best answers (Soon to come)

Virtual Wallet Reports

Each user can view their wallet at any given time and check all the transactions made with his wallet. Users are able to reload or refill their wallets easily, and can be notified via email when the wallet is empty. Only the admin of a wallet can view the contents of the wallet.

View of transaction in the user wallet using CM Micropayment Forum Integration - CM Answers and CM Micropayment Forum Integration

View of transaction in the user wallet using CM MicroPayment

Additional Features

The CM Micropayment can also work with Easy Digital Downloads (EDD) and use the EDD checkout and payment gateways. Once set up, all installed payment gateways on the EDD plugin can be used to checkout the points purchased with CM MicroPayments.

When a user runs out of points in their wallet, they will be asked to purchase points. A user can then view all the points packages available and purchase the package they want using one of the available payment gateways.

Message showing user needs to purchase more points - CM Answers and CM Micropayment Forum Integration

Message showing user needs to purchase more points

CM Answers integration with microPayments - CM Answers and CM Micropayment Forum Integration

CM MicroPayments checkout page

Micro-payment is a gateway for paying contributing authors - CM Answers and CM Micropayment Forum Integration

Micro-payment is a gateway for paying contributing authors

Once installing CM MicroPayment, a new settings tab will appear inside the CM Answers, showing all the available features for working with CM microPayment.