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Answers Anonymous User Posting Add-On for WordPress by CreativeMinds

Anonymous User Posting adds the option for non logged-in users to post questions, answers and comments in the CM Answer discussion board.

Can only be used with CM Answers Pro.

Answers Anonymous User Posting AddOn Description

The WordPress Anonymous User Posting extension for CM Answers adds the option for non logged-in users to post questions, answers and comments in the CM Answers discussion board.

Support Non Logged In User Posting

Posts by non logged-in users appear under a generic unknown user or if the anonymous user chooses, they can also place a name.

AddOn also includes a reCaptcha support.


Access Setting Screen Showing Option to Support posting by All Users
Access Setting Screen Showing Option to Support posting by All Users

The admin can moderate anonymous postings to avoid spam and unauthorized content.

Using the Answers Anonymous User Posting

  • Let Non Logged in Users Post Questions and Answers -Allow anonymous users to post questions and answers without being logged in
  • Moderation Support – Allow admin to moderate questions and answers of anonymous users
  • ReCaptcha Support – Add reCaptcha support to your CM Answers forum
  • Answers Anonymous User Posting Additional Resources

    Answers Anonymous User Posting Prerequisite Plugin

    You need to have the CM Answers pro plugin before using this addon

    Answers Anonymous User Posting Image Gallery

    Answers Anonymous User Posting Frequently Asked Questions

    Please check the user guide to learn more about this plugin.

    Can anonymous users add attachments to forum posts?

    That’s up to you. Within the plugin settings, you can define if and where anonymous users can add attachments. For example, you can select questions only, meaning that attachments will only be possible when posting a question. Here is a screenshot of the settings panel where attachment conditions are defined.

    Adding attachments to anonymous users posts

    Can anyone post messages on my WordPress discussion forum?

    Yes. Using the anonymous user postings add-on means that anyone will be able to post questions and answers on your WordPress discussion forum, without requiring any login information. However, if you’re worried about spam, you can set anonymous postings to require admin approval and moderation before they get published.

    the CM Anonymous user postings add on for your WordPress discussion forum

    Can I moderate posts submitted by anonymous users?

    Of course. Any questions asked or answered may be required to go through Admin Moderation before appearing on the front-end of the site. By default the plugin is set to auto approve questions, answers and comments. Go to Access Control and Moderation to change this.

    Is there any protection against spam ending up on my site with Anonymous Posting enabled?

    There is. We have included both Admin Moderation and also Captcha Support to help control the quality of content that is being posted by site visitors and to keep bots from posting Spam.

    To learn more about this feature see this Help article.

    Can I just allow anonymous Users to ask Questions but have to be signed up to answer or vice versa?

    You can do either. You can enable or disable anonymous users from Posting Questions, Answers or Comments as you need. This is done through the Access Control settings.

    To learn more about this feature see this Help article.

    How are administrators informed that there are Anonymous user posts awaiting moderation?

    The admin can be notified via email and through admin panel notifications. These features are also configurable through the Plugin settings.

    Still have questions? Send us a message and we will reply within 24 hours.



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    Version 2.0.10 10th May 2018

    • Sending email notification about new question to the email address entered by anonymous user.

    Version 2.0.8 21th Feb 2018

    • Fixed issue with a dashboard message that couldn’t be hidden.
    • Updated licensing library.

    Version 2.0.7 22nd Jan 2018

    • Fixed formatting anonymous answers

    Version 2.0.6 19th Jan 2018

    • Fixed saving email address for anonymous answers and comments.
    • Fixed problem with leak of formatting for anonymous answers.

    Version 2.0.5 16th Oct 2017

    • Fixed issue with showing nicknames.

    Version 2.0.4 8th June 2017

    • Updated licensing dashboard.

    Version 2.0.3 27th Jan 2017

    • Fixed issue with showing var_dump after posted a question.

    Version 2.0.2 26th Jan 2017

    • Fixed issue with reCaptcha not working with other plugins in sme cases.

    Version 2.0.1 25th Jan 2017

    • Fixed issue with nickname not displaying.

    Version 2.0.0 24th Jan 2017

    • Updated reCaptcha.

    Version 1.3.11 27th July 2016

    • Updated licensing dashboard.

    Version 1.3.10 24th May 2016

    • Fixed licensing dashboard.

    Version 1.3.9 19th April 2016

    • Fixed issue with displaying anonymous user questions number.

    Version 1.3.8 20th March 2016

    • Updated licensing api support.

    Version 1.3.7 1th Mar 2016

    • Fixed the licensing issue causing the AJAX didn’t work.

    Version 1.3.6 25th Feb 2016

    • Added automatic updates from plugin dashboard
    • Replaced plugin admin interface including license activation and user guide

    Plugin Release 1.3.5 24th Jan 2016

    • Updated licensing api support.

    Plugin Release 1.3.4 04st Sep 2015

    • Removed the required attribute from the nickname input field.

    Plugin Release 1.3.3 21st Aug 2015

    • Fixed problem with anonymous dummy user role
    • Fixed JS issue

    Plugin Release 1.3.2 11th Aug 2015

    • fixed some bugs causing some sites not to work properly.

    Plugin Release 1.3.1 07th Aug 2015

    • fixed some JS issues related to captcha and more.

    Plugin Release 1.3.0 03rd July 2015

    • Added email alerts for anonymous users.

    Plugin Release 1.2.9 23rd June 2015

    • Fixed PHP error which has occurred after CMA plugin was deactivated.

    Plugin Release 1.2.8 4th June 2015

    • Prevented to load the JS and CSS files when it’s not required.

    Plugin Release 1.2.7 18th May 2015

    Plugin Release 1.2.6 14th May 2015

    • Add IP for each anonymous question/answer posted to track and block spammers

    Plugin Release 1.2.5 22nd Apr 2015

    • Fix XSS issue

    Plugin Release 1.2.4 10th Mar 2015

    • Fix description of CAPTCHA connection

    Plugin Release 1.2.3 10th Dec 2014

    • Security bug fix
    • Bug fixing related to CAPCHA

    Plugin Release 1.2.0 10th Oct 2014

    • Added support for poster name
    • Bug fixing

    Plugin Release 1.11.0 01 Oct 2014

    • Added CAPTCHA support for comments

    Plugin Release 1.10.0 05 Sep 2014

    • Fixed warning message

    Plugin Release 1.0.0 17th Aug 2014