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Answers Widgets Add-On for WordPress by CreativeMinds

Enhance your CM Answers Q&A forum with six visually engaging widgets that highlight questions, tags and categories.

Can only be used with CM Answers Pro

Answers Visual Widgets AddOn Description

The WordPress Forum Widgets add-on for CM Answers is a set of six visualization tools that enhance your questions and answers platform with fun and visually engaging highlights.

Creative Gamification Widgets

Using these widgets, you can bring questions, tags and categories to the front stage and make them easily accessible to your readers and forum users.
Bubble Visual Widgets Showing Answers Categories
Bubble Visual Widgets Showing Answers Categories

Shortcode Supported Widgets

CM Answers widgets are available via the WordPress widget area, or using shortcodes, which lets you insert them on any page or post for easy navigation.
Hash Words Visual Widgets Showing Answers Categories
Hash Words Visual Widgets Showing Answers Categories

Using the WordPress Forum Visual Widgets Add-On

  • Highlight Terms and Categories – Increase exposure to your questions and answers forum and categories
  • Easier Navigation in Forum – Improve accessibility and ease of navigation to your question and answers forum
  • Better user Experience – Improve user experience and engage visitors with your forum content
  • Several Creative Widgets – Choose between several optional widgets which can be used as a shortcode or as a sidebar widget

Answers Visual Widgets Available Widgets

  • Answers Dynamic Cloud – Shows a cloud of your forum categories or tags (shortcode available)
  • Answers Word Cloud – Shows a colorful cloud of your forum categories or tags (shortcode available)
  • Answers Single Random Question – Shows a single random question short description
  • Answers Color Cloud – Shows a color cloud of forum categories or tags
  • Answers Bubble Chart – Shows a bubble chart of forum categories or tags (shortcode available)
  • Answers Categories Widget – List all categories and the number of questions in each one

Answers Visual Widgets Prerequisite Plugin

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

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CM Answers Visual Widgets Add-On Frequently Asked Questions

What widgets are included in the Answers Widgets Plugin?

There are 6 widgets included with the add-on. Answers Word Cloud, Answers Dynamic Cloud, Answers Color Cloud, Answers Bubble Chart, Answers Categories and Answers Single Random Question.

To learn more about the widgets see this Help article.

Can I place widgets inside post or page content or are can they only be inserted into sidebars etc?

There are shortcodes included with the add-on that allow you to insert widgets into post and page content. With these you can easily specify which page on your site display the widgets as well as specifying the location within the page where the widget should be displayed.

To learn more about the shortcodes see this Help article.

Can site visitors interact with the question categories displayed within the widget or is it only visual?

They can interact with them. Clicking on a widget item within the widget will direct the site user to the category/tag page.

Is it Possible to Customize how the Widgets appear?

Yes. Both when widgets are added to sidebars etc through Appearance → Widgets or when they’re added through the included shortcodes, the content and appearance of the widgets is highly customizable.

To learn more about customizing the widgets see this Help article.

My site has far too many questions to display in a widget. Will the Add-on handle the display of my questions in a way that makes sense?

Yes. There are a few different options for how this can be done. The quickest is to simply limit the number of items that are displayed in the widget. Then the widget will choose the number of items set at random to display.

To learn more about this feature see this Help article.

I would like to get a clearer picture of the changes I am making to sidebar widgets, is there any preview option?

There is in fact a way to get a more live view of changes you’re making to widgets appearing in the sidebar of your page. Either while in Appearance → Widgets click on the Customize button on the top left. Or while on a page displaying the sidebar widget click on the Customize option in the WordPress menu bar at the top.

Then click on the Widgets tab on the left to make changes to the Widget and see the effect in real time.

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Version 1.1.1 6th July 2018

  • Added a filter for displaying subcategories for the plugin CM Answer.

Version 1.1.0 15th Feb 2018

  • Added new shortcodes to the existing widgets.
  • Updated the shortcodes list.
  • Fixed deprecated PHP code in the widget initialization.
  • Updated licensing library.

Version 1.0.16 4th Dec 2017

  • Fixed issue with showing widgets in Beaver Builder / Elementor.
  • Updated licensing library.

Version 1.0.15 8th June 2017

  • Updated licensing dashboard.

Version 1.0.14 20th Feb 2017

  • Fixed issue with not displaying all categories in the categories widget.

Version 1.0.13 27th July 2016

  • Updated licensing dashboard.

Version 1.0.11 2nd June 2016

  • Added attribute height to the answers-word-cloud widget.
  • Improved the instruction

Version 1.0.10 24th May 2016

  • Updated licensing dashboard.

Version 1.0.9 20th March 2016

  • Updated licensing api support.

Version 1.0.8 7th Mar 2016

  • Fixed the shortcode documentation

Version 1.0.7 1st Mar 2016

  • Fixed bug in license activation

Version 1.0.6 25th Feb 2016

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

Plugin Release 1.0.5 22nd June 2015

  • Fix bug in permalink and categories

Plugin Release 1.0.4 1th May 2015

  • Fix bug in shortcode

Plugin Release 1.0.3 22nd Apr 2015

  • Fix potential XSS issue

Plugin Release 1.0.2 14th Apr 2015

  • Bug Fixing

Plugin Release 1.0.0 22nd Mar 2015