Best Mobile Friendly Question & Answer Plugin for WordPress

Build multiple discussion forms just like StackOverflow. With WooCommerce Payment support
Control access to the question and answer system

Access Control

Administrators can control who is allowed to view or post queries and which users are allowed to respond. Control access to the question and answer system by defined user roles or custom user groups.

Moderate and approve user posts

Moderation

Moderate and approve user posts before they get published on your discussion forum, or Pre-Approve posts made by specific selected users.

Users can view their public profiles

Profile and User Dashboard

Users can view their public profiles, along with a list of all the questions and answers they’ve posted.

Generates detailed log and statistics of the forum activity

Logs & Statistics

Generates a detailed log and statistics of the forum activity. Shows the geographic location so you can see where your users are coming from.

Protected conversations which only selected users can see

Private Questions and Answers

Support password protected private or group conversations which only question poster and selected users can see.

Integrates with MicroPayments to support using your virtual currency

MicroPayments

Integrates with MicroPayments to support using your virtual currency or a real payment system. Users can be granted or subtracted virtual money for posting questions & Answers

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      Users can upload multiple file attachments

      Multiple Attachments

      Users can upload multiple file attachments to their complete question and answer system. Admins can restrict certain file extensions.

      Create question and answer forum categories to form a Q&A network

      Categories

      Supports multiple discussion forums and enable easy navigation by creating question and answer forum categories to form a Q&A network.

      Login with social media accounts to post questions and answers

      Social Login

      Users can login with their social media accounts to vote for best answers or post questions and answers.

      Comments can be added for each posted question or answer

      Comments

      Comments can be added for each posted question or answer on your discussion forum.

      Support the display of Ads and banners inside the forum

      Ads Integration

      Support the display of Ads and banners inside the forum.

      Use a shortcode to embed Q&A any WordPress page or post

      Shortcodes

      Use a shortcode to embed questions and answers from your discussion forum inside any WordPress page or post.

      The Answers plugin Integrates with BuddyPress API

      BuddyPress

      The Answers plugin Integrates with BuddyPress API to Show posts by users in their BP profile, wall and news feed notifications.

      Edit questions or answers with a functional TinyMCE text editor

      Full Text Editor

      Users can edit their questions or answers with a functional TinyMCE text editor

      Replaces the WordPress comments system with our Q&A widget

      Replace Comments

      Replaces the WordPress comments system with our Q&A widget on any page or post on your site.

      Watch the Q&A Plugin Video

      WordPress Q&A Plugin Pricing

      WordPress Q&A Integrations

      MicroPayment

      Empower your Questions and Answers forum with MicroPayment support. Allow your users to pay for posting a question or an Answer or facilitate a community discussion by granting points of your defined virtual currency to frequent and popular posters.

      Anonymous Posting

      The CM Answers Anonymous User Posting Add-On adds the option for non logged-in users to post questions, answers and comments in the CM Answers discussion board. Posts by non logged-in users appear under a generic unknown user or user-specified name

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      You will receive all plugin great features, one year of support and one full year of free version updates.

      Discussion Plugin for WordPress FAQ

      Can I allow only registered users to view questions?

      Sure. The plugin includes access credentials for who can view questions, or who can view answers. You can define this that only user who are logged-in can view the questions and answers. For more information, please check this help document

      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 file

      forum localization with CM Answers can easily be done using the /lang directory in the plugin

      forum localization with CM Answers can easily be done using the /lang directory in the plugin.

      After 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?

      Absolutely. CM Answers uses posts for questions and comments for answers. That alone makes it an SEO Friendly forum because each question posted adds new user-generated content. Answers are then detected by search engines as a popularity measure, so the more answers posted for each post the better. Both the Questions and the Answers pages are built with SEO in mind, taking search engine indexing methods into consideration. If you are using a sitemap generator, please make sure to include the custom post type questions before rebuilding the sitemap.

      Does CM Answers support forum email notifications?

      Yes. CM Answers support email notifications in several levels:

      1. Admin can set up email notifications in the plugin setting to receive alerts on new questions. < />

      Setting up admin email notifications with the CM answersp plugin for wordpress

      Setting up admin email notifications

      2. Question authors can receive notifications for answers posted for their questions

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      The “Notify me of follow” metabox when posting a question onto the forum

      3. Users who post answers can follow other answers

      The email notifications

      The “Notify me of follow” metabox when posting an answers on the forum

      Does CM Answers Use Custom Post types?

      Yes. CM Answers uses a ”custom post type” for questions and WP comments for the answers. Therefore a real WordPress user needs to be assigned to each question/custom post. When using the WordPress search engine or other search plugins like Relevanssi, look for the CM Answers custom post type and add it to the search index. This is the same case for plugins which generate sitemaps.

      Can users do live chat with the experts?

      No. This plugin does not have a live chat feature. Users can only send private message query or ask questions to the professionals.

      Does it have a free plugin version?

      Yes. You can download the free plugin version Here but it does not include all the features.

      Can images or files be uploaded with questions?

      Yes. Admin can allow users to add attachment and images to the question answer. It also applies to the answer and comment sent by the experts.

      Does this plugin have a Recaptcha option?

      No. It does not have Recaptcha option.

      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).

      Inspect browser elements using google chrome to locate your look & feel

      Inspect browser elements using google chrome

      Copy element CSS code into the custom CSS tab in the plugin settings and change parameters to fit with your site's look & feel

      Copy element CSS code into the custom CSS tab in the plugin settings and change parameters to fit with your site’s look & feel

      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.

      CM Answers wordpress plugin- Social media login

      How do I upgrade CM Answers?

      To upgrade from the free version to the pro you need first to deactivate and delete the free version. All terms that have been created with the free version will be automatically transferred to the pro. You can them download the pro edition from CreativeMinds customer dashboard and install it. For the plugin to work you need to activate the license. Here is a video explaining this

       

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