Wednesday, August 26, 2015

How To Create Discussion Forum in WordPress With Free Plugin

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Having a discussion board to your WordPress blog will
help you to create a community round your blog. There
are many ways during which you can add a discussion discussion board on
your weblog. If you happen to don't need to spend your time finding out
one more discussion board software similar to Xenforo , VBulletin or any
other, it's great to use WordPress plugin which mean you can
obtain the equal.

Today, I will be sharing a detailed guide on how to
integrate a discussion or Q&A forum in WordPress
using free DW Question & Answer WordPress
plugin . This is a feature rich plugin which offers almost
all the features which you need for your Q&A forum.


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I used DW-Question-&-Answer plugin on many of my
clients’ blogs and also got good results by this plugin. So I
highly recommend this, if you want to start a Question and
answer forum for free.

Features of DW-
Question-&-Answer
plugin

Submit / Filter / Order / Edit / Delete Question
Answer / Comment
Vote and Pick Best Answer
Notification Email system
Instant search by keywords
11+ languages supported
reCAPTCHA supported
Shortcodes available
Private/ Public for Question and Answer
Questions / Answers follow function
Sticky Question
Available in 20 different Languages




Click here to download it

How to Setup DW Q&A WordPress
Plugin:

In this plugin we can find many options and can be accessed
through the menu “ DW Q&A ” which is located at the side
bar of the WP-Admin panel.

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1. All Questions: Here you can see the list of all questions
asked by the visitors/users
2. Add New : Here you can create your own questions and
publish
3. Question Categories: If you want to create a
categories for questions then you can set it here
4. Question Tags: This is the way where you can create
some tags for questions
5. All Answers: Here you will find the list of all Answers
6. Settings:




There are three principal settings panels from which that you could
configure the entire plugin settings as per your requirements.
Basic Settings:

1. General Settings:

1. Question List Page: Select the page where you
added the Question List Page shortcode [dwqa–list–
questions]
2. Ask Question Page: Select the page where you
added the Ask Question Page shortcode [dwqa–submit–
question–form]




3. Private Question: Check this if you want to
allow users post Private questions.




3. Notification Settings:


1. Email_logo: Upload a logo which is to be displayed at
the top of the email sent.
2. From Email: Put the email address which will be used
as the sender of the outgoing emails.
3. Send A Copy to Admin: Check this if you want to
receive a copy of every Email




This Plugin provides 7 Email Templates

1. New Question Notification: Send an Email to
Admin regarding a new Question posted
2. New Answer: Send an Email for Question’s author if
any new answer is posted
3. New Comment to Question: Send an Email for
Question’s author if anyone comment on his question
4. New Comment to Answer: Send an Email for
Question’s author if anyone comment on the answer for his
question
5. New Answer (to Followers): Send an Email to
question followers if any new answer is posted
6. New Comment to Question (to Followers):
Send an Email to question followers if anyone comment on
question he followed
7. New Comment to Answer (to Followers): Send
an Email to question followers if anyone comment on
answer of question he followed.




3. Permission Settings:

Here you can set who can read/Post/Edit/Delete the
Questions/comments/answers.

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Create a brand new sub-domain similar to forum.Illustration.Com, if
you wish to have to have one more database for discussion board users and
set the Questions record page as Static front web page and
you are able to do it at theme customization. Keep textual content
hyperlink in the menu of your foremost area. You could additionally add a
new WordPress set up at sub-listing comparable to
area.Com/ask & use this plugin to add a dialogue
discussion board.

Go ahead & use this plugin to create your own discussion
forum. If you have any follow-up question or question-
related to plugin configuration, feel free to ask me in the
comment section. If you enjoyed this post, do share with
your friends on Facebook & Google plus.

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