7 Ways to Create a Question and Answer Site Using WordPress

WordPress is the best blogging platform to start a blog. How many times you have heard this? Yes, WordPress is the best platform to create a blog. But you can use WordPress to create different types of websites like forums or social networks.

Best WordPress Questions and Answer Themes

Here is a list of best WordPress Question and answer themes.

  1. QA Engine WordPress Theme

QA Engine Question and Answer WordPress Plugin

QA Engine WordPress theme is a very popular WordPress theme to build a question and answer website using WordPress.

It has a mobile version. There are user badges and point system also. You can create your own rules for it.

It has very powerful admin panel and you can control almost everything about your site from it.

You can buy this theme for just 49$. You will be given lifetime license, child themes, full PSD package, documentation, one year free updates and official support.

  1. AskIt WordPress Theme

Ask It WordPress Theme

This theme is created by popular WordPress theme provider elegant themes. This theme has seven colors and you can select any of color as the theme color. You have many options in theme dashboard like general settings, navigation, ad management, colorization, integration

  1. Answers

Answers WordPress Theme

Answer is a WordPress theme which allows you to create a question and answer website within just a few minutes.

Here are some of the features in this theme.

  1. Asking questions from front end
  2. Charge for submitting a question(via Paypal)
  3. Vote on answers
  4. Choose best answer
  5. Translate answers
  6. Custom widgets

Best WordPress Questions and Answer Plugins

Here is a list of best WordPress Question and answer plugins.

  1. DW Question & Answer

You can create a question and answer website like Stack Overflow, Quora or Yahoo Answers using this plugin. It has 10000+ downloads with 4.4 rating.

Key features:

  • 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

 

  1. WP Answers

You can buy this plugin for 89$ and they give 60 day money back guarantee.

You can use this plugin with your existing theme. It allows users to sign up with Facebook or Twitter also. They use reCaptcha system to make your site spam free. You will be given one year free updates and supports.

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  1. AnsPress – Question and answer

AnsPress is new but very powerful and user-friendly WordPress plugin to create a question and answer website using WordPress.

List of features:

  • Notification
  • Featured Question
  • Sorting question and answer by many options.
  • Ajax based form submission
  • Theme system
  • Flag and moderate posts
  • Voting on question and answer
  • Question tags and categories
  • Question labels (i.e. Open, close, duplicate) new labels can be added easily.
  • Select best answer
  • Tags suggestions
  • Comment on question and answer
  • reCaptcha
  • User level : Participant, Editor, Moderator
  • Email notification
  • User can add questions to his favorite
  • User can edit profile
  • User can upload cover photo
  • Friends and followers system
  • User points system (reputation)
  1. CM Answers

CM Answers WordPress plugin has both free and pro version. It is also allows user to register via Facebook, Linkedln, Google plus, Twitter or Microsoft live account.

Conclusion

You can create a question and answer site using any of above theme or plugin in just a few minutes. But you need to make sure that your site is spam free.  You should have at least 1-2 moderators for that.

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