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How To Create Discussion Forum in WordPress With Free Plugin

Discusson forums are the trend of virtual world. Discussion forum on WordPress blog helps you to create your own online community around your blog. There are so many ways to add a discussion forum easily on your blog. If you don’t want to spend time on any 3rd party forum software such as VBulletin, Xenforo etc, then it is best to use WordPress plugin to create discussion forum.

How To Create Discussion Forum in WordPress With Free Plugin : eAskme
How To Create Discussion Forum in WordPress With Free Plugin : eAskme
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Don`t worry, I am here to help you. I am sharing a how to integrate an online Q&A or discussion forum in WordPress using DW Question & Answer WordPress plugin, which is absolutely free. This is an excellent plugin full of features that you need to have in your Q&A forum.

I am a web-designer and currently working as a freelance blogger. I have been asked thousands of times about any free WordPress plugin to start an online Question and answer forum? So today I am going to introduce you with DW-Question-&-Answer WordPress Plugin.

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I used this plugin on various clients’ blogs. You will also get great results by this plugin. So I strongly recommend this plugin to start a Question and answer forum for free.

Features of Free WordPress DW-Question-&-Answer Forum plugin

  •     Order,Submit,Filter,Edit or Delete Questions
  •     Answer or Comment
  •     Pick or vote Best Answer
  •     Email Notification system
  •     Instant Keywords search
  •     Private/ Public for Question and Answer
  •     Questions / Answers follow function
  •     Shortcodes available
  •     reCAPTCHA supported
  •     Sticky Question
  •     Multilanguages supported
  •     Available in 20 different Languages.


How to Setup DW Q&A WordPress Forum Plugin:

In this plugin you can easily see many options in the menu “DW Q&A”. It is located at WP-Admin panel side bar.

How to start with DW-Question-&-Answer Forum plugin

Options –

  •     All Questions
  •     Add New
  •     Question Tags
  •     Question Categories
  •     All Answers
  •     Settings

You can configure all the settings using one of any 3 main settings panels.


General Settings:

  •     Question List Page: Select the page where you added the Question.
  •     Ask Question Page: Select the page where you added the Ask Question Page.
  •     Private Question: Check to allow users to post  Private questions.


Notification Settings:

  •     Email_logo: Upload a logo to be display in email.
  •     From Email: Enter email address.
  •     Send A Copy to Admin: To receive a copy of Emails

DWQA plugin offers 7 Email Templates

  •     New Question Notification
  •     New Answer
  •     New Comment to Question
  •     New Comment to Answer
  •     New Answer (to Followers)
  •     New Comment to Question (to Followers)
  •     New Comment to Answer (to Followers)


Permission Settings:

It allows you to set permission that who can post/read/Edit or Delete the Questions or answers or comments.

Important tip:

First you need to create new sub-domain for example forum.example.com. Keep anchor text link in the menu of main domain. You can also add a subdirectory of new WordPress installation for example example.com/ask.

Questin and Answer forum is a great way to boost engagement and popularity of any new or existing blog in very short time. This make your readers feels that they are part of your blog and they love to communicate.

Now you are ready to create your own discussion forum using Free WordPress DW-Question-&-Answer Forum plugin. If you have question, feel free to ask me. If you have enjoyed this post, don`t forget to share on twitter, faebook or google plus.

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