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WP-Answers Version 4.3.1 Released

With this latest update, issues have been fixed with

  • Facebook login
  • Display of Twitter Image on the Sign Up page
  • Display Image Upload Option on Submit a question page

If you face any problems, please write to us at support[@]wp-answers[.]com.

Before upgrading to 4.3.1 please make sure you take a complete backup of your site including the database in case anything goes wrong.

WP-Answers Theme and Plugin Version 4.3 Released

WP-Answers Theme and Plugin are now fully responsive.

With this update , issue with responsiveness has been resolved.

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Before upgrading to 4.3 please make sure you take a complete backup of your site including the database in case anything goes wrong.

WP-Answers Plugin Version 4.2 Released

This release allows image uploads for questions.

Admin can restrict file size for uploading images.

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Before upgrading to 4.2 please make sure you take a complete backup of your site including the database in case anything goes wrong.

WP-Answers Theme Version 4.2 Released!

This release addresses the removal of deprecated WordPress functions. It will now be compatible with latest WordPress Version 4.1.1

If you face any problems, please write to us at support[@]wp-answers[.]com.

Before upgrading to 4.2 please make sure you take a complete backup of your site including the database in case anything goes wrong.

WP-Answers Plugin Version 4.1 Released!

Users can now signup using their Google+ accounts too. This release introduces integration with Google+.

If you face any problems, please write to us at support[@]wp-answers[.]com.

Before upgrading to 4.1 please make sure you take a complete backup of your site including the database in case anything goes wrong.

5 Tips to make your Q&A site popular

You have happily created a Q & A website. But you might wonder that a site whose’s purpose is to build traffic is in need of visitors. It is a difficult time for you but with time and efforts you can surely change this status.

As the name suggests, Q&A websites is all about solving the queries of your audience. In a typical question and answer website, popular questions and queries are answered by different people. In this way when netizens around the globe try to look for the solution of a particular problem on the internet, they stumble upon your website and are benefited. Thus helping you to generate traffic. Hence the relationship between the Q&A website owner and the audience, is of mutual benefit.

But even after following proper guidelines and protocols laid down for creating a Q&A website, you might notice plummeting traffic or decreasing popularity of your website. So what would you do to change the current condition of your website? Well, these 5 tips can prove to be immensely helpful under such scenarios.

  • Prompt response to visitors on the site – Q&A website is all about reciprocating and communicating with your audience. The idea is to make the website interactive. But if you refrain from communicating with your website visitors, then gradually over the course of time, your website would look monotonous and static. So, whenever a person asks a query, try to revert back as soon as possible. Such a gesture instills faith and helps to maintain a steady inflow of traffic.
  • Use your social networks – Advent of social media has eased all our lives. It is not only a good platform to connect and interact with people, social network is also a very powerful and extremely effective marketing tool. So why not utilize it? By using social media, you can target new audience and reach out to a many more. Also users who are benefited by the content provided by your website can share your website’s content on various social networking platforms, thus further increasing your reach.
  • Improve your SEO – Even if your website has very helpful suggestions and solutions, it will have less chance of being discovered by the search engine. Hence, you need to make sure that it is search engine optimized, select the keywords properly and make sure that they match the query being answered. Mention your website’s link in another third party website, which has similar questions that has already been answered in your Q&A website. It gives link back to your website.
  • Communicate to people you know – You can ask your friends or the people you know to join and contribute. They can refer to others. So if people refer people the community widens.
  • Use latest trends to develop new customers – The current market is ever changing. Hence it brings a lot of questions with it. So you should study and get to know the current market trends and practices, and answer questions from different domains and fields. Thus it will help you to add a lot of new readers.

How to create an interactive community site in WordPress

If a person is keen to create an interactive community website, he should make sure that the content is top-notch, the website itself is easy to use & browse through and most importantly it should be interactive while serving the intended purpose. Good, unique and engaging content helps to draw a number of visitors to a website but the website should be constructed and maintained in such a way that, there is regular inflow of steady traffic. Frequent update is one option, but the most viable and sought after way to ensure communication with the audience is to add WordPress plugins.

WordPress plugins to the rescue :

According to a survey, community websites that interact with its audience are most likely to have much more followers than those that are rather introvert and static. Interactions not only create a bond with the readers, but also help the community website to gain immense popularity within a rather short duration. For WordPress websites, there are a spectrum of useful plugins that can be extremely helpful to give a website an interactive edge.

Contact plugins – A contact plugin is simple yet effective. It asks the readers to simply put down their name, contact information and their query, so that the community can respond back to their feedback, queries or grievances. In this way by responding back, a community can help their audience & let them know that their views matter and that they are all ears.

Q&A pluginsA Q&A WordPress plugin lets visitors post questions which the community or the community owner can answer. The correspondence remains public hence, each time a question is answered, other visitors too can learn from the exchange. The Q&A plugins and themes for WordPress are very sophisticated and allow a person to add features to their site such as down and up voting to help rate every answer. These Q&A site also has points based rewards systems to encourage participation. One of the best example of such a plugin is the question answer website like stackoverflow.

Live Chat It is a great tool which one can include to increase interaction with the audience. In this way any queries of the community visitors would be addressed instantly and thus enhance the image of the website.

Discussion ForumsAdding a discussion forum to a WordPress website is a good way to encourage discussion around any content. It is far better than the standard WordPress post comments feature. It is also a great way to answer messages from individual readers, while the rest of the audience can also access and be benefited from it.

These are some of the most important plugins then users should consider when they want to create an interactive community website. If a community website caters to a specific product or service, such an interactive interface would help to create a strong bond with the audience.

WP-Answers Version 4.1 has been released on 25th Sep 2014

This release irons out all the issues present in the user level addon from the previous version.

For downloading the latest version, please use the same download link that you had received with your purchase.

If you face any problems, please write to us at support[@]wp-answers[.]com.

IMPORTANT: Addons are available with the Developer License only. So if you are using the Single Site License, please ignore this message.

Before upgrading to 4.0 please make sure you take a complete backup of your site including the database in case anything goes wrong.