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.

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

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

Announcement – Yahoo Answers API

Yahoo discontinued support for Yahoo Answers’ API recently and this seems to have impacted part of the WP-Answers functionality.

We are working on replacing this functionality with another robust API for a different data source.
Rest assured that this is topmost priority for us and we will release an updated version of the plugin shortly.
We regret the inconvenience caused.
Any questions, please send a mail to support[at]wp-answers[dot]com

WP-Answers has changed hands

Hey there,

We have just taken over WP-Answers.com and are really kicked about it. We are a WordPress-obsessed team, based in Pune, India and go by the name of “Hummingbird Web Solutions Pvt Ltd. “.

Some of our WordPress products that you probably might recognize are SurveyFunnel, ImpactPageBuilder, CTRTheme, WPLegalPages, WPLocalPlus, BackupBreeze, WPAdCenter, WPAuctionSoftware, SEOBreeze, Collage Maker, E-Commerce Affiliate & ChimeraThemes

These products have also been packaged into a bundle offering via WPEka Club. We also run a popular Blog WPEKa for WordPress Tutorials, Tips and News.

So that’s a little bit about us – we would love to get to know you better too. Drop us a note, let us know if you would like to see any new features , any bug-fixes that need to be cleaned up ?

We look forward to building on the good work done by the earlier WP-Answers team.

New Site Design + WP-Answers Version 3.0 Launched

Welcome to our new-look website!

Im very pleased to finally announce the launch of WP-Answers 3.0 … It has taken us quite some time to get this new version ready, in fact we nearly launched it before but decided on a total re-write of all the plugin code and created a brand new theme from scratch. As you will see if you check out the demo, the new theme is nice and clean with a responsive design which means it will work on mobiles and tablets equally as well as on desktops – to see this, resize your browser while the theme is loaded up.

New Features

As I said, everything has been re-written from scratch and we now use custom post types for questions, instead of using normal posts – that means your sites can now have a regular blog along side the question and answer section. Another feature that was requested many times was the ability to use the plugin with any theme without relying on our default theme, we have added this so you can now add a Question and Answer section to any existing site.

Another big complaint was the plugin needed some spam protection built-in, as WP-Answers grew and became a well-known theme (it is used on tens of thousands of sites) the spammers began to target these sites specifically. To counter this, we have now built-in support for reCaptcha by Google which is one of the best captcha solutions available. You will need to signup for an API key to use this with your sites. It is enabled from the new admin panel and can be used at signup and on question submission – the two points we need to stop automated spam. Of course, it is still possible for someone to signup by hand and place their links manually so you will still have to monitor questions being asked, or moderate them first.

All old and new features are now contained in our brand new admin panel. It has a similar layout to the old one but everything is now contained within one panel (rather than 2) and is a lot cleaner and easier to use.

Support and Documentation

After you have downloaded the version 3.0, unzip it and you will see a readme file which has details of our new support system. It also includes a documentation folder with newly written instructions on how to use the new features. Please read through this before updating your installations.

 

Upgrade Information

Before upgrading to 3.0 please make sure you take a complete backup of your site including the database incase anything goes wrong.

Unfortunately, because the theme has been re-written from scratch – you will lose any customisations to your theme if you install the new version, so please bare that in mind.

To upgrade, delete the old plugin and theme and upload the new ones – and activate them both.

As I mentioned before, we have used a custom post type for questions now – rather than using normal posts so you can use it along side a regular blog so if you want to use this new version on an existing site, you will need to convert the posts over to the new post type which is called “Questions” you can use this free plugin called Post Type Switcher. You can use this to bulk edit your posts to convert them to Questions.

New Site Design + WP-Answers Version 3.0 Launched

Welcome to our new-look website!

Im very pleased to finally announce the launch of WP-Answers 3.0 … It has taken us quite some time to get this new version ready, in fact we nearly launched it before but decided on a total re-write of all the plugin code and created a brand new theme from scratch. As you will see if you check out the demo, the new theme is nice and clean with a responsive design which means it will work on mobiles and tablets equally as well as on desktops – to see this, resize your browser while the theme is loaded up.

New Features

As I said, everything has been re-written from scratch and we now use custom post types for questions, instead of using normal posts – that means your sites can now have a regular blog along side the question and answer section. Another feature that was requested many times was the ability to use the plugin with any theme without relying on our default theme, we have added this so you can now add a Question and Answer section to any existing site.

Another big complaint was the plugin needed some spam protection built-in, as WP-Answers grew and became a well-known theme (it is used on tens of thousands of sites) the spammers began to target these sites specifically. To counter this, we have now built-in support for reCaptcha by Google which is one of the best captcha solutions available. You will need to signup for an API key to use this with your sites. It is enabled from the new admin panel and can be used at signup and on question submission – the two points we need to stop automated spam. Of course, it is still possible for someone to signup by hand and place their links manually so you will still have to monitor questions being asked, or moderate them first.

All old and new features are now contained in our brand new admin panel. It has a similar layout to the old one but everything is now contained within one panel (rather than 2) and is a lot cleaner and easier to use.

Support and Documentation

After you have downloaded the version 3.0, unzip it and you will see a readme file which has details of our new support system. It also includes a documentation folder with newly written instructions on how to use the new features. Please read through this before updating your installations.

 

Upgrade Information

Before upgrading to 3.0 please make sure you take a complete backup of your site including the database incase anything goes wrong.

Unfortunately, because the theme has been re-written from scratch – you will lose any customisations to your theme if you install the new version, so please bare that in mind.

To upgrade, delete the old plugin and theme and upload the new ones – and activate them both.

As I mentioned before, we have used a custom post type for questions now – rather than using normal posts so you can use it along side a regular blog so if you want to use this new version on an existing site, you will need to convert the posts over to the new post type which is called “Questions” you can use this free plugin called Post Type Switcher. You can use this to bulk edit your posts to convert them to Questions.