QA : a great substitue for bbpress - with some new features it will rock

Many of us are interested by having a forum on our websites,let's just compare QA with bbpress
Both use custom post type
Both use tags and categories for custom post types
in QA You have the total control over css , bbpress has more plugins and widgets plus shortcodes
registration process is the same
in bbpress you can add topics , in QA you can add categories
you can use widgets, badges , reputation and ... for both plugins
both are compatible with buddypress


QA just makes sense
easy to manage, easy to add contents, you can manage subjects by tags and categories, you have all controls for posting text , codes , videos, html ...
easy to vote ...and it's easy to design and customize , you just copy the css in your own css file and copy those few template files in your own theme folder and you're ready to rock

The matter of fact is that QA could beat BBpress with some easy add-ons , Let's face it we all hate bbpress specially when it comes to template and design , it just doesn't fit anywhere ,

Why not adding these features and get rid of bbpress for ever :

1-archive pages for users ( browse users by their reputation , number of questions posted, their answers, their accepted answers..)

2-add resolved icons in question archive pages in order to distinguish them from the rest

3-adding the ability of resolving questions by admins

4-the ability of changing Quaestion page permalinks in order to avoid main domain redirection in websites which are going to only use QA as their content generation system.

5-combine comment plus connection tools with QA in order to get rid of user registration process

6-optimize header for better title tags and H1 headings

I will add new ideas as soon as I dream again:grinning:


  • DavidM
    • DEV MAN’s Mascot

    Hiya Rouzbeh,

    Thanks for your suggestions, very ambitious ones for sure!

    I recall the resolved questions icons being discussed in one of your prior threads and we can have a look at that one there.

    Definitely agreed it'd be great if Admin can resolve questions.

    Also, permalinks can be changed in the plugin file per the instructions. The permalink just couldn't currently be changed to make Q&A your homepage. It'd be possible to customize your theme's homepage for that though.

    While Comments Plus would allow comments by logging in through other web services, unfortunately, a user would have to have an account to post a Question in Q&A because it uses a custom post type, which would have to have an associated author. Using the Ultimate Facebook plugin you can achieve something somewhat like that though, as it can be setup to auto-create an account upon login through Facebook.

    That said, any thoughts and +1s on these items?


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