Plugin Directory

CM Answers

Enables users to post questions and answers (Q&A) in a Stackoverflow style. Plugin includes social media login registration and can be customized

CM Answers is a plugin for WordPress that enables users to post questions and answers (Q&A) in a Stackoverflow style. Plugin also includes social media registration using Facebook, LinkedIn or Google+, Twitter & Microsoft Live authentication. The CM Answers discussion forum plugin has many other unique features which allow administrators to customize it according to his or her needs.

Plugin Site

Add-Ons & Extensions

Demo & User Guide`

Other Plugins By CM Plugins

Follow Us

Blog | Twitter | Google+ | LinkedIn | YouTube | Pinterest | FaceBook


  • Forum - Puts a lightweight and easy to use Discussion Forum on your WordPress site or blog.
  • Support Forum - Supports your users while allowing them vote and answer existing topics that you moderate.
  • Community - Adds a discussion forum to your site that allow your members to start their own conversations and ask questions.
  • Questions & Answers - Users can answer questions sent in by other users.
  • Customer Support - Support for retail customer's questions.
  • StackOverflow - Adds a StackOverflow style forum to your site.
  • Paid Support - Charge users for posted questions & answers.
  • Anonymous Posting - Support anonymous posting with aditional add-on

Basic Features

  • Includes a views count
  • Includes an answers count
  • Administrators can moderate question & answers and can receive email notifications.
  • Users can receive notifications when answering a question pending follow-up.
  • Sorting options in the question and answer pages.
  • Template can be easily customized according to users requirements.
  • We will be happy to add more language files and submit them to our WP community members. Currently we support: Spanish, German, Polish, Russian, French and Czech.

Pro Version Features

Pro Version Detailed Features List

  • [New] Mobile Responsive - Adjusted design and uex for mobile devices.
  • [New] Anonymous Posting - Support anonymous non logged-in user posting when used with Add-on.
  • [New] Private Answers - Mark answer as private so only question author can see.
  • [New] Private Question - Send questions privately to question author.
  • [New] Advertisements - Integration with Ad-Sense or other Ads networks.
  • [New] Comments - GAdd comments to question or answers.
  • [New] MicroPayment - Grant or Charge virtual currency based on use-case.
  • [New] Comments - Ability add comments for question and for answers.
  • [New] Multiple Attachments - Multiple attachments in questions and answers.
  • [New] Spam Report - User can report span questions or answers.
  • [New] Access Control - Admin can define who can ask questions and who can answer based on user role.
  • [New] Integration with Twitter - Users can register and post using existing Twitter account
  • [New] Edit Question / Answers - Users can edit the question or the answer after submission.
  • [New] BuddyPress - Stronger Integration with BuddyPress.
  • [New] Two Levels Category Navigation - Support two level category navigation.
  • Ajax Support - Uses a Shortcode that displays the Category, supported by Ajax. Views of categories fit within the current site template.
  • Social Media Registration Integration - Integrates with Facebook, Google+, and LinkedIn profiles. View Image, [See another image] (http://www.cminds.com/wp-content/uploads/edd/cm-answers-image2.png)
  • Shortcodes - Generates a Questions List by using a Shortcode: cma-questions with additional parameters. For example, limit=10 author=123 sort=hottest [View Demo] (http://answers.cminds.com/cm-answers-shortcode-example/)
  • User Dashboard - Adds "My Questions" and "My Answers" dashboards to the user profile page by using Shortcodes: cma-my-questions and cma-my-answers View Image
  • Categories - Ability to add categories and display them using a Shortcode. cat=catname View Demo, View Demo in Questions Index
  • Widgets - Widget integration that can sort and display hottest questions, most viewed, most recent answers and more. View Image
  • User Posting Meter - Ability to add the user's profile of the number of posted questions and answers that the user has contributed displayed beside their user name. View Image
  • Show/Hide Views - Administrator can choose to hide or show the number of views that a topic has. View Image
  • Moderation- Administrators can define a list of users who are exempt and can post without any need of moderation. View Image
  • Multisite - Supports multisite.
  • Gravatar - Ability to display a Gravatar near the user's name and in the user's profile.
  • Order Answers - Shows and sorts all answers in ascending or descending order. View Image from Settings, View Demo
  • Attachment - Accepts file attachments when posting a question. Limits for file types and sizes. View Image, View Image from Settings
  • Localization Support - Frontend (user side) is localized.
  • View Count Control - Controls how a view count is tabulated (by view or by session). View Image from Settings
  • Public User Profile - Automatically generates a public profile page containing all the questions and answers a user has posted, with a link to his or her social media profile. View Image
  • Gratitude Message - Does not include our Gratitude Message in the footer.
  • Tags - Tags are fully supported. Administrators can control the appearance of tags with an available Tags widget. View Demo - Widget on the right, View Image
  • Sticky Questions - Supports sticky questions with an administrator defined background color. View Demo - First question is sticky, View Image When Admin edit question post, View Image from settings
  • Code Snippets in Posts - Support for code snippets and custom background color. View Demo of code inside a question, View Image from settings
  • Homepage - Supports options to define CM Answers as the Site or Blog homepage
  • Permalink - Customizable CM Answers permalink. View Image from settings
  • Disclaimer - Added Disclaimer support for first time users. View Image from Settings, View Image of when disclaimer appears
  • Social Share - Includes a social share widget in the question page. View Demo

Suggested Plugins by CreativeMinds

  • CM Ad Changer - Manage, Track and Report Advertising Campaigns Across Sites. Can turn your Turn your WP into an Ad Server
  • CM Super ToolTip Glossary - Easily creates a Glossary, Encyclopaedia or Dictionary of your website's terms and shows them as a tooltip in posts and pages when hovering. With many more powerful features.
  • CM Download Manager - Allows users to upload, manage, track and support documents or files in a download directory listing database for others to contribute, use and comment upon.
  • CM MicroPayments - Adds the in-site support for your own "virtual currency". The purpose of this plugin is to allow in-site transactions without the necessity of processing the external payments each time (quicker & easier). Developers can use it as a platform to integrate with their own plugins.
  • CM Video Tutorials - Video Tutorials showing how to use WordPress and CM Plugins like Q&A Discussion Forum, Glossary, Download Manager, Ad Changer and more.
  • CM OnBoarding - Superb Guidance tool which improves the online experience and the user satisfaction.

Requires: 3.9 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.5.2
Last Updated: 1 week ago
Active Installs: 2,000+


3.8 out of 5 stars


3 of 3 support threads in the last two months have been marked resolved.

Got something to say? Need help?


Not enough data

0 people say it works.
0 people say it's broken.

100,1,1 100,1,1