This plugin hasn’t been tested with the latest 3 major releases of WordPress. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress. Question Widget


Easily allows you to place a question box on your sidebar and a shortcode to display your recently answered questions on any page or post.


  1. Upload fsmWidget.php to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Add the new Widget to your sidebar on the Widgets menu
  4. (Optional) Add the [formspring username=”my-username-goes-here”] shortcode to any page or post.


How do I create a account?

You can create a free account by visiting

What is the “username” field?

This is your username.

What are the options for the shortcode?

The default shortcode you need to enter is:

[formspring username=”my-username-goes-here”]

To control the number of questions displayed:

[formspring username=”my-username-goes-here” questions=”5″]

To display an “Ask me anything” box at the top of the page:

[formspring username=”my-username-goes-here” ask=”yes”]

How can I customize the way my questions page looks?

The stylesheet that controls the question page is located in the plugin folder (fsmWidget.css). There is also an image in the images/ folder inside the plugin folder.

Contributors & Developers

“ Question Widget” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



Added shortcode for displaying questions and answers on a post/page.


Internal housekeeping.


Initial version.