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A way to make "answer" posts, like in Tumblr, Formspring and Ask.fm (2 posts)

  1. Andrés Sanhueza
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    This has been asked a number of times, yet the threads are somewhat old so I want to know if there's something newer. Are there any ideal plugins to make a form where people ask questions and they are archived in WordPress and can be answered with an individual post, sort of emulating features from Tumblr, Formspring and Ask.fm?

  2. blacklinemedia
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi

    I do not know of any plugins that will do this out of the box.

    Not sure how comfortable you are with wordpress but this is how I would do it.

    1. Create a Custom Post Type called something like Questions
    2. Create a custom comment template comment file and add it to your theme comments-{post-type}.php A comment would represent an answer.
    3. Create a custom archive template to list these questions archive-{post-type}.php
    4. To add a new question I would use Gravity Forms and the Gravity Forms Custom Post Type plugin to add new questions

    Not sure if that would be too complicated for you but just a guideline. This is a simple to use plugin for creating custom post types http://wordpress.org/plugins/types/

    Cheers,
    Alex - [signature moderated]

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