This is my very first, but very important question. It may change the way our Q&A community evolves in the next few years.
I’m Hung Dinh – the CEO of JoomlArt and I have been in the open source business (WordPress, Joomla, Drupal and so on) for more than 10 years. For over the past 16 months, I have been helping the DesignWall team, especially Jin & Jackie, in themes & plugins development to make sure our team is delivering great products and the top-notch support to our users.
The idea of “Anything WordPress”
DW Question and Answer has been the Support place for DW users to ask and discuss ’bout DW products. This year, we have the ambition to grow the community even bigger and DW will be a place for “anything WordPress”.
What is it about?
“Anything WordPress” will be a new Category under the Q&A page where anyone can post any question about anything in WordPress.
This is not an easy mission as WordPress is superb popular and there are hundred of communities & thousand experts can almost simultaneously provide answers as we do.
Then, why do we still want to do this?
1. We believe in what we do, and we work hard to archive it
2. We are not trying to invent the wheel or be competitive. We are here to lend a helping hand.
3. We would love to share and help as much as learn from others. We believe in sharing knowledge is the most respectful and quickest way of learning.
In order to accomplish this mission, we need YOU.
We would like to invite YOU to be a part of this “Anything WordPress” mission. Are you in?
So what is your question?
Your advice and suggestion on how to use this Q&A system to build a stronger WordPress community are highly appreciated.
Last, but not least
In return of your contributions, I would like to offer a LIFETIME Membership with the access to all the projects to whoever make its to be the Top answer of my question. I also would like to offer a 1 year Membership to all the participants in this question.
PS: Our production team is working on upgrading DW system in which will support Membership base management. Est. time of this update will be effective in late March.
Well @admin you certainly have put forward a very nice idea with a gracious gesture for the free by’s that the chosen answer would get.
But I think offering the DWQA plugin for free is the start of this process. As I already see users like me post questions mainly related to your products, but what is nice is that not only the staff provide answers, many a time answers are provided by other users who might not be as expert as your staff but the whole community helps each other which is great and fantastic. As far as this platform is concerned I think its a great initiative and the DesignWall community along with the larger user base for WordPress will love to indulge themselves, as this is a fantastic way of self learning and sharing the knowledge with others in the same shoes one’s self.
I have thoroughly enjoyed being part of this diverse and thriving community and would like to see it grow phenomenally so that we can make a difference out there.
On a personal note, I would really like to see the DWQA plugin to have the following features:
1. I am positive DWQA would enjoy great success with the integration of facebook comments in its comments area.
2. I see almost every one is impressed with your implementation of the DWQA plugin which looks great. Everyone here wants to be able to get DWQA to work with Buddypress seemlessly like on your website. With features of an Experts listing, porfile page and activity pages. I am even willing to pay to get functionality like that.
And lastly I would thank you again for providing such a great and fantastic service free of charge.
God bless you!
Hello Hung, As you said there are many community already which are focused to WordPress, well I agree with that but which I can’t, is that not many of them are question answer based like DW & not most of them are made by the developers, for the developers. So yes, if you are willing to make this new venture, then it’s always welcome. We all love to browse to DW for its simple, easy but yet unique Design. 🙂 As for the monetization part comes there’s always a great value when it comes to a community with great content. Also half of them will be user generated so things will be kind of in auto pilot. When you have an active community with vast amount of resource then you can start accepting ads & easily draw that 5-6 figure cheque from it 🙂 As you said that new subscription is coming you can start a section where you can provide premium hands on WordPress support for the newbies who don’t have any idea on it. More over when you have good amount of content you will get more & more visitors who will become users apparently like me. 🙂 These are some for the profit thing, but as all we need to do something for the humanity, then let’s start by sharing freedom of knowledge & love <3 :* Well I already shared some of my ideas before which I saw got integrated 🙂 & will continue sharing. So then what the hell you are waiting for?? Close this question (& give me my membership) & start doing what it’s meant to be done. Love you all in the DW Team (Jin & Carol specially 😉 Anik
I love DW Q&A and had great experience, to work with. The way I have got my questions answered from your team is really appreciated. I would love to share my ideas and en-ovations with team to grow it higher and higher.. 🙂
I would like to highlight below points once again,That I personally feel that this plugin must have:
1.Adding email recipient other than administrator.
I have discussed about it in detail in below thread.
2.Image attachment feature:
Finally I would like to say, this is the super job you guys have done to develop such an amazing plugin like DW Q&A. Hope millions will get advantage of this great work.We will always there with you guys to grow the platform of open source at any extent. 🙂
We have done a few tweaks to our own version of Q&A. Check out the details at my post
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