Tobias Zink
asked 10 years ago

the plugin shows great, but i miss two main things:
1. a widget who shows the last questions (there is only a widget who show the most popular)
2. short tags (codex), for example “[show DWQA]” or “[show DWQA ask-a-question-form]” who insert the choosen plugin-conent in a single page
i hope you know what i mean. can you add this options?

4 Answers
answered 10 years ago

Hello Tobias !
1. I added  here the shortcode for popular questions features:

function dwqa_shortcode_popular_questions( $atts ){

    extract( shortcode_atts( array(
        'number' => 5,
        'title' => __('Popular Questions','dwqa')
    ), $atts ) );

    $args = array(
        'posts_per_page'       => $number,
        'order'             => 'DESC',
        'orderby'           => 'meta_value_num',
        'meta_key'           => '_dwqa_views',
        'post_type'         => 'dwqa-question',
        'suppress_filters'  => false
    $questions = new WP_Query( $args );
    $html = '';

    if( $title ) {
        $html .= '<h3>';
        $html .= $title;
        $html .= '</h3>';
    if( $questions->have_posts() ) {
        $html .= '<div class="dwqa-popular-questions">';
        $html .= '<ul>';
        while ( $questions->have_posts() ) { $questions->the_post();
            $html .= '<li><a href="'.get_permalink( get_the_ID() ).'" title="'.__('Link to','dwqa').' '.get_the_title().'">'.get_the_title().'</a></li>';
        $html .= '</ul>';
        $html .= '</div>';
    return $html;
add_shortcode( 'dwqa-popular-questions', 'dwqa_shortcode_popular_questions' );

  Please put it in “<plugins-folder>/dw-question-answer/inc/shortcodes.php” ( you can refer to this link for more info ) .
How to use this shortcode ? 
[dwqa-popular-questions number="5" title="Popular Questions" ]

with number:  The number of questions that will be displayed
       title:        Title displayed before list questions  
2. About short tags, we will discuss about this issue in the next version.

Tobias Zink
answered 10 years ago

thank you for your answer!
the main-reason for 2. is, i can insert the script in a static page and add my own text overhead, i can seperate choose for exampler only the “ask a question form” and i guess it will adjust automatically to my sidebars.

Kido D
answered 10 years ago

Hi Tobias,  
Please update DW Q&A plugin to the latest version, then you can use the shortcodes to insert plugin-content to your pages. Syntax:


 Available DW Q&A shortcodes: 



Tobias Zink
answered 10 years ago

WOW – Thank you very much 🙂

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