DW Question & Answer WordPress Plugin

WordPress Question and Answer plugin to build up a fully featured Question & Answer section on your WordPress site like Quora and Stack Overflow.

With DW Question and Answer, you can totally build up a whole fully featured question & answer section on WordPress site like Stackoverflow, Quora or Yahoo Answers.

Your users can Submit questions, Search and Filter questions by status and Add answers to other questions. Users can comment and reply to a question or an answer, can vote and definitely can pick one best answer for their questions.

Key features:

  • Submit / Filter / Edit / Delete questions
  • Answer / Comment
  • Vote questions / answers
  • Pick the Best answer for question
  • Order questions by Categories and Tags
  • Manage questions by status
  • Follow a question and auto-receive notification
  • Sticky question
  • Set Private/Public for questions and answers
  • 15+ languages supported
  • Customizable Notification Email
  • Instant Search by keywords
  • Captcha using reCAPTCHA by Google
  • Support Anonymous questions, answers, and comments
  • Shortcodes available

Multi-Language Support (20+ languages available)

This plugin is fully translatable and this plugin has been translated to 20+ language by our users. Including English (default), Arabic, Chinese, Traditional Chinese, French, German, Indonesian, Persian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, Thai, Hindi, Catalan, Vietnamese, Czech, Italian, Croatian, Slovakia, Norwegian, etc.


We will update the plugin regularly. If you have any suggestions for the product, please drop a line in the support forum. In addition, we are willing to welcome you translate the plugin into your native language here https://translate.wordpress.org/projects/wp-plugins/dw-question-answer

FAQ: Differences between the Free and Pro version of DW Question & Answer

The pro version of DW Question & Answer has been improved a lot since we have collected suggestions from our beloved users and added them into DW Q&A.

You can see and demo here:

If the demos aren’t enough, read these lines to take a closer inspection at the differences between the free and the pro version of DW Question & Answer:

  • Different styles: As you can see in the demos, both versions of DW Question & Answer have unique and different styles.
  • Extra extensions: The DW Q&A Pro is integrated with 4 premium extensions: DW Q&A Widgets, DW Q&A Leaderboard, DW Q&A Markdown, and DW Q&A Captcha. Each extension costs $29 and if you purchase the pro version, you’ll save at least $92 for yourself because we are constantly updating the DW Question & Answer with many more cool premium extensions.
    • Widgets: The free version supports 4 custom widgets while the pro version supports 7.
    • Leaderboard: The Pro version can list who makes great contributions as well as provides friendly competitions for your community .
    • Markdown:
      • The markdown feature in the Pro version of DW Q&A Pro helps you to edit the plain text without using HTML formatting tags, now you can read and edit drafts with ease.
      • Reviewable before submitting.
      • Spell checking.
    • Anti-spam by reCaptcha / FunCaptcha: DW Q&A Pro is integrated with reCaptcha / FunCaptcha so you don’t have to worry about obnoxious spam.

We are about to optimize our Pro version, so if you have any suggestions, please leave a comment down here. We’ll appreciate that.

Profile photo of eossipov eossipov says: • 

Wow, now, this is about the nicest “Help” item a person could make and give away for free,
Thank you so very much, I bet this will become a staple on half my sights!

Profile photo of Tomislav Buza tbuza says: • 

Just what I was lookinf for. Great plugin!

hi !great idea but some very bigs css issues here ! i tried with 3 theme and the default one too from wp and i have some css issues ! some css conflicts and everything get messed up ! please update your plugin

Awesome. Totally awesome. Have search far and wide for something like this. Glad to have found this. Thanks.

Awesomeness in plugin. Keep on developing! Would give 5 Stars but your submit-bar is not moveable for me.

I was searching for an opensource app to have a Q&A platform. With this we were able to do with our existing wordpress. Super…:)

Profile photo of mklmk nkjnk njknknk says: • 

how can i translate to my language this plugin

Profile photo of kezko su kezko says: • 

Amazing plugin ! Thank you so much !

Very good plugin, maybe the best of its kind. Should be a premium plugin, free is just awesome! A lot of features and a very clean and beautiful design.
It´s almost perfect: I can’t edit post (its listed but it doesn’t works) and theme compatibility needs some CSS knowledge.

Profile photo of Mike Costo mklcst says: • 

I think you should realize a premium plugin with social integration.
For instance:
– when a user posts a question automatically add it in his/her wall and in the website facebook page.
– answer to the question with social replies (as social comments).

It really helps me, thanks a lot for a this hot plugin 🙂

Profile photo of Ryan Dozier dozryan says: • 

Plugin is great but I think right now there are two problems.

1) No auto spam blocking
– Need to implement spam blocking on Ask Question page.

2) Admins need ability to disable Private questions by default.
-Private questions are good for certain types of websites but not all. Adding the an ability that lets the admins disable this would be great.

Other than these two issues, this plugin is great.

Love the plug in, but wondering do you have any plans to have some customisation to it. I love the look, but my client wants his site to have a black background and it doesn’t look as nice on this.
Although I can’t use it this time, I will definitely use it in the future.

Profile photo of Nader C nader says: • 

I have a couple of points:
* Disabling Status and Public/Private by default would be excellent!
* I currently don’t see a way to order answers by votes per default!?

Profile photo of knpp pokharel drknp says: • 

Great plugin , i was searching this type of plugin for a long time. Thank your design wall for providing such a fantastic plugin for free.

Profile photo of Jacobo Polavieja Cobo says: • 

After having used several Q&A plugin, here’s my short opinion on this very promising plugin. I think most of them are due to it being a very recent plugin:

– For me, the single most important thing this plugin should implement is a rewards system. I see you can now vote up or down, but it doesn’t seem to have a reputation system where the user is awarded points for an voted up answer or if his answer is selected as the best one.
If this could be implemented through http://mycred.me/ it would be awesome, as more and more sites are starting to use to integrate all the rewards with just one system across site. Its developer seems very open to collaborate, so please, this would be awesome.
– Add an option to allow an anonymous (non-registered) user to post/answer with a reCAPTCHA system?
– Add a share question button to Facebook, Twitter, Google+.

– Does DQ Q&A support subcategories?
– Does it use custom post types?

– Great default theme
– Very clean, easy and fast
– Following and notification system
– Instant search when adding a question

Hope you continue developing this plugin to make it even more awesome and beat the not so great ones out there!

Profile photo of Deb Cooper DebC says: • 

Easy to set up and use, clean and easy for readers. But I am having some problems. #1 I want to eliminate the private option. It defeats the purpose of having a public question and answer resource on the site. So far everyone is clicking PRIVATE and its pissing me off! #2 I am not seeing where they click a button to answer the question. The page is http://blacksgoingvegan.com/dwqa-questions/

When installing the plugin I get the error :

Fatal error: Call to a member function add_cap() on a non-object in /home/guarddco/public_html/wp-content/plugins/dw-question-answer/inc/roles.php on line 192

and at line 192 roles.php :

foreach ($this->defaults as $role => $role_val ) {

What is the solution for installing plugin ?

Profile photo of thangbh thangbh says: • 

Awesome plugin for basics needs. Haven’t had a chance to dig deeper, but I’m sure it’s worth to install on your website!


Profile photo of Guru guruji says: • 

Great Plugin! Must have! Love it!

Awesome plugin with a great design. The developer is committed to improve on this in the short to long term which is fantastic. I definitely recommend it to all webmasters and bloggers who want a simple solution for their website’s Q&A needs.

Great plugin and I highly recommend it even for a beginner like myself 🙂

great plug in. it would be better if we could register with a social network like tweeter or facebook

This is a perfect WordPress Q&A plugin,also is the best one. If it has more APIs,it will be better!

Profile photo of Dr Adil Ramzan dradil says: • 

Great plugin, but i would like to see few more options.;
1. the top most is custom login and register page, right now, the plugin redirects to wordpress login and register page, and also custom user profile page, if they also design the login and sign up pages, then there will be no match for this plugin, also they should give us options to disable voting and rating system. But thank you so much for this great plugin.

Want status as Answered & Unanswered only. + Unanswered filter inconsistent
Answered Profile photo of DominicDominic commented 2 days ago  • 
19 views 1 answers 0 votes
Why does it redirect me to the “post question page”?
Answered Dominic answered 2 years ago  • 
1137 views 3 answers 0 votes
I´m receiving de notification as admin but the author doesn´t receive
Answered Allen answered 2 years ago  • 
975 views 2 answers 0 votes
Question Image
Open rwhmur answered 2 years ago  • 
1214 views 2 answers 0 votes
Login to Ask a question, and to answer a question
Open rwhmur answered 2 years ago  • 
2334 views 6 answers 0 votes
Filters vs. Categories
Answered Profile photo of Yves PeynaudYves Peynaud commented 2 years ago  • 
1043 views 4 answers 0 votes
Permissions won’t update
Answered Dominic answered 2 years ago  • 
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Answer workflow
Answered Dominic answered 2 years ago  • 
1001 views 1 answers 0 votes
Bug in inc/User.php
Answered Dominic answered 2 years ago  • 
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Can I have answers only available for logged in users
Answered Dominic answered 2 years ago  • 
910 views 1 answers 0 votes
Does DW question & answer support WPML?
Open Fan Yee answered 2 years ago  • 
1005 views 2 answers 0 votes
Fatal error “cannot redeclare class”, how to fix it?
Answered Dominic answered 2 years ago  • 
2175 views 2 answers 0 votes
Adding Adsense to Question page
Answered Dominic answered 2 years ago  • 
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  • Version
  • Latest Updated February 25, 2016
  • Requirements WordPress 4+
  • Category WordPress Plugins