Question2Answer documentation

Welcome to the new Question2Answer docs! This is a community-focused initiative to improve the documentation for Q2A. The docs contains information about installing and using Q2A, as well as developing themes/plugins and an API reference.

This site is hosted via GitHub Pages, using the Jekyll static site generator. Everyone is welcome to contribute improvements - see the README for information about setting up Jekyll locally.

Q2A is highly customisable with many awesome features

  • Takes 5 minutes (or less!) to install.
  • Asking and answering questions (duh!)
  • Voting, comments, best answer selection, follow-on and closed questions.
  • Complete user management including points-based reputation management.
  • Create experts, editors, moderators and admins.
  • Fast integrated search engine, plus checking for similar questions when asking.
  • Categories (up to 4 levels deep) and/or tagging.
  • Easy styling with CSS themes.
  • Supports translation into any language.
  • Custom sidebar, widgets, pages and links.
  • SEO features such as neat URLs, microformats and XML Sitemap.
  • RSS, email notifications and personal news feeds.
  • User avatars (or Gravatar) and custom fields.
  • Private messages and public wall posts.
  • Log in via Facebook or others (using (using plugins).
  • Out-of-the-box WordPress 3+ integration.
  • Custom single sign-on support for other sites.
  • PHP/MySQL scalable to millions of users and posts.
  • Safe from XSS, CSRF and SQL injection attacks.
  • Beat spam with captchas, rate-limiting, moderation and/or flagging.
  • Block users, IP addresses, and censor words

Q2A also features an extensive plugin system

  • Modify the HTML output for a page with layers.
  • Add custom pages to a Q2A site with page modules.
  • Add extra content in various places with widget modules.
  • Allow login via an external identity provider such as Facebook with login modules.
  • Integrate WYSIWYG or other text editors with editor/viewer modules.
  • Do something when certain actions take place with event modules.
  • Validate and/or modify many types of user input with filter modules.
  • Implement a custom search engine with search modules.
  • Add extra spam protection with captcha modules.
  • Extend many core Q2A functions using function overrides.