To install a plugin (requires Q2A 1.3 or later), place its directory in Q2A’s
qa-plugin directory, then open the Plugins section of the Admin panel and check it is listed. The plugin may also offer some options on this page.
- Badges Plugin by NoahY, updated by Chun. Provides user badges which recognize users’ activities and achievements.
- Better Points by Arjun. Extends the default Q2A point system by adding points for giving comments, receiving comment upvotes/downvotes. Also, has an option to give points for blog/exam postings which are supported by paid plugins.
- Category Experts by Arjun. Adds a widget on Category pages showing the best performing users in that category. A good way to identify Category Experts.
- Extra Question Field by JacksiroKe. Enhance your Extra Question fields with file management among other extra fields.
- Network Sites Plugin by NoahY. Allows the creation of a network of interlinked Q2A sites.
- Quizx by q2apro.com.Transforms your question2answer forum into a community quiz.
Editors and viewers
Integration with other products
Additional page types
- Advanced Tag Descriptions by Towhid @ QA-Themes. Add titles, icons and HTML descriptions to your tags.
- Accept Rate Plugin by NoahY. Shows the percentage of questions asked by a user which had an answer selected as the best.
- Ajax User Search by q2apro. Adds a live search box at the top of the users page to search users by username.
- Answer Hide by Arjun. Adds an option in user profile to disable answer list by default and allows viewing on button click. Useful for educational sites.
- Ask Notices Plugin by Scott Vivian of PokéBase. Displays warnings/hints for users asking questions with specific keywords.
- Ask with Tags List by Publicity Port. Allows tags for a new question to be pre-filled using a URL parameter for the ‘Ask a Question’ page.
- Bookmarking Plugin by NoahY. Allows questions to be bookmarked by users.
- Closed Site by JacksiroKe. Allows a Q2A site to be locked to allow in registered users only.
- Confirm Plugin by NoahY. Provides a browser warning when leaving a page in which text has been entered.
- Cool Tooltips by q2apro.com.Transforms all your tooltips into nice black semi-transparent rounded boxes
- Featured Questions by NoahY. Allows featured questions to be kept at the top of question lists.
- Feature Question by Arjun. Allows any question to be clicked and gets added to the featured questions list which can be seen as a tab in the question lists.
- Gregorian 2 Jalali by Ali Sayahiyan @ Question2Answer Farsi. Displays dates in Jalali (Iranian) format.
- Guest-id by q2apro.com.Gives all anonymous users that are posting in your forum a unique ID.
- Pretty-tags by q2apro.com.Provides a pretty autocomplete for tags on the ask page.
- Privilege Management by NoahY. Adds a tab to user profile pages showing progress towards additional privileges.
- Private Message Adapter by JacksiroKe. Adds an editor of your choice on the private message and feedback pages, including support for HTML messages.
- Question Filter by Georgi Stefanov @ Ganbox. Adds filtering of user input when asking questions, to check duplication, capitalization, etc…
- Question Numbering by Arjun. Adds numbering to questions in question listing pages.
- Quick-login by q2apro.com.Provides a quick login field for all your users.
- Role Markers by NoahY. Adds markers to the avatars displayed for users with special privileges. Also forked by Zakkak.
- Social Sharing Plugin by NoahY. Adds social sharing buttons to question pages.
- Sort Answers by Amiya Sahu. Allows answers on a question page to be sorted by oldest, newest and highest voted.
- Tag Search by Arjun. Allows tags to be searched via AJAX and with auto complete.
- Tag Descriptions Plugin from the plugin tutorial. Allows tag descriptions to be shown on tag pages and in tooltips.
- Theme Switcher Plugin by NoahY and updated by Arjun. Allows users to choose their own theme on their profile page for normal as well as mobile view.
- Top Searches by Arjun. Adds a widget to display the top searched words. Also have an option to display top seacrhed tags if using Tag Search plugin.
- User Signatures Plugin by NoahY. Allows users to define a signature for all of their posts.
- Userinfo by q2apro.com.Mouse over a username to display user profile information: Avatar image, account age, total points, monthly points, answers, best answers, ratio, questions posted, badges.
- Userslist-locations by q2apro.com.Add Location to users list
- Warn on Leave by q2apro.com. Warns users before leaving a page with text they have entered (also support WYSIWYG editor).
- [Paid]MTL - Maximum Tag Length by pupil985.Limits the amount of characters allowed per each question tag.
- [Paid]PC - Profile Customizer by pupil985.Allows the customization of the profile page by adding additional features not present in the core, including tracking of point changes.
- [Paid]RA - Random Avatar by pupil985.Assigns new users a random avatar from a given set immediately after registering.
- [Paid]SNP - Social Network Profiles by pupil985.Allows users to add information about social networks they are part of and share it with the community.
- [Paid]UR - User Reactions by pupil985.Allows users to react to questions, answers and comments.
- Admin Plus Plugin by NoahY. Extends the admin area by allowing PHP commands to be executed. (Use with caution!)
- Categorization Plugin by NoahY. Allows individual categorization of uncategorized posts via the categories admin panel.
- Change Post Owner by q2apro.com. Allows the author of a post to be changed, or to make it anonymous.
- Convert Comment to Answer by q2apro.com. Convert a comment to an answer, optionally move the succeeding comments.
- Database Backup/Restore by Krzysztof Kielce. An admin tool for one-click backup and restore of the Q2A instance or entire database.
- Delete Hidden Posts by Amiya Sahu. Enables all hidden posts (including those with dependencies) to be deleted.
- Expert Questions by NoahY. Allows some questions to made viewable by experts only.
- Find Text in Posts by q2apro. Allows admins to search posts for specific text and display the creator, URL and content.
- Google Analytics Plugin by Ivan. Analyze Q2A traffic with Google Analytics, optionally excluding requests from the super admin.
- Greeklish URLs by Kiourkoulis Stefanos. Converts Greek characters in question URLs into Latin equivalents.
- List Uploads Plugin by q2apro.com. Shows a list of uploaded images and allows unused images to be deleted.
- Permission to Categories by Kirill Fuchs. Enables minimum permissions to be defined for viewing questions in each category.
- Question Merge by NoahY. Allows questions to be merged, with answers and comments moved from one to the other.
- Search in Setting by Quan A Tran, Nam G Vu @ NTHQ Group. Searches for settings in Q2A admin pages, like Chrome search settings.
- Schema.org Implementation by Publicity Port. Adds Schema.org structured markup to pages to allow deeper information on questions and answers to be shown on search engine results pages.
- SEO Links by Towhid @ QA-Themes. Make internal links “dofollow” and change “relation” attribute of other sites to pass SEO juice to them.
- SEO Meta Tags by Dave Hannon. Uses meta robots tags to exclude some pages with duplicate content from search engines.
- Tagging Tools Plugin by Scott Vivian of PokéBase. Allows admins to set tag synonyms so that unwanted or duplicate tags are changed or removed. Can also prevent low reputation users from creating new tags.
- Translator by Pedja Supurovic. Allows translations to be created online through pages in the administration interface.
- Webmaster Tools by Towhid @ QA-Themes. Reports include server info and memory usage, SEO analysis, security warnings.
- Quick-edit by q2apro.com.Update all question titles and tags quickly on one page and save hours of time.
- Uploadmanager by q2apro.com.A complete upload manager for question2answer with upload details and image rotate features.
- Userstatistics by q2apro.com.A complete user statistic with detailed points per post and thumbs and more.
- Votes-manager by q2apro.com.Lists all votes made in your forum.
- [Paid]BCG - Bulk Content Generator by pupil985.Allows admins to generate large amounts of content on their sites simply by uploading files (.xls, .xlsx, .ods, among other file formats).
- [Paid]FC - Fake Cron by pupil985.Fires events after a certain amount of requests or in a time-based manner (daily, weekly, monthly).
- [Paid]JABP - Just A Bump Plugin by pupil985.Allows users to bump questions sending them to the top of the All activity section.
- [Paid]TUB - Temporary User Block by pupil985.Allows users to be blocked for a period of time and then be automatically unblocked.
For older versions of Q2A
Click for documentation on creating Q2A plugins (requires PHP programming).