What is AnsPress?
It is an open source question and answer plugin for WordPress. It is built with developers in mind and can easily be extended to fit your needs.
All parts of layout templates can be overridden. Our source code follows WP coding standards and is properly commented.
It is well tested in many different server environments. It runs smoothly on every type of server with minimal impact on load times.
Learn more about AnsPress and its background.
Features OverviewSome of the Features that are gonna blow your mind off
Make questions featured so they stick to the top of list.
Let users vote on questions to express their thought for its relevance.
Allow asker to select an answer as "best answer".
Notify users for various activity happening within AnsPress.
Encourage users by awarding reputation/points for their activities.
Interactive and beautiful built-in user profile system.
Let users discuss questions and answers by commenting on them.
Users can follow questions for receiving question updates.
Shows recent activity. All question and answer is shown to subscribers.
Allow the community to report inappropriate or spam posts.
Create private questions which is only accessible for selected users.
Allow media attachments in questions and answers.
Send email notification to users when they have an update.
Add taxonomy categories for questions (free addon).
Add taxonomy tags to questions (free addon).
AnsPress notifications will notify users for various activity happening within AnsPress. Notification system is not just limited to AnsPress, it can be easily extended to show new types of activities.
Speed and Performance
Shared hosting, VPS or dedicated server, AnsPress runs smoothly in any type of server. It prefetches required data from MySql to prevent multiple requests and as a result, it makes least query interaction. All queries are properly cached to prevent duplicate queries.
We've tested it with many caching plugins and ensured things are being cached properly. Also spent many hours on improving performance and continuously working to improve it more.
Clean and Ajaxified UI
AnsPress UI is very simple and easy to understand. It has familiar UI which is being used in many popular Q&A sites. AnsPress uses Ajax and Backbone.js for performing many frontend actions.