Questions and Answers Plugin (CMA) - User Moderation - Approving User Questions
Moderation and Auto Approval
In the Questions and Answers plugin settings under Access and moderation tab on your admin dashboard, you will find a check-box feature that allows the admin to define whether to auto-approve user’s questions or whether they will require admin approval before being published on the question list.
Auto-approval of questions is turned off by default, so unless you change this setting, the admin/editor will be able to moderate each new question manually by going into the Questions section in the Questions and Answers plugin control panel:
Questions that are pending administrator moderation will appear with a pending status alert beside them.
Admins or editors can simply click on the Approve link to post the question.
If you choose to auto-approve user’s questions, they will be published automatically. As the site admin you will still be able to moderate them, but only after they’ve been published.
Using WordPress Spam System
Moderating question can also be based on external plugins such as Akismet or WordPress build-in spam system. This means that the control over what is added automatically is based on rules set by Akismet or WordPress built-in spam filtering.
To enable this feature turn this on in the plugin settings.
Auto Approval to Specific Users
It is possible to restrict auto approval only to specific users by adding the username to the list of approved user.
Auto Approval for answers and comments
Answers and comments need also to be set for auto-approval or moderation using the plugin settings.
Unlike Questions, moderating answers and comments is done from the Answers & Comments grid found in the plugin menu:
Once clicked the list of answers and comments appears:
Once hovering over the comment section you can approve or trash the answer / comment: