WordPress Questions and Answers (CMA) - Users - Private Questions and Answers

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The WordPress Questions and Answers supports private questions and answers.

Private Questions

How They Work

Private questions are sent between WordPress users via email.

What They Look Like

If you enable private questions, then the envelope icon will be displayed next to the user's name all over the CMA pages. If you click on it you'll be able to compose a private question to this user - it won't be a regular question as the other questions in CMA but it will be sent as an email message to this user's email address.

Sending private message - Discussion Forum Plugin for WordPress
Sending private message

How To Enable Them

To enable private questions and answers, first navigate to the Thread tab under plugin settings.

Thread settings - WordPress Question and Answer Plugin
Thread settings

Next, scroll to the Private Questions section. The admin can enable private questions between users via their WordPress user email accounts. The private questions will result in a private email thread between the two users and will not be posted to the WordPress thread. The admin can also customize the templates for the notification email subject and content with our supported shortcodes. 

The shortcodes are: [blogname] , [username] , [title] , [question] .

Private questions settings - WordPress Forum Plugin
Private questions settings

Private Answers

How They Work

Private answers can only be viewed by the author of the question thread.

What They Look Like

Sending private answer - WordPress Discussion Forum
Sending private answer

How To Enable Them

Under the Answers section of the Thread tab, the admin can enable private answers. 

The admin can also customize the background color of the private answers as it will appear on the frontend for the author of the thread. No other user will be able to view this.

Enabling private answers - WordPress Q and A Plugin
Enabling private answers

Marking an answer as private in the backend

Select Answers & Comments from the plugin menu. Select the answer you want to mark as private, and click on Mark as private:

Marking an answer as private in the back-end - Discussion Forum Plugin for WordPress
Marking an answer as private in the back-end

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