CM Answers (CMA) - Settings - Ajax and Non Ajax Display

Using Ajax Display

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CM Answers supports the ability to use Ajax to display content. When set using a shortcode, the answer thread for a question will be show on the same page URL as the list of questions.

This has advantages related to load time and interaction and disadvantages when it comes to SEO. You can overcome the SEO issues by still keeping the auto generated question list page alive. This means that search engines will still index your sites questions while you can retain the Ajax based user interface. 

Using a Shortcode or an Auto Generated Index Page

When installing the plugin it shows the two methods to list of all questions above the tabs.

Auto Generated (1) - is the auto generated question page list. This list is using the template file defined by the plugin settings. This questions list has more configuration options but is less flexible in terms of design.

Shortcode based (2) - a shortcode generated question list. Referred as the frontend Ajax. The list will fit into every template your theme offer as it is more dynamic and adjustable. 

It is possible to suppress both list from the plugin settings:

Modifying the Shortcode Ajax Support

Most shortcodes used in CM Answers have the option to turn the Ajax option on or off. This is done by adding the parameter Ajax= 1 or 0 to the shortcode. 

The default in most of this shortcodes are Ajax=1 so to turn it off, add the parameter Ajax=0 to the shortcode.

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