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CM FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) Pro

Learn more about CM FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) Pro

This article covers only features present in the free version of CM FAQ. It shows you how to create a FAQ page.


There are three main page types within the plugin:

  1. FAQ Directory
  2. Category Page
  3. Question Page

Category Page

Question Page

Table of Contents

  1. Installation guide
  2. List of Features
  3. Using the Plugin - Overview
  4. Settings (Permalinks, Limits)

Installation guide

Here are the steps needed to install the plugin:

  1. Download - To manually install the plugin, you must first download it from to your computer.
  2. Navigate to the Plugins tab in the WordPress Admin Panel to install the plugin.
  3. Activate the plugin. 

TIP: Register for Benefits

If you like, you can register your plugin to receive information about updates and our latest offers. You can complete your registration at any time. 

If you don’t want to register right away, you can select the Skip button.

List of Features

Free Edition Pro Edition
Add unlimited number of questions Add unlimited number of questions
Each question has unique page Each question has unique page
Single list divided into categories Any number of FAQ pages, lists, and categories
Standard display Standard or accordion display
- Search bar and search widget
- Customize visual, including colors and font size
- Voting support 
- Integrates with add-on for community submissions
- Import and export all questions via CSV
Interface in English Translate the plugin with customizable labels
No support Plugin can be used forever; one year support and updates

CM FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) Pro

Learn more about CM FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) Pro

Using the Free Plugin - Overview

TIP: Automatic Index Page

The plugin automatically creates the Directory page with all questions . You can find a handy link shortcut on the top of the Plugins Options tab.

Questions and Categories

Every question can have one main category and any number of additional categories. 

You can manage categories from  Admin Dashboard → CM FAQ → Categories.

Admin - Adding and Managing FAQs

You can add and manage FAQs from the back-end. Head to Admin Dashboard → CM FAQ → Questions or Add New Question.

What Does It Look Like to Add a FAQ?

You can add and edit FAQs from the back-end. The fields are simple:

  1. FAQ Content
  2. Category selection - You can apply many categories.
    In the front-end, the question will be located under the Main FAQ Category you set here

Settings (Permalink, Columns, Word Limit)

All free plugin settings are located in this tab.


  • CM FAQ Page - URL segment of the FAQ page
  • CM FAQ questions slug - URL segment before FAQ questions
  • CM FAQ categories slug - URL segment before FAQ categories


  • Front questions limit - On the main FAQ directory: How many questions are shown under each category
  • Answer word limit - On the category page: How many words appear on each answer


  • Breadcrumb home label - The text of the link that directs to the main FAQ directory. The default is "Home".

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