WordPress FAQ Plugin (CMFAQ) - Free Version Tutorial


Free Version Tutorial

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WordPress FAQ Plugin Pro

Learn more about the Pro version of the WordPress FAQ plugin.

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

Example

There are three main page types within the plugin:

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

Category Page

Category page - Best FAQ Plugin WordPress
Category page

Question Page

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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 WordPress.org to your computer.
  2. Navigate to the Plugins tab in the WordPress Admin Panel to install the plugin.
Installing the plugin - FAQ Search WordPress Plugin
Installing the plugin
  1. 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.

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Registering the plugin copy

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

WordPress FAQ Plugin Pro

Learn more about the Pro version of the WordPress FAQ plugin.


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.

FAQ index page link - Q&A WordPress Plugin
FAQ index page link

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.

Managing categories - Frequently Asked Questions Plugin WordPress
Managing 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.

Managing questions - WordPress FAQ Schema Plugin
Managing questions

What Does It Look Like to Add a FAQ?

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

Form for creating and editing questions - Accordion FAQ WordPress Plugin
Form for creating and editing questions
  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)

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Plugin options

All free plugin settings are located in this tab.

Permalinks

  • CM FAQ Page - URL segment of the FAQ page
  • CM FAQ questions slug - URL segment before FAQ questions
Example of the question slug - WordPress Plugin for Expanding FAQ
Example of the question slug
  • CM FAQ categories slug - URL segment before FAQ categories
Example of the FAQ category slug - WordPress FAQ Plugin
Example of the FAQ category slug

Limits

  • Front questions limit - On the main FAQ directory: How many questions are shown under each category
Limiting amount of questions on the main page - FAQ Plugin WordPress
Limiting amount of questions on the main page
  • Answer word limit - On the category page: How many words appear on each answer
Limiting the answer preview length - Best FAQ Plugin WordPress
Limiting the answer preview length

Other

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

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