CM FAQ (CMFAQ) - Plugin Options

Editing Plugin Options

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To edit general plugin options, click Options in the plugin tab. 

In the plugin options tab, you can edit several aspects of the plugin:

Default Page

  • Default CM FAQ page - Choose the page that will display the FAQ Index Page for displaying all categories.

Edit Slugs

These options make your links look nicer and SEO-friendly by adding FAQ or similar to the slug. 

  • CM FAQ questions slug - Set the slug for FAQ questions.
  • CM FAQ categories slug - Set the slug for FAQ categories. 
  • Include category slug in question URL - Include the category taxonomy part in the question URL.
  • CM FAQ tags slug - Set the slug for FAQ tags.

The plugin handles URLs as follow:

Section Path Example
Category /category_slug/category
Tag /tag_slug/tag
Question /question_slug/question

TIP: SEO-Friendly Links

The option Include category slug in question URL allows you to include category and question in the same URL. The structure will be /question_slug/category_slug/question.

So, from the example above:


  • Front categories - Choose which categories are shown on the FAQ index page. If you don't select all of them will show up.

Question Limit

  • Front questions limit - Change the number of questions shown on the index page. if there are more questions is a specific directory a link will show up at the bottom of the list.

For example, specifying 3 shows 3 questions under each category: 

Answer word limit

  • Answer word limit - Choose how many words are displayed in the answers shown when you click on a category. 

For example, specifying 55 words shows this amount of text in the answer section. 

Show Answer Excerpt

  • Show answer excerpt in QA-list - If enabled, answer excerpts will be shown instead of content on pages with questions list (e.g. Category view page).

Preserve HTML-tags

  • Preserve HTML-tags - If enabled, HTML-formatting of content will be kept in the QA list view.

Show Related Questions

  • Show related Questions - If enabled, then related questions will be shown when two or more questions have the same tag. 

Learn more: CM FAQ (CMFAQ) - Tags and Related Questions

Show Tags Cloud

  • Show tags cloud - Shows a tag cloud on the front-end.

Learn more: How To - Show Tag Cloud

Show Search Bar in FAQ Pages

  • Show search bar - Shows the search bar inside FAQ pages.

Show First Line of Content

  • Search suggestion with content - Choose whether to show the first line of an answer in the search results. 

Question Order

  • Questions order by - Choose how to sort the questions:
    • by Publish Date
    • by Voting
    • by Title
    • by Modify Date
  • Questions order - Choose the direction of ordering - Ascending or Descending.


  • Categories and Tags noindex - If enabled, meta noindex will be appended to page head on categories and tags pages.


  • Plugin statistics - If enabled, statistics about displaying and voting will be collected.

When the option is enabled, a new menu item appears for checking the statistics:

Learn more: CM FAQ (CMFAQ) - Statistics

Resetting Plugin Options

Above the options tabs is a link to show plugin reset options. 

Clicking on this link shows buttons to restore plugin options to default and remove all category icons. 

To remove specific category icons, go to the category page and click "clear." 

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