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Questions and Answers 4.02 Released

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

A couple of days ago we prepared another upgrade of our Question & Answers plugin for SocialEngine 4. As previously it was almost completely based on requests we have received from clients.

So here is a short list of what was added, changed and fixed:

  1. We have located and fixed the problem with ‘answer_token’, which was connected with Zend Framework security for forms. Thanks to Roary Wilder for reporting.
  2. More configuration options were added for admin. Now you can set which user levels can delete questions as well as answers. So it’s possible to have a “moderators” user level and give them full control to delete any questions (if you want your community to fight spam for example). Also it’s possible to give “premium users” an option to delete their own questions in addition to a ‘cancel’ option. A lot of users have asked for this, so we have delivered.
  3. Widgets for Questions and Answers plugin now look much better when used in narrow columns. Thanks to Clare

We’ve decided to write a short Roadmap for this plugin, so you will know what we are planning to add in future versions

  • Functionality to add images to questions. We have this in Q&A 3 and plan to add to Q&A 4 as well.
  • Notification by email about new answers to your question. Also when best answer is chosen (or question is cancelled) users will be able to receive an email as well.
  • Option to turn off the rating system. This will be helpful if you want to have a simple Q&A functionality without complexity of the rating system or have your own rating system and want to use it.
  • Better ratings page. We already have a reworked layout for this page, so it will be easier for users to compare their ratings with others.
  • Page should appear in the layout editor, so admin can add banners.

As always please feel free to contact us with suggestions for our plugins. We are always looking for new ways to make them better for you.