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Yahoo Answers Clone.
Users can ask questions, Community provides answers.
Questions can be extended if not answered (period).
Ranking system for answers.
Report offensive text.
extended search in the Knowledgebase.
Pay for featured Question.
Support for "beer money" payments.
Multiple Payment Gateways including Paypal and Moneybookers.
Extended User profile (avatar, location, yahoo id, paypal email).
Multi-language site compatible.
including 5000 records database.
jAnswers Factory provides the perfect Question and Answers Solution for the Joomla CMS integrating features from the well know Yahoo Answers system.
Users can ask questions, Community provides answers. Once a question placed, this can be extended (as period) if not answered. A Ranking system for answers is also available. Users can Report offensive text, mark Favorite Questions or use the extended search through the Knowledgebase.
jAnswers Factory brings also several charging possibilities, so that the webmaster can transform his site to a profitable business. From this features it worth's mentioning the followings:
Pay for featured Question
Support for "beer money" payments
Multiple Payment Gateways including Paypal and Moneybookers
Native SEF integration (all question links are SEF!)
Other noticable features are the extended User profile (avatar, location, yahoo id, paypal email), Community Builder Integration and multi-langue site support.
On the back-end side, the solution brings also important features and settings to offer the needed flexibility for the site administrator. Here a short list:
set avatar size
set time period for questions
block offensive questions/answers
manage abuse reports
import/export questions & answer
manage extended profile
The component comes also with a free5.000 sample records database to provide a valuable start-up (due to this the downloadkit is approx. 5 MB). This is not a limitation of the database, it's sample data which can be imported so that the site can start already from 5.000 existing questions with answers. Bigger sample database packages are available upon request for an additional charge. Again, this is not a limitation of the database, just sample data which can be imported!
Available modules are:
Tag Cloud, etc.
Joomla 2.5.x or J! 1.7.x/1.6.x
Installation: DO NOT USE directly the received downloadlink as a install kit! The file "jAnswers_Factory_CHECK_INSIDE_3.2.0.zip" contains inside two zip files, who are the actual installation kits:
jAnswers_Factory_3.2.0.zip (Install Kit),
jAnswers_Factory_sample_data.zip (archive including the sample data).
jAnswers Factory 3.2.0 released on October 2, 2012.
New feature: Facebook and Twitter integration.
New feature: Comments for questions and answers.
New feature: RSS feeds for questions and answers.
New feature: Filter for answered or unanswered questions.
New feature: Search plugin.
New feature: set minimum lenght of a question.
SEF, ACL, Frontend & Backend improvements.
jAnswers Factory 3.1.1 released on July 20, 2012.
Added new product template.
jAnswers Factory 3.1.0 released on February 22, 2012.
Support for Joomla 2.5.x.
Fixed several issues including edit/save profile, open question from backend, enable/disable payment items and gateways, XLS export, level display, user status, manage tags, title on notifications, etc.
jAnswers Factory 3.0.0 released on November 25, 2011.
New Product Concept.
Fixed issues regarding pay2_checkout save settings, admin model events, missing publish/unpublish images in backend.
jAnswers Factory 2.1.0 released on September 19, 2011.
Support for Joomla 1.7.x.
jAnswers Factory 2.0.0 released on January 11, 2011.
Redeveloped for Joomla 1.6.x.
New feature: display level and point beneath the avatar.
New feature: extended watching category options.
jAnswers Factory 1.3.2 released on January 25, 2011.
Improved install/uninstall code (resolving issues with FTP layer).
Fixed several issues regarding questions category and tag filtering, building links in Tag cloud module, displaying user's description in his profile, etc.
jAnswers Factory 1.3.1 released on November 16, 2010.
Fixed issues regrading filter questions by category, html formatting modified on admin edit question page, filters were not kept from one page to another (when listing search results), several listing problems (when filtering questions on frontend and backend).
jAnswers Factory 1.3.0 released on October 28, 2010.
New feature: Upload files as attachments for questions and/or answers.
New feature: Tags management in administration area.
New feature: Extending questions expiry date.
New feature: change Time format.
New feature: Topic Contributors module.
Optimizations: several database query improvements.
Fixed issues regarding category module links, jquery-mootools conflict in category module, visible buttons according to user's group rights, editor instead of textarea when allowing html in answer was set to "No", router.php (selecting wrong Itemid), category search, etc.
jAnswers Factory 1.1.5 released on July 28, 2010.
New feature: added 2checkout payment gateway.
New feature: min. and max. length for tags to be displayed (as Tag-Cloud module options).
New feature: on backend, for undecided questions, a new button for each answer, so it can be chosen as best answer.
Fixed several issues including Tag-cloud, category module (items counter), backend counting answers, display frontend "best answer chosen by", frontend question countdown, voting buttons, add/remove from favorites, search by tag, wrong display for question status, watch category when SEF enabled.
jAnswers Factory 1.1.4 released on May 25, 2010.
Fixed several issues including CRON services, display for UTF-8 characters in category-tree module, redirect for guests (when adding questions to favorites), wrong input processing on systems with "magic quotes" enabled, fatal error on "remove from watchlist", display for "watchlisted" questions, etc.
jAnswers Factory 1.1.3 released on April 28, 2010.
New feature: reCAPTCHA validation on questions/answers submit.
New feature: anti-spoofing tokens in forms that submit questions/answer.
New feature: allow HTML tags in questions' details field or in answers; added settings values to allow only the desired HTML tags and attributes for those tags (white-list filtering), this way preventing XSS forgeries.
Fixed several issues including adding new category, editing user profile in backend, inserting embedded code in questions/answers (youtube movies), multi-language sites compatibilities, truncated diacritics in questions and saved wrong into the db, mis-replacing diacritics when building the SEF links, saving T&C in admin not working for texts with quotes (unescaped input), uninstall all files, reCaptcha on asking questions, preview on answering and editing, deleting answers, date on listing questions, back button on upload avatar.
jAnswers Factory 1.1.2 released on March 23, 2010.
New feature: send a email notification to the administrator when a new questions is asked.
New feature: Watch categories.
Fixed several issues regarding email notifications, delete mail tabel on restore, listing questions order by start_date desc, MySQL 4 incompatibility, template set_css, report question/answer, vote answer, editing non-existing profile, user level calculation, payments, set featured (in admin), import csv, upload avatar, edit category backend, category list module, total questions, filtering according to the selected category in module, upgraded JQuery version and JQuery tree version plugin for module.
jAnswers Factory 1.1.1 released on March 18, 2010.
New feature: Backup/Restore
Fixed several issues regarding reported questions/answers, events, levels, sql install.
jAnswers Factory 1.1.0 released on March 3, 2010.
New feature: Points/Events system.
New feature: Permissions/Levels (according to the number of points).
New feature: nested set Category model (for a higher scalability).
New feature: added possibility to implement own plugins based on the component predefined events (at this time 5 events are implemented).
New feature: Answer more then once; users are allowed to answer a question several times (administrator option, enable/disable).
Improved code and SQL queries for better performance.
Fixed some issues regarding SQL, saving answers, display date answers, choose best answer, favorites, etc.
jAnswers Factory 1.0.7released on February 9, 2010.
Fixed issues regarding SEO and non-seo links behaviour, permissions, user notification on own question, profile saving, table indexes, etc.
jAnswers Factory 1.0.6 released on July 5, 2009.
XHTML 1.0 transitional compliant
Improved SQL queries
Improved search after TAGS
Fixed issues when "select" multiple tags (with lots of "options", like those for users or categories), edit questions containing ' and " (on frontend and backend), treeview module (changed from YUI to jquery), install of treeview module, tagcloud module (if no tag exists).
jAnswers Factory 1.0.5 released on June 26, 2009.
New feature: "voting answers" permissions (public, registered, special); for "voting answers" set on public: option to store the guest vote in a cookie, preventing multiple voting.
Fixed issues regarding "escaped" question on display, voting system, terms and conditions link, user rights notice, admin edit question containing '"' in the title, db tables indexes, some xhtml compliances.
jAnswers Factory 1.0.4 released on June 16, 2009.
Fixed issues regarding SEF and router.php file, about page on backend, improved coding, etc.
jAnswers Factory 1.0.3 released on June 3, 2009.
New feature: Public/Registred/Special statuses for different actions.
New Feature: CB Plugin.
Added possibility for users to edit their questions and add/remove answers from the backend for administrator.
Fixed several issues including categories display, cb issues, formatting of answers, username display, TAG search and SEF, etc.
jAnswers Factory 1.0.2 released on May 28, 2009.
Fixed several issues including saving profile information, status fields, removed notices.
jAnswers Factory 1.0.1 released on May 18, 2009.
Fixed several issues.
jAnswers Factory 1.0.0 released on April 17, 2009.
Screenshots are representing version 3.2.0 of jAnswers Factory.
snaveed (Monday, 28 November 2011) Rating: Excellent support! Iím a big fan of Q&A and have tried a lot of solutions for my websites. I must say Janswers has impressed me in the best
possible way. Itís really easy to manage and handle reports with it. It also integrates with Community Builder which is another great extension.
The support team (thanks Hash!) is very responsive and i could customize the solution to a great extent without needing to hire a developer.
I recommend this extension for anyone seeking to integrate it into a website or just wants to use it for a dedicated website.
jenzy (Wednesday, 19 October 2011) Rating: Very good and stable! I used this for a company project to increase worker collaboration.
Employees ask questions related to certain projects
we are working on and colleagues reply, for us it matters less about the top rated answers and more about the usability. Janswers is really easy to
use and our employees are seeing real benefits from having a platform like this. Great product.
diceman (Tuesday, 18 October 2011) Rating: Really pleasant looking extension, i use it as an addition to my blog. It's useful since it builds up a community, bringing in more people. I see i
also has some charging features to generate some cash, maybe i will use them when the community evolves enough.
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