WP Super FAQ uses the WordPress 3.1+ custom post types and taxonomies to include support for an FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions/Question and Answer) on your site. The interface uses jQuery to provide a small animation that lets users click the questions they are interested in to display the answer. The goal of this plugin was for extremely lightweight code that provides easy setup, addition of questions, and a clean user interface. Also included in this plugin is the option of putting questions in different ‘categories’ to display. Please see the screenshots for examples. If you have feedback or questions head over to my feedback and support page for this plugin.
Installation of WP Super FAQ is extremely easy. It installs like any WordPress plugin and uses a simple shortcode to place on your pages.
- Upload the
wp_super_faqfolder to the
/wp-content/plugins/directory of your WordPress installation.
- Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
To add a question
- This process is very similar to adding a post. In the Admin section of your site click on the new
Add New Question
- Add the question in the title text box and the answer in the content text box.
'Publishand you are done!
To use the plugin from your WordPress Admin area:
- Use the shortcodes defined in the FAQ in your pages. For a simple FAQ you can use
To use the plugin from a PHP template:
<?php do_action('[wp_super_faq]'); ?>in your templates. You can use any shortcode defined in the FAQ.
- What are the possible shortcodes for WP Super FAQ?
- The most basic usage is simply
[wp_super_faq]. By default WP Super FAQ will not display the questions by category.
- If you would like to display your questions by category you can use
[wp_super_faq show_categories=true]. This will display a header for each category and place the relevant questions in each section.
- If you would like to display a SINGLE category you can use
[wp_super_faq show_specific_category=slug]where slug is the SLUG of the category you would like to display. The slug can be found by clicking on
FAQ Categoriesin the admin area.
- The most basic usage is simply
- Can I use this in PHP instead of a shortcode?
Yes. WordPress supplies a nice function to use shortcodes in PHP. For WP Super FAQ you would use
<?php echo do_shortcode( '[wp_super_faq]' ) ?>. A reference for this function can be found here.
- Can I reorder the questions?
Yes you can (although it is slightly obfuscated). To reorder the questions you just have to reorder the dates of the Questions in the Admin area.
- Can I reorder the categories?
You can do this too. All you have to do is use the
show_specific_categorystyle shortcode and place a few of them on the same page in whatever order you would like.
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Contributors and Developers
“WP Super FAQ” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
- Minor modifications for WordPress 3.3 compatibility.
- Fixed plugin for working with non-latin strings in slugs.
- Added a test to see if get_current_screen exists before using it.
- Fixed the queries so showposts and posts_per_page are both -1. This should override the WP posts per page setting in the backend. This was supposed to be fixed in 0.3 (see below) but it wasn’t for certain themes.
Fixed an error with the show_categories shortcode. This bug causes funny line breaks in some themes.
Minor update to try and add better instructions for FAQ categories.
Fixed a bug with show_categories=true. The ID was not displaying directly.
Now using WordPress default jQuery library instead of grabbing the Google CDN version.
Upgraded the output so that you can now display multiple shortcodes on a page and also have other HTML.
Added a shortcode to display a single category of the FAQ.
Added a fix that makes sure that the FAQ shows all of the questions regardless of what is set under Settings > Readings.
register_taxonomy into function call to fix
Call to a member function add_rewrite_tag() on a non-object in taxonomy