Upload the plugins and theme and Activate the Theme. Go to Themes Desk and Click Save under General Settings.
Upload the plugins and theme Activate the theme. Create the following pages
- Create a Page Log In – Select Template Log in from right menu under options Templates
- Create a Page Ask a Question – Select Template Ask a Question from right menu under options Templates
- Create a Page Forgot Password – Select Template Forgot Password from right menu under options Templates
- Create a Page My Account – Select Template My Account from right menu under options Templates
- Create a Page Sign Up – Select Template Sign Up from right menu under options Templates
- Create a Page Change Password – Select Template Change Password from right menu under options Templates and Parent as My Account
- Create a Page Edit Profile – Select Template Edit Profile from right menu under options Templates and Parent as My Account
- Create a Page Wrong Code – Make sure the url of the page comes as http://sitename/wrong-code/. This page appears when the user enters wrong captcha code in registration page. You can enter text of this page such as – Sorry, you entered Wrong Captcha Code. Please Go Back, Refresh Captcha and Try again.
Step 2 – Create ReCaptcha Account and Get your Public Key and Private Key. Enter the Public Key in signup.php page. Simply find your_public_key and your_private_key and enter your public and private key. Make sure there are no spaces between code and the opening and closing quotes.
Step 3 – Go to Themes Desk option and click Save under General Settings.
Step 4 – Create a Category Qna or any name you want and create sub categories under it.
Step 5 – Go to Themes Desk > Home page Settings > Under Q&A option, select the Q&A category.
More Setup Settings Applicable for both Option 1 and Option 2
Go to Settings > General, Select Anyone can register and select New User Default Role as Author
Go to Settings > Discussions, Select E-mail me whenever anyone posts a comment. If you enable this, the user will be send an email every-time an answer is posted to their question. You may select Users must be registered and logged in to comment to overcome spam comments or you can allow all guests to post answers.
Please make sure none of the options should be selected
An administrator must always approve the comment – Should not be Selected
Comment author must have a previously approved comment – Should not be Selected
Go to Settings > Permalinks, Select option Post name and Update. This is important step even if you have post selected as permalinks.
More Customization Options in QNA Themes:
You have got exclusive Questions and Answers Widget to show latest questions anywhere in sidebar.
The QNA Pages have got a separate sidebar in case you want to show something different over there, may be questions from separate question categories.
Go to your WordPress dashboard. Select Themesdesk section and click on Home Page Settings tab. Enter the category name from Block 1 to 7 and select the category.
You can change the logo. Go to the Themesdesk section . Select General Settings. Enter the URL. Visit the Change the logo tutorial for more details.
B, J. Menu
Go to Appearance> Menus settings to manage the posts and categories. Visit the Custom Menu tutorial for more information.
You can make a category in the backend. Select the featured posts to be displayed. For this, you need to make a category named as Featured. Simply insert the Posts in the Category Featured which you want to show in the slider.
C, J. Social Box
You can choose to display or hide the Social Box within the Social Settings. You need to have a valid Facebook and Twitter user name. Select ‘Yes’ to display it.
You can select the tabber on/off from admin panel.
G, K. Sidebar Ads
You can display the sidebar ads within the Sidebar Ads settings. Place the image source code for the ad.
F. Facebook Fan Box
Go to the Social Settings to show or hide the Facebook Fanbox. You must enter your Facebook fanpage link. Choose ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ to show or hide.
G. Facebook Recommendations
Go to the Social Settings to show or hide the Facebook Recommendations. Choose ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ to show or hide.
You can display anything on the footer. Themesdesk comes with built-in useful widgets such as Popular widget, Gallery widget and Twitter widget. Go to Appearance> Widgets settings to use these.
L. Copyright text
You can write the copyright text in the Footer Settings of the Themesdesk section.
M. inner Slider
Go to the Themes Desk Post Settings to show or hide the Inner Slider. Choose ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ to show or hide.
D. Sidebar Posts
Posts can be displayed in the sidebar within the Sidebar Posts settings. Simply select the category and write the category name.
P, Q. Comments
You can choose to display or hide WordPress or Facebook comments within the Post Settings of the Themesdesk section.
O. Author box
Author box can be displayed within the Post settings of the Themesdesk section. You have the option to Hide or Display Author’s Box with Gravatar and Author Bio.
Upload the plugins in wp-content > plugins folder
Activate the plugins
This plugin sends customised message to the member when their question receives an answer.
MCE Comments adds WYSIWYG editor to the theme. The member posting a question or replying to an answer can make use of easy HTML Visual elements.
Go to Settings > MCE Comments to add / disable options.
The Rating Plugin adds rating to the comments. Activate the plugin and Go to Ratings > Basic
Disable Ratings for Blog Posts, Front Page Posts, Pages and Enable Ratings for Comments
Select Bottom Left option
Type – Thumb
Theme – Thumbs1
Size – Small
The Ask a Question Page has got a Minimum Text Script Installed which makes sure that Users don’t enter few words question title or description. You can edit this by opening ask-a-question.php page.
See Last Line, change values 40 and 150 to your desired values.
You also need to edit line 60 and 69 with your desired values. You can search for Minimum Characters 40 and Minimum Characters 150 and change to your desired values.
Changing Level Scale
A new member who registers in the site is given 1 point. For every question the member asks, 1 point gets added to the score. If you want to change the default level scale, please open file themesdesk_ratings.php inside themesdesk folder. Please change the values very carefully. You may enable Disqus Comments, Facebook Comments as the levels are not effected whether a guest answers the question or a registered member. They are only controlled by number of questions submitted.
Important Faqs and Solutions
I am getting an error on my Admin Profile page
Solution – You might have changed the display name in your User profile. Your User Profile Display Name should be your user id only. If you change your display name, the profile link will show 404 page.
Can users edit / delete question or an answer?
Solution – Only Admin Can edit / Delete any question or answer.