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Table of Contents
About FAQ-Tastic....................................................................................................................3
About The Creator of FAQ-Tastic (and this User Manual!).......................................................................3
About The Developer of FAQ-Tastic......................................................................................................4
What is an FAQ?.....................................................................................................................5
Installing FAQ-Tastic..............................................................................................................5
Activating FAQ-Tastic.............................................................................................................5
Question Groups.....................................................................................................................8
What is a Question Group?..................................................................................................................8
The 2 Types of Question Groups..........................................................................................................8
Creating a Simple FAQ............................................................................................................9
Editing A Question Group...................................................................................................................10
Deleting A Question Group.................................................................................................................10
Manually Adding Questions................................................................................................................11
Editing Questions and Answers..........................................................................................................12
Drag & Drop Question Ordering.........................................................................................................13
Publishing a Simple FAQ....................................................................................................................13
Creating a Paged FAQ...........................................................................................................15
Creating A Paged FAQ Page...............................................................................................................15
Creating A Paged Question Group......................................................................................................16
Adding Questions to a Paged Group...................................................................................................17
Styling Your FAQs.................................................................................................................18
Advanced FAQ-Tastic CSS Styling........................................................................................................20
Adding a User “Ask Box”......................................................................................................21
Answering Visitor Questions................................................................................................23
Pending Screen.................................................................................................................................23
Kitten Protection (a.k.a. Cat-Tastic).....................................................................................................23
Answering The Question....................................................................................................................24
Summarised Lists.................................................................................................................25
Options.................................................................................................................................26
Messages..........................................................................................................................................27
Email Options....................................................................................................................................27
General Options................................................................................................................................28
Remove FAQ-Tastic............................................................................................................................28
Special Tags......................................................................................................................................28
FAQ-Tastic Help (Quick Reference)......................................................................................29
Supporting FAQ-Tastic Lite...................................................................................................30
Donations.........................................................................................................................................30
Upgrade To FAQ-Tastic Pro.................................................................................................................30
Tell A Friend......................................................................................................................................31
Link To Us ........................................................................................................................................31
Join “Project FAQ World”....................................................................................................................31
FAQ-Tastic Pro......................................................................................................................31
Acknowledgements..............................................................................................................32
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About FAQ-Tastic
One of the common misconceptions about FAQ-Tastic is that it is an FAQ builder for WordPress.
It isn't.
It's actually a multiple FAQ builder for WordPress. It helps users to create as many FAQs as they
need. FAQ-Tastic can create FAQs on a per section basis and so provide perfectly tailored sets of questions
depending on each subject area.
Cool, huh?
About The Creator of FAQ-Tastic (and this User Manual!)
Zain Bador is a freelance WordPress SEO Expert and WordPress Theme
Developer; NLP Master Practitioner, part-time Child Wrestler and part-time single
father.
Having spent the last year studying Search Engine Optimization and Internet
Marketing in StomperNet, as well as being a student of Rich Schefren and
Stephen Pierce, Zain came up with the idea of FAQ-Tastic after failing miserably
at trying to find a decent product on ClickBank and making a massive $10US on
marketing a tattoo eBook. Sadly, the exhilaration of actually being able to sell a
product was marred when he realized the true cost of the PPC campaign that he'd
left running on Google Adwords.
After some deliberation and hiding away for a few weeks from the
psychological trauma caused by losing vast sums of money lost in an area he
didn't feel comfortable with, Zain decided that building a product was much better than trying to become an
affiliate marketer. This was possibly the best thing that could ever happen as it meant that FAQ-Tastic seeds
were starting to be sown...
Zain's previous experience as an ex-Developer at Emap Online and Freeserve as well as his Project
Management experience in Wanadoo and Orange (UK) provided the perfect skill-set to understand the
technical challenges of building WordPress plugins as well as the enormity of the task at hand. Being frugal
(to put it mildly), Zain's initial reaction was to try and build the FAQ plugin himself. However the low
persistent voice in the back of his mind, of Internet Marketing guru Rich Schefren, which repeatedly asked
him “Are you working IN your business or ON your business?”, made him re-assess the situation and hire a
WordPres plugin specialist more suited to the task. Good call.
After a month of searching, the perfect Developer (see below) was found and the FAQ-Tastic project
began. Yet, during the development of the plugin, another voice was heard – this time of marketing guru
Eben Pagan who kept reminding him to “move the free line!”. And so it came to pass, FAQ-Tastic was
delivered to the WordPress community for free and hailed as the ultimate plugin for building FAQs!
Zain is currently working on building easy to use professional websites using WordPress as a Cpntent
Management System (CMS). He is also creating a range of WordPress training manuals and new plugins. In
his spare time, Zain is the Admin on the Facebook Skindred group. He is also the Designer, Developer, Admin
and WebMaster of the eagerly anticipated Skindred Fansite. Zain's company, Knowledge Constructs is
currently in discussions to build the Official Skindred website (fingers crossed, eh?).
Zain is also looking to retire from the world of Child Wrestling after suffering from “dodgy knees”
after his humiliating last defeat at the hands of Sam “The Tiger” Bador (pictured).
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About The Developer of FAQ-Tastic
John Godley is an enigma.
He is the best WordPress Plugin Developer that I've never met. Since all correspondences have
been entirely done via email, we have the feeling that John may actually be an Artificial Intelligence software
attempting to pass the Turing test.
The speed at which “John” completes tasks is exceptionally fast for the average and even highly
skilled Developer – perhaps too fast. The solutions that “John” comes up with are also extremely logical –
perhaps too logical. The integration of his plugins with WordPress are perfect – perhaps too perfect.
The only tell-tale sign that “John” may actually be a human Developer is the low prices he charges
for his services. Saying that, this could possibly be the result of a faulty billing algorithm coded into the
Godley software. Removing the Kudos 1.5 plugin and upgrading to L'Oreal 2.0 could fix this issue.
John is also the author of a range of excellent WordPress plugins:
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HeadSpace2
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Redirection
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Drain Hole
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Sniplets
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...and many more
Alledgedly, John has recently escaped from the Guangzhou province in China. He can be contacted
on his website at UrbanGiraffe.com.
Enough of this nonsense.
Let's get started!
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What is an FAQ?
An FAQ is an acronym standing for “Frequently Asked Questions”. The purpose of an FAQ on a
website is to enable the site owner to provide the answers to common questions quickly and easily for site
visitors.
FAQ's are an extremely useful tool for anyone or website that regularly has to answer visitor
messages. An FAQ can help to save a lot of time, since site owners no longer have to contact individual
visitors and can simply point them to the location of specific answers if the question has been asked before.
FAQ-Tastic is an FAQ builder for WordPress. Unlike other FAQ software, FAQ-Tastic does not simply
generate a single page of answers – it's is able to create multiple FAQs to enable a site to contain many
logical categories of answers.
For example, common questions relating to a product could be separated into:
1. questions about the product features;
2. questions about how to use the product;
3. questions about related products;
The ability to separate the questions into different groups helps the site visitor to find questions
quickly as well as saving the site owner a great deal of time answering the same questions again and again.
Installing FAQ-Tastic
1. Download FAQ-Tastic Lite from FAQ-Tastic.com. (Click the link if you haven't downloaded it already).
2. Unzip the contents of the package into a location you can remember.
3. You should now have a Folder called “FAQ-Tastic”.
4. FTP (File Transfer Protocol) the whole FAQ-Tastic folder to:
yourWPLocation/wp-contents/plugins/
Where yourWPLocation is wherever you installed WordPress.
5. You are now ready to Activate the plugin.
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Activating FAQ-Tastic
1. Log into your WordPress admin area and click on the “Plugins” link on the WP Dashboard.
2. You should now be in your Plugins page which will look a bit like this in WordPress 2.5.
Note: Version 2.1+ will look a little different but it's essentially the same thing.
3. Scroll down and find the FAQ-Tastic plugin.
4. On the right hand side find the Activate button and
click on it.
5. And you're done!
6. Unlike other WordPress plugins FAQ-Tastic will
automatically take you to the “Help (Quick
Reference)” page for the plugin. This page
provides all WordPress shortcodes for using the
plugin.
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7.
On the help page is a link to the FAQ-Tastic “administration interface” - click on it and we'll get
started with creating a Question Group.
8. The next bit is where the real fun
begins!
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Question Groups
But before we begin, it's probably a good idea to understand what “Question Groups” are in FAQTastic and how they work.
What is a Question Group?
Quite simply: it's a group of questions! :) . Okay, maybe that's too simplistic!
FAQ-Tastic is a multiple FAQ builder. That means that it's possible for you to create more than just
one FAQ on your site. For example, suppose you had a website about cats and you'd divided it into nice
sections on cat care, cat grooming, cat health, cat problems and another section on cat feeding. Well, you
wouldn't want the same FAQ for all of those sections would you? So basically, FAQ-Tastic helps you to create
“Question Groups” so you can separate out your FAQs into logical and manageable groups.
Okay, now you understand what a Question group is, what else is there to know?
The 2 Types of Question Groups
There are two types of Question Groups: Simple and Paged.
Why? Because they do slightly different things depending on how you want your questions and
answers to be displayed on your site.
Here's a brief explanation:
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Simple
Used when you want questions and answers on the same page.
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Paged
Used when you want your list of questions to appear as a list of links on a main page and for each
answer to be on separate pages.
Some of you are probably wondering why you would want (or need) to create Paged FAQs. The
reason is actually because of “search engine optimization” (SEO).
Feel free to skip this next bit if you've no idea about Internet Marketing or Search Engine
Optimization:
Thankfully, at Knowledge Constructs we understand basic SEO principles and know that the more
pages you have for your site means more opportunities to add targeted keyword content to your site. FAQTastic helps you to create pages quickly and easily and, more importantly, separate out your content into
content users are actually looking for! :)
...some of that may have gone over your heads. Don't worry about it. Bottom line: FAQ-Tastic can
help you with getting good organic search results if used properly. You could get on page 1 of Google... but
more about this when we release FAQ-Tastic Pro.
Now that you understand the basics of FAQ-Tastic, we can now jump in and start creating Simple
and Paged Question Groups.
Feel free to jump to the section you want if you already know the type of group you need!
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Creating a Simple FAQ
Note: images have been torn to reduced to fit this manual.
Depending on whether you clicked on the “adminstration interface” link on the Help page you may
or may not be on the FAQ-Tastic “Questions & Groups” page. To get to the Questions & Groups
administration interface follow these steps:
1. Click on the Manage link on the top of the WordPress admin.
2. Click on the FAQ-Tastic link on the subnavigation menu.
3. Click on the Questions & Groups link on the FAQ-Tastic submenu.
4. Type in a Group name into the input field.
In this example, we've just called it “simple” but you can use any text you like.
Tip: Remember the name that you give to your group as you will be using it later!
5. Click on the Add Group button.
6. Excellent - You've now created a new Simple question group.
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Editing A Question Group
Now you've created a new Simple Question group, we'll have a quick look at editing Question Groups.
1. Click on the new link on the left with the name of your new Question Group.
In our example, we called it “simple” - your name may be different if you called it something else.
A new “Edit Group” pop-up window should appear like the one below:
2. Name allows you to change the name of the Question Group.
3. The Allow ratings checkbox is used to turn Ratings on and off on your site.
4. When you are happy with your options, just click on Save or Cancel if you don't want to amend the
default settings.
Deleting A Question Group
1. To delete a Question Group, just click
on the small red icon with a white bar
in it on the right hand side of your
newly created group.
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2. A confirmation window should
pop up like the one you see on
the right.
Click on OK if you want to delete
the group, otherwise click on the
Cancel button.
Manually Adding Questions
1. On the new Question Group that you
have just created should be a link with
“0 questions”.
Click on this link to start Adding
questions.
You should now be on a new screen.
2. To add your first question to FAQ-Tastic, just type
the question into the textarea labelled Question
on the page.
3. Provide an answer to the question in the textarea
labelled Answer.
4. Clicking on the Add question button will
automatically save both the question and answer
to your Question Group.
Note: After setting up your shortcodes on a page (see later),
manually added questions and answers like this will be
immediately available to see as soon as you click on the Add
question button.
5. Successfully adding a question should give you a
screen like the one below.
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Editing Questions and Answers
Now that you've successfully added a question and answer, let's have a look at how you can edit the
entry.
1. Click on the new
question that
you've added.
2. The Question
textarea allows you
to amend the
question. This is
useful for long,
user submitted
questions.
3. The Answer
textarea helps to
change and update
your answers.
4. Author email is
an optional field
that is provided if a
user supplies this
information.
5. The Positive
rating can be
changed or reset if
ratings are
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enabled.
6. The Negative rating can be changed or reset if ratings are enabled.
Drag & Drop Question Ordering
Now that you discovered how to add and
edit questions, add a few to your new
Question Group and let's play with reordering your Questions!
1. Click and HOLD on any green
part of one question in your list.
2. Just drag it and release it above
or below other questions.
3. You've now re-ordered your
questions.
Note: re-ordering your questions
automagically makes the new order
available on your site. No need to save!
Publishing a Simple FAQ
IMPORTANT: This feature currently only
works with Simple Question Groups.
1. Type in a Page name.
This name will be used for the Page
Title and the Page Slug.
2. Select the Simple Question Group you
want to publish.
3. Click on the Publish button.
4. A new page has been created and the
WordPress “shortcode” has been
added automagically!
5. If you now check on your site, you should have a link on your navigation with the Page name you
entered.
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6. Click on the link and you should now see the questions you entered.
We recommend you take a look at the
section on Styling Your FAQ to
tweak the look of the CSS to fit the
WordPress theme that you're using!
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Creating a Paged FAQ
Paged FAQs are used when you want to have your Questions
appearing on one page and your Answers on separate pages. The
main questions page will act as the parent page with all answers being
child pages of the parent.
This feature was originally built with the intention of easily creating
additional keyword-targeted pages for any WordPress site. This is
particularly useful for Search Engine Optimization experts or Internet
Marketers. When properly used, these additional pages can help with
building a good internal site structure as well as helping with ranking
well in organic search results (like in Google). Since the questions
collected by FAQ-Tastic are asked by real site visitors – instead of
assuming what users want answered – this improves the overall
quality of questions appearing on a site and also helps the site owner
provide focused answers.
Let's look at how you build one.
Creating A Paged FAQ Page
The way that a Paged Question Group works is that it needs to have
a page to attach itself to before it can create the child pages for the
answers.
So before we create a Paged Question Group we need to set up the
parent page – this is done by creating a page in the normal way in
WordPress and in this section we'll look at adding the code to the page
so it's immediately ready for publishing questions.
Here's how it's done:
1. Log into your WordPress administration area and click on the
Write link on the main menu.
2. Click on the Page sub-menu link.
3. Add a title for your page.
4. In the WordPress Visual Editor, add the following code to your new page:
[faq list name]
Where name is the name of your Question Group that will be created later on. Make a note of this
name as we will be using it in a minute.
In this example, we've just called it “paged” but it can be anything – as long as you use exactly the
same name later on when creating your Question Group!
5. Click on the Publish button to save your changes.
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Creating A Paged Question Group
Now that you've create a new parent page, we can now create the Question Group in Paged mode.
1. Click on the Manage link on the main menu at the top.
2. Click on the FAQ-Tastic link on the sub-menu.
3. Click on the Questions & Groups link on the FAQ-Tastic sub-menu.
4. Add the name you used in the FAQ list code you entered earlier.
5. Use the dropdown menu and select the Page you created that contained the FAQ code.
6. Click on the Add group button.
7.
As with the Simple Question Group, the Name of your new group appears on the left.
Clicking this link will bring up the Edit group options where you can change the name or enable
and disable ratings (see Editing A Question Group).
8. Unlike the Simple Question Group, an Attached page link is created to allow you quick access to
change the Paged FAQ page. You can use this link instead of having to use several clicks in the
WordPress administration interface to get to your FAQ page.
9. Again, as with the Simple Question Group, you should now have a 0 questions link. Click on this if
to begin adding questions to this new Paged question group.
10. The red icon to the right of the page is used to Delete question group. Be careful when using this
as it will remove the group and any associated questions!
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Adding Questions to a Paged Group
1. Click on the 0 questions link to
start adding questions to your new
Paged Group.
Note: as you add questions, the number will
increase.
2. Follow the steps as described in
“Manually Adding Questions” and
“Editing Questions and Answers” in
the Simple Group section.
3. Once you've added questions to your new Paged Question Group, they are immediately available on
your WordPress site.
Questions will now appear on your FAQ page with a list of questions on the main parent page (see
below).
4. Answers now appear on separate pages. They are sub-pages (or children) of the main FAQ page.
Note: Depending on the WordPress theme you are using, you may need to amend the stylesheet to
display the sub-pages properly (as in this example).
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Styling Your FAQs
By default, FAQ-Tastic is built to work with the WordPress Kubrick theme but let's face is, who uses
Kubrick? Since most people tend to use different themes the default FAQ may look a bit like this:
This section looks at how you can tweak the Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to suit your theme.
The instructions here will suit most non-technical
users of FAQ-Tastic. If you know how to amend
your CSS as well as have access to files using FTP
you may want to skip this section and just read the
section on where to find the FAQ-Tastic Style
Sheets.
1. Log into your WP Administration area and
click on the Design link at the top on the
main navigation menu.
2. After the page has loaded, click on the
Theme Editor sub-menu link.
Okay... at this point, if you're worried that
this is going to be difficult and only
something a Developer should be doing –
then let me assure you that it's very simple
to do! :)
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3. You should now be in the Theme Editor screen.
Click on the Header link on the right hand side of the
screen.
Note for Advanced Theme Developers:
We recommend embedding these styles into the Header file instead of
the style.css file as there is no guarantee that the call to the
wp_head() function comes before your main CSS file. If wp_head
comes after the call to your main style.css file, then the new styles will
not override the FAQ-Tastic CSS.
4. You
should now be looking at the code for the
header.php file for your theme.
Tip: BACK-UP YOUR CODE. Simply select all of
the code, copy and paste it and save it in a text
file.
Scroll down through the code and and look for
the <?php wp_head(); ?> function.
Depending on your theme, it may be just above
the closing </head> tag.
5. Make a space between the </head> tag and the
<?php wp_head(); ?> function and add the
following code:
<style>
.faq .alt {
background-color:#000;
}
</style>
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6. Click on Update File and you're done!
Things to check:
<?php wp_head(); ?> and </head> are still there.
Go back to your FAQ Page and hit refresh, you should now have something that looks like this!
Advanced FAQ-Tastic CSS Styling
If you want full control over your FAQ-Tastic styles and are confident amending the stylesheet
directly, then you can find the file here:
/wp-content/plugins/faqtastic/view/faqtastic/style.css
For a complete list of FAQ-Tastic styles, please take a look at the reference section at the end of this
User Guide.
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Adding a User “Ask Box”
Now that you can create a Question Group,
add questions to the group and know how
to publish a Simple group easily to your site
it's time to look at how we can allow your
site visitors to ask their questions!
1. Log into your WordPress
administration area and click on the
Manage link on the top menu.
2. Click on the Pages link on the submenu.
3. You should now see a list of all the
pages on your site.
Click on the page that contains
your new FAQ to edit it.
4. You should now be in the edit
screen for your FAQ.
In the visual editor, just type in:
[faq ask name]
Note: name is the name of the group you
created earlier.
5. Click on the Save button on the page and let's see the results!
6. Your page should now have an “Ask Box” added just beneath the list of questions (see above).
The Question box is where the user types in their question.
Type in a question (as we'll be looking at how to answer visitor questions soon).
7.
Add an address to the Email field (this is optional).
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8. Click on the Ask Question button to add the question to FAQ-Tastic.
9. You should now see a Thank You message like the one below:
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Answering Visitor Questions
Now that we've seen how easy it is for users to ask their questions, let's run through how you can
answer (or reject) them.
Pending Screen
Note: image torn to fit in this manual.
1. Log into your WordPress administration area and click on the Manage link on the main menu.
2. Click on the FAQ-Tastic sub-menu link.
You should automatically be on the Pending screen.
Kitten Protection (a.k.a. Cat-Tastic)
At this point you may have
encountered Kitten Protection (a.k.a.
Cat-Tastic) and be thinking WTF?
So, what is Kitten Protection? It's
simply a request for Donations to
help pay for the development cost of
the plugin.
FAQ-Tastic is a commissioned plugin
– we hired someone to build it – and
it's kept free by the kind donations
made by users of our plugin. As you
can see by this User Manual, we produce high quality work – and this takes time, effort and real cash to do.
Please consider making a donation.
Alternatively, consider buying FAQ-Tastic Pro – an upgraded version of this Lite version.
Can Kitten Protection be switched off? Yes. Most definitely. :P
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Answering The Question
1. On the Pending screen, scroll down past
the Kitten Protection section.
2. The Pending Questions section will list all
the visitor submitted questions.
Pending Questions all have a pink
background.
The checkboxes on the side can be used
to delete any unnecessary (or already
answered questions) – however, we'd
recommend rejecting the user question
(see below).
3. Click on the question that you
want to view and
approve/reject.
4. Use the Question textarea to
edit the visitor submitted
question. This is useful if you
need to shorten the question.
5. Add you answer in the Answer
textarea.
6. The Message textarea is used
if the visitor provide their email
address. A message is sent
together with the default
message (configured under the
Options screen).
7.
If the visitor has left their email
address, then it will be visible in
the Author email field.
8. Click the Approve button to
save changes made to the
questions and answers.
Alternatively you can Reject the
question. Again, the Message
will be sent to the visitor if they
have provided their email
address.
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9. The approved answer will now appear with a green background.
10. Checking on your site you should
now see that approving the
visitor question makes it
immediately visible as soon as
you save your changes.
Summarised Lists
Summarised list work differently depending on whether you have chosen to use Simple or Paged
Question Groups.
In Simple mode, the summarised list of questions act as anchor links that will help users to jump
down quickly to the question and answer on the page.
In Paged mode, the summarised list of questions act as links to separate pages with the answers
on them. Note: in this mode the [faq list name] code works in the same way as the [faq summary name]
code.
Here's how you create them.
1. Log into your WordPress administration area.
2. Click on the Manage link on the main menu at the top of
the screen.
3. Click on the Pages sub-menu link.
4. Find the page you created for your FAQ and click on the
link.
5. In the WordPress Visual Editor, add the following code
above the list shortcode:
[faq summary name]
Where name is the name of the Question Group you
created earlier.
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6. Click on the Save button.
Note: Your changes are immediately viewable on the site as soon as your page is saved.
7.
Your page should now look a little bit like this with the questions entered neatly summarised at the
top of your FAQ page.
Options
Note: screenshot torn to fit in this manual
1. Log into your WordPress administration panel and click on the Manage link on the main menu.
2. Click on the FAQ-Tastic link in the sub-menu.
3. Click on the Options link in the FAQ-Tastic sub-menu.
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Messages
1. The Thank-you message
textarea box is used for providing
the message when a visitor asks
their question on your site.
2. The Failed message textarea is
something that I still can't work
out. No really, we built that and
I've got to ask John why it's
there :)
3. If you have Ratings enabled on
your Question Group, you can
change the Rating message.
4. Click on the Save button when you
are happy with the changes.
Email Options
FAQ-Tastic can send out emails to your site visitors if they have
provided a valid email address. The options for your email
response can be changed under the Email Options section.
1. For Simple Question Groups, once a visitor question
has been approved a message will be sent to the user
with the Approved simple question text in the
email.
2. For Paged Question Groups, the Approved paged
question message is sent to the user.
3. If you feel that the visitor question should be rejected,
an email will be sent to the user with the Rejected
question text in the email.
All emails use the “Message” field when approving
visitor questions. This is so that you can add a specific
message to further explain things to your site visitor.
(see the Answering The Question section).
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General Options
1. The Admin role is used to select
the User role required to use FAQTastic. Some companies only
provide Editor access for some
users so, this feature provides the
functionality to restrict the
answering of questions to Editors
and above.
2. Did you make a Donation? If so,
use this checkbox to switch off
Kitten Protection (a.k.a. CAT-Tastic)
3. You can control how FAQ-Tastic displays your questions. By default, questions are displayed By
position or how they appear in the Question Group list. You can change this to order By rating so
that they will appear depending on the popularity of the questions.
Remove FAQ-Tastic
Unlike other WordPress plugins, we believe that if you really want to get rid of a plugin, you really
want to get rid of it! You don't have to worry about redundant information in your database which sits there
for years - FAQ-Tastic cleans up after itself and will clear the database of ALL data and settings if you use
this option.
1. To clear your database of FAQ-Tastic completely just use the Remove button!
Special Tags
When formatting your email messages, you can use the following special tags to help customize the
outgoing response:
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$question$ - The question
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$answer$ - The answer
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$message$ - Approval or rejection message
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$page$ - The URL of the answer (only for paged questions)
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FAQ-Tastic Help (Quick Reference)
As previously mentioned, upon activating FAQ-Tastic, you will immediately be taken to the Help
screen to get you started immediately with the plugin.
If you need a quick reference on the codes used for the plugin, then this Help tab is particularly
useful. You can access it just by clicking on the Help link in the FAQ-Tastic sub-menu.
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Supporting FAQ-Tastic Lite
FAQ-Tastic was originally built to handle multiple FAQs for a particular site. We hired John Godley – a
simply amazing WordPress Developer (see About the Creators) - to build us the required FAQ plugin and the
resulting plugin that John produced was simply too good to keep to ourselves. At the end of the project, the
decision was made to release FAQ-Tastic to the WordPress community.
And it was extremely well received. The number of reviews and inbound links from WordPress users
has been phenomenal. As have been the number of suggestions as to how to make the plugin even better!
Unfortunately, maintaining and constantly updating FAQ-Tastic to keep up to date with changes in
WordPress as well as building in new features all come at a cost. A real, physical, cold-hard-cash cost. It also
comes with a cost of time – for example, this exceptional User Manual took more than 5 days to produce in
terms of getting every screenshot and detailing every single step required. We do this to provide YOU with
the best experience possible and to make things as simple as possible. In short, we've saved a great number
of people time and effort simply by providing this plugin.
At Knowledge Constructs, we would like to continue to maintain our exceptionally high standard and
keep on enabling everyone who uses WordPress the ability to create simple (and fantastic) FAQs for their
site. But to do this, we really need your help.
There are 5 things you can do help keep FAQ-Tastic free for everyone:
Donations
By far, the best thing you can do is to make a donation. Every dollar/pound/euro (pick your
currency) counts. A small donation – whatever you can afford – has an impact and helps out by helping us
to build YOU a better plugin. We've already got some other features we'd like to build in but can't – help us
to make this a reality.
Click on this link and make a donation to FAQ-Tastic Lite now.
Upgrade To FAQ-Tastic Pro
Let's face it, FAQ-Tastic is excellent. It probably does a lot more than
most people would want it to do or need it for. So why would we create
another version of this plugin?
Quite simply, FAQ-Tastic Pro is aimed at Internet Marketers and
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) experts that see the value in creating
content easily and have a desire to build authority sites.
FAQ-Tastic Pro, takes the original idea of FAQs to another level and
blows it out of the water. The new version has been designed to help
aspiring Internet Marketers create their own eBooks, to helping
professional bloggers monetize their blogs through to helping with building
laser-focused, keyword-targetted pages.
Visit the website if you would like to learn more about FAQ-Tastic
Pro.
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Tell A Friend
A simple thing you can do is to just tell other people about FAQ-Tastic and FAQ-Tastic Pro. Either
email your friends or use our handy FAQ-Tastic Tell-A-Friend webform to tell your friends about what you've
discovered!
Link To Us
Writing a review on FAQ-Tastic and just telling all of your readers also helps. Feel free to upload this
User Manual to your own website to let them know what they're missing! (It's got a link to the download
page at the beginning, so even if they just grab this guide, they can get to know more about it even before
they install it!).
Join “Project FAQ World”
We're currently in the process of setting up an ultimate FAQ resource called “FAQ World”. Why not
join us and send us the location of Your FAQ. We'll happily list it on the FAQ-Tastic website because we're
aiming to have a biggest collection of FAQs available on the internet.
For you Search Engine experts and Internet Marketers out there – think of it this way: adding your
FAQ to this resource will make it stronger and have excellent Page Rank value. At FAQ-Tastic.com, we're
simply giving you the opportunity to get listed and have some link love go back to Your FAQ!
Click this link to visit the FAQ World project.
FAQ-Tastic Pro
Did you ever think that an FAQ plugin could help make you
money? No? Would you believe us if we said it could?
Well, at Knowledge Constructs we took the idea of FAQs to another
level and have created a version called FAQ-Tastic Pro. This upgraded
version could:
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Help to create eBooks.
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Build Search Engine Optimized sections & pages for your website.
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Help you with good organic search results.
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Insert Adsense code into each FAQ page.
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Make links to related question.
●
Control PR juice by providing “nofollow” attributes to related
question links.
...and do a lot more than FAQ-Tastic Lite!
Visit our website to find out more about FAQ-Tastic Pro!
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Acknowledgements
The following people have contributed and helped in the development of FAQ-Tastic Lite and FAQTastic Pro (both directly and indirectly!):
I'd like to thank my two wonderful and beautiful children, Emily and Sam - thank you for the love
and passion you bring to my life! To my late father (peace be upon him), to whom I am forever thankful for
playing the devil's advocate and enabling me to realise the power of well reasoned questions.
Terry Elston - NLP World, Managing Director (Business Coach, Mentor and a very good friend).
Terry's excellent NLP Practitioner Training, Master NLP Practitioner training and help as a business coach
provided the necessary positive approach to complete FAQ-Tastic and this user manual. Without his faith in
my abilities to produce excellent, high-quality work I very much doubt you'd be reading this!
Dave Taylor - StomperNet faculty member who's website AskDaveTaylor.com provided the original
inspiration for FAQ-Tastic (although he probably doesn't realise it). Dave's authority site on Tech Support
enabled me to realise the real power behind simply answering questions. I would also like to thank him for
his site being on TypePad mainly because if he'd been on WordPress, I may not have pursued FAQ-Tastic as
“the idea had been done before”. So Thanks Dave – I still owe you a beer!
Michael Fortin – considered by many to be the #1 Internet Marketing Copywriter today – for his
review of FAQ-Tastic “Create Optimized Blog FAQs On The Fly” (16th April 2007). Michel's kind words helped
to spread the word of the plugin to a very large audience and made me realise how good the plugin really
was. Again, without this initial endorsement, FAQ-Tastic could've been a project gathering dust instead of the
popular plugin that the WordPress community enjoys today.
Andy Jenkins & Brad Fallon - for creating StomperNet. Key SEO concepts added to FAQ-Tastic
and FAQ-Tastic Pro were all as a result of the practical internet marketing and search engine optimization
techniques that StomperNet provided.. (A special thanks to Andy Jenkins for being a really genuine, honest
and open person. It's extremely refreshing to meet someone who really believes in helping people and in
building products with of the highest quality!).
Sherman Hu – WordPress tutorial expert & faculty member of StomperNet – for his introduction to
WordPress and all of his blogging tips and tricks and their application to Internet Marketing.
Dan Thies - SEO Expert & faculty member of StomperNet (and much, much more!) – for his free
SEO Fast Start eBook. A few of Dan's ideas presented in his book made it into FAQ-Tastic Pro.
Frank Kern – I'm just going to quote what John Reese had to say about Frank Kern's Flycatcher
pages: “someone else that should get an "out of nowhere" mention since we're talking about innovation is
FRANK KERN. Frank has created some KILLER concepts and ideas that many use today to make tons of
money. His "flycatcher" page concept was truly revolutionary for infoproduct research and creation. He's
done tons of other stuff too -- many that IM folks aren't exposed to.” (John Reese's Warrior Forum
comment). Frank, the “flycatcher” page was such a killer concept we made it easy to do in FAQ-Tastic Pro!
Beta Testers: Zax Dow (3D Title & Logo Specialists); Andre DeLano (Pet Stain Removal
Specialist); Scott Hendison (Internet Consulting & Search Engine Expert); Florian Paulus (Major Thanks for
helping to identify cyrillic character issues!);
Special Thanks to Tracy Robinson (JeffParishSection8.org) & Zax Dow (ZaxWerks.com) for being
the only 2 people in the world to make a donation to FAQ-Tastic. And finally to Jane McCarthy for her
positive intentions and faith in the law of attraction and Saumil Patel (an excellent Internet Marketer) who
brought me up to speed when I was first learning SEO and Internet Marketing.
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