This is basically a list of themes that I found to look a lot like those “Question and Answer” sites that get lots of views. All the ones that looked ‘sort of’ like these sites, I didn’t include. This is only a list of the most rock-bottom, spot-on looking sites. I didn’t really have a #1 favourite so I just included everything I found in a list so I suggest you choose the one that best suits your needs. Make sure you look at the mobile versions of these themes before purchasing to make sure there is no loss in quality because there are still a lot of people out there surfing the web with mobile phones and tablets, so the responsiveness of these sites are very important.
1. – DW Question & Answer (Above, see Live Demo here)
Here’s a new plugin that’s actually not a theme, but can definitely fulfill your expectations by providing a Question and Answer section to your website without your website being completely all about that. You can optionally make your website a full on Q&A, or simply add a little section for a Q&A when your site is something else (hope you know what I mean). Anyways, there is a free version of this plugin which is where most people start because Darrel Wilson actually did a tutorial on this (which you can watch here) and he says “this is where to start”, and that there is a paid version for more features, and I just might try this out!. I am trying to convert my blog into a Q&A site so that I can receive questions and create answers in both a reply to the question and a fully-featured answer in a blog post.
2. – Answers (Above, see Live Demo here)
Answers kind of brings me back to thinking of the original Answers.com, but this theme is not as nice looking, unfortunately. But that’s ok, it looks just as good as the other themes I mentioned, maybe a bit like it was made in 2008. Anyways, it was designed and made by Templatic themes and according to them, “could potentially turn your WordPress site into a fully-functioning question and answers portal”. Questions and Answers can easily be submitted via the front end forms, helping to ensure a consistent user experience for those who are accessing the site. Users can also vote on the answers, with the question starter having the ability to declare one response as the best answer. The site owners using this theme can optionally also charge a fee for submissions which is probably makes this the most interesting and profitable theme available. The Answers theme integrates with Paypal and makes it a good option for anyone wishing to setup a commercial question and answer website. With many features, and seven color skins, Answers could potentially be just what your looking for.
3. – QA Engine (Above, see Live Demo here)
This is a site that looks pretty nice, it includes both desktop and mobile versions of the theme, showing every page without any loss of quality. There is an introduction page with registration and login forms. The home page is also focused on questions and optimized for easier reading and researching. The question listings include vote, answer and view counts, which is what we are all looking for. The question and answer details also include details with comments for each and every question. Accepted answers is put on top of the answer list as well. There is also a user point system which is nice. What I also liked is the User point system, including a tag and category system. You’ll also notice the user badgets and permissions based on user points. There is blog listings, blog details, user profiles with 4 tabs, and more. Overall I liked this theme, was definitely worth looking into, now don’t forget to check out the themes below.
4. – Discy (Above, see Live Demo here)
Here’s another professional, and flexible social questions and answers WordPress theme that was specifically designed for Online Communities, Niche Questions and Answers, Websites, Marketing Websites, Developers websites, or any other kind of social communities. You can easily create an online, fully featured question and answer community like StackOverflow, Quora, or Yahoo Answers with Discy easily.
5. – Ask me (Above, see Live Demo here)
So, there’s some technical mumbo-jumbo to mention about this theme incase you were interested. This theme includes the Twitter Bootstrap 3, HTML5 and CSS3 design, full width and boxed layouts, RTL (Arabic version), a Dark version of the theme, a Dark RTL version, the Fontawesome Vector Icons (for Retina Displays), Posts Formats, Testimonials Carousel, 39 HTML files, 1 PHP File (Contact Us), 5 Home pages available (being Home 1, Home 2, Boxed 1, Boxed 2, No Box), and theres some other features I have not looked at yet so I’ll talk more about that in just a bit.
6. – InfoCenter (Above, see Live Demo here)
For those of you looking for a easy to setup Question and Answer WordPress theme, this might be the one worth looking at. This is apparently a “prebuilt WordPress theme” that can help you quickly launch your site in just a matter of seconds. If this means you’ll be creating an online knowledge base website, a Q&A site, or a mixture of both, InfoCenter was built with those values in mind. This theme also has the tools for adding a discussion forum to your website, giving your users a place to post their own question and answer queries. The content on your site can be enhanced by features like the Ajax voting system that actually lets your visitors rate the content that you and your users have published. Thanks to all of that, it’s actually possible to mark one answer as the best solution, and in order to save your users time for an answer for their problem. When it comes down to the design of your question and answer WordPress site, you get three main options to choose from with InfoCenter, as well as the main homepage designs, there are lots of other templates to work with when building out your site. Some examples include the user panel page, the FAQ section templates, and the discussion forum layouts. The package also includes a selectionof 10 widgets that you can add to your pages, which makes it easier to display dynamic content in the sidebars and other sections of your website. Make sure to check out the live demo of the site before buying the site.
I hope you guys found this article useful in finding a Q&A (Questions and Answers) theme or plugin for your WordPress site. I know it’s not easy to know what to look for. But the first two solutions are the best solutions towards finding the best theme or plugin for your WordPress site. The last 4 themes that I mentioned are just extras that I found might still be useful. By #1 is actually the number 1 solution to this problem. Then #2 is the best theme that you can find for WordPress as there is room for growth in making money with Paypal. Hope that is understandable. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to leave a question for me in the Q&A of this site. Thanks for reading.