jAnswers Factory

Version 4.2.4

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jAnswers Factory provides the perfect Question and Answers solution for the Joomla! CMS integrating features from the well know Yahoo Answers system.

jAnswers Factory Layout & Themes

Layout & Themes

  • Default responsive template
  • Fully customizable CSS
jAnswers Factory Monetize


  • Pay per question
  • Pay for featured question (gold, silver)
  • Pay per contact
jAnswers Factory Key Features

Key Features

  • Multiple question statuses: Open questions, Undecided questions, Answered questions
  • User points system based on various events (user log ins, question asked, question answered, etc.)
  • User levels for specific amounts of points
  • Thumbs up/down rating system for answers
  • Commenting system
  • Featured questions (Gold and Silver)
  • File attachments for questions and answers
  • HTML tags for question details and answers
  • Favorite questions lists
  • Reporting system for offending questions/answers
  • Activity snapshot
  • Avatar upload
  • Question ending countdown
  • Social media sharing (Facebook and Twitter)
  • Tags
  • RSS feed
jAnswers Factory Standards


  • Multi-language support, UTF-8 support, comes default with English INI language files
  • SEO/SEF friendly
  • Default integration with Joomla! user profile, allowing a single login for Joomla! and component
  • Transition to RTL
  • Simple installation, configuration and updating process
jAnswers Factory User Profile

User Profile

  • Configurable account details (name, address, contact information, etc.)
  • Avatar upload
  • Various account statistics and information
  • Activity snapshot
  • Questions listing (asked, answered, favorite)
jAnswers Factory Categories


  • Unlimited categories and subcategories levels
  • Easy ordering
  • Category navigation module
jAnswers Factory Main Settings

Main Settings

  • Date & Time format
  • Manage permission settings for groups (ask question, answer question, vote answers, etc.)
  • Enable/disable points system
  • Availability options (days questions will be up for answers, days kept in archive)
  • Enable/disable comments
  • Set maximum and minimum length of questions
  • Enable and set up attachments
  • Allow HTML in question details and answers
  • Set resize values for avatars
  • Enable/disable social buttons (Facebook, Twitter) and RSS Feeds
  • Maximum number of tags allowed
  • Enable and set up ReCaptcha
jAnswers Factory Search


  • Advanced questions search using various criteria: keyword, category, status, etc.
jAnswers Factory Payments Gateways

Payments Gateways

  • Several Payment Gateways supported for payments towards the site: Paypal, Moneybookers/Skrill, 2Checkout
jAnswers Factory Modules & Plugins

Modules & Plugins

  • Category navigation module
  • Modules that display latest, popular, open, random, featured questions (multiple instances module)
  • Top contributors module (users ordered by the number of answers, votes or points)
  • Tag cloud module
  • Search plugin
jAnswers Factory 3rd Party Integrations

3rd Party Integrations

  • Community Builder integration including a statistics plugin
  • ReCaptcha
  • Social media sharing (Facebook and Twitter)
jAnswers Factory Notifications


  • Over 15 Email notifications for all important events to users and administrators
  • Customizable email templates
jAnswers Factory Backend Management

Backend Management

  • Overview questions
  • Deal with reports
  • Import questions from CSV
  • Export questions to XLS
  • Full component backup and restore
  • User management
  • Payments management
  • Dashboard containing several statistics and information
jAnswers Factory Requirements


  • Joomla! 4.x, 3.x
  • PHP (min. 5.3.0)
  • MySQL (min. 5.1 + )
  • CRON (a general CRON Tutorial is available in our documentation section)
  • cURL, GD2 libraries enabled

jAnswers Factory 4.2.4 released on September 10, 2019.

  • Fixed issue regarding free question updates, guests not allowed to make purchases, featured questions highlighted, redirect after payment, etc.

jAnswers Factory 4.2.3 released on June 24, 2019.

  • New feature: automatically fix photos orientation (requires the exif php module).
  • Optimization: added option to hide or show question tabs (Asnwer, Vote, etc.) by customizing the Questions menu item tabs parameter.
  • Optimization: improved user experience when performing AJAX requestes by adding clear visual cues.
  • Optimization: Responsive layout.
  • Optimization: updated the about component view.
  • Optimization: added progress bar when uploading a new avatar.
  • Optimization: highlighted more cleary open tab on profile page on mobile display
  • Optimization: do not show the Credit tab on the Profile page if no payment item is enabled
  • Optimization: added option to change the number of latest activity entries displayed on the profile page.
  • Optimization: added a "Login to answer" button for guests when guests are not allowed to answer questions.
  • Optimization: profile avatar caching workaround.
  • Fixed some issues regarding RSS feed header content, handling case when trying to view question with an id of 0, answers RSS feed link on questions page on desktop size missing, backup and restore, missing social media buttons on question page, strip HTML tags when displaying a question description excerpt, caching the profile avatar photo after changing it from the profile page, hide RSS feed links when disabled from backend, missing language strings from the language file.

jAnswers Factory 4.2.2 released on April 4, 2019.

  • Compatibility to Joomla! 4.x.
  • Optimization: hide the ROOT category when inserting or updating a question.
  • Optimization: reset op_cache after saving settings to prevent issues by misconfigured op_cache.
  • Optimization: ReCaptcha is now being displayed only to unregistered
  • Fixed issues regarding redirect to original page after accessing a section that requires a logged in user, redirect to previous page when accessing a section that requires a logged in user, updated ReCaptcha display and validation, responsive on Ask a question and Search pages, display 5th hidden tab on answers list.

jAnswers Factory 1.0.0 released on April 17, 2009.

Screenshots are representing version 4.0.0 of jAnswers Factory.

Take a moment to check out the product demo-server under:

We provide the demo-server for testing purposes, where visitors can access the frontend and also the backend area. The important features are usually available on the demo-server, while some particular features including the payment plugins (if the extension in case has these features) are disabled.

Keep in mind that for our Joomla! extensions supporting Smarty templates, the display is fully customizable also through our own product templates, otherwise the display remains flexible and offers the possibility to be matched with the site template through the CSS files.

Please note that the demo-server is set on an hourly reset, meaning that any changes will be at some point erased and the initial values restored.

We offer our extensions without encryption, in order to offer maximum flexibility for each webmaster, therefore we cannot offer any trial versions. Without encryption, each webmaster can modify the code in order to suit their own particular requirements (detailed information under our Terms & Conditions).

For a better product insight we recommend to check the product documentation which describes in detail, all available features and settings of the extension:

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