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20284 Author: Kirill Bezrukov (RedmineUP)
Code repository: -
Registered on: 2012-12-20 (over 5 years ago)
Current version: 0.0.7
Compatible with: Redmine 3.3.x, 3.2.x, 3.1.x, 3.0.x, 2.6.x, 2.5.x, 2.4.x, 2.3.x
User ratings:   (11)

Redmine Question and Answers (Q&A) Plugin: Create FAQ, Q&A, knowledge bases, and idea reporting pages

Q&A plugin replaces Redmine Forum module with new, better UI and adds new features such as tags, votes, page views.
Keeps primary Redmine forum features untouched and working (notifications, email reply, clipped and closed topics).

  • Global forums list
  • Live search:
  • Tags
  • Votes
  • Views count
  • Free to download and use

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Frequently Asked Questions
Forget about wasting time for replying to the same questions. Create a FAQ section. It not only let you post questions and answers, but also gives initiative to the users, who can create their questions, write answers, and vote for the best one. Feature the most important or popular question to keep them on top. Best rated answers, as well as featured ones, remain on the top to be easily found by any reader.

Create knowledge base
Now you can build a self-help repository of knowledge in your organization. It can be devoted to specific department knowledge, or general information, like onboarding procedure or applying for holidays. By default users can comment, to further understand the topic or share their inputs. Yet you can lock content to prevent editing and commenting.

Create idea reporting section
Let your employees share their innovation and improvement ideas with Ideas functionality. Users can report their ideas for development and improvement. Each one of them can be further discussed, commented and rated.


Installation notes

  • Unarchive plugin to the plugins/ folder
  • run bundle install with exclusion not used DBMS (ex. bundle install --without sqlite postgresql)
  • run bundle exec rake redmine:plugins NAME=redmine_questions RAILS_ENV=production


0.0.7 (2016-01-18)

Compatible with Redmine 3.3.x, 3.2.x, 3.1.x, 3.0.x, 2.6.x, 2.5.x, 2.4.x, 2.3.x.

  • Redmine 3+ support
  • Chinese translation (zhoutt)
  • View count fixes for topic
  • Topic count fixed in boards view

0.0.5 (2013-05-28)

Compatible with Redmine 2.5.x, 2.4.x, 2.3.x, 2.2.x, 2.1.x.

  • Redmine 2.3 support
  • Search by all words

0.0.3 (2013-01-20)

Compatible with Redmine 2.2.x, 2.1.x.

  • Redmine 2.2 support

0.0.2 (2013-01-11)

Compatible with Redmine 2.1.x.

  • Fixed bug with created_at tags field

0.0.1 (2012-12-20)

Compatible with Redmine 2.2.x, 2.1.x.

User ratings

  by Ken Zalewski 6 months ago

Overall, this is a useful plugin. However, as Thomas Jones reported two years ago, using a single-quote in a subject results in a server error (HTTP 500). This can be fixed by escaping single-quoted values when performing a query (or use a prepared stmt)

  by Marek Kielecki over 1 year ago

  by Szczepan Ordiński over 1 year ago

  by Greg Lewsza (RedmineUP) almost 2 years ago

  by Thomas Jones over 2 years ago

Little rough around the edges. Things choke horribly if you use single-quotes in a Question/subject.

  by Jaroslav Povolný over 2 years ago

Great plugin, we use it as QA/Knowledge base.

  by Dmitry Kabanov over 3 years ago

  by lichai cheng over 3 years ago

  by Mathieu Villemont almost 4 years ago

Very much used in my workplace.

Some bugs though :
- tag list only showing first 30 tags
- page navigation between results not taking into account the forum context.

Good job!

  by Ivan Rapekas about 4 years ago

Conflicts with Question Plugin, they replace the same point of menu Help.

  by Luis Blasco over 4 years ago