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20284 Author: Kirill Bezrukov (RedmineUP)
Code repository: -
Registered on: 2012-12-20 (almost 10 years ago)
Current version: 1.0.3
Compatible with: Redmine 5.0.x, 4.2.x, 4.1.x, 4.0.x, 3.4.x, 3.3.x, 3.2.x, 3.1.x, 3.0.x
User ratings:   (21)

Redmine Questions Plugin: Create FAQ, Q&A, knowledge bases, and idea reporting pages

Plugin replaces Redmine Forum module with a new, better interface and adds new features such as tags, votes, page views. You can have a forum in a style of StackOverflow. The plugin keeps primary Redmine forums untouched and working (notifications, email reply, clipped and closed topics).

  • Global forums list
  • Idea statuses
  • Featured/locked questions
  • Voting for answers, commenting replies
  • Easy moderation
  • Live search
  • Tags
  • Votes
  • Views count

Get this plugin

Frequently Asked Questions
The plugin lets you create an FAQ section, where your team can post questions and answers, comment and vote for given replies, and once the solution has been found to select it. You can feature the most important or popular question to keep them on top of the list. Best rated answers, as well as featured ones, remain on the top to be easily found by anyone

Create knowledge base
This feature allows you to create a self-help section. It's more advanced than wiki and can allow interactions. By default users can vote if the topic was useful the topic. You can lock content to prevent editing and commenting.

Create idea reporting section
Let your employees share their ideas, whatever they may refer to. Users can post their ideas, and then each one of them can be discussed, commented and voted. You can add statuses and tags to the Ideas, as well as feature them or lock to disable modifications.


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


1.0.3 (2022-04-11)

Compatible with Redmine 5.0.x, 4.2.x, 4.1.x, 4.0.x, 3.4.x, 3.3.x, 3.2.x, 3.1.x, 3.0.x.

  • Redmine 5.0 compatibility
  • Added German locale
  • Added Italian locale
  • Updated zh-tw locale
  • Fixed wrong JS path

1.0.2 (2020-03-03)

Compatible with Redmine 4.0.x, 3.4.x, 3.3.x, 3.2.x, 3.1.x, 3.0.x, 2.6.x.

  • Redmine 4.1 support
  • Fixed section position bug
  • Fixed MSSQL group by bug
  • Fixed "Help & Support" page layout

1.0.1 (2019-07-23)

Compatible with Redmine 4.1.x, 4.0.x, 3.4.x, 3.3.x, 3.2.x, 3.1.x, 3.0.x, 2.6.x.

  • Accept answer links
  • Edit own answers permission
  • Redmine 4 support
  • Fixed sorting by unanswered question not working
  • Fixed project variable dismissed
  • Fixed status creating bug
  • Fixed preview link, empty project bug
  • Fixed boards migration bug

1.0.0 (2018-07-31)

Compatible with Redmine 4.0.x, 3.4.x, 3.3.x, 3.2.x, 3.1.x, 3.0.x, 2.6.x.

  • Redmine 4 support
  • Fully redesigned version
  • Separate models for questions, answers and comments
  • Voting for questions and answers
  • Comments for questions and asnwers
  • Section types: Question, Idea, Solution
  • Different main page styles
  • Answered question status
  • Idea statutes
  • Chinese translation (zhoutt)

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 Radamés Ibañez 20 days ago

Excellent plugin and user support!

  by Miguel Nóbrega about 1 year ago

A great plugin that really improves the experience with Redmine.

  by Сергей Волков over 1 year ago

  by Subbu Rama Krishnan L over 1 year ago

  by Akhlaq Ahmed over 2 years ago

Great Plugin

  by azer tyker over 2 years ago

  by Marc D. over 3 years ago

  by Koronics Norbert almost 4 years ago

  by Not Style almost 4 years ago

I would like to give 5, but after watch possibility gone from main page + preview button gone [ non documented feature ;( ? ] can't because it's one of the must to be functionalities.

  by Dimitar Chervenakov almost 4 years ago

  by Stefan Müller almost 4 years ago

From new version it's very useful. We replaced Asana with this plugin + checklists

  by Ken Zalewski over 4 years 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 almost 6 years ago

  by Greg Lewsza about 6 years ago

  by Thomas Jones over 6 years ago

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

  by Jaroslav Povolný over 6 years ago

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

  by Dmitry Kabanov over 7 years ago

  by lichai cheng over 7 years ago

  by Mathieu Villemont about 8 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 over 8 years ago

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

  by Luis Blasco over 8 years ago