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Author: Kirill Bezrukov (RedmineUP)
Code repository: -
Registered on: 2012-12-20 (over 11 years ago)
Current version: 1.0.5
Compatible with: Redmine 5.1.x, 5.0.x, 4.2.x, 4.1.x, 4.0.x
User ratings:   (24)

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


1.0.5 (2024-02-15)

Compatible with Redmine 5.1.x, 5.0.x, 4.2.x, 4.1.x, 4.0.x.

  • Dropped Redmine 3 support
  • Fixed tag filter
  • Fixed textilize performance issue
  • Fixed select2 for Redmine 5.1+
  • Fixed voting bugs

1.0.4 (2023-01-17)

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.

  • Added Hungarian locale (Krisztian Engi, Lilla Basilides)
  • Updated Czech locale (Petr Stefan)
  • Updated German locale (Carsten Stanusch)
  • Added Brazillian-Portuguese locale (Marcos Xavier)
  • Fixed pagination
  • Fixed live search bug
  • Fixed MSSQL order by error

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 Vladimir Borzov over 1 year ago

By buy this plugin you give money to Russia for war!
Don't do it and save lives!!!

  by Yuriy Klimkin over 1 year ago

Don´t support Russian war economy, don´t support killing children!
This company virtually moved to Armenia to avoid sanctions!!!

  by Viktor Sobchak over 1 year ago


  by Radamés Ibañez over 1 year ago

Excellent plugin and user support!

  by Miguel Nóbrega over 2 years ago

A great plugin that really improves the experience with Redmine.

  by Сергей Волков almost 3 years ago

  by Subbu Rama Krishnan L about 3 years ago

  by Akhlaq Ahmed almost 4 years ago

Great Plugin

  by azer tyker almost 4 years ago

  by Marc D. almost 5 years ago

  by Koronics Norbert over 5 years ago

  by Not Style over 5 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 (RedmineUP) over 5 years ago

  by Stefan Müller over 5 years ago

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

  by Ken Zalewski over 6 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 over 7 years ago

  by Greg Lewsza over 7 years ago

  by Thomas Jones about 8 years ago

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

  by Jaroslav Povolný about 8 years ago

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

  by Dmitry Kabanov about 9 years ago

  by lichai cheng about 9 years ago

  by Mathieu Villemont over 9 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 almost 10 years ago

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

  by Luis Blasco about 10 years ago