QAEngine was released 11 of june, 2014 and becomes one of the most popular WordPress theme of questions and answers by EngineThemes. Today they announce a huge improvements in a new version (1.1) and a reduce of price up to $49.
You will never can found this kind of theme if you wish to do questions and answers website. So the price is not so big to start your new business.
So let’s see what the new improvements EngineThemes release.
QAEngine 1.1 Improvements Overview
1. Live notification system
Taking advantage of the WordPress Heartbeat API, your site now have a live notification system. Every time a new post is published, your visitors receive a real-time message. If they feel interested in it, they can click on the notify message to go to the new post.
You can consider this function as a bridge which helps visitors to involve in different topics and make your site more active.
2. Front-end WordPress Customizer
Different from their previous themes, QAEngine now uses the WordPress customizer to apply all needed changes in appearance, and still directly in the front-end.
Using this powerful tool, you can quickly change the colors in your site without any limitations, as well as other information such as your site title, taglines…
Simply click on the color you want to set it up for different purposes:
- The site’s link color,
- The main action color,
- The sidebar background color,
- The header background color,
- And the header menus background color.
Besides, in the Navigation section, you can decide which menus to be displayed in the front-end. Currently, QAEngine supports two menus and you can select where to apply them: on the header or the left sidebar.
Moreover, you can easily choose a page to appear as your front page and posts page: it can be from your latest posts or a static page.
Last but not least, you are also allowed to quickly change the widget setting. You can decide which widgets to appear on the left or right sidebar.
3. Pending questions
With this new release, you can prevent inappropriate questions appear on your site by enabling this function. All questions then will have to pass your approval before being displayed in the front-end, which means you absolutely keep your site stay away from unsuitable questions.
4. Ajax live search
The feature name has said it all. Now when you write a keyword on the search bar, a list of related posts will appear for you to choose from, even when you don’t press the Enter button.
5. Logo in the intro page
A small but necessary update. From now on, you are able to emphasize your trademark by inserting your logo right on the intro page. Let your logo make the first introduction to the community.
6. Other bug fixes
- Fix author slug error
- Fix order by unanswered questions
- Fix copyrights on sidebar
QAEngine’s Price Change
Becouse of the theme goes also to the ThemeForest marketplace and the price between EngineThemes and ThemeForest is different, they decide to reduce the price in EngineThemes to not to discriminate buyers. For that difference, who already has purchased QAEngine with a higher price, they promise to compensate you with a FREE extension, which is still a work in progress at the moment and will be released soon. And they believe that you wouldn’t be disappointed with it.