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Adding Ask Me Anything Anonymous in WordPress

Have you seen the Ask me Anything (AMA) segment on popular websites like Reddit, Tumblr, Quora, etc.? Recently a user asked if it could be added in WordPress. AMA allows users to ask you questions anonymously. You can then answer these questions. In this article we are going to show you how to add questions (AMA) anonymously in WordPress.

What is you ask me anonymously?

Popular websites like Reddit and Quora occasionally host famous people on their websites to answer their users' questions. Reddit users can also host their own Ask me Anything forums.

Tumblr also has a similar feature that blog owners can use to get questions from their users.

Both Quora and Tumblr allow users to ask questions anonymously. The anonymity helps users who don't want to reveal their identity when asking a question.

On your WordPress site, you can easily add a post or page where users can ask questions in comments. While users can use fake names to ask anonymous questions, it is not encouraging for many users.

However, let's see how you can turn on the "Ask me anonymously" feature in WordPress.

Adding questions to everything anonymously in WordPress

The first thing to do is to install and activate the Ask Me Anything (anonymly) plug-in. For more information, see our step-by-step guide to installing a WordPress plugin.

After activation you need to visit Tools »Ask me something Page to generate the short code.

With the plugin you can display all functions on post / page or in a widget. You must create a post / page with the "Ask Me" shortcut, even if you choose to display it in a sidebar widget.

Basically, the plugin uses WordPress comments for questions and answers, and all WordPress comments must be assigned to a post type.

Once you've created a post or page with the short code, you can configure the plugin options.

When you visit the post or page, you will see a "Ask Me Something" feature there.

Add Ask Me Anything in sidebar widget

First, you need to create a WordPress post or page with the short code Ask me Anything. Make a note of the post or page ID as you will need it in the next step.

After that you have to visit Tools »Ask me something and select the location sidebar widget. The plugin changes its options for the sidebar widget. Now you need to enter your post or page ID.

When you're happy with the options, copy the short code and paste it into a text field on the sidebar.

You can do this by going to Appearance »Widgets and add a text widget to your sidebar from the list of available widgets.

Next, paste the short code into the widget area and click the Save button to save your changes.

You can now visit your website to see the plugin in action.

Answering and moderating questions

User questions are saved as comments in your WordPress database. You can just visit Remarks Side to see them. Check out our guide on how to moderate comments in WordPress.

You can answer a question by simply clicking the answer link below the question. You can delete a question if you don't want it to appear on your website.

All questions will be displayed anonymously on your website. Approved questions and your answers will appear under the AMA form.

We hope this article has helped you add the "Ask me all anonymously" feature to your WordPress site. You may also want to see these 11 ways to get more comments on your WordPress blog posts.

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