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jAnswers Factory ComponentModule

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jAnswers Factory provides the perfect Question and Answers solution for the Joomla! CMS integrating features from the well know Yahoo Answers system.

Layout & Themes

Fully customizable CSS


Pay per question
Pay for featured question (gold, silver)
Pay per contact

Key Features

Multiple question statuses: Open questions, Undecided questions, Answered questions
User points system based on various events (user log ins, question asked, question answered, etc.)
User levels for specific amounts of points
Thumbs up/down rating system for answers
Commenting system
Featured questions (Gold and Silver)
File attachments for questions and answers
HTML tags for question details and answers
Favorite questions lists
Reporting system for offending questions/answers
Activity snapshot
Avatar upload
Question ending countdown
Social media sharing (Facebook and Twitter)
RSS feed


Multi-language support, UTF-8 support, comes default with English INI language files
SEO/SEF friendly
Default integration with Joomla! user profile, allowing a single login for Joomla! and component
Transition to RTL
Simple installation, configuration and updating process

User Profile

Configurable account details (name, address, contact information, etc.)
Avatar upload
Various account statistics and information
Activity snapshot
Questions listing (asked, answered, favorite)


Unlimited categories and subcategories levels
Easy ordering
Category navigation module

Main Settings

Date & Time format
Manage permission settings for groups (ask question, answer question, vote answers, etc.)
Enable/disable points system
Availability options (days questions will be up for answers, days kept in archive)
Enable/disable comments
Set maximum and minimum length of questions
Enable and set up attachments
Allow HTML in question details and answers
Set resize values for avatars
Enable/disable social buttons (Facebook, Twitter) and RSS Feeds
Maximum number of tags allowed
Enable and set up ReCaptcha


Advanced questions search using various criteria: keyword, category, status, etc.

Payments Gateways

Several Payment Gateways supported for payments towards the site: Paypal, Moneybookers/Skrill, 2Checkout

Modules & Plugins

Category navigation module
Modules that display latest, popular, open, random, featured questions (multiple instances module)
Top contributors module (users ordered by the number of answers, votes or points)
Tag cloud module
Search plugin


Report Extension



Reviews: 40
I will not use "Extremely Primitive" but Extremely not good work. For this price, example, icons is not transparent and in grey background is white. When I saw icon: report as abusive, in first time I think that is doing some speak method / because icon is really strange / also all work, color, style - is not align, something is on left, something on to, button ... chaos. Sorry, for free is expensive script.
Owner's reply

You have to make the proper adjustments in order to suit your personal Joomla template! They are millions of templates out-there and we cannot match automatically to each style, CSS and layout.

We added new specially designed product themes, which are fully customizable in order to suit any webmaster's need.

Reviews: 2
I’m a big fan of Q&A and have tried a lot of solutions for my websites. I must say Janswers has impressed me in the best possible way. It’s really easy to manage and handle reports with it. It also integrates with Community Builder which is another great extension.
The support team (thanks Hash!) is very responsive and i could customize the solution to a great extent without needing to hire a developer.
I recommend this extension for anyone seeking to integrate it into a website or just wants to use it for a dedicated website.
Reviews: 1
I used this for a company project to increase worker collaboration.
Employees ask questions related to certain projects we are working on and colleagues reply, for us it matters less about the top rated answers and more about the usability. Janswers is really easy to use and our employees are seeing real benefits from having a platform like this. Great product.
Reviews: 2
Really pleasant looking extension, i use it as an addition to my blog. It's useful since it builds up a community, bringing in more people. I see i also has some charging features to generate some cash, maybe i will use them when the community evolves enough.
Reviews: 2
This is a very primitive production of a questions/answers component, with no style formatting and almost no functionality.
Owner's reply

Based on reviews from users (not all were so harsh as yours, but any feedback helps) we greatly improved on the product and i think you can now safely say that jAnswers got much more easier to customize and to style.
Also in the new versions you can use payment gateways and payment options that allows you to monetize with ease your website.

Thank you for your feedback and for helping us to get a better product for you and our users!

The Factory Team