Communication, Forum, Question & Answers

SIMAnswers is the complete Questions and Answers solution for Joomla. In fact, imagine Yahoo Answers for Joomla, but on steroids! SIMAnswers works in exactly the same way as Yahoo Answers, with a ton of extra features!

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Looking for beautifully designed, Bootstrap enabled, fully responsive, feature packed extension? Search no more! With its robust features, not only can SIMAnswers be used as a Q&A solution, it can also be used as a forum or even a support ticket system, like here on SIMBunch. It is for this reason that we develop SIMAnswers - to be the best, most interactive and configurable Q&A and forum system for Joomla!

  • HTML5, Bootstrap, responsive design
  • Fully supports Bootstrap 2 and 3
  • Well thought-out and designed user interface and streamlined user processes
  • Create various types of CUSTOM FIELDS for questions and/or answers (file uploads, checkboxes, textboxes, radios, select boxes etc)
  • HIGHLY CONFIGURABLE categories/subcategories. Set specific user groups to ask questions/answer questions/view answers/manager each individual category
  • Use as a Q&A solution, a Forum, or a Support Ticket system
  • Comprehensive POINTS and LEVELS system to engage and reward your users to participate
  • Integrated ONLINE SHOP to sell points, which lets your users upgrade to higher levels with more access
  • Users can report content (questions, answers, comments), while Managers can moderate content on the frontend
  • Comment and rate answers
  • Comprehensive user dashboard and preferences
  • Resolve a question by selecting a Best Answer
  • High customizable rich HTML notification emails
  • Smart Search that displays the most relevant results
  • Integrates with JomSocial, EasySocial, and Community Builder
  • Plugin system with multiple triggers to integrate with other extensions easily
  • more..
  • more....
  • MORE!!

This is literally less than 10% of the full features list - there is just TOO MUCH to list!! Please check the Documentation for full features description, or better yet go straight to the live demo!

The idea is sound but the implementation suffers from inconsistencies and bugs. Some PHP warnings and notices generated in PHP 5.6.
Ease of use
Inconsistencies like mandatory photo in questions, my category created as 'General' listed as 'Global', incorrect Latest Version shown...
Some available from the website.
Value for money
The concept is all right but I cannot justify spending time in getting basic issues fixed.
I used this to: for evaluation briefly on a localhost site, updated to the latest version 5.0.3. Unable to report issues like the points changing back and forth, 'Thanks for visiting!' listed a dozen times - support requires the site to be accessible before the form is submitted.
Owner's reply: A new version has just been released yesterday that fixed the PHP notices. The rest of the issue you raised are 1) related to the misconfiguration of your localhost, and 2) you didn't configure SIMAnswers properly. Please refer to the detailed documentation

ps. if you have trouble with any of our extensions, you really should open a support ticket first at (assuming your copy is the latest and legitimate, and you have a valid subscription).
I have been using SimANSWERS for over a year on our educational website. It's an excellent component that comes in handy for Questions and Answers. The display is attractive, it is very easy to use and we have been using it to help students and our visitors on many educational topics.

I have never experienced any trouble with it and if you need help, just send an e-mail and their knowledgeable staff is available to help.


Posted on 13 June 2012
Support here is excellent and you have timely updates. I have been using SimAnswers for over a year and they have been more than helpful. My questions have always been answered on time and I am very happy to say I own the pro version.
1. We like the concept of this extension which is similar to Yahoo Answers.

2. However, without support what is the purpose of paid subscription? We purchase and installed and it wasn't work as it should.

3. There is no documentation at all (such a lazy business).

4. We submited support ticket on working day. It has been 4 days still no answer!

5. You can read a lot of bad comments even in the forums.

I will not recommend this extension at all.

No Support, No documentation, No forum moderator/admin.
Owner's reply: Hi

2) The errors, as we have replied, were not errors. You did not translate the language file properly, which is why you see untranslated strings on your site, like PI_FP_FRONTPAGE_DESCRIPTION.

3) Yes there's documentation. It's on the website A file install.txt is also provided in the package.

4) You submitted the ticket on Thursday. It was Thanksgiving, which was a public holiday. We replied on Sunday 3 o'clock *in the morning*. I think that's some support.

5) We do not use the forum for support, because it's very time consuming and sometimes users post information that should be private. There is a dedicated support ticket system.

Again, as we have replied, you posted your ticket on a public holiday. People do take a rest on holidays.

Looks good

Posted on 27 June 2011
This is certainly a well thought out component, and is quite interesting. I especially like the "Interesting list" where users can in a sense "like" a post. Well done!
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Date added:
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