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Mark Posts as Best Answer

Allows users to mark a post in their threads as best answer.

  1. Lior.
    This add-on introduces a Best Answer feature.

    There are 2 options for how best answers are chosen, which can be set in the admin control panel:
    • The thread creator chooses the best answer.
    • The community chooses the best answer: Any user can vote for a single post in a thread to be the best answer, and the post with the highest amount of votes is automatically set as the best answer. It is also possible to set a different voting power for each usergroup, so, for instance, you can make it so a moderator's vote is worth 3 times more than a regular user's vote.

    The selected best answer is distinguished by a "Best Answer" ribbon and a custom background color.

    There are also 2 options for displaying the best answer right after the first post, to make it approachable:
    • The best answer can be embedded in the first post.
    • It can be linked to from under the first post. It is also possible to show alternative answers under the first posts, i.e. posts that have received some votes, but not the most.

    You can optionally enable the feature only in specific forums and set which usergroups can use the feature, and which usergroups can mark any post as best answer, using the permissions system.

    It's also possible to allow the best answer functionality based on a thread prefix. For example, you can make it so that best answer can be selected only in threads with the "Question" prefix.

    You can easily customize the look of the Best Answer ribbon and the background color of a best answer using the style properties.

    Some other features include:
    • Integration with trophies and user group promotions (i.e. "has at least X best answers" criterion).
    • When using the votes based best answer, it's possible to set a minimum number of votes in order for a post to be considered a the best answer.
    • Alert on post marked as best answer.
    • Best Answers tab in the user profile.
    • Ability to filter threads by their state (Answered/Unanswered only) in the thread display options.

    1. Upload the contents of the upload folder to your XenForo installation directory.
    2. Import addon-BestAnswer.xml via your Admin Control Panel.
    3. By default, the Best Answer feature is disabled in all forums. You have to specify the forums you'd like to enable it in through the addon's options page.
    4. Enable the "Can mark as best answer" permissions for the Registered usergroup, and set its voting power in case you've selected the voting based selection of best answer. You can also enable the "Can mark any post as best answer" for moderators.
    Demonstration video:

    Requires XenForo 1.2.


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    Dadparvar, rafass, dutchbb and 24 others like this.

Recent Reviews

  1. Steverino
    Just installed Best Answer feature. Works great, but it's odd that one can upvote their own posts as best answers.
  2. Sami Jalal
    Sami Jalal
    Nice Addon.. Works as described and excellent for forums which depend on questions and answers or for supporting websites. Thank you for your efforts and 5*
  3. loulou
    Mysql error, cannot post any thread because of no default value array, cannot disable addon neither, take age to complete on big board and timeout occur before ! have to uninstall manually from phpmyadmin, not recommanded as it is now !!!
  4. Wrye
    Version: 1.6.0
    Amazing addon. Completely changes the feel of the forum to a more professional and informative site. Saves users the trouble of having to search through all the crap posts to find the most relevant answer to their question. Well worth the $10.
  5. DroidOne
    Version: 1.2.8
    What a fantastic addon. I'm using it with XF 1.4 and have no issues. It's easy to use, easy to setup and have a nice array of features that should suit most forums. Thanks for some great work Lior : )
  6. dicot
    Version: 1.2.7
    Works great, does what its supposed to do and is well worth $10.
  7. macroforum
    Version: 1.2.3
    Fantastic and useful addon! Thanks
  8. Moshe1010
    Version: 1.1
    For a consultation forum, this is a must.
  9. Alexey.P
    Version: 1.1
    Simply top3 mod, nothing else to say :)
  10. jdeg
    Version: 1.1
    Great add-on!