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Ask a question

Ask a question 1.8

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Compatible XF 2.x versions: 2.1, 2.2

Displays an Ask a question page.

Provides a quick way for visitors to find useful threads.

(Example of Ask a question page when first clicked)


(Example of Ask a question after visitor types something)


(Example of Options page)


(Example of User group permissions)


  • User groups determine which group sees the Ask a question tab.
  • All phrases start with askaquestion_ for your convenience.
Question and answers:

Q: Do I ever have to rebuild the search or thread indexes to use this add-on?
A: No.

Q: Are thread titles and posts searched?
A: Only thread titles are searched.

Q: Is the "View threads by others" set to No or Never honored?
A: No.

Q: In order to use Enhanced search option, which version of Elasticsearch and Enhanced search will I need?
A: You will need Elasticsearch 6.0.0 (or newer) and Enhanced search 1.1.7 (or newer).

Q: Can I change the Route filter?
A: No. The Route must be 'askaquestion' for this add-on to work.

Q: Are the options below 'Enhanced search' only applicable if Enhanced search is selected?
A: Yes.
First release
Last update
5.00 star(s) 2 ratings

Latest updates

  1. See description

    Ask a question v1.8 changes: Fixed issue with Enhanced search if using HTTPS index.
  2. See description

    Ask a question v1.7 changes: Improved responsive view. Hovering over avatar now shows member card.
  3. See description

    Ask a question v1.6 changes: Updated icon.jpg image.

Latest reviews

Great idea and implementation. Remember to change group permissions.
Works well. It's quite handy for newbies and reduces double posting. I used this one on XF 1.0 and I'm thrilled Andy developed 2.0 version. Way to go!