Tag Synonym/Auto-editor for Question2Answer
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Tagging Tools plugin for Question2Answer

This is an event plugin for popular open source Q&A platform, Question2Answer. It allows you to select 'tag synonyms' - unwanted or duplicate tags that should be changed or removed.

For example if you had websites as a tag, some users may tag a question with website instead. With this plugin you can set website to always be changed to websites when a user enters it.

Installation & Usage

  1. Download and extract the files to a subfolder such as tagging-tools inside the qa-plugins folder of your Q2A installation. Since the Github repo is updated regularly, a stable versioned package is also provided, e.g. Q2A-Tagging-Tools-1.5.zip

  2. If your site is a different language from English, copy qa-tt-lang-default.php to the required language code (e.g. qa-tt-lang-de.php for German) and edit the phrases for your language.

  3. Log in to your Q2A site as a Super Administrator and head to Admin > Plugins.

  4. Under "Tagging Tools", enter each pair of tags on a new line, separated by a comma. For example, q2a,question2answer (without quotes) means that a tag of q2a will be replaced by question2answer, while help on its own line means that tag will be removed.

  5. Click the button to save changes. All future questions will replace your chosen tag synonyms.

  6. If you have existing mistagged questions, tick the checkbox to replace all tags in older questions with your synonyms. WARNING: if you have a lot of questions on your site, converting all the old questions will take a long time. Version 1.5 now uses AJAX to edit a few posts at a time, however, it may still cause high MySQL and Apache CPU usage. It's recommended that you add tag synonyms a handful at a time to avoid too much overhead.

  7. The option "Prevent new users from creating new tags" adds a JavaScript barrier preventing low-rep users from creating new tags. However, due to its nature it only checks against the tags in the qa_tags_complete that are used for auto-complete. The server-side filter checks against all tags. In other words, if JS is turned off the user can input a tag not in the most popular 1000 but it must already exist.

Pay What You Like

Most of my code is released under the open source GPLv3 license, and provided with a 'Pay What You Like' approach. Feel free to download and modify the plugins/themes to suit your needs, and I hope you value them enough to make a small donation of a few dollars or more.

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