You can create categories of questions, and even have different forms for people to ask questions about different subjects, with no apparent limit.
Upon submitting those questions, they receive an e-mail with your customized message, and view as the administrator of the blog receive an e-mail as well, notifying you that there are new questions to be answered.
Once you answer the question, they receive an e-mail thanking them, and providing them with a link to the new page where the question has been answered.
The free version works very well, but there are a couple of issues:
1. The page name is incredibly long. The title tag and URL created automatically are extremely cumbersome. There appears to be an interface for shortening the title and URL, but when I do that it still doesn’t work.
2. If you prefer to use one submission form for all your question categories, there’s no way (that I can tell) to change it to a different category. Therefore, it’s necessary to make individual submission areas for each type of question. It’s a snap, though.
Overall it’s a fantastic plug-in, highly useful and highly recommended.
Now, luckily for me, I happen to have a semi-personal connection with the webmaster of the developer, and through our e-mail communications, and he offered me a sneak peek at their “Pro Version”, and I have to tell you it’s quite cool
The first thing I noticed about the Pro version was that I could now change the question group of a submitted question, so that eliminates the need for me to have multiple submission forms. I just have to put in one form for all questions, and then assigned to a group when I answer. Nice.
The second thing I noticed was the addition of an option to add Adsense code, or any other code I might want universally to every new page created.
The third thing I noticed, that was a huge improvement was the ability to edit my URL and title tag upon approval of the question.
The only criticism I have of the paid version is that the question approval interface doesn’t seem to work in Firefox. Before reporting the bug, I looked at it in Internet Explorer 7, where it looked just fine.
This free plug-in gets a big thumbs up, and when the paid version comes out, you can bet I’ll be an affiliate, because it really rocks.