Make Your Own WordPress Yahoo Answers Site

Most people have probably heard of Yahoo Answers right? It’s a free service provided by yahoo that allows people ask questions and have other users attempt at answering them. The original poster then selects the best answer, and the user who made the suggestion gets credit. Users who answer lots of questions build up authority on the site.

It’s a cool concept and works really well. It also works really well at pulling in search engine traffic as there are many millions of search queries every day from people looking for information on questions they are trying to answer…”How to fix a squeaky door”, “how do I get rid of ants?”, “What is the Best WordPress Host?” etc…you get the idea.

How do I make Your Own WordPress Yahoo Answers site?

So if you’re reading this blog, you’re probably a fan of WordPress, and your now thinking: “How can I make my own Yahoo Answers WordPress site”.

One of our favorite WordPress theme sources has just released an amazing all in one solution to creating a delicious WordPress answer site.

Wordpress Yahoo Answers

The system has 7 different color schemes, a comment voting system, member ratings, user signup and submission + a whole lot more. It really is an all in one solution for creating our own stylish yahoo answers site. To get the package you need to be an Elegant themes member. This membership costs $39.95, and they now have over 50 amazing and useful professional themes. You will find plenty of other great themes that will be useful for your other projects.

So if you are looking for an idea for a new site, I think the idea of a WordPress Yahoo Answers site is a real winner. If you optimize it well for search engines with some solid backlinks, the site will run itself and your users will continue to create fresh content for you. Jump over to Elegant themes and check it out.

11 thoughts on “Make Your Own WordPress Yahoo Answers Site”

  1. Hi Simon. I like the idea of these community run advice sites and I have used them in the past. Integration with WordPress seems like a natural progression with blogging and the community spirit but something I have always wondered is if you reply with an answer are you liable for your advice?

  2. One thing is for sure, Tom, the website that you’re posting on would not be responsible for what you say (I’m guessing there are likely some caveats). That’s what indemnifies review sites and other online destinations that act as a common carrier.

    Check out federal law, as described by Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act – Section 230 of Title 47 of the United States Code (47 USC § 230):
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Section_230_of_the_Communications_Decency_Act

    I hope that helps.

  3. I have not re-read their TOS, but I understand that ‘fair use’ laws allow you to reproduce the questions and answers. WP plugins that pull out questions by selected keywords are going through a yahoo API you must sign up to, they are not scraping the data.

  4. Thank you very much for sharing this, I searched a plugin like this for a very looong time and never found something that would do the trick. This plugin is absolutly perfect for what I’m looking for, I’ll start using it.

    Have a great day!

    Best regards,

    Maria

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