Custom FAQ

Integrate 3rd party custom post types into Awesome Support FAQs

Use this add-on to integrate your existing WordPress based FAQ database into Awesome Support.  With this extension you can:

  • Specify an existing Custom Post Type as your primary FAQ data source
  • Create new custom FAQs on the fly directly into your existing FAQ data source (it requires just a couple of clicks as you’re responding to tickets)
  • Create new custom FAQs from any existing reply to a ticket – even long after you’ve closed the ticket
  • Suggest answers to your users from your FAQ database as they’re creating tickets – this can drastically reduce the number of tickets you have to handle.
  • Examples:
    • Use your BLOG as your FAQ source
    • Use WooCommerce products as your FAQ source
    • Use EDD products as your FAQ source
    • Use your documentation custom post type as your FAQ source
    • Use our existing Canned Response as an FAQ if you prefer a drop-down or need the ability to have a one-click REPLY and CANNED RESPONSE option.
Note: If you’re looking for an all-in-one FAQ solution instead of integrating your existing FAQ source, check out our standard FAQ add-on.

But, if you’re looking to integrate your existing WordPress FAQ source that is based on WordPress Custom Post Type technology then this is the add-on for you.

Using Custom FAQs

While Replying to a Ticket

If you’re using a 3rd party FAQ knowledge-base, how annoying is it to have to separately search it and paste the link into the ticket when replying to your customer’s query?  With this add-on you don’t have to do that.

Instead, simply select the custom FAQ in the drop-down list and a predefined message will be added to your reply – along with a link to the FAQ.

Before Submitting a Ticket

Some users won’t stop submitting tickets without checking out your FAQ. That’s just the way it is. In order to reduce the amount of tickets related to FAQs, we have added a live search function that will suggest answers to your users when they try submitting a ticket.

Other Uses

Even if you have our standard FAQ module, you can use this to integrate your BLOG posts into the live search function of the ticket.  Or to quickly add links to your blog or product posts to your ticket replies.

In the image above you can see suggestions that are offered to the user opening the ticket – they are taken from both our standard FAQ module and blog posts that are integrated via this custom FAQ module.

Creating FAQs

There are currently 2 ways of creating a new Custom FAQ from inside a ticket:

  • By selecting an agent reply in any ticket
  • By writing a detailed reply in a ticket

Each of the above options will create a default entry in your 3rd party FAQ source.  And, you will be redirected to the default 3rd party FAQ data entry screen to complete the entry.

Existing Replies

Let’s say that you, or another agent, already submitted a reply to a ticket. You realize later on that it has been asked a couple of times already. You can go to the ticket edit screen, find the best answer and create a Custom FAQ entry from there.  The data will be added to a new FAQ entry in your 3rd party FAQ tool and then you will be re-directed to its default Custom Post Type data entry screen to complete the process.

New Reply

Now, imagine you just got a ticket about one thing that has been asked over and over. You know it’s time to create a FAQ about this. Instead of having to reply to the ticket and then create the FAQ, you can do both in a single click.  Just click the CUSTOM FAQ and Reply button in the reply area of your ticket.  And you can set the add-on to automatically close tickets that you reply to using the “Reply & Custom FAQ” option.

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Basic System Requirements

  • WordPress Version 4.4 or later
  • Awesome Support Version 5.8.0 or later
  • PHP 5.6, (7.1 or later recommended)

Additional Requirements

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Documentation

Documentation coming soon.

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Recurring Subscription Notification

The pricing for this (and most other add-ons) is set as a subscription by default. However, you are free to cancel the recurring subscription at any time – you will still be entitled to the one year of free updates and support from the time of your last payment. The software will generally continue to work without additional payments. However, you should be aware that, as with all software, a future update of any of WordPress / Awesome Support Free Core could include a breaking change. At that time, if you are not on a subscription plan, you will need to purchase a new license to obtain the compatibility updates necessary for the product to continue to work.

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Changelog

New: Now requires Awesome Support version 5.8.0 or later.

2.1.0

  • New: Requires Awesome Support 5.8.0 or later
  • Tweak: For icon changes related to AS 5.8.0

2.0.1

  • New: Option to control whether FAQs created from inside the ticket page should be set to PUBLISH or DRAFT.

2.0.0

  • New: Requires Awesome Support 5.0.0 or later
  • New: Updates to support 5.0.0 UI changes
  • New: Added options to control which roles can see the QUICK CUSTOMFAQ LINKS tab

1.0.2

  • New: Support new tabs under reply area of Awesome Support 4.1.0

1.0.1 - July 2017

  • New: Options for changing the colors on the live search results
  • Improved: Better UI on live search results
  • Improved: Added languages folder and string files for translation

1.0.0 - April 2017

  • First release