phpMyFAQ Features

phpMyFAQ is a multilingual, scalable, completely database-driven FAQ software and offers the following features:

Database Various supported database systems
MySQL (libmysql and mysqlnd), PostgreSQL, SQLite, MS SQL Server and MariaDB.
Content Management System Content Management System
You can administrate your users, groups, news, categories, FAQ records, attachments, comments, glossary items, stop words in the password protected administration backend.
Users User and group based permissions
You can assign permissions to users and groups, you can create users and user groups with permissions and category and even record restrictions for viewing and creating/editing content. It's even possible to secure the whole FAQ frontend.
Authentication LDAP and HTTP authentication with Single Sign On support
Add your company's OpenLDAP based user management into phpMyFAQ for authentication or just secure your whole FAQ by using HTTP authentication. Your can also use various Single Sign On services like Shibboleth
Active Directory support Active Directory support
phpMyFAQ supports LDAP-datamapping, e.g. against an Active Directory Server, including multi-domain-authentication, e.g. against an ADS-Global Catalog
Social networks support Social networks
phpMyFAQ supports the Facebook like button and you can share content on Facebook. You can also connect your Twitter account with phpMyFAQ to keep your followers up to date about your FAQ.
Revision system Revision system
Store the old entries in wiki-like revisions, so you can switch back to old versions of the FAQ entry.
Community Community modules
All users can write questions to the system, so that other user can answer these questions. They can also answer these open questions or add translations for existing FAQ records. All these user-generated entries have to be enabled by the administrators.
Statistics FAQ statistics
Analyze the way of your users through your FAQ with the built-in user tracking, analyze the quality of your records with the statistics of the user votings and the number of views on each record. You can also download an extended reporting sheet as CSV download.
Backup and Restore Backup and Restore
Backup and restore all the database content with one click.
Templating system Templating system
You can easily customize your version of phpMyFAQ to your layout by extending the modern HTML5/CSS3 based layout based on Bootstrap.
Powerful search Powerful search
Your users can easily find questions and answers using the search feature with search in all languages or in one category. Using the Instant Response frontend your users will find questions and answers while they are typing like in Google Suggest! You'll also get a list of the most popular searches and you get a graphical report about the search in the administration backend.
OpenSearch OpenSearch support
Search through your FAQ using the internal Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Microsoft Internet Explorer search bar.
User comments User comments
Get more feeback by your users and visitors, by allowing them to comment on your questions and answers.
Smart answering Smart answering
If an user submits a new question, phpMyFAQ will automaticallyy try to answer the question by doing a full text search on all existing FAQs.
HTML editor Easy to use HTML editor
Add your FAQ entries using the integrated WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) HTML editor based on TinyMCE and create rich text, links, lists directly through your web browser. Your links will also be automatically verified during saving your new FAQ record. Your work will never get lost due to our embedded auto-save functionality.The Ajax-powered Image Manager provides an web interface to browse for image files (JPEG, PNG, GIF, and others) on the web server.
Multilanguage support Multilanguage support
phpMyFAQ supports more than 40 UTF-8 encoded languages and has an extended right-to-left support even for the whole layout for Arabic, Farsi and Hebrew. You can also add missing translation in the administration backend for your language and you can send your improved translations to the phpMyFAQ Team.
Most popular FAQs, latest FAQs, and sticky FAQs Most popular FAQs, latest FAQs, and sticky FAQs
The start page of the public area shows an automatically created list with he most popular records and of the latest FAQ entries. You can also define "sticky" FAQs which always appear on the main FAQ page. The sticky FAQs are also the first ones in the category FAQ lists. The most popular and the latest FAQs are also available as RSS feeds.
Category Browse by Category or Tags
You can create unlimited categories and subcategories for your FAQs. Your users can browse through the categories. You can tag all records and an automatically generated tag cloud helps your users, too.
SEO Search engine optimization
Rewrite rules for Apache, nginx, IIS, lighttpd and Zeus webserver
Extended sitemap support Extended sitemap support
Lists all FAQ articles in a alphabetical order. We also support special automatically generated sitempas for Google, Bing, and Yahoo! search robots!
Installation Simple installation and configuration
Install and set up your FAQ only with your browser!
PDF Exports your FAQ
PDF including a Table of Contents, XHTML, and plain XML
Spam Advanced spam protection
phpMyFAQ uses graphical captchas, bad word lists and IPv4/IPv6 ban lists to prevent spam.