With the Anspress theme/plugin, using the WordPress native function url_to_postid() on a question permalink returns the page ID of the base page. For example,
would return the page ID of the /questions page.
To get the WP question ID of this-is-the-question, use the following:
get_page_by_path( "/this-is-the-question", "ARRAY_A", get_post_types() );
(using get_post_types() instead of ‘questions’ allows the call to work even with permalinks of non-question contents.)
This add-on plugin for bbPress will allow anonymous users to subscribe to topics and get email notifications when a new reply is posted. The notification email includes an unsubscribe link.
bbPress notifications will keep to go out to registered users, this plugin only extends the thing to anonymous posters as well!
A case example with >100% subscription rate
This is vital for support forums, for example. On Post Pay Counter support forums, I did not want customers to sign-up: I wanted them to be able to request support in a matter of minutes, without any hassle. I liked the idea of “enter your name and email and you’re done!” But I also felt like they needed to be notified when someone replied to help. It was not compulsory, of course, but I would have wanted it as a customer.
I worked for several blogs and websites. In most of them, we often felt the need to share hints and ideas about future posts, about what each of us stumbled upon while surfing. Unfortunately, there was not a great way to fulfill that need, and we often told each other via email, or emailed the admin who would in turn forward to all the writers. That is the reason why I wanted to build a WordPress tool that could simplify this sharing process.
That WordPress tool is a plugin and is called Posts To Do List.
Easily calculate and handle authors’ pay on a multi-author blog by computing posts’ remuneration basing on admin defined rules. The administrator can specify criteria upon which payments should be computed and the stats will immediately be viewable. Both a general view with all users and a specific one for a author are possible. It can easily help you implement a revenue sharing/paid to write model for your business.