helpQuestions and answers for frequently asked questions
Developed by

Vincent Massol, XWiki Development Team

Active Installs557
6 Votes
LicenseGNU Lesser General Public License 2.1

Installable with the Extension Manager


The FAQ application has the following features:

  • View and filter all existing FAQ entries
  • Add a new FAQ entry
  • Search for FAQ entries
  • FAQ Macro to display a list of FAQ entries
  • Ability to create several FAQs in the same wiki (one per space) New in 5.0M1
  • Updated design New in 6.4M1

Main view:


Viewing existing FAQ entries



Adding a new FAQ entry



Searching FAQ entries



FAQ Macro

Usage: {{faq filter="..."/}}

where filter is HQL "where" portion. For example: filter="space=FAQ" would list only FAQ entries located in the FAQ space.

Example result:


Create multiple FAQs

XWiki 5.0M1 By default this application creates a FAQ space in FAQ.WebHome. However you can easily transform any other space into a FAQ space by editing that space's WebHome page and adding an Object of type FAQCode.FAQHomeClass.


To internationalize this application, navigate to the FAQCode.Translations page and edit it for the language you wish to provide a translation for (check the keys to translate from the default language content).

Tested on

This extension has been tested with the following configurations.

Extension VersionXWiki FlavorNotes
3.3XWiki Enterprise 3.3
5.4.5XWiki Enterprise 5.4.5
6.2.4XWiki Enterprise 6.2.4
6.4XWiki Enterprise 6.4
7.1.2XWiki Enterprise 7.1.2
8.1.2XWiki Enterprise 9.1.2

Prerequisites & Installation Instructions

We recommend using the Extension Manager to install this extension (Make sure that the text "Installable with the Extension Manager" is displayed at the top right location on this page to know if this extension can be installed with the Extension Manager). Note that installing Extensions when being offline is currently not supported and you'd need to use some complex manual method.

You can also use the following manual method, which is useful if this extension cannot be installed with the Extension Manager or if you're using an old version of XWiki that doesn't have the Extension Manager:

  1. Log in the wiki with a user having Administration rights
  2. Go to the Administration page and select the Import category
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to upload the downloaded XAR
  4. Click on the uploaded XAR and follow the instructions
  5. You'll also need to install all dependent Extensions that are not already installed in your wiki

Release Notes


  • Closed FAQ-20 Display the FAQ creation form only to users who have edit right in the FAQ space


  • Closed FAQ-18 The information message is not displayed correctly in Guest mode
  • Closed FAQ-2 Don't add a question mark in the title if the document's title already ends with a question mark


  • Closed FAQ-7 Missing validation when adding a new question


  • Closed FAQ-13 FAQ entries not displayed anymore in livetable


  • Closed FAQ-12 Add a space in the french translations between 'La Foire Aux Questions' and '(FAQ)'


  • Closed FAQ-1 Relocate under the org.xwiki.contrib:application-faq* extension ids


Dependencies for this extension (org.xwiki.contrib:application-faq-ui 8.3):

Created by Vincent Massol on 2011/11/17 16:04

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