As I am using 'Customer Service' community template & where I want this community to be accessed publicly.

Also I want to post the question using 'Ask A Question' publicly. But when I use this community using a authenticated user then ask a question work perfectly But, for guest user it ask for login when I click on 'Ask A Question' button.

Is there any standard way to achieve this?

If Not then, I want to achieve this by custom way using custom component. So first, I want to know where this question & it's answer stores.

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"Ask a question" is a standard component and requires community users to log in.

The standard docs indicate that one needs to login in order to use this .


You can create a custom component if you need this functionality to work for guest users (unauthenticated users). A chatter feed item(https://developer.salesforce.com/docs/atlas.en-us.api.meta/api/sforce_api_objects_feeditem.htm) record is created with type of question post.

  • Hello @Mohith, Thanks for your reply. As I have just used the 'ask a question' for a authenticated user, But when I am trying to find that question in back end in sfdc But, I can't. Can You help me on this? – Pratap Jadhavar Jan 6 '20 at 12:53
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    Yes you should be able to run a soql on Feed Item object with networkID as community Id and type as "Question Post" – Mohith Shrivastava Jan 6 '20 at 12:56
  • Thanks @mohith.. that worked. – Pratap Jadhavar Jan 6 '20 at 13:30
  • Hi @mohith, have quickly just checked by querying on feedtem object & got the asked questions records there. But for the guest user we can't create feedItem record. success.salesforce.com/ideaView?id=08730000000keDRAAY – Pratap Jadhavar Jan 6 '20 at 14:22
  • One other alternative would be put into a custom object and then a future or a queueable job can move that record to feeditem as an anonymous user – Mohith Shrivastava Jan 6 '20 at 14:41

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