Surveys WordPress PluginBy Binny V A • Nov 20th, 2008 • Category: Blogging, Scripts, WordPress
The Surveys WordPress plugin lets you add surveys to your blog. You can let the visitors take surveys and see the result from the admin side. The user who take the survey can enter their details at the end of the survey – or leave it as an anonymous result.
If you are new to this blog, this is the Plugin Week. I am going to release one wordpress plugin each day, every day for one week(ie. Monday to Friday). Each day you will get a new plugin by me. This is the fourth plugin in this series. The earlier ones were…
Note: Surveys is a beta plugin(as are most of the plugins released in the Plugin Week) – so watch out for bugs. And trust me, there will be a lot of them.
First, Download, install and activate the Surveys plugin. Then go to Manage > Surveys section to create new surveys – or edit existing ones. After creating a survey insert the HTML comment [SURVEYS 1] into a post. Here, the 1 should be the ID of the survey you want to insert into that post.
The client side of the plugin will look something like this – your visitors will see this part…
You can see the result of the survey from the admin side – there are two ways to see the data…
This will show the results each question by aggregating all the data so far. This will look like a poll result. This mode is useful to make decisions – you can immediately see the most favored answers for each question.
You can also view all the answers provided by each visitor one by one. This mode has its uses as well.
See it in action
If you have any suggestions or notice any problems with the plugin, post it in the Surveys forum. I’ll take a look at it – as soon as the Plugin Week is over – I am way too busy right now
Next plugin – will be released tomorrow.