For those of you who want to build a site with wordpress and you want to add a poll or poll feature on your site then don’t worry, because wordpress provides a lot of plugins to add the poll feature, in this article I will show you how to add a poll or polls on wordpress sites using the wp-polls plugin.
Creating Polls in WordPress
The first thing you need to do to create a poll is to download the plugin here. Once you have downloaded this plugin, install and activate it on your WordPress site. After activating this plugin you will get a “Polling” icon on the right sidebar of your dashboard:
To create a new poll you can press the button add poll and you will get a screen where you have to enter the poll question and possible answers. You can add as many answers as you want to add. You can also set if your question has multiple answers or only one answer. Then you can set when the poll start and end date you want to appear.
WP-Polls also has a menu “Poll Options“. You can set the Poll bar style, Poll bar background and border color etc, sort poll answers, poll styling ajax, sort poll answers, and who can poll ?, logging polling methods etc.
Then you can go to “Poll Templates“Option to display various items along with your voting system. You must use various template variables to import that function into your Poll form. You will get detailed information by going to the “Poll template” option:
How to display Polls on a WordPress site:
Please enter “Widget”. You can drag and drop the “Polls” widget to display it in the sidebar. In the poll to display section, please display the poll you just created by selecting it in the drop down menu.
If you want to display your poll in another place like in the website footer or header then you can use this PHP code:
<?php if (function_exists(‘vote_poll’) && !in_pollarchive()): ?> <li> <h2>Polls Heading</h2> <ul> <li><?php get_poll(X);?></li> </ul> <?php display_polls_archive_link(); ?> </li> <?php endif; ?>
Where “X“Is your poll id about the poll that you have created, replace X with your poll id. If you don’t know PHP well, then I would advise you not to mess with your wordpress theme code. 🙂
Creating a poll or poll is a great way to increase user interactivity with your website. Always create and display polls to find out what interests your users. When the poll ends you will know the results of what other people think. It is interesting to have a voting system on your website, so that it integrates a voting system on your website. Hopefully this tutorial was useful for you and you can now display polls on your wordpress site.