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Blocks »Poll Block

Add and customize a Crowdsignal-powered poll to your site’s content.

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Overview

Surveys, polls, and quizzes are a great way to enhance your site with interactive elements. WordPress.com is directly integrated with Crowdsignal so adding them to your site is very easy. With the poll block, you can ask a question and offer answer options, then collect and analyze the data in CrowdSignal.

When you add your first poll block on WordPress.com, we will automatically create a Crowdsignal account for you, using your WordPress.com login information. You can also go to Crowdsignal and sign up for a free account. You can log in using your WordPress.com account.

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Setup

  1. Create a post or page in the WordPress editor.
  2. Click the ( + ) sign, or initiate the block search by typing / and search for “poll.”

Once the poll block is added, you can add a title, a note (for example, a description or a prompt), and potential answers.

Here is an example poll:

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Poll Block Settings

Data Settings

View and manage the results of your poll in Data Settings. Click the Crowdsignal link to access the results and analysis.

Confirmation Message

Customize the confirmation message that users see upon completion of the poll.

Poll Status

Set the poll to Open or Closed, and you can even create a deadline for users to answer by selecting Closed After.

Closed After will reveal a date picker:

Block Styling

Customize the text, background, and border colors for your poll.

Select colors that will make the poll stand out and make sure to find a nice contrast for readability purposes. Accessibility parameters are built into the new editor to warn you when the text may become illegible for persons with reading impairments.

Beyond colors, you can select a font for the poll text as well as customize the appearance of the poll’s border, adjusting its thickness and shape.

Button Styling

Customize the text and background color for the poll’s button.

Answer Settings

Under Answer Settings, specify if a user can only participate once in the poll as well as if you want to randomize the order of the answers any time a user refreshes or sees the poll.

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Advanced

The advanced tab lets you add a CSS class to your block, allowing you to write custom CSS and style the block. Learn more.

The advanced section lets you add a CSS class to your block.
The advanced section lets you add a CSS class to your block.

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