WordPress Polls Plugin Reviewed
July 11, 2007
Yesterday I installed a plugin on this blog which allows me to create a poll (or polls). It’s very easy to use, offers a lot of options, and looks great! The WP-Polls plugin is great for any type of blogger. No matter what your niche, if you have something quick to ask your readers or need some information to improve your blog, this gets it done.
When creating a poll you enter your question and the answers voters can select between. You can also set it so multiple answers can be selected, and up to how many. You can set a start and end date for the poll, or make it so it never expires. You can fully customize how your polls look, between their colors, size, fonts, and how answers and results are sorted. You get to decide who votes and how the voters are logged so they can’t vote over and over and ruin your statistics.
If your WordPress blog allows the use of widgets, then this will be extra easy. You just activate the plugin and then put the widget in your blog where you want it. If your theme isn’t widget ready, then there’s a simple explanation for putting the polls up yourself here.
If you want to have one poll running at a time, that’s fantastic. If you want to have numerous polls that show up randomly, then that’s possible too! All you’ve got to do is select one easy setting and you’re ready to go.
You can also create a poll archive on its own page, where you can list all of your running polls, or the results of all your closed polls. That’s not hard to do at all and you get to choose practically every setting along the way. This plugin let’s YOU be the boss of your blog, and nearly every choice is yours so the poll is exactly the way you want it to be.
Everything you need to know how to do can be explained on the poll plugin page. I like listing pros AND cons, but I don’t really see much of anything wrong with this plugin at all. I believe that this will definitely come in handy for any blogger sooner or later. I will be running multiple polls so I can learn more about my readers and how to please them and make this blog better for everyone. Who doesn’t like voting in a good poll anyway? I think they’re fun. ;)