Plugin Author: yourownprogrammer
WordPress profile: yourownprogrammer
Last updated: October 8, 2018 (2 weeks ago)
Tested up to (WP version): WP 4.9.8
Rating: 5 (out of 5)
YOP Poll plugin allows you to easily integrate a survey in your blog post/page and to manage the polls from within your WordPress dashboard but if offers so much more than other similar products. Simply put, it doesn’t lose sight of your needs and ensures that no detail is left unaccounted for.
To name just a few improvements, you can create polls to include both single or multiple answers, work with a wide variety of options and settings to decide how you wish to sort your poll information, how to manage the results, what details to display and what to keep private, whether you want to view the total votes or the total voters, to set vote permissions or block voters etc.
Scheduling your polls is no longer a problem. YOP Poll can simultaneously run multiple polls (no limit included) or you can schedule your polls to start one after another. Also, keeping track of your polls is easy, you have various sorting functions and you can access older versions at any time.
Designed to intuitive and easy to use, this plugin allows shortcodes and includes a widget functionality that fits perfectly with your WordPress website. For more details on the included features, please refer to the description below.
Current poll features:
Create/ Edit / Clone/Delete poll – allows you to create or intervene in your poll at any time, if you consider it necessary.
Poll scheduling: programs each poll to start/end on a certain date. You can simultaneously run multiple polls. This option can be used to schedule your polls one after another.
Display polls: you can choose to display one or more polls on your website by simply adding the corresponding poll ID. You can also decide for a random display of your active polls.
View all polls: lists all your polls that you can sort by number of votes or voters, by question or by date. It also includes a search option.
Poll answers – allows other answers, multiple answers and includes a sorting module by various criteria: in exact order, in alphabetical order, by number of votes, ascending, descending etc.
Poll results – offers a great flexibility when displaying the results: before/after vote, after poll’s end date, on a custom date or never. The results can also be displayed by vote numbers, percentages or both. You can choose to include a view results link, view number of votes or number of voters.
Add custom fields – is a complex option that you can use to ask for additional information from your voters, information that you can then export and use for.
Reset stats – proves useful when you wish to restart a poll.
Vote permissions: – limits the voting accessibility to guests, registered users or both, or blocks user access by cookie, IP and username.
Archive options – allows the users of the website to access former polls statistics. You can choose which polls to display according to their start/end date.
Display Options – displays answers and results tabulated, vertically or horizontally.
Logs and bans – user logs and bans can be seen in the admin section. You can ban users by email, username and IP and you can set the limitation preferences for all your polls or for just one of them.
This plugin was especially designed for flexibility and it is very easy to use. We don’t expect you to encounter serious issues, but we included a list with some logical questions that you may find useful.
How can I create a poll?
Go to your YOP Poll menu and select the “Add New” option.
Fill the required information according to the examples we included: name, question, answers (add additional ones if you need), select the start/end date for your poll, and decide on the advanced settings for results, votes, voters, accessibility etc.
Once you decided on all your poll details, click on “Save”.
To view your new poll access “All Polls” from your main menu and choose the corresponding entry from the list.
How can I link a poll to my webpage?
Under “All Polls”, each poll has an option called “Get Code”.
Clicking on that will display a popup that generates the code you need to place in your page or post.
This is it. Check your page or post now.
Do you have some predefined shortcodes that I can use?
Current Active Poll ID = -1: [yop_poll id=”-1″]
Latest Poll id = -2: [yop_poll id=”-2″]
Random Poll id = -3: [yop_poll id=”-3″]
Can I have more than one poll active?
Yes, you can run multiple polls at the same time or you can schedule them to begin one after another using the “Select start/end date” option.
Can I ask for additional information from my voters?
Yes, you can customize your poll to request additional information. Eg. name, email, age, profession.
To include this, when you create your poll using the “Add New” form, on Questions&Answers tab drag and drop “Custom Field” element and include as many requests as you need.
How do I check the results?
Locate the poll you want to evaluate by accessing “All Polls”.
Below the name of the poll you have several options.
Use the “View Results” option to track the results of the poll,
or access the “Logs” for a more detailed evaluation.
How can I see the results after the poll ends?
Edit your poll and in “View Results:” choose “After Poll End Date” and save.
Can I add more than one question to a poll?
You can have only one question per poll.
Add Question and Answers
Define Poll Settings
Define Poll Access Settings
Define Poll Results Settings
Poll on Live Page
View All Polls
Latest Change log entry:
- load plugin js and css only on plugin pages
- fixed issue with exporting custom fields data
- added column for each custom field when exporting votes
- fixed issue with “Show total answers” being set to “Yes” when “Show total votes” is set to “Yes”
- fixed issue with email notifications
- fixed issue with captcha
- added support for poll archive page
- added ability to set number of polls displayed per page
- fixed issue with results color when poll is ended
- fixed issue with generating page for poll
- removed p tag from notification messages
- fixed issue with gdpr consent checkbox
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+ Jason's Comments
You can set up and manage one vote per person (Vote permissions) using the built in filter cookie and IP address, but it’s not bullet proof, without burdening the user to register, and then filtering vote permission with username.