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Displaying Polls (Randomly and Polls Archive)

  1. Hey Rocketeers,

    Two polls questions:

    1. Do you have plans to allow the widget to display a random poll? I imagine it's pretty simple to implement, and very easy for the user (like a checkbox on the widget options), and would make the widget way more valuable.

    2. Do you have plans for a shortcode (maybe added to the Insert Form button) to show all polls, completed or otherwise?

    Let me stress how thrilled I am that you're developing a polls add-on. These are the two features that WP-Polls has on it, still, which keep me from ditching WP-P entirely.

    Thanks for all you do for us!

    Posted 6 years ago on Thursday April 25, 2013 | Permalink
  2. Bump.

    Posted 6 years ago on Monday April 29, 2013 | Permalink
  3. David Peralty

    I'm going to move this to feature requests as I can't speak for what our developers are or aren't working on currently.

    Can you also add information on how these things would be useful to you? Hopefully, others, if interested, will post their own support behind it as that is weighted heavily when we look to add new features.

    Posted 6 years ago on Monday April 29, 2013 | Permalink
  4. The random poll widget I currently use in the sidebar to keep users interacting with the site, in a fun (and useful) way. My staff and I have generated over 30 polls, so users can either browse casually, and count on seeing a new poll each time they load a page with a sidebar, or plow through them all, thereby spending more time on the site, and leaving with the impression they enjoyed themselves there. In short, it attracts new users, and keeps them there.

    The archives shortcode is the other side of the coin: who doesn't want to see how everyone else responded? And if you're enjoying a handful of polls, the odds are good that you'd like to see the rest.

    Here's our current polls archive, in use at You can also see the random poll widget in the sidebar.

    It's worth noting I got this idea from

    Posted 6 years ago on Monday April 29, 2013 | Permalink
  5. David Peralty

    Thanks. I'll make sure our developers see this thread.

    Posted 6 years ago on Monday April 29, 2013 | Permalink