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[resolved] Make multiple choice allow multiple choices?

  1. blogartisan

    I'd like people to be able to select more than one choice from a list. I've tried both radio buttons and checkboxes but both seem to have the same result of allowing only a single choice. Is this possible somehow without anything beyond a smidgen of custom coding?

    Posted 14 years ago on Saturday January 9, 2010 | Permalink
  2. blogartisan, multiple choice is radio buttons, and checkboxes is checkboxes. Checkboxes allow multiple choices, as you would expect checkboxes to do. Is that not your experience? It's worked for me just fine in the past. Radio buttons allow just one of many choices.

    I asked about renaming multiple choice to radio buttons a while back:

    Although to be fair, I think MailChimp uses the same terminology: multiple choice for radio buttons.

    Posted 14 years ago on Sunday January 10, 2010 | Permalink
  3. I'm not sure I follow. Checkboxes are multiple choice. You can select more than one. Radio buttons are a single selection. I'm not sure what else to say other than i'd have to see the form you are having a problem with in action. If you can send us a WordPress login to the site you are having the issue with via our Contact Us form i'd be glad to take a look.

    Posted 14 years ago on Sunday January 10, 2010 | Permalink
  4. This has been resolved. The issue was confusion over how the Multiple Choice field works. Multiple Choice is a single select field. This is the type of choice you would make on a Multiple Choice quiz or test. You select one option from multiple choices.

    We may consider changing the name of this field in a future release to simply Radio Buttons to avoid causing confusion.

    Posted 14 years ago on Sunday January 10, 2010 | Permalink
  5. Anonymous

    Carl, I agree calling it "multiple choice" is very confusing. I'm looking for a way to define a group of checkboxes in one selection and "multiple choice" would be perfect if it were to allow me to change it from radio buttons to check boxes.

    Posted 14 years ago on Sunday February 14, 2010 | Permalink
  6. Anonymous

    Never mind on the second part of my comment; I found what I needed in "checkboxes" (though I didn't think to look there at first because I saw multiple choices and it distracted me.)

    Posted 14 years ago on Sunday February 14, 2010 | Permalink
  7. Some people do get confused by the term "Multiple Choice", however that is technically the correct term. When you take a quiz in school it is called a "Multiple Choice" quiz because you are presented with multiple answers and must pick the correct one.

    You select one response from multiple choices.

    But we may still change it in the future to "Radio Buttons" to avoid confusion.

    Posted 14 years ago on Monday February 15, 2010 | Permalink

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