How to Install the Best Survey Software for WordPress: are you looking for a way to implement surveys on your WordPress Site, or are you wondering if it would be a good idea? Perfect, this article is about this subject.
A survey software or a Survey WordPress plugin lets you create surveys easily in minimal times. They give you the ability to customize them using many options available; they allow you to make those surveys look stunning, often integrate with other softwares and CRMs, and last but not least, to collect e-mails.
Let’s get to it.
HOW TO INSTALL THE BEST SURVEY SOFTWARE TUTORIAL
Surveying your audience can help to increase conversions to your site. If you know what your visitors are looking for or what they expect to see, or what they like or dislike, lets you make very strategic changes, and that will work.
A good example is a successful blogger I follow. He uses to send out e-mail newsletters, and recently he surveyed s on this practice, asking how many e-mails we would like a week and if any of us would pay for an e-mail newsletter that would contain a certain type of tips. But if you think of it, you can use surveys for anything; the options are unlimited.
WordPress doesn’t have a built-in survey system, and like anything else that WordPress doesn’t offer, there is a plugin that can add this functionality.
We will show you the best plugin or best survey software to create surveys and polls on your site.
Based on what we decided it is the best? Because we says it! Not really!
It is the best because:
- It is the most used by blogger and internet marketers
- It is user-friendly
- It has gorgeous layouts which catch attention and visitors
- Tons of features that we will show down below
- Great customization
- It is all on your WordPress site
- Chances are you are already using this tool or part of it
We are talking about WPForms, of course!
The proof it is the best tool is basically given by the number of users currently having WPForms in use on their site. It is basically a vote by popularity.
3+ million active installations is a huge number. It outranks by far any other forms builder in WordPress. It doesn’t outranks Contact Forms 7, but you can go and read: “WPFORMS VS CONTACT FORMS 7 | COMPARISON.”
It should give you a pretty good picture of the difference and why WPForms is still the best. That article was written last year, and WPForms managed to grow 1+ million active installations while Contact Forms 7 has stayed the same.
The chances are that most bloggers are already using WPForms in some capacity; why not take advantage of the Survey and Poll feature?
Let’s get down to business. How to Install the Best Survey Software for WordPress?
INSTALL WPFORMS PLUGIN
The first thing is to get the WPForms plugin. To be able to use the Survey and Poll add-on, you have to take the Pro Plan.
If you are already using WPForms on another plan, you have to upgrade. If you are not amongst the 3+ million, then you can start with WPForms.
Just follow the instructions to upload and install the plugin, they are easy and fast.
Then, you need to visit the WPForms » Add-ons page and scroll down to the Surveys and Polls add-on.
Go ahead and click on the Install add-on button to install the survey add-on. Once installed, you need to click on the ‘Activate’ button to start using the add-on.
Now you have to visit WPForms » Add New page to create a new form. This will launch the WPForms’ drag and drop form builder interface.
To create a form, you have to use the editor that pop-ups. It is a drag and drop editor; You can customize the form as you please. WPForms is very customizable. You can add/remove fields, change text, add buttons, and pretty much everything else you need.
WPForms also includes conditional logic, which means you can personalize your survey questions based on user input in one of the previous fields.
Here is where you can add the fields you need for your visitor to fill. In other words, you can create the survey within the form. Using condition logic can help in creating a survey; otherwise, it is as simple as that.
Once you are done creating the form, you can add the survey anywhere on the site.
ADD THE SURVEY TO YOUR SITE
You can place the form anywhere on the site, with codes, widgets, or adding a block in WordPress. Go for creating a new blog and find WPForms:
Select WPForms and then find the form you just created:
Select and Insert the form, and you are good to go. You will now see the form shortcode added into the post editor. Once you are done editing the post, go ahead and publish it. You can visit your website to see your survey form live in action.
WPForms also allows you to easily add your survey form into any sidebar or widget ready area. Head over to the Appearance » Widgets page in your WordPress admin area and drag the WPForms widget to any sidebar.
Now you can go and see how the widget looks like on your site.
SEE YOUR SURVEY RESULTS
WPForms can create great charts and graphs to show you the survey results. You can also export them on a spreadsheet.
To view your survey results, you need to visit WPForms » All Forms page and click on the ‘Survey Results’ link below your survey form.
You will see your survey responses displayed in an interactive chart and tables. You can export responses to a single question, as well as the entire survey.
There are more options fo you to see results from a single question and more.
If you are already a WPForms user or have other forms previously made, you can transform those forms into a survey as well.
CONVERT OTHER FORMS INTO A SURVEY
If you would like to see results from your other forms like they were surveys, you can do that as well. To convert an existing WPForms form into a survey, edit the form in WPForms, and go to the Settings » Surveys and Polls section. You need to check the box next to the ‘Enable Survey Reporting’ option and save your changes.
To enable survey reporting for an individual form field, edit the form, and then click on the field you want to enable. Under the ‘Field Options’ section on your left side, you need to click on the Advanced Options and check the ‘Enable Survey Reporting’ option.
Here you go. It is very straightforward and fast.
WHAT WOULD YOU LOOK FOR IN A SURVEY PLUGIN?
If I were able to decide what I would want in a survey plugin, I would ask for the following things to be present:
- EASY TO USE (DRAG AND DROP WOULD BE PERFECT)
- ALLOWS ME TO CUSTOMIZE IT AS I WANT
- I CAN USE IT WHILE I AM WRITING MY ARTICLES OR INSIDE WORDPRESS
- EXPORT DATA IF NEEDED OR SHARE THEM
- THIRD PARTY INTEGRATION AVAILABLE IN CASE I WOULD NEED IT
- IT OFFERS MANY OTHER RELATED SERVICES I CAN USE WITH THE SAME PLAN
The truth is people like simplicity, clean, and easy to read forms. To deploy a great survey, it is not necessary to make complications and fancy moves.
The good point about WPForms is that offer with the same plugin, you can perform tons of other functions, like collecting payments, signatures, user registration, post submissions, forms creation, of course, and much more.
Here some related questions and answers:
- How do you come up with a survey question?
The best way to come up with a survey question is to be simple and direct. If you need a yes or no answer, it is pretty easy, but if you want people to elaborate, I will avoid wording a question that can say a YES or NO.
For example, if you send out a newsletter and want to know if people like your newsletter, it would be of little use to ask, “Do you like the weekly newsletter?”. If they say yes or no, still you do not know what they like or dislike.
You could say: ” what you like the most about the newsletter?”, then come up with 4 or 5 reasons to choose from and leave an open field to leave the possibility for people to enter another option. Then you can have another question about “What you dislike the most about the newsletter?”.
You can do the same for any other subject.
- How many questions should a survey have?
These days, I would create shorter surveys and have more than one survey displayed rather than only putting all the questions in one survey. I would have a max of 4 to 6 questions. Not too many or people are going to give up before the end.
If you want to create surveys, use a simple and customizable plugin that allows you to get many other benefits. Surveys are a tool to increase conversion and make your site better for your visitor. Let’s use it.