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7 Best Useful Survey and Poll Plugins For WordPress

Nowadays more and more individuals, freelancers and small businesses are using WordPress as a full-fledged content managed system. Whether you’re using it as a blogging engine or as a CMS, at some point of time you had to rely on plugins to include the desired functionality. Small businesses and freelancers often run reader or customer based surveys on their WordPress powered websites. Either this survey functionality is custom coded by hiring an expert or webmasters use some specialized plugins to integrate survey functionality with ease.
Polls or survey are very useful way to get in touch with your readers. Polls can be used to get your readers opinion and even new article idea.
Here are some of the best polls or survey plugins for WordPress that are extremely easy-to-use and lets you launch custom surveys or polls in no time. Some of these plugins provide multiple functionalities apart from giving you a robust survey platform:

1.    Polldaddy Polls & Ratings

This is a very popular survey plugin with large user base. You can design, host and control all your custom surveys right from within your WordPress dashboard. Through this plugin you can not only design your survey in 20 different styles, but can also host them in dozens of languages. This plugin also gives you the flexibility to either keep the survey data private or public as per your preferences.

2.    SurveyPress

This is one of my favorite plugins to integrate powerful customized surveys to WordPress powered blogs. It uses the robust and open source LimeSurvey survey tool to run all the surveys. This plugin can create private as well as public surveys and can assign different privileges to registered users for creating, editing and submitting surveys. You can create unlimited number of custom surveys and can run them.

3.    WP Easy Polls

This is another non-traditional WordPress polling plugin that is setup to help the admin quickly and easily create landing pages with graphical poll-like questions. This one is totally free compared to the more advance WP Quick Polls alternative.

4.    WP-Polls

Adds an AJAX poll system to your WordPress blog. You can easily include a poll into your WordPress’s blog post/page. WP-Polls is extremely customizable via templates and css styles and there are tons of options for you to choose to ensure that WP-Polls runs the way you wanted. It now supports multiple selection of answers.

5.    WP Quick Polls

This isn’t a traditional WordPress poll plugin intended to gather and display voting results to visitors. While it can indeed display voter results, this polling plugin is mostly geared towards creating graphical poll-like landing pages.

6.    SodaHead Polls

A content-rich WordPress poll plugin that lets you incorporate images and video with your polls. The admin can create an unlimited number of polls and easily store and display them on his or her WordPress blog. Features include security measures to prevent voting fraud through limiting votes according to IP address, the ability to display lengthy multiple answers, the ability to display the polls on other sites, easy sharing of polls, and the ability to change poll size, poll color, and poll background templates.

7.    WordPress Simple Survey

This flexible and powerful plugin lets you host custom survey, poll, and questionnaire or quiz very easily. All the collected data is stored in WP database and can be displayed and analyzed in the WordPress dashboard. Since this plugin is powered by jQuery, visitors can fill multiple interactive fields within a single page without ever reloading the web page. This plugin has a robust score and weightage mechanism so that you can easily analyze the results with a click of a button.

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