WordPress Training: Creating a PollDaddy Poll

If you’d like to ask your readers to vote on a question you have or ask them a bunch of stuff that can quickly respond to, take a look at the PollDaddy Poll you can instantly add to your WordPress.com blog posts.

When you’re writing a post to the editor just click on the PollDaddy button up here and a new window will open up. Now you can have the choice from any post that you’ve previously created or make a new one by clicking on Add new up here. Put your question up top and then the answers you’d like to offer your readers underneath, either deleting or adding more with the red X’s or the “Add another” button. Then you can choose if you’d like to make your poll multiple choice, so that uses more than one complete option, randomize to the option appearing in the random order or featuring an other answer they can select. Choose an interface from the selection using the arrows here. Decide if you’d like to show results, percentages or just hide results from views altogether and then whether and how you’d like to block repeat voters if you’re using a one vote per person approach. That’s it, save your poll and then insert it into your post and you’re good to start using your readers and if you want to track results, head over to the polls menu and choose Edit.

Now you can make changes to your polls, check the results, delete them, preview how they look or even get some html code or short codes to ember to any website, blog or wordpress.com blog. It’s also possible to create polls without going into the editor instead selecting polls, Add new and working from specific poll creation page in wordpress. So that’s PollDaddy Polls making interacting of your readers even easier.

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Andy Johnson has been on the Internet since the its dawn(ie his first computer program was recorded on cassette tape) and his first hard drive cost about as much his current MacBook. His first byline was in 1993 for a local newspaper rag he eventually helmed, and his last “real job” was at a computer start up which ended when it ended. Throughout it all he’s freelanced and blogged. Now he is mesmerized by Search Engine Optimization forever trying to “rise to the top” for the right reasons. He’s been married to his wife Julia for as long as he can remember and has two lovely, wonderful children. He looks forward to sharing the latest in the technical best for all the online entrepreneurs.