Gathering information about your target audience is a difficult task, but polls and surveys are an easy way to go about it — while increasing engagement. Not only do you want to gather data to improve your messaging or customer experience, but implementing and facilitating data collection must be simple and without hassle.
That's why we collected some of the best WordPress poll plugins that require little technical setup. These plugins make participation easy and enjoyable to increase the number of respondents who make it all the way through all the questions.
Best Poll and Survey Plugins for WordPress
- Gravity Forms With Add-Ons
- HubSpot WordPress Plugin
- Poll, Survey, Form and Quiz Maker by OpinionStage
- YOP Poll
- Modal Survey
- WordPress Survey and Poll
- Responsive Poll
- TotalPoll Pro
- Advanced Poll for WordPress
- Poll Maker
Gravity Forms is a popular solution for embedding forms on your WordPress site. If you're already using Gravity Forms for this purpose, it would be super easy to simply use the Polls add-on or Survey add-on to fit your needs without using another vendor. Both of these add-ons are Elite add-ons, available only with an Elite License of the software. However, being able to rely on the trusted resource in the industry that Gravity Forms is would be a huge benefit.
You'll be able to view poll results from your internal dashboard and have an option to display them on your site. What's more is that Gravity Forms takes the data analysis part of polling to a whole new level by allowing you to filter submissions using conditional logic.
Forminator by WPMU DEV is another form-based plugin, but it comes with built-in functionality for polls and and quizzes. Creating a new form or poll is easy with their drag-and-drop editor, and you can even add custom CSS to customize it according to your brand. Forminator also shows the status of all active forms and polls along with their metrics such as views and entries.
If you’re looking to get a gauge on what your website visitors or customers are thinking, consider the HubSpot WordPress Plugin. The plugin’s free form builder is an easy-to-use solution for gathering feedback on WordPress.
Use the intuitive drag and drop builder to build your form, and then embed it or launch it as a popup on pages across your website. Submissions are synced to HubSpot’s free CRM and can be analyzed from a dashboard within WordPress.
Rather use an existing forms tool to conduct a survey? No problem! The HubSpot WordPress Plugin easily integrates with most WordPress form and survey builders out-of-the-box, so you don’t have to worry about a thing.
Getting a poll or survey up and running is easy with OpinionStage because you can choose from hundreds of free templates or create one from scratch based on your unique preferences. It offers customization options such as color, fonts, and size as well as a CSS override that gives you complete control over the look and feel of the poll or survey. You can also include images and a call-to-action at the end.
GetSiteControl is a fantastic tool that will allow you to implement a survey using a pop-up on your site. You sign up for a GetSiteControl account and use this plugin to display and manage the pop-up on your site. This provides a seamless on-page experience where you can ask a user for their opinion or why they're leaving a specific page. The plugin can double for pop-up calls-to-action as well.
6. YOP Poll
YOP Poll plugin helps you to create a beautiful survey on your WordPress blog. You can run multiple polls simultaneously, and it provides you full control over the tool once you activate the plugin.
You can create a new poll or clone an existing poll if you want and you can manage the votes, what details to display and what to keep private from the dashboard.
The best part is that it's free.
Mopinion’s free Wordpress plugin enables users to capture feedback anywhere on their website. The online feedback forms are completely customizable. Users can pick and choose which questions and scoring options (including various CX metrics such as NPS, CES, and CSAT) they wish to use, add their own design or logo, and choose their own language.
The forms can be triggered based on rules such as mouse movement, time on page, and exit intent so that you can control the experience on your site.
Once feedback is collected, it will be immediately available on a personal Mopinion account that is created upon downloading the plugin. Alternatively, users can receive feedback alerts straight to their email inbox.
WP-Polls is one of the most popular free WordPress polling plugins with more than 100,000+ downloads. Its popularity is, in short, due to its simplicity combined with being highly customizable. You can choose from a number of templates and CSS styles to make it your own, then easily embed the output on a post or page using a generated shortcode.
9. Modal Survey
If you anticipate engaging your audience a lot, Modal Survey is a good choice with no limit on the number of surveys or polls you can run. It's also extremely flexible across the board from implementation (embed, pop-ups, and modal boxes) to customization (parallax scrolling and RGB color picker). It also provides many options for displaying the results of your surveys: pie charts, bar charts, progress bars, and more.
This plugin will allow you to create surveys and polls that are compatible with all browsers and fully responsive. You'll also be able to choose from a variety of display options and more than 30 animated effects. It also offers anonymous polling with de-duplication to avoid data skew.
11. Responsive Poll
With 9 different animation options, the ability to add images and video, and control over whether users see poll results, this is another option if you value customizability. Its mobile-first design makes it extremely SEO- and UX-friendly as well.
12. TotalPoll Pro
This extensive poll plugin for WordPress enables you to create great-looking responsive polls on your site. You can place it in the sidebar using the built-in widget or anywhere else using the shortcode.
The best part about this plugin is that it comes with GDPR compliance options right out of the box.
Advanced Poll for WordPress is known for its level of user-friendliness, boasting few obstacles for poll creation on the fly. It comes with attractive, ready-made themes as well as style options for custom design. What makes this plugin particularly unique is its ability to include media in poll answers.
14. Poll Maker
With more than 13 style options and the ability to customize colors, borders, backgrounds, and images, Poll Maker is an excellent choice for making an attractive poll. It includes a "schedule poll" feature where you can set a start date for when it should begin appearing for visitors on your site. It doesn't limit the options that users can pick from, and there are also options for voting and rating using emoji or star-rating icons.
Once you've chosen a survey and polling plugin for your WordPress site, you're well on your way to learning more about your website visitors and engaging with them.
Editor's note: This post was originally published in January 2020 and has been updated for comprehensiveness.
Originally published Jun 19, 2020 6:51:00 AM, updated August 27 2020