When I opened the admin panel, I saw a message over in the sidebar that read:
Start collecting feedback from your visitors to improve your WordPress site. Get started.
That opened up a demo page with various Crowdsignal blocks already populated, as an aid to designing a page with Crowdsignal blocks.
I don’t have any desperate desire or need to use the blocks but I thought – why not show everyone what the demo page itself looks like. So here it is, and everything after this sentence is the demo page
Welcome to this little demo page! We would love to introduce you to our set of Crowdsignal blocks and created this post for you, so that you can test and play with all of them right inside of your editor.
Preview this post if you would like to test the Crowdsignal blocks from your visitors perspective. Oh and please feel free to delete this draft post anytime, it was only created for demo purposes.
Let’s start with a quick overview of all our current blocks available in your WordPress editor. You can find all these blocks inside your block library via searching for their name or simply by searching “Crowdsignal”.
We all have opinions! Curious about the opinion of your audience? Start asking with our poll block. It makes creating a poll as fast and simple as listing bullet points.
You can choose between a button or a list style for your answer options, and you can fully customize the styling of the block. By default the poll block will support your theme styling, but it’s up to you if you want to keep it. You can customize the style how you want, from font-family to border colours.
Just click in the poll below and start editing.
And everything else you expect from a Crowdsignal poll is also available — such as setting “single answer” or “multiple answer” choices, a customised confirmation message, poll timeframe, and avoidance of double voting.
You might have spotted it already, in the bottom left corner of this page: Our Feedback button.
This is a floating button that lives above your site’s content. Always visible this button makes giving feedback easy! User can send you a message and provide their email address so you could can get back to them. Needless to say that you can fully customize the design and text, including the label of the button itself. Feel free to make it a “Contact me” or “Say hello” button or anything you like.
And yes, you can change its placement! You can put the button in any corner of your site. Just try it! Click in the feedback and start editing. (I’ve done that.)
Don’t miss out on your customers’ feedback. Keep your door open anytime and place a feedback button on all your pages.
Sometimes we need just quick and fast feedback from our audience. A quick voting button might be all you need. Fully customizable of course.
There is already a “like” button at the end of a WordPress post that you can click to express satisfaction or agreement. But what if you want to ask readers their opinion on a subject in the middle of a post? Or what if you want to present several ideas and find out which one is the most popular? Wouldn’t it be great to ask readers what they think without having to leave the editor or switch to another service or plugin?
That’s what we thought! Say hello to our Voting Block:
It’s a simple block that adds two voting buttons—thumbs up, thumbs down—to your post wherever you want to place them. Customize the block in different sizes and colors, with or without a border, and with or without a visible vote counter. Put several in a single post, next to different ideas, to see how they stack up for readers. Make the block your own!
The Applause block is a simpler and more playful version of our Voting block. The main differences are users only being able to give positive feedback and encouraging users to “make as much noise as they want”. Meaning this block does not only allow repeated voting, but even encourages it.
Let your audience make some noise with a big round of applause.
Preview this post and try clapping yourself! It’s fun.
The block currently comes in three different sizes, and can be customised with a button-like styling, including a border, border radius and some colour customisation options.
Embed Surveys & Forms
So far we only talked about quick and fast ways to collect feedback or opinions from your audience. But what if you have many questions or want to create simple forms? You can do this with Crowdsignal, too! Create a survey or form on app.crowdsignal.com and embed it into your WordPress post or site. Similar like here:
The Crowdsignal survey above was embedded using our “Single question per page mode.” It’s exactly what it sounds like: In this mode, no matter how many questions your survey has, your respondents will always see one question at a time. Single Mode shines when you embed a survey into your website or blog post. Surveys with multiple questions can take up a lot of space, overwhelming your site. If you’re not sure whether your readers will take the survey at all, it disrupts the reading experience. With Single Mode, a survey uses the same amount of space as an image, even a really long survey.
Once they provide an answer (or skip the question), the next question loads. It has a playful feel, like flipping through a slide show. Every answered question feels like progress.
You can choose between several transition options, and decide whether the questions should move from top to bottom, or from left to right.
Ready to create one? Here’s how:
– Go to app.crowdsignal.com (we will log you in with your WordPress.com account – magic ;)) .
– Create a new survey.
– In the Editor, choose “Single Mode” at the top left.
– Then create as many questions as you like and style your theme.
– When you are ready click on Sharing and copy the URL of your survey.
– Go back to your WordPress editor and paste the URL of your survey into your post
– Done! Your survey will appear in your post.