Want to make an online survey form to gather feedback? Effortlessly generate reports and eye-catching graphs to illustrate your survey results with Formidable as your WordPress survey plugin.
Let's start with the obvious. There are HUNDREDS of online survey tools available.
So what makes Formidable stand out from the crowd? There are more reasons than I could mention in a single blog post, but let's start with the highlights.
Self-hosted survey forms seamlessly build your brand
Chances are good that you've taken a survey online that was built with a survey maker like Survey Monkey or Polldaddy. But do you remember which company the survey was for? Was it branded by Survey Monkey or the company running the survey?
Keep your visitors on your site when you use a WordPress survey plugin. Control the all the branding, set your form colors, and include the form on any page of your WordPress site. Then maintain full control over the collected data since it's stored in your database. Survey results can't be held captive by a monthly fee. Plus, create all the surveys you want without usage restrictions or high monthly fees.
Easily build a complex online survey form
Many online surveys use a Scale field. This gives the user a choice of radio buttons, usually on a scale of 1 - 10. Assigning a value of "Strongly disagree" to 1 and "Strongly agree" to 10 can help you discover what your users think about your product or service.
Scale fields aren't the only option though. Checkbox fields, radio buttons and drop downs can all have numeric separate values applied. Used in conjunction with default values, Hidden Fields and field calculations, complex math can be performed right within your form. The output of your calculations can be used in the reports or graphs.
A long survey can be split into a multi-page form with a rootline or progress bar. This approach is user-friendly and increases conversion rates of long online survey forms. Plus, your surveys can branch by skipping the pages that don't apply to your user.
Generate reports from your survey results
Once your online survey form is complete, you need an easy way to view the results of the submitted data. That's where the [frm-stats] shortcode shines!
Display the total, number of submissions, average score, maximum or minimum score and much more for any given field. Follow the guide to filter statistics by date or by the value of another entry.
The shortcode options allow for almost unlimited reports, with a solution to meet every requirement.
Build beautiful graphs
All the data in the world won't do you any good if you can't understand what the numbers are saying. Numeric reports are always useful, but you may instantly recognize an emerging trend shown in a graph that would otherwise have been missed.
Beautiful, eye-catching graphs and charts show form data in seconds. Transform your dull numerical results into vibrant graphs that show data trends at a glance. Formidable Forms offers a wide range of graphing options to choose from.
- column graphs
- horizontal bar graphs
- area graphs
- scatter graphs
- pie charts
- line graphs
- stepped area graphs
- geographic heat maps
The full range of graphing options is too extensive to cover in this blog post, but you can read more about building graphs in the documentation.
Have you built an online survey that you're particularly proud of? Share it in the comments and provide inspiration to those just getting started.