Need an advanced WordPress questionnaire plugin that graphs submissions, displays statistics, and conditionally displays questions?
More than your average WordPress questionnaire plugin
If you're building an online questionnaire, you've probably seen a few basic plugins built for this purpose. But do you need features that can take your online questionnaire or survey to the next level?
With a few simple tricks, you can increase the number of responses in your survey. Tailor your questions to your users, and customize the thank-you page at the end of your form depending on the choices made in the quiz.
Show a progress bar or root-line
One of my personal pet peeves is questionnaires that seem to go on forever. These usually have no indication of light at the end of the tunnel! I recently started an online survey for my bank and gave up on page sixteen! There may have only been seventeen pages, but I couldn't tell without a progress bar, and ran out of patience.
Increasing form response rates is simple. Let your users know the end is in sight, and your response rate will improve even on long forms.
Display only the questions you need
The shorter your form, the more responses you will get. While a questionnaire may not be short, use clever options to prevent it from being unnecessarily long. Since not every question applies to every user, define your user groups early in the form, then use conditional logic to hide questions that do not apply.
For example if your survey is about a recent hotel stay, you may have questions about the hotel childcare facilities and kids activities. But what if the guest doesn't have children? A simple radio button at the start of the form can help. Ask if the stay was for business, a couple's vacation or a family getaway. Then set conditional logic on the questions related to kids activities so they only display when "Family getaway" is selected.
Skip pages with conditional logic
Sometimes you need to hide more than just one or two questions. This is where multi-page forms and skipping entire pages is useful. Group all the questions on specific pages, and use conditional branching to skip pages. As a result, your form will seem shorter, and more users will complete it.
Customize the results page
Show different content on the thank you page depending on choices made in the survey. If you score your questionnaire, use conditional statements to display customized content based on the score.
Beyond the questionnaire
Questionnaires are all about collecting useful data. But what you do with that data is equally important. Displaying your data in an easy-to-read and eye-catching way is vital.
Statistics allow you to count the number of entries, show a total or average for numeric entries. Or display the maximum or minimum amounts entered. Customize the stats based on dates, the user viewing them, by maximum or minimum value, or even by a specific value. This allows you to easily generate different statistics for each user segment.
Graphing survey results can be done in much the same way. Choose a graph type that best fits the data, including line graphs, bar and column graphs, pie charts, and scatter graphs. Custom colors can really make your graphs stand out.
Scoring quizzes just got easier!
Have you seen our brand new Quiz Maker plugin? This lets you setup a grading scale, display the score as a fraction or percentage, and more.
Have you built an amazing questionnaire on your WordPress site?
If you have already mastered the perfect questionnaire or survey and you have any additional tips and tricks, we'd love to hear about them!