Need an advanced WordPress questionnaire builder that graphs submissions, displays statistics, and conditionally displays questions? Look no further!
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Looking for a WordPress questionnaire plugin? If you search the WordPress.org plugin directory, you’ll find a dozens of options. But with so many plugins, how do you choose the best one?
Today we are going to talk about the ultimate plugin for building questionnaires on your WordPress site. If you are on the hunt for features to take your questionnaires to the next level, then look no further. Formidable Forms is here!
Here’s the best part: the plugin we are highlighting today has a free questionnaire maker that you can use to easily build a questionnaire or even create polls in WordPress or other types of forms. In fact, this plugin can be used to create survey forms straight from your WordPress dashboard too.
In this blog post, we are going to run down the reasons why the Formidable drag and drop form builder is the ultimate WordPress questionnaire plugin for any task. Let’s get into it!
Questionnaire vs. survey: what's the difference?
Before we get into all the reasons why Formidable works great as a WordPress questionnaire plugin, let’s answer this age-old question. Is there a difference between a survey and a questionnaire?
Actually, the answer is yes!
A survey is about the content, method, collection, and analysis of data. A questionnaire is any written set of questions.
The main difference is that a survey uses mostly closed-ended questions that don't require typing. A questionnaire has more open-ended questions.
Here’s a follow-up question: can Formidable Forms handle both questionnaires and surveys? Sure can.
That means it can help you create everything from eCommerce solutions to contact forms. If you build it using form fields, Formidable can handle it!
What's the difference between a quiz and a questionnaire?
So, since a questionnaire isn't a survey, how is it different from a quiz? It all comes down to the purpose behind the form.
A questionnaire is intended to gather data to analyze. On the other hand, a quiz is generally designed to test the quiz taker.
But either way, you're in luck. With Formidable, you can be a quiz and survey master too. Learn more about how to make a quiz in WordPress.
More than your average WordPress questionnaire plugin
So what makes Formidable Forms stand out? For starters, it has all the questionnaire form fields you’d ever need. These include Likert scales, multiple-choice, radio buttons, and every questionnaire field you can imagine.
But there is much more to a questionnaire than form fields. With Formidable’s visual form styler, you can make sure that your questionnaire looks exactly as you want. Match your website’s style or make each questionnaire form look unique.
You can even use Formidable to create advanced options like a modal survey (a survey that pops-up when you click a CTA button on a page). The advanced features of Formidable are great because they are accessible and user-friendly even for beginners.
Formidable even has several questionnaire templates to get you started fast!
Now that we’ve given you a broad overview, let’s take a look at some of the main features that make our WordPress questionnaire builder a great choice.
👉 Learn more: How to create a questionnaire in WordPress
Show a progress bar or root-line
What’s worse than questionnaires that seem to go on forever? One of our friends once started an online questionnaire for their bank and gave up on page sixteen! There may have only been seventeen pages, but they couldn't tell without a progress bar.
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 you're asking 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. Utilize the users' precious attention span in this age of social media. You can get the questionnaire traffic stats via Google Analytics.
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 feel shorter, and more users will complete it.
Customize the results page
Show different content on the thank you page depending on the choices made in the survey. If you score your questionnaire, use conditional statements to display customized content based on the score.
Display questionnaire data visually
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 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.
With Formidable, you’ll be able to display the results of a questionnaire anywhere you want. Show customers, create reports or add custom graphics to member profiles. The possibilities are truly endless.
WordPress questionnaire builder... and beyond!
Formidable is a forms plugin - so it’s more than a WordPress questionnaire creator. It's also a WordPress poll plugin that can handle surveys and even quizzes. If it’s a form that relies on asking your audience questions, there is no stopping Formidable.
What’s more, Formidable is a plugin that works directly on your site. So you’ll keep all your own data. That means whenever you publish a form in WordPress using Formidable, your form submissions will stay in your WordPress database. WordPress users love it!
And since your form responses go to your WordPress site, you can control the entire process. Ask for a questionnaire respondent’s email address and build your email list. Go one step further and integrate it with your favorite email provider.
You can even send respondents an email notification after they complete your questionnaire. Not only can you use a questionnaire to collect data, but you can use it as a powerful marketing tool as well! Formidable can be used to do almost anything, especially when combined with a good WordPress page builder.
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