Blogging Polls and Surveys for WordPress.com blogs

Update: October 11, 2008 : PollDaddy polls have now been included in wordpress.com blogs.

There are many different third party providers of free polls on the internet. However, it’s important to note the following:

  1. None of the polls that use javascript or forms can be used on wordpress.com blogs as the software will strip out the code to preserve security.
  2. Update: Only the nexodyne polls and gfx polls display dynamic updating on the blog as the votes are cast but, the nexodyne polls are too large to fit into a sidebar so, they must be placed either on a static page or in a post.
  3. The polls listed below must be set up on the third party site and linked to from a text widget, a post or a static page, as the voting must take place on the third party site and not on the blog.
  4. To create the appearance of an onsite poll bloggers can simply create an image of and upload it into a text widget or onto a static page or post, linking the image to the third party poll for voting.

Sample poll from NuPolls basicpolls (fits in your sidebar ) – Please note that this is just an sample! I’m not conducting an actual poll.
Sample Poll – NuPoll (basic polls)

Your Favorite Search Engine
Your favorite search engine is?
Google
Yahoo
DogPile
Alexa Internet
Ask.com (formerly Ask Jeeves)
Live Search (formerly MSN Search)
Lycos
Clusty
HotBot
Excite
Metacrawler
WebCrawler
Voting Link
View Result
Free Web Polls

Sample Poll from gfx polls (fits in your sidebar) – Please note that this is just an sample! I’m not conducting an actual poll.

Sample Poll – gfxpolls
Poll: Search Engines

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Related posts:
October 18, 2007 Testing Polls for WordPress.com Blogs 2
October 18, 2007 Testing Polls for WordPress.com Blogs 1

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