Category Archives: Customize

How to customize surveys, polls, quizes

Create and Assign Labels

With addpoll.com you can easily add labels (tags) to the items in your Dashboard. You can then limit what you see on your Dashboard to all items, marked with a specific label.

How do I create labels?

In order to create labels, you just need to go to your Dashboard:

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The following option will appear:

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Press Manage

 

Now you can Create your first label. You just need to give it a name (for example, Work), and hit the Create button:

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Your new label will appear below:

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You can also Edit or Delete your label , by pressing the respective buttons on the right.

How do I assign labels?

Once you have your label created, you can easily assign it to items in you Dashboard.

Tick all the items that you want to assign a label to:

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In our example, the ticked items are Vendor Contact Information Form and Nestle.

Now press Untitled again and you will see your newly created label there:

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Press Apply

 

Note: If you have more than one label created, only the label or labels that are ticked will be applied. You can add multiple labels – just make sure that all labels you need are ticked.

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Your applied labels will then appear only next to the chosen items:

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If you click on the label itself, it will show you only the items, marked with this label:

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If you want to view all your items again, just select All for the drop-down menu:

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Change the Style of a Poll or Survey

The style represents the appearance of your poll or survey, as seen by your respondents. With addpoll.com you can easily change the style of your polls and surveys. There are several build-in styles, but you can also add new ones.

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Build-in styles for a poll

 

 

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Build-in styles for a survey/quiz

 

 

To watch a video tutorial on how to change the style of a poll or a survey, check out the following link: Change Style

We’ve also provided a written tutorial below.

How to Add a New Style

Adding a new style with addpoll.com is very simple and convenient. Once you add a style, you can use it for all your future polls and surveys, if you want to! Please start by clicking on the Styles navigation bar:

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Then click on the Create a New button or on Create now:

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You will see the following options:

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Choose the one that you want. In this example we took Poll Style, the rest are similar.

You are now in the Style Creator!

You will first need to give your style a name (visible only for you). This is important if you have more than one language added, so you can differentiate between them.

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You can base your style to the one of the build-in ones:

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Just click on the respective build-in style, that you want to use it as a base. Your preview will always appear on the right side of the screen.

 

 

 

 

Now let’s review the Style Editor.

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For advanced users only, we also offer the option to program their style with CSS:

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Once you are happy with the style shown in the preview, please click the Save button on the button of the page and your new style will be created!

How to Manage Your Styles

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As you can see, you can Edit and Delete your styles quite easily. You just need to click on the option that you need under the style name.

 

How to Change a Poll Style

If you already have a poll created or you are in the process of creating one, you will notice the Style drop-down menu in the Poll Creator/Editor.

You can always choose one of the built-in templates, by clicking on the Poll Template radio button and opting one of the templates offered there.

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If you want to use your own style, already added, then just choose it from Custom Style drop-down menu.

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If you want to create a new custom style, please go on reading.

Note: If you are currently creating your poll and do not have your new style added yet, make sure to press the Save and Continue button first and then press the Back Arrow of your browser before proceeding to the next step.

Please choose Create new from the Custom Style drop-down menu.

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You are now in the Style Creator!

You will first need to give your style a name (visible only for you). This is important if you have more than one style added, so you can differentiate between them.

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You can base your style to the one of the build-in ones:

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Just click on the respective build-in style, that you want to use it as a base. Your preview will always appear on the right side of the screen.

 

 

 

 

Now let’s review the Style Editor.

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For advanced users only, we also offer the option to program their style with CSS:

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Once you are happy with the style shown in the preview, please click the Save button on the button of the page and your new style will be created!

Go back to your dashboard, press Edit under your poll, go again to the Styles drop-down menu and you will see your newly added style there. You may now choose it.

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That is all. If you preview your poll now, you will see that its appearance is what you have set it to be!

How to Change a Survey Style

Changing a survey style is pretty much the same as changing a poll style.

If you already have a survey created or you are in the process of creating one, you will notice the Style drop-down menu in the Survey Creator/Editor.

You can always choose one of the built-in templates:

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If you want to use your own style, already added, then just choose it from the Custom Style drop-down menu.

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If you want to create a new custom style, please go on reading.

Note: If you are currently creating your survey and do not have your new style added yet, make sure to press the Save and Continue button first and then press the Back Arrow of your browser before proceeding to the next step.

Please choose Create new from the Custom Style drop-down menu.

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You are now in the Style Creator!

You will first need to give your style a name (visible only for you). This is important if you have more than one style added, so you can differentiate between them.

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You can base your style to the one of the build-in ones:

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Just click on the respective build-in style, that you want to use it as a base. Your preview will always appear on the right side of the screen.

 

 

 

Now let’s review the Style Editor:

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For advanced users only, we also offer the option to program their style with CSS:

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Once you are happy with the style shown in the preview, please click the Save button on the button of the page and your new style will be created!

Go back to your dashboard, press Edit under your survey, go again to the Styles drop-down menu and you will see your newly added style there. You may now choose it.

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That is all. If you preview your survey now, you will see that its appearance is what you have set it to be!

Change the Language of a Poll or Survey

With addpoll.com you can easily change the language of the default messages and navigation buttons for your polls and surveys. What is even better, you can change them to any language you want to!

How to Add a New Language

Adding a new language with addpoll.com is very simple and convenient. Once you add a language, you can use it for all your future polls and surveys, if you want to! Please start by clicking on the Languages navigation bar:

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Then click on the Create a New button.

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You will see the following options:

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Choose the one that you want. In this example we took Poll Lang, the rest are analogous.

You will then need to give your language a name (visible only for you). This is important if you have more than one language added, so you can differentiate between them.

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For example, Deutsch

 

Then you need to provide your desired translation for all system messages and navigation buttons. Please see some examples:

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Please note: If you leave a word or phrase unchanged, as “Comments” in this example, it will be shown in your poll in English.

Once you are ready, please press the Save button on the bottom of the page and you can now use this language for all your future polls, if you want to. You just need to choose “Deutsch” from the drop-down language menu in the Poll/Survey Creator or Editor.

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How to Manage Your Languages

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As you can see, you can Edit and Delete your languages quite easily. You just need to click on the option that you need under the language name.

 

How to Change a Poll Language

If you already have a poll created or you are in the process of creating one, you will notice the Language drop-down menu in the Poll Creator/Editor.

If you already have a language added, then just choose it:

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You will then need to give your language a name (visible only for you). This is important if you have more than one language added, so you can differentiate between them.

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Please note: If you leave a word or phrase unchanged, as “Comments” in this example, it will be shown in your poll in English.

Once you are ready, please press the Save button on the bottom of the page and you can now use this language for all your future polls, if you want to. You just need to choose “Deutsch” from the drop-down language menu.

Go back to your dashboard, press Edit under your poll, go again to the Languages drop-down menu and you will see your newly added language there. You may now choose it.

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That is all.  If you preview your poll now, you will see that all system messages and navigation buttons are displayed as you have set them!

How to Change a Survey Language

Changing a survey language is pretty much the same as changing a poll language.

If you already have a survey created or you are in the process of creating one, you will notice the Language drop-down menu in the Survey Creator/Editor.

If you already have a language added, then just choose it:

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Otherwise, please go on reading.

Note: If you are currently creating your survey and do not have your new language added yet, make sure to press the Save and Continue button first and then press the Back Arrow of your browser before proceeding to the next step.

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Click on Create new language

 

You will then need to give your language a name (visible only for you). This is important if you have more than one language added, so you can differentiate between them.

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For example, Deutsch.

 

Then you need to provide your desired translation for all system messages and navigation buttons. Please see some examples:

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Once you are ready, please press the Save button on the bottom of the page and you can now use this language for all your future surveys, if you want to. You just need to choose “Deutsch” from the drop-down language menu in the Survey Creator/Editor.

Go back to your dashboard, press Edit under your survey, go again to the Languages drop-down menu and you will see your newly added language there. You may now choose it.

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That is all.  If you preview your survey now, you will see that all system messages and navigation buttons are displayed as you have set them!

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Set Up a Custom Domain

WIth addpoll you can set up your custom domain.
First you need to decide what you want your subdomain to be. If your website is www.yoursite.com then you might choose research.yoursite.com, for example.

Then you need to create a CNAME DNS record to your hosting or domain name registered for the subdomain of your choice and point it to private.addpoll.com

How to enable custom domain

1) Go to http://www.addpoll.com/profile/domain.

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2) Click on enable domain and on domain field enter the address that you created, e.g. research.yoursite.com. You can also include a Google Maps Api Key.  Below you will find additional design options like uploading your Logo and including Header and Footer Html.

3) Click Save.

4) Now go to Dashboard and click on Get code click under one of your surveys or forms to get your new address.

Direct link now looks this one: http://research.yoursite.com/survey/demographics

How to create a CNAME 

Creating CNAME (GoDaddy)

1. Log in to your Account Manager.
2. Next to Domains, click Launch.
3. Do one of the following:

• From the Tools menu, select DNS Manager, and then click Edit Zone for the domain name you want to update.
• Click the domain name you want to update, and, in the DNS Manager section, click Launch.

How to add a CNAME Record

1. Go to the Zone File Editor for the domain name you want to update.
2. Click Add New Record. The Add DNS Record window displays.
3. From the Record type list, select CNAME (Alias).
4. Complete the following fields:
Enter an Alias Name — Enter the subdomain name for the alias assignment. For example, type www.
Points to Host Name — Enter the host name you want the alias to point to. For example, type @ to map the alias directly to your domain name.
TTL — Select how long the server should cache the information.

5. Click OK.
6. Click Save Zone File, and then click OK. The new CNAME record displays in the CNAME (Alias) section.

How to edit a CNAME Record

1. Go to the Zone File Editor for the domain name you want to update.
2. In the CNAME (Alias) section, click the CNAME record you want to edit.
3. Edit any of the following fields:

Host — Enter the subdomain name for the alias assignment. For example, type www.
Points to — Enter the host name you want the alias to point to. For example, type @ to map the alias directly to your domain name.
TTL — Select how long the server should cache the information.

4. Click Save Zone File, and then click OK.