Poll widgets as placeholders

What is a widget?

A widget can help you save time when placing new polls on your website. In your Polldaddy account, you can create a widget and assign a poll to it. Once you insert your widget code into the HTML of your web page, you can change the poll assigned to your widget with the click of a button, from your Polldaddy.com dashboard.

If you conduct polls on your website from time to time, creating a widget saves time, as you only have to copy and paste the JavaScript code for your widget into your website once.

How do I create a widget?

To create a poll widget, login to your dashboard.

On the left-hand side of your dashboard, click on Polls:

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At the top of your list of polls, on the right-hand side of your dashboard, click on the Poll Widgets button:

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Then click on the Create a New Poll Widget button in the upper lefthand corner:

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Next, give your widget a name. You can also select a poll to associate with this widget from the dropdown list. When you’re finished, click Save My Changes:

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Now, hover over Embed and copy and paste the JavaScript provided into your website. When you’ve copied and pasted the code, click on Done Embedding:

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Once you’ve pasted the code into your website, the poll you chose will appear in that place on your website.

Changing the poll that appears in the widget

Here’s how to assign a new poll to your widget, to show a new poll on your webpage. No need to re-embed code! Go to Polls in your dashboard:

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At the top of your list of polls, on the right hand side of your dashboard, click on the Poll Widgets button:

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Then, click on Edit:

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Select a new poll to assign to your widget from the dropdown menu. Be sure to click on Save My Changes:

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That’s all there is to it! Note that it may take ten minutes for your new poll to appear on your website.

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