The Bolder Surveys plugin allows administrators to create a series of questions that visitors can answer in a single page questionnaire form. The results are then combined, calculated, and displayed in the dashboard using pie charts and graphs.
This plugin is still in its infancy. If you would like to contribute some ideas or things you would like to see in a future release, I am happy to take requests on this thread in the support forum!
Endless PossibiliesQuestions can have minimum requirements and various types of input fields.
Complex GridsCombine similar questions into matrix form with column and row combination answers.
Participant RestrictionsOpen your survey to everyone or registered users only.
Active / Inactive StatusSetup start and end dates to automatically close out surveys.
Statistics PageSimple bar graphs and pie charts let you easily see what your visitors are responding with.
Drag and DropSetup, re-order, and delete survey elements through a drag and drop interface for easy use.
For a complete list of changes, view the full version log.
Hi is it possible to make some text fields required? I always want users to write their name and email. thanks!
Under the option 'Number of Answers' selecting 'One Answer' should make it a requirement. Does this not work properly for you?
Hello, Your Survey Program looks to be just what I was looking for. I did buy it and it seems to have installed properly. However, when I build a quick test survey and view it I get this message "We're sorry, but this survey is not longer available". Also, it seems to be embedded in the header section of my site and as such the background color is overwhelming the fonts (background is a dark gray) and the error message. I am experiencing the condition where it seems to be overlapping some of the panel items on the right hand side which means I can't touch the right sidebar dropdown. Any advice? I am really looking forward to using this plugin on my WordPress site.
The message is likely due to the dates fields, which can be found in the upper right column of your settings page. I would recommend changing the expiration date to something in the distant future if you don't want it to ever expire. (This feature will be optional in the future) Some themes may not work appropriately with the plugin, but the templates are indeed customizable. I would recommend following the instructions in the included documentation as it will walk you through which files to copy, where to find them, and where to upload the copies that you will edit. Unfortunately every theme is different and some have altered the template in a way that cannot be predicted. Usually you just need to copy some HTML templates from your theme's post.php file to the template files in this plugin. When you mention the right sidebar, is this in the frontend of the website or the dashboard? The frontend should hopefully be fixed by the templating I mentioned before, but the dashboard I would have to see to know more. I am not aware of an issue with the right bar. Sometimes there can be an issue on the left due to conflict with other plugins.
Hello, Adding dates to the fields did the trick. I wrongly assumed leaving them blank or null would allow an endless open date. So much for assuming. As to the "header" color issue. I resolved that by adding some css rules to #primary and .survey-content in a child theme to fix this. The interface issue is in the dashboard. It seems the z-axis and positioning can cause a bit of a challenge to add content. ## I have a new question now. I'm still adding and testing the survey I made and due to the cookie feature I can't seem to test again. Where or how do I clear this. I cleared all of history and cookies on my browser to no avail. I'm still working on it but maybe you can provide a quick fix. ## Otherwise everything is looking great! Looking forward to updates and improvements. Thanks, Robert
I've download and installed the 1.03 zip file from the "Downloads Cart", yet the version number in Wordpress is still showing 1.02. Have tried several times, with the same result. Is this simply the version showing incorrectly, or is 1.03 actually not the version available for download?
My apologies for the confusion. It looks like the version number was not updated in the most recent download but it is the latest available version. There will be another update soon that will show the correct version number.
I don't see an option to convert a grid question from checkbox to radio. I do not want the users to select more than one option. Selecting 'One Answer - An answer is required, but no more than just one' does nothing.
This will be an automatic feature in the next version which is nearly ready for release. I'm afraid it was not a feature previously. If you need it sooner, please send me a PM through my profile. http://codecanyon.net/user/bolderelements#contact
If I change the order of question elements, some elements get deleted and the questions get a bit shuffled. For now I can put questions on paper until I get what I want and then I will insert them into the edit page. I saw another person had this issue before. Is there something i am doing wrong to cause this?
I apologize for this inconvenience. I'm sure it is nothing you are doing wrong. It has been reported before but difficult to really recreate and pinpoint the issue, so rather than waste too much effort figuring it out, I've decided to simply replace it. The original UI no longer functions as was originally envisioned so it's better to move on. Something that works properly is worth the extra second or two in setup. The new version is already underway, so hopefully it will be completed soon. If there are any other issues that you cannot work around, please let me know!
Hi! I would like to know if you are planning to add the "export to csv" option soon :) Thank you
I'm afraid I do not at the moment but I will see what I can do in the coming weeks. Are you just looking to export the results or backup the survey settings as well?
I'm looking to export the results so I can import in Excel and make charts and reports by date, user or value :)
I know it has been a long time, but if you are still using this plugin and in need of a CSV file, I do have a results export written up. It is just a first draft, meaning that I may tweak it a little depending on what seems most helpful. If you would like to give it a try, please open a support ticket so I can share the information with you: http://bolderelements.net/support/tickets/new/
Forget that last question about cookies. It took a few re-attempts with Firefox but it finally cleared the cookies. Explorer surprisingly was a lot ore cooperative, go figure. Again, thanks for all of the help. Let us know when the interface positioning on the dashboard has been fixed. Robert
I don't see an option to convert a grid question from checkbox to radio. I do not want the users to select more than one option. Selecting 'One Answer - An answer is required, but no more than just one' does nothing.
I like your product! Will it do this: http://www.gentlefootcare.ca/gentle-foot-care-survey/ it was a free plugin kevin
Sure, the question element can be given answers to choose from (and limited to just one) or it can offer a blank text field as needed. Please note, in regards to the personal data fields at the end, that the survey results are all combined at this time. The ability to view the results on a per survey basis will come with the next update.
I bought it and registered it last night but i'm wondering why i'm getting a 404 error on http://www.gentlefootcare.ca/surveys/how-are-we-doing/ I've created approx. 3 dozen wp sites in my life, so i'm not a dim bulb lol. thanks kevin
forget it i got it working!
Got a: Fatal error: Call to undefined function array_column() in /home/gentlefo/public_html/wp-content/plugins/bolder-surveys/includes/admin/class-statistics-survey.php on line 389 How do i fix?
and if i change something, i'm not allowed to view the page. How do we turn that part off?
In regards to the error you mentioned, PHP cannot find this function which means you are running an outdated version of PHP. All of my plugins require PHP 5.5+ to ensure that all functions used can be found. In regards to your last question, I am not sure what this error is. Perhaps it is related to your PHP version as well? It is not something I can replicate on the development or demo websites.
Is there a way to limit the response of one per IP address? As of now, it seems that a person can answer a survey an unlimited amount of time without restriction!
To save on database space this plugin does not store IP addresses. Instead it adds a cookie to the user's computer to indicate that they have already taken the survey. This feature is enabled by default. Did you modify the template at all? Or do you have cookies disabled? I can make this an option perhaps in the future, let the user decide how the information is stored to restrict users.
Hi there, is it possible to see the actual answers given by a logged in user who completes the survey? Does it store the responses in the db somewhere? Thanks!
It does store everything in the database, however I'm afraid a per user application is still being created for the results. Right now everything is combined and displayed as a group of results for each question.
so, would it be possible for me to extract the answers given by a particular user from the db? I can code this myself if the data is already there. Thanks!
Sure, it would be possible. There is a table that stores the results and a table that stores the user information. They both have user ID columns that will allow you to connect the information between the two tables.
Ok great, we will make a purchase then :)
Hi, Installing the plugin causes a lot of errors, firstly an error on line 14 of class-be-config.php where it cannot find a file which is required_once, this causes the whole WP Admin to fail. Commenting out this line brings back the WP Admin interface but the plugin still does not function correctly due to associated errors We are running PHP 5.4 on IIS 7, You should add the fallback code for people who are unable to change their current PHP version, In our case ( a hospital ) changing from PHP 5.4 to another version involves other teams of staff, other webservices and a lot of time. Regardless of whether 5.5 is the latest version or not Developers have to cater to the most common versions of the software that their code depends on, and shouldn't expect users to change just to save the developer some work. Perhaps you could provide a working version of the plugin for us, or instructions on how we can modify it to make it work... Thanks.
I understand your concern with PHP 5.4 functions. There is plans to potentially put in a fallback function for one of the newer functions used because somebody else has provided the code (https://github.com/ramsey/array_column) however I cannot promise that everything will continue to be supported. While some users may use PHP 5.4, PHP no longer supports this version so once the makers have shelved a version (in other words they are no longer maintaining it), it's difficult to continue supporting it as it may contain bugs and security vulnerabilities. In regards to the error you are seeing, please verify that all files were successfully uploaded. I've double checked the downloadable zip file and all files are included. Even if you choose to comment out this line, it only controls the automatic updates. So your dashboard will not be able to recognize when an update is available, but it won't affect the overall functionality of the plugin itself. If you are continuing to have trouble, could you please elaborate as to what is not working because I was not very clear on this. Thank you
Its is a great plugin, but in my case the Bolder Survey Statistics is not working, it is incomplete, just the first grid of my survey. Nothing else.
I responded to the email you sent as well. Please check your inbox as email might be an easier method for resolving this quickly.
There's another bug, I have a survey with a lot of questions, sometimes they randomly shuffle when a new question or element is added, this is frustrating, at every edit I must check the order.
That is unusual. It should save in the order they are listed on the page. I'm afraid I can't seem to replicate this issue, but if you have a way to give me instructions on making this happen and want to give me login access I can take a look.
I completed editing survey and I'll not touch it anymore, I'm concerned only for statistics update now
Did you receive an email when it was released? The new version 1.0.1 should have solved this and your statistics should now appear.
I didn't receveid anything
Okay, well it was released already this week. You just need to download the new files from CodeCanyon and replace the ones on your server with the new files.
Version log is 404
Thank you, it looks like I have not created a page yet for this plugin. I will be sure to do so but in the meantime I've updated the description to include information regarding the most recent changes.
i have a purchase this plugin..i have added a survey form at the back end..but i could not view in the front end..what could be the problem..
It depends on the problem. If you are seeing a 404 error, then more than likely your permalinks did not update after activating the plugin. You can fix this by visiting your 'Permalinks' settings page in your dashboard and re-saving these settings. If you are seeing a blank page, would it be possible to see your website and dashboard so I can determine what is happening? You can email credentials through my profile if you are comfortable with that. I will continue testing on my own server. http://codecanyon.net/user/bolderelements#contact
Hi there, I’m experiencing trouble with the reports of WP FSQM plugin. I’d like to know if I could export the Survey to your Plugin without too much data loss. Many thanks Luis
Can the results be exported to Excel, PDF, Google Docs, CSV or XML?
I'm afraid at this time I do not have any import/export features. I am working to export to a csv for results, however any specific plugin to plugin exporting is still a ways out as I have other priorities to work on for this plugin.
I am looking for a WordPress survey plugin that does not rely upon access to the world wide web. The computer that will be running the survey has no access to the Internet whatsoever. Would this plugin be suitable?
Well this plugin only runs on WordPress. If you are running WP on a localhost system, I don't see any reason it wouldn't work, but I have not done much testing on a localhost myself.
I have installed the plugin and if I go to 'View Post' it simply displays a 404. Where have I gone wrong (remember that my WordPress install is on a localhost - no internet access whatsoever).
It sounds like the activation hook did not trigger. If you are using permalinks, then you will need to visit the Permalinks settings page so that WordPress will recompile the URLs to include the new post type. If you are getting a 404 error, it should be because WP does not recognize the new content yet.
Thank you, that worked perfectly. I have another couple of questions/suggestions though. :) 1. It would be really useful if an indicator/explanation appeared for fields that were either mandatory or had a specific rule for answering (e.g. one answer per row). 2. If a participant makes an error based on the question requirements, the form returns an error message (great!) but wipes data in textarea fields - I can only imagine the complaints. :( 3. It would be really useful to be able to clear the results of a survey. I have been busy testing the usability of a survey we need to send, hence this reply... but I can't see a way to clear my dummy data. Any ideas on how to do this? 4. Being able to export the statistics either in a spreadsheet or PDF would be hugely beneficial. 5. When we try to re-order boxes in the survey settings - even carefully keeping them within the dashed border... moved elements are deleted. Other than that, I am really enjoying your plugin! Would love to hear your feedback. :) Kind regards, Karen
1. This is definitely a good idea. I can make it a feature, and then if anyone doesn't want them they will be able to use CSS to hide them. 2. This I was not aware of, thank you, I will look into it. 3. I am working on this for 1.1. So far I can clear the answers so they don't affect your data charts, but it for some reason it does not delete all of the information for users, so they won't be able to retake it if they're logged in. I am debugging this. 4. This has been suggested before. In the very least I will have a way to export to CSV, however PDF is likely easier so I will look into that as well :) 5. That is unfortunate to hear. I will continue testing with this and see. I'm thinking it may be best to just create a 'Delete' button and skip the drag to delete as I can see where that be very frustrating! Thank you for all the feedback, it is really appreciated.
Thank you for replying. :) It would still be useful to be able to rearrange your questions. So perhaps as well as a 'delete' button you could add we up/down arrows? Also, we worked out that text fields don't erase after the form has errored, so we have a work around until the textarea is debugged. Awesome idea about wrapping the mandatory indicator in CSS. That would be VERY useful. Great work! I look forward to the next release.
Duplicate survey would be another good feature... providing it didn't bring across the statistics too. Hope you don't mind the suggestions. I'm really enjoying using this plugin, just sending you a wish list for the next release. ;)
Eek, OK - now I have run into a problem. Our dummy survey worked perfectly. When a participant had completed it successfully and then tried to return to it, they would receive the message 'It would seem you have already taken this survey'. Yay! Since we couldn't remove the test data, we have created the survey again. However, when a user completes the survey, they CAN refresh and complete the survey again. Our information management team is worried about skewed statistics. Where have I gone wrong? :(
That's unusual. It is not an easy feature to get rid of actually, generally you would need to modify the template file and remove some code in order for the user to be able to take the survey. Unfortunately, I am also able to replicate this with one of my surveys. I cannot access one, but the other I can take repeatedly. Let me look into this, it is likely an issue with the cookies, something is probably not going through right.
Oh my, I found the issue and it's definitely something to be addressed right away. The inability to see your first survey is just a stroke of luck based on your timing. I am going to release a quick update to address this but if you would like/need it sooner, please feel free to send me login credentials through the contact form and I will make the adjustment asap. Thank you for pointing this out! http://codecanyon.net/user/bolderelements#contact
Now that we have published the survey to 300 participants, we have a few more questions. 1) We need percentages/numbered statistics for each of the pie graphs. Where can find these? 2) Some participants who have not taken the survey are receiving a message saying they have already taken the survey - even though they haven't. How do we fix that for them? Thanks, Karen
Does hovering your mouse over a section of the pie chart not work? I know this was an issue before, but I thought I had fixed it in the last update. It's possible it is fixed in preparation for the next version. How are the participants taking the survey: registered users or visitors? Users will have their user ID stored in the database, whereas visitors are registered with their IP address. Is it possible visitors may be using the same computer that another user has taken the survey on? In the future I plan to work on a system that creates the user's account first and issues a unique ID invitation. Perhaps that would help better? If people would like that system I can try to make it a priority.
1) No, hovering over a section of the pie chart does not work. Is there a way of accessing this information in the backend? Our survey author is a little unhappy. :( 2) All survey participants are members of the site, so yes - they're all registered. Look forward to hearing from you. Thank you.
I was in the process of renovating the statistics page when I had to break away for some more critical updates. Why don't you send me a message through my profile and I will send you what I have now (which includes the ability to see the percentage values in the pie chart). In regards to the message, could you please tell me which version you are running of this plugin? An update was released on February 26th to address similar concerns. It may resolve it already, so please try this one first.
Great, I'll send you a message now. ;)
The Bolder Surveys plugin allows administrators to create a series of questions that visitors can answer in a single page questionnaire form. The results are then combined, calculated, and displayed in the dashboard using pie charts and graphs. Is it possible to have the results combined, calculated, and displayed in a separate page using pie charts and graphs, and not the dashboard? If not would you consider making this possible?
It is definitely being considered for a future version. If you are familiar with PHP, it should be possible to take a look at the statistics class and try creating something for the front end using the existing class and functions. I will see what I can do about pushing some type of solution sooner.
Hey there! It's really nice. Just wondering if we could do the following, or if you would consider the below 1) ability to have a survey tab on individual woocommerce products 2) an auto email (or connected to follow up emails by woothemes) to ask for a customer satisfaction survey
These are excellent suggestions, thank you. I know WooCommerce very well so I will try to implement something like this in a future version.