Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Wired Wednesday: Adding a Poll on Blogger

I'm working on putting together several tutorials so let us know if you want to learn how to do something in particular! Here's a tutorial for you! Today, I'm going to show you how to add a poll to your blog sidebar! 

Blogger has a built-in poll gadget. I personally prefer using Polldaddy. You can sign up for a free account!

Or if you happen to already have an account (or a Wordpress account) simply sign in.

Once you've signed up/signed in, your dashboard will come up. 

Click "create a new.." and choose "poll".

Now it's time to type your question and options! 

Scroll to the bottom and set up the advance settings. Click "Create Poll."

Now, it's time to choose the style of your poll gadget and the size. Because I use them in the sidebar, I choose to to use the 'micro' style and 'narrow' size. Click "Save Style Settings."

You're ready to get your gadget! Copy the code. 

Now it's time to go to Blogger...go to your layout settings. Click "Add a Gadget."

Scroll down and choose HTML/JavaScript.

Paste the code you copied into the box. If you want to center your poll within your sidebar add the <center></center> tags around the code. Save it!

Decide where on your sidebar you want the poll to show up and rearrange if desired. Be sure to click "Save Arrangement" if you moved your gadgets around.

Finally, it's time to view your blog and make sure everything is exactly how you want it! You can see the one I created in this tutorial on the left side! This poll will be up for a while so be sure to vote and tell us your favorite part of "Back to School."

We also have a poll on the right side. Now as our reader, you can vote on "Next week on Wired Wednesday..." This poll will close at midnight on Mondays and be refreshed each week. The topic with the most votes will appear that Wednesday. So be sure to vote before midnight Monday (7/15) on our topic for next week's Wired Wednesday post!

Hope you find this tutorial super easy! If you have any questions just comment below, and I'll help you out! 

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