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How to make QR Codes for your surveys

QR code in survey

Increase your survey response rate using QR codes; and make participation easier for your offline survey respondents.
Since SurveyLegend was launched, it has been loved by teachers and students all over the world. And of course we love them back, tenfold! 🙂

Find out how you can create a QR code for your surveys and increase the chance of getting your offline surveys answered.
 

 

What are QR Codes?

QR Code or QRC is an abbreviation of “Quick Response Code”. Originally the naming has nothing to do with survey and responses. But it’s a cool coincidence, because we are going to show you exactly how to collect responses for your surveys in a quicker way!

You have probably seen these codes everywhere, they look like squiggly barcodes made with lots of squares. The codes are usually black and white but can practically be any color.

QRCs were invented in Japan to be used in automotive industry, but because those little patterns (codes) could hold so much data they became interesting for lots of people, including marketers.

 

How do they work?

QRC generators take information in form of text or a picture, translate it into a visual code and save it as an image. Then you can print that image which holds the data, as tags, stickers or on a simple A4 paper and carry it with you.

To be able to read the data you need a QRC reader, for instance an app on your smartphone or tablet. The reader scans the code using the built-in camera of your smartphone or tablet and decodes the data in it.

These small tags can be put almost anywhere and do different things depending on the data that is saved in them.

But to make it simple, you can just consider them as normal links. Yes, links that you see and click on, every day while surfing the web. You click on a link and it opens a new webpage for you, right? But instead of clicking on these codes, you can just scan them with your smartphones and open them in a web-browser, right inside the phone!

 

How can I use them for my surveys?

When you create an online survey or a questionnaire using SurveyLegend, our system generates a unique link for it. Copy the link and send it to your target audience by putting the link in your blog or website, send it via email or SMS and ask them to answer your questions. This is as easy as it gets when you share your surveys online.

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How to embed surveys or forms into WordPress

Easily embed beautiful surveys and online forms in your WordPress website

Easily embed beautiful surveys and online forms in your WordPress website
Are you looking for survey extensions for your WordPress website? Or trying to find an easy plugin to put surveys, questionnaires, or forms onto your site? Well, we would like to tell you to “stop searching!” 😉 your best possible solution is here!

This tutorial shows you how to embed surveys and forms on your WordPress site, without using any plugins or extensions. To add online surveys to your WordPress site, all you need is a free account on SurveyLegend, and a passion for quality. First we will explain the advantages of using SurveyLegend, and then show you how to easily embed surveys and forms inside WordPress posts!

 

The Advantages

What are the advantages of using SurveyLegend on your WordPress site? Well, if you are a WordPress webmaster, you know that most of the problems happen when you update your WordPress core to a newer version. All of a sudden, your installed WordPress extensions stop working and mess everything up because they are not compatible with the new version of WordPress. In some cases the extensions are incompatible with one another and also can cause problems. In such conditions, it’s not usually so easy to get hold of the support team behind the buggy extensions, and there is no guarantee that new compatible versions of the form or survey extension get published soon. All in all, these things can make so much unnecessary headache. Therefore, many web designers try to avoid plugins as much as they can.

But if you embed a SurveyLegend questionnaire into your WordPress site, you will not have any of these issues. This is because your surveys or forms will not be directly stored on your site. You embed your created survey on your site, but indeed your survey is safely located on our servers. Therefore, it will never conflict with newer WordPress versions or any other app running on your site.

So, in short, the advantages are:

  • Creating multimedia online surveys in an easy way
  • It’s free as long as you want, unless you need advanced survey features
  • No need to download and install extensions or 3rd party plugins for your WordPress site
  • No need to be worried about future WordPress updates and incompatibilities
  • You will enjoy mobile-friendly surveys or forms, if your site has a mobile-friendly template as well
  • The ability to view and download charts, statistics and survey results in different formats, and even export them to Google Drive
  • The ability to share the ‘same’ survey through Twitter, Facebook, social media, your blog, email any other online channel and see all the results in one place
  • And finally, with SurveyLegend you not only can create a variety of visually appealing polls, questionnaires, forms and online surveys. You can also make interactive product galleries for your web site, with the help of the Media Gallery feature.

 

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How to embed surveys and forms into Joomla!

Easily embed beautiful surveys and online forms in your Joomla! web site
Are you looking for survey extensions for your Joomla web site? Or trying to find an easy plugin to put surveys, questionnaires, or forms onto your site? Well, we would like to tell you to “stop searching!” 😉 your best possible solution is here!

This tutorial shows you how to embed surveys and forms on your Joomla! web site, without using any plugins or extensions. To add online surveys to your Joomla site (preferably version 2 or higher), all you need is a free account on SurveyLegend. Here we will talk about the advantages of using SurveyLegend, and then explain how to embed surveys and forms inside Joomla articles; and finally, we will show you how to have a survey in Joomla module positions.

 

The Advantages

What are the advantages of using SurveyLegend on your Joomla! site? Well, if you are a Joomla webmaster, you know that most of the problems happen when you update your Joomla core to a newer version. All of a sudden, your installed Joomla extensions stop working and mess everything up because they are not compatible with the new version of Joomla! Or sometimes the extensions are incompatible with one another and cause problems. These are headaches that you won’t have if you use SurveyLegend to create online surveys for your Joomla powered site. This is because your surveys will not be directly on your site. You embed your created survey on your site, but indeed your survey is safely located on our servers. Therefore, it will never conflict with newer Joomla versions or any other app running on your site.

So, in short, the advantages are:

  • Creating multimedia online surveys in an easy way
  • It’s free as long as you want, unless you need advanced survey features
  • No need to download and install extensions or 3rd party plugins for your Joomla! site
  • No need to be worried about future Joomla updates and incompatibilities
  • You will enjoy mobile-friendly surveys or forms, if your site has a mobile-friendly template as well
  • The ability to view and download charts, statistics and survey results in different formats, and even export them to Google Drive
  • The ability to share the ‘same’ survey through Twitter, Facebook, social media, your blog, email any other online channel and see all the results in one place
  • And finally, with SurveyLegend you not only can create a variety of visually appealing polls, questionnaires, forms and online surveys. You can also make interactive product galleries for your web site, with the help of the Media Gallery feature.

 

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How to embed surveys or forms in your website or blog

Embed surveys that are beautiful in your website or blog

Want to embed surveys, Gett started now!

Well, you already know how to make an online survey or form, after creating your free account at SurveyLegend. It’s unbelievably easy! But if you need help, just have a look at our User Guide, where you can learn about all your legendary survey powers.

The last step in creating your online survey (the “Share” step) is where you get a link to your survey, for sharing or sending online. But, of course, one of the ways of publishing your survey is to embed it in a web page. For example, this could be in a blog post, or an article in your WordPress or Joomla site.

To embed surveys in your site, you want to use an “IFrame”. An iFrame (Inline Frame) is an HTML document embedded inside another HTML document on a web site or blog. This method gives you control over the height and width in the actual embed code. It is the most reliable method for displaying a survey on your web site.

Our app automatically generates the iFrame embed code for you and you can simply copy the code, which you will find in the share step, and paste it into any web page, blog post, or website that you want.

How to make your own iFrame

What you need to do is:

<iframe src= " URL-of-your-Survey " width=" 100% " height=" 1000px " style=" frameborder: 0; border: 0; margin: 0 auto; " ></iframe>
  1. Copy the above Iframe code first, which is found in the share step of your survey.
  2. Then go to your admin panel, or to the HTML source of your site or blog, and paste the iFrame code in there.
  3. Save your page, and enjoy a live survey right inside your own web site!
  4. Just notice that instead of this text: “URL-of-your-Survey” you get the actual survey link in our app, when you copy it from the “share” step.
Note:
Be careful not to accidentally remove the quotation marks ( “” ) around the strings in the code.
Also, make sure you don’t add extra characters or spaces to the code, or remove any existing characters in the code.

Customizing your iFrame

If you need to adjust the size of the iframe in which your survey will appear, you can modify its width or height as you wish. In our example code, the width is set to 100% (width=“100%”), which means the survey will horizonally cover the entire page in which it appears.

If you want, you can change to other percentage or pixel values. For example, width: 700px; will make a container for your survey which is 700 pixels wide, width: 70%; will make a container for your survey which covers 70% of the width of the page it is shown in.

But we recommend you use width:100%; especially if you are using a mobile-friendly template for your site. This ensures that when your site users load your survey page, they will see a mobile-friendly version of the survey too.

The height of the iframe depends upon the height of your survey questions. Generally it’s better to avoid long surveys, by incorporating “Page breaks” in your survey. So if you have a small and tidy survey, adjust the height of your survey according to that. For example, in the iframe code, you can change the height to 700 pixels like this: height=“700px”;

You can show us your surveys when you embed them in your site, and don’t hesitate to ask us questions if you need further help.

To learn more about embedding surveys into your WordPress or Joomla website, pleas have a look at the following articles:

Embedding surveys and forms in WordPress Embedding surveys and forms in WordPress

Embedding surveys and forms in Joomla Embedding surveys and forms in Joomla

See a live example of an embedded survey See a live example of an embedded survey
 

How to write online survey questions like an expert

How to write online survey questions like an expert
 

Write online survey questions like an expert

Writing survey questions like an expert guarantees reliable and accurate survey data. Read, enjoy and share this eGuide on writing perfect survey questions.

Surveys help everyone to make wiser decisions. It doesn’t matter what the question is, how big or how small, or if it has an impact on a personal or a public level
 In any case, an informed decision is better than a blind one.

If you want to make a professional survey with the world’s best online survey tool – SurveyLegend – you need the world’s best guide for writing professional survey questions as well. We believe that sharing our expertise with you will ensure that you get reliable data; and accordingly make the world’s best decisions.

So go ahead and and get one BIG step closer to becoming an expert!

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