About BWL Poll Manager

  • Plugin Version: 1.0.8
  • Plugin Last Update: 18/06/2021
  • Plugin Create Date: 30/04/2014
  • Premium Support: Send Message
  • Web Site: https://bluewindlab.net
  • Developed By: bluewindlab
  • Skype: bluewindlab

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Plugin Overview

BWL Poll Manager provide you a great way to create unlimited custom poll system for your WordPress powered web site. You can easily create unlimited numbers of custom poll with unlimited options and then use them via Shortcode any where of your web site like page, post or inside custom posts.

This plugin comes with a built-in widget feature that allows you to show poll interface in sidebar areas. We are using WordPress popular custom meta box and custom post type technology to provide maximum flexibility.

Easy and quick interface will gives you a great user experience to create polls, sort options and add unlimited no of colors in your poll interface. Checkout our plugin outlook in WordPress site-

Single Answer Poll

Multiple Answer Poll

Poll Results( Animated Bar )

Poll Results( Animated Chart )

Poll Results( Glossy CSS3 Bar )

Installation Requirements

You need at least WordPress version 4.8+ installed for this plugin to work properly. It is strongly recommended that you always use the latest stable version of WordPress to ensure all known bugs and security issues are fixed. Other requirements:

  • PHP version 5.3 or greater.
  • MySQL version 5.0.15 or greater.

Installation Steps

To install a plugin, you must first upload the plugin files and then activate the plugin. The plugin files can be uploaded in two ways:

  • FTP Upload: Using your FTP client, upload the non-zipped plugin folder into the /wp-content/plugins/ folder on your server.
  • WordPress Upload: Navigate to Plugins >> Add New >> Upload. Go to browse, and select the zipped plugin folder. Hit "Install Now" and the plugin will be uploaded and installed.

Step 01: Go to WP admin dashboard and click on Plugins >> Add New.

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Step 02: Click on Upload Plugin and upload 'bwl-poll-manager.zip' file. Finally, click Install Now button.

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Step 03: Once plugin successfully uploaded in the server, you will get a message to activate it. Click on Activate Plugin Link and plugin will be ready to use . After activating the plugin, you will be redirected in plugins page of the WordPress admin panel, and you will get newly installed BWL Poll Manager Plugin in there.

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Step 04: Now you are ready to use BWL Poll Manager Plugin! In left sidebar menu, you will see a new section like the following screenshot.

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Operate The Plugin

BWL Poll Manager WordPress plugin comes with zero coding knowledge requirements. So, simply provide the information of poll title, include all the options for that particular poll, and you are ready to go. Take a look at the following step by step process to create a new poll for the site.

Add New Poll:

Step 01: Login to the site Admin panel and navigate to BWL Poll >> Add New Poll from the menu.

Step 02: Firstly, add the Poll title in top text filed. Example- What is your favourite CMS?". Note that, this text will display as a Poll title. Additionally, you will get that title in the Shortcode Editor ,and it helps to choose and insert the required poll from the list much quicker manner.

Step 03: Add Poll Options section provides the facility to add unlimited number of Options for a Poll. Also, customize the options position easily using drag & drop feature.

Step 04:Answer Type Settings section provides the option to create Single Answer & Multiple Answers Poll. Moreover, you will be able to set the maximum number of answers submission by the user for Multiple Answers Poll.

Step 04: Background Settings section contains the options to add custom colors for Poll Background, Question Background and Bar Background. You can also add customize the border color of poll interface.

Step 05: Advanced Settings section comes with RTL(Right to Left) feature to support Arabic language. Additionally, you will get options to Hide the result, Disable Share Button, Enable Login Requirement, Multiple Vote Settings, Set custom date range, etc.

All Polls Lists:

Step 01: Login to the site Admin panel and navigate to BWL Poll >> All Poll from the menu.

Step 02: Here you will get all the polls listed in your site. This area show the poll title, shortcode, no of options, Poll Type, no of votes, Theme and poll status.

Quick Edit and Reset Votes:

Step 01: Login to the site Admin panel and navigate to BWL Poll >> All Poll from the menu.

Step 02: Next, click on the quick edit option of any poll, and select Yes From Reset Poll Votes drop down. Finally, click on the Update button. Now, the poll votes has been reseted, and will start it's count from zero.

Plugin Shortcodes

BWL Poll Manager WordPress plugin provides the maximum flexibility to add shortcodes in a page, post or Widget areas of a site. Plugin automatically integrate a shortcode panel with the WordPress editor. Please check the following screenshot.

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Next, you will get a drop-down list of polls added in your system. Select required one and click on the Add Shortcode button. Poll shortcode will be inserted automatically in text editor.

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Random Poll:

If you want to display random poll, then click on the Show Random Poll check box and plugin will show poll randomly.

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Random Option:

If you want to display random options, then click on the Show Random Options check box and plugin will show options randomly of a poll.

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Plugin Option Panel

General Options:

  • Load Font Awesome: If the theme already load the Font Awesome Icon set then turn the option to OFF.
  • Display Poll In Modal Window: Turn this option ON, allows you to set a poll in the Animated Modal Window. You can set the custom delay of modal window appearance.
  • Set Poll Custom Fonts: By default plugin uses theme fonts and it styles. However, turn this option ON allows you to set custom font size of title, options and button.

Theme Settings:

  • Notification Background: Set custom color of notification background.
  • Notification Text Color: Set custom color of notification text.

Output:

Advanced Settings:

  • Custom Slug: You can display each poll in a single page and add custom slug for that single page. Once you change the slug, go to Settings >> Permalinks and click on the Save button.
  • Custom CSS: Add custom CSS code in this box and it will stored in to database.

Built-in Widgets:

You can easily show polls in sidebar by using Widget option. Go to Appearance >> Widgets. You will find a widget box titled by BWL Poll Manager Widget. Drag and drop it in your right side widget container. Remember, your theme must support widget option for using this feature.

After setup all things successfully you can view Poll widget in your website sidebar.

Support & Miscellaneous

BWL Poll Manager WordPress Plugin comes with Six (06) months premium support directly from the developer. We are committed to assisting our buyers and most of the time it takes less than 24 hours to reply to the support message. If you face any particular issue regarding the plugin, then the developer will assist you to fix the issue.

Plugin Translation

BWL Poll Manager WordPress Plugin offers cool translation feature. So, beside the English you can easily translate the theme text for other languages as well. Check following steps to translate "BWL Poll Manager" WordPress plugin.

Step 01: To translate the plugin texts, please download and install Poedit software in your computer. Here goes the download link- https://poedit.net/download

Step 02: Next, navigate to /wp-content/plugins/bwl-poll-manager/lang/. You will get a file named default.po.

Step 03: Our Plugin text-domain is 'bwl-poll'. Now, we want to translate our theme text in to Dutch language. So, copy default.po file and rename it as bwl-poll-de_DE.po

Step 04: Now, open that newly created 'bwl-poll-de_DE.po' file using Poedit software. You will get all the plugin texts in there and you just need to add appropriate translated text in Translation box.

Step 05: Finally, save the file and you will get 'bwl-poll-de_DE.mo' file inside languages folder.

Note:

Not sure about country and language code? Get your Country Code and Language code.

Troubleshooting

Yes, plugin is compatible with WooCommerce latest version. You just need to purchase " FAQ Tab For WooCommerce " addon to use FAQ plugin with WooCommerce. You can use your existing FAQs as WooCommerce product FAQ. So, you don't need to create FAQ again for your product. It's super easy to use and very efficient.

Yes, it’s possible.
  • Go to FAQ Settings>Reading Settings section.
  • From ‘Collapsible Accordion: ’ drop down list, please select ‘Show All FAQ Answer Closed’ option and save your new settings.
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Yes, plugin search box support and work pretty well in mobile devices. Search box has clear ( X ) button, so you can easily clear search field text with out pressing back button of your phone.

Upgrade Notes

Important Note:

If you modified any files of plugin, please take a backup before update all files and folder. We highly recommend to take backup of language files.

Upgrading from 1.0.7 to 1.0.8

  • Replace all files and directories in your plugins/bwl-poll-manager folder.

Change Log

2021, June, 17 - v 1.0.8
- Updated: Plugin for WordPress 5.7.2
- Updated: Plugin language/translation file.
- Updated: Plugin documentation.

2020, October, 05 - v 1.0.7
- Checked: Compatibility with the WordPress latest version.
- Updated: Plugin language/translation file.
- Updated: Plugin documentation.

2020, March, 27 - v 1.0.6
- Updated: Plugin Code.
- Updated: Plugin language/translation file.
- Updated: Plugin documentation.
- Checked: Compatibility with the WordPress latest version.

2019, April, 01 - v 1.0.5
- Updated: Plugin performance.
- Updated: Plugin Shortcode Editor.
- Updated: Plugin language/translation file.
- Updated: Plugin documentation.

2016, May, 12 - v 1.0.4
- Added: Share button.
- Added: Poll start and end date option.
- Added: Poll end date feature to automatic end of poll.
- Added: Option to submit multiple votes from same IP with votes limit feature.
- Added: Option to display random poll options.
- Updated: Poll vote submission radio and checkbox buttons.
- Updated: Poll Meta Box .
- Updated: Plugin performance.
- Updated: Plugin language/translation file.
- Updated: Plugin documentation.

2014, November, 10 - v 1.0.3
- Added: Multiple choice options.
- Added: Feature to display poll in Modal Window.
- Added: Option panel for poll manager.
- Added: Custom CSS editor panel.
- Added: 500+ Google fonts to customize poll question, options and buttons font.
- Added: Poll end date feature to automatic end of poll.
- Added: Login required feature to submit vote.
- Added: Maximum no of answer submit limitation for multiple votes.
- Updated: auto update notification.
- Updated: Plugin language/translation file.
- Updated: Plugin documentation.

2014, November, 10 - v 1.0.2
- Added: Plugin auto update notification.
- Updated: Custom Meta Box Fields.
- Updated: Plugin language/translation file.
- Updated: Plugin documentation.

2014, May, 25 - v 1.0.1
- Added: Easy Pie Chart for display results.
- Added: Tooltip with Easy Pie chart.
- Added: Plugin auto update notification feature.
- Updated: Custom meta box fields.
- Updated: Plugin language/translation file.
- Updated: Plugin documentation.

2014, May, 20 - v 1.0.0
- Initial release

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