Monday, August 13, 2007

Poll: Another way to add poll to your post

I have previously published a post with a poll Should links to external sites open in new windows/tabs? (click BACK button to get back to this page) which also described how you can make your own poll. However, when I checked, I see to my disappointment that the poll had been closed, contrary to my wish and there is not even a link to see the result of the poll (bad, see screenshot).

Also, the new Polls Page Element (widget) which just came out of beta (Blogger in Draft) is not working, so we need an alternative.

I am now trying to see if there might be a better alternative free poll. I have done another poll at Poll: Is the world round or flat? Has important implications on Malaysia. This poll was generated at and it looks like you can type your questions and have as many choices of answers as you want (I don't see any limit). I also don't see a provision for a date to close the poll, which is what I want, as I want my poll to not have a closing date and end up replaced with what you see in the screenshot above. You can change font and font color, background color and there is also a box to tick if you want respondent to be able to leave comments. I will have to make a note to check if the poll generated ever go out of date with not provision to see the results.


  1. good stuff Peter. Hey, a little off topic, but I clicked on your link to in your article, and I was wondering how do you post a link and make it open up in a new tab?

    The way I post links redirects you away from the blog page to open up the link on that very same page, and I don't like that. I would rather it open up in a new tab just like how you posted the pollcode link.

    I will check back later. Have a good day

  2. I don't want a Powred By to be there in the poll when I post it in my post , Is there any way to post a poll in the posts without Powred by Wteva , I need that> Please replay at

  3. Thank you! This is just what I was looking for.


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