Crowdsignal Dashboard – Polls, Surveys & more


The Crowdsignal Dashboard plugin allows you to create and manage polls, surveys, quizzes, and ratings from within your WordPress admin. See all your projects in one place, be they surveys, quizzes and polls made on or any of our poll and survey blocks using our Crowdsignal Forms plugin. With just one click view all results for your responses as they come in to analyze responses in real time and export your results everywhere!

The Block Editor

Are you using the new block editor for WordPress? Our other plugin, Crowdsignal Forms provides a number of blocks for your post editor that allow you to gather actionable feedback from your audience:
* Poll: Create polls and get your audience’s opinion.
* Survey Embed: Create surveys in minutes with 14 question types and embed them into your page.
* Feedback Button: A floating and always visible button that allows your audience to share feedback anytime.
* Measure NPS: Calculate your Net Promoter Score! Collect feedback and track customer satisfaction over time.
* Voting: Allow your audience to rate your work or express their opinion.
* Applause: Let your audience cheer with a big round of applause.

Learn more about the Crowdsignal Forms plugin here, and on

Want to help translate the plugin or keep an existing translation up-to-date? Head on over to the translation site.

Some strings are not translated when polls and surveys are embedded. You will have to translate them using a language pack on

Development of the plugin will take place in this Github repository.

The Classic Editor

If you are a long time user of this plugin and you still use the classic post editor, the best way to create polls is through your Crowdsignal account where you have a number of different ways to share polls (and surveys). However, up to version 2.2.6, this plugin had an “Add Poll” button above the post editor that opened a very basic poll editor. That “Add Poll” button has since been removed but if you would still like to use it, open up the wp-admin dashboard on your WordPress site. Add “admin.php?page=polls&action=create-poll” to the end of the URL, after “wp-admin/” so it looks like and you will see the old poll editor. Bookmark that URL if you still want to use that poll editor. We do not recommend using version 2.2.6 of the plugin as you will miss out on many bug fixes and new features added since then.


  • The Crowdsignal Dashboard
  • Analyse and export your results


Upload the plugin to your blog (or search for it and install it on your plugins page), activate it, then go to Settings->Crowdsignal to configure the plugin. You’ll need a Crowdsignal API key available from your Crowdsignal account page to sync your account and pull in your existing polls and ratings. is now linked to using Connect which means you can use your username and password to login to If you have a account and have never used you can login here to access

You can find further help on our support page. If you have any problems please use the support forum. The plugin also logs activity to a file using the WP Debug Logger plugin which can be useful in determining the cause of a problem.


Where do I find my Crowdsignal Dashboard?

You can find your dashboard under the Feedback top level menu. You will find Crowdsignal and Ratings menu items there. The Crowdsignal menu item leads to the dashboard. If you have ratings enabled you will see a Ratings menu item that links to a summary of your ratings.

Where do I find my Crowdsignal Settings?

You will find the settings area for this plugin under the Settings top level menu, and look for the Crowdsignal menu item.

I have multiple authors on my blog? What happens?

Each author that wants to create polls will need his or her own account.

But, as an Administrator, can I edit my Authors’ polls

Yes. You’ll be able to edit the polls they create from your blog. (You won’t be able to edit any of their non-blog, personal polls they create through

Neat! Um… can my Authors edit MY blog polls?

Nope. The permissions are the same as for posts. So Editors and Administrators can edit anyone’s polls for that blog. Authors can only edit their own.

Where are my ratings?

Check that footer.php in your theme calls the wp_footer action. The rating javascript is loaded on this action.

More info here

My ratings are gone after I reinstalled the plugin. How do I get them back?

Login to your account and view the ratings in your dashboard. You should see ratings named “blog name – ” comments/posts/pages. You need the rating ID of each of those which is visible when you edit them. It’s the number in the URL of your browser that looks like After you connect the plugin to your Crowdsignal account go to Settings->Ratings and make sure the ratings are displayed on your posts/pages/comments as desired. You’ll see a link at the bottom of the page saying, “Advanced Settings” that will toggle new configuration settings. One of those settings is “rating ID” which you should replace with the number you got from your Crowdsignal account. Now save the changes and the ratings on your site will be updated.

I cannot access my ratings settings, I am getting a “Sorry! There was an error creating your rating widget. Please contact Crowdsignal support to fix this.” message.

You need to select the synchronize ratings account in the WordPress options page at Settings->Polls & Ratings to make sure the ratings API key is valid.

When I try to use a rating on a page, I get a PHP warning about the post title.

Your rating uses the filter ‘wp_title’ by default when retrieving the post title, you may need to remove this by defining the constant “CS_RATING_TITLE_FILTER” to a new filter to use, or just set it to “” to diasable it and allow ratings to work with your theme. Define the constant in wp-config.php or an mu-plugin.

Why is a poll loading in the footer of my main page?

Your theme is getting the post content, without necessarily showing it. If the post has a poll, the poll javascript is loaded in the footer. To fix this, you need to enable the ‘Load Shortcodes Inline’ setting in the Polls & Ratings settings. This will load the poll shortcode inline and will only load the poll if the content of the post is actually displayed.

My API key is valid but I cannot get the plugin to link with Crowdsignal

This is possible if your server or network is blocking outgoing calls to Crowdsignal’s API.
Make sure to whitelist in your firewall to fix this.


March 31, 2023
Первым делом, я хотел бы отметить, что требование авторизации и покупки подписки для использования полной функциональности плагина может быть неприятным для многих пользователей. Ведь, как правило, люди ищут бесплатные решения и не хотят тратить деньги на каждый плагин, который им может понадобиться. Кроме того, существует множество бесплатных аналогов, которые могут предоставить функциональность опросов и рейтингов, без необходимости авторизации и покупки подписки. Также, я хотел бы отметить, что многие пользователи могут не быть готовыми предоставлять личные данные, такие как имя и адрес электронной почты, для регистрации на сайте, используемом плагином. Это может вызвать определенные проблемы в связи с конфиденциальностью и безопасностью данных. В целом, я бы рекомендовал изучить все доступные варианты, прежде чем принимать решение о покупке или использовании данного плагина.
January 6, 2021
I originally used PollDaddy in 2014 and was able to do restrictions and other features. It looks like the original Ireland team has been taken over by people who do not know what they a doing. AND I have a paid plan. Now that I have contacted tech support they are telling me that I am liar. I know I was able to do restrictions because for the past 6 years I was able to set them. They must be cutting back on their tech support and training. I continued with CrowSignal because the first few years it worked fine. If you can find something better do– There’s no point in me paying for tech support when the tech insults the customer. It’s like they don’t want to help anymore.
October 7, 2020
I will not not bother registering an account somewhere just to try features of this plugin.
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Contributors & Developers

“Crowdsignal Dashboard – Polls, Surveys & more” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


“Crowdsignal Dashboard – Polls, Surveys & more” has been translated into 3 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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= 3.1.1
* Fix deprecation warnings for dynamic property usage

= 3.1.0
* Sanitize echoed variables
* Add/check nonce when changing ratings settings

= 3.0.11
* Bump tested version to 6.2 by @donnchawp in #94
* Fix table layout by @CGastrell in #96

= 3.0.10
* Fix the permissions required on the settings page. Authors couldn’t use it, so avoid showing them a blank page.
* Only allow admin users to load the rating settings page as it’s a global setting that affects the entire site.
* Remove the “Add Poll” button from the classic post editor as it was broken. Add section to readme.txt with a link to bookmark if the wp-admin editor is still needed.

= 3.0.9
* Prevent warnings due to by-ref arguments
* Improve renderer syntax

= 3.0.8
* Bug and security fixes
* Improve code readability

= 3.0.7
* Small fixes to setting page styles. (78)
* Fix the title of the Dashboard page. (79)
* Add icon and links for projects to the Dashboard. (80)

= 3.0.6
* Fix CSS so it doesn’t conflict with Jetpack. Fix disconnect form. (75)
* Fix typo (76)

= 3.0.5
* Revert 3.0.3 due to conflict with Jetpack

= 3.0.3
* Move settings page and update style of the settings page to match the Crowdsignal Forms plugin

= 3.0.1
* Allow landing page to be rendered on demand


  • New dashboard menu
  • Show landing page when there are no items available
  • Multiple accounts feature is now deprecated, will continue to work until disabled


  • Address an issue with Jetpack + Grunion Contact form fighting for the same submenu slugs (#60)


  • Change settings page link


  • Fix wrong argument provided to get_submenu_page


  • Remove the “is poll owner part of blog” check on poll listings page as it caused problems for those with multiple sites. #50
  • Add a message to the poll listing page linking to the Crowdsignal Forms plugin. #51
  • Update grunt version dependency #52
  • Remove rich snippet support. It hasn’t worked in years.
  • Rearrange the menus. Polls and ratings go in Feedback, Settings go Settings.


  • Fixed XSS in the style title. #46
  • Fixed wp_parse_str #40
  • Remove PHP 5 mention from readme.txt #44


  • Fix a minor PHP warning.


  • Changed menu name from Feedback to Crowdsignal.
  • Moved Poll and Rating settings under the Crowdsignal menu item.
  • Updated menu icon to Crowdsignal logo.
  • Updated some visual elements in the poll editor.
  • Fixed issue that prevented the Multiple choice setting from saving.
  • Fixed some minor issues causing PHP errors.
  • Remove a few old references to Polldaddy.


  • Make sure that the poll Javascript code comes from Crowdsignal servers.
  • Show decimal numbers on poll results page.


  • Updated regular expressions within the plugin for PHP 7.3 compatibility.
  • Fixed ‘button’-type shortcode embed links.
  • Updated the ‘Polls’ tab in WP Admin with Crowdsignal’s updated shortcode and URLs.
  • Tested with WordPress 5.0.


  • Added a [crowdsignal] shortcode that mimics [polldaddy] which is now deprecated.
  • Updated the plugin to work with updated Crowdsignal URLs for polls & surveys
  • Updated the API client to use


  • The usercode blog options don’t need to be autoloaded.
  • Use HTTPS for the API url.


  • The “top rated” widget class is defined by some hosts already so check if it exists before creating it again.


  • Minor fix for remaining legacy class constructor with PHP 7.
  • Fixed some minor PHP notices when accessing nonexistent array values.
  • Fixed deprecated usage of mktime().


  • Renamed class constructors so they don’t become a problem in a future version of PHP
  • Checked the type of $comment in rating.php to avoid PHP notices


  • Do not use Jetpack_Sync if deprecated
  • Removed deprecated warnings


  • Fix xss vulnerability when adding Polldaddy links to post content


  • Fixed the “top ratings” widget on secure sites


  • When ratings are displayed at the top of a post separate it with a linebreak, not BR so YT URLs embed properly.
  • Fix “parameter missing” when submitting comments when comment ratings are enabled.


  • Whitelist the polldaddy api key blog option so it can be updated by Jetpack.
  • Fix label on the poll settings page
  • Added a “How to I get my ratings back?” FAQ
  • Show ratings in edit-comments.php in WordPress 4.4


  • Don’t show “Connect to Polldaddy” notice everywhere. Only on plugins and polls pages


  • Fixed WP_Widget warning.
  • Fixed “previous” and “next” links on the poll feedback page.


  • SSL support for poll and survey shortcodes
  • Security update of survey shortcode
  • Resize the “Add Poll” popup.
  • Validate the rating_id before updating it on the ratings settings page.


  • Fixed XSS in ratings shortcode. Props vortfu
  • Added forms to allow users to reset and restore their connection settings. Useful to fix rating widget problems.
  • The “contact support text is improved. Now it suggests resetting the connection first.


  • Minor security fix: Properly sanitize and escape the rating title filter. Props mazengamal.


  • Added a UI to the ratings settings page to enable or disable the rich snippets support
  • Minor bug fixes


  • Some minor updates to Irish, Japanese, Polish and Spanish translations.
  • Huge size reduction of language files by stripping unused strings.
  • New feedback icon in admin menu
  • Improved API documentation and fixed API entry box for new users.
  • Improved setup by directing the user to the settings page to enter their API key.
  • Fix to rich snippets support. Properly fetch ratings to cache.


  • Fixed CSRF problem in ratings settings page.
  • Fixed PHP 5.5.0 warning in class constructor.
  • Add rich snippet support for ratings.
  • Login to Polldaddy via API Key instead of username and password now.
  • Removed “month” and “never” options from poll block expiration dropdown as they’re not supported any more.
  • Misc bug fixes.


  • Updated settings page: text, layout, Import -> Link.
  • On MU sites use blog_public blog option.
  • Removed deprecated warnings, props @Till


  • Added filter by category to Top Rated Widget
  • Added more retina images for ratings
  • Updated edit permissions on poll to allow an editor to edit a poll belonging to a user no longer member of blog
  • Fixed minor JS/CSS bugs


  • Update poll editor to allow a user to delete an image from a poll answer
  • Fixed bug with new polls not including images when a poll is created
  • Fixed bug with missing retina image for polldaddy icon


  • Updated ratings settings to allow blog to show rating in search and archive pages
  • Updated how ratings are shown in excerpts which should work better with Jetpack and certain themes


  • Updated menus to only use one Top level menu – Feedback
  • Updated Settings->Polls & Ratings menu to break into 2 separate menu items – Settings->Polls / Settings->Ratings
  • Updated menus to work with Feedbacks Top level menu item that comes with Jetpack plugin


  • Fix for conflict with jetpack plugin. When both plugins were installed, conflict with older jetpack implementation of shortcode handler and redeclaration of polldaddy plugin function ‘polldaddy_link()’
  • Updated translations to use latest from glotpress and removed a lot of untranslated text, making plugin a much smaller download.


  • Added support for SSL on the admin dashboard.
  • Updated the shortcodes to load more efficiently in the footer.
  • Fixed number of minor javascript errors.
  • Fixed bug with admin menu and toolbar showing in popup


  • Updated translation files and fixed gettext domain in plugin strings
  • Fixed wp_title filter parameter
  • Fixed ratings to show on category and archive pages.
  • Added better sanitization to stop xss vulnerabilities


  • Fix for CSS bug on admin pages with WordPress 3.3
  • Add range of new languages to further localize the plugin
  • Updated the shortcodes to be better sanitized to prevent possibility of XSS


  • Fix for CSS bug on admin pages with WordPress 3.3
  • Update Translation files from GlotPress to use


  • Added option to custom style editor to set direction of text.
  • Added option to allow shortcodes to load inline rather than in the footer. Some themes need this.


  • Added support for slider popup polls and variable sized surveys
  • Added activity logging
  • Added Latvian translation
  • Added setting to configure filter used on blog title with ratings
  • Fixed bug in preview polls


  • Fixed display of ratings on posts and pages.
  • Fixed confirmation dialog when deleting polls
  • Changed PollDaddy to Polldaddy


  • Fixed bug in displaying multiple polls in a post
  • Fixed bug when using json_encode, it converts utf8 charaters to unicode values in post title but they were not getting escaped properly and thus were not displayed properly in reports or in top rated widget.


  • Tidy up shortcodes – remove keywords from no script tags, inline javascript is now xhtml compatible, load survey and poll javascript files in the footer to assist page load speeds


  • Tested with version 3.2
  • Added extra shortcode handler for inline surveys
  • Fix Polldaddy icon position on poll pages
  • Remove rating javascript code from feeds and ajax


  • Fixed bugs with using new ajax.php in PHP 4
  • Fixed issue with conflicts with other plugins using ajax.php
  • Fixed bug in poll question media upload
  • Fixed bug in adding answers, if you clicked button multiple times, multiple answers were added with same name.


  • Fixed side nav gray theme icon bug introduced by usage of sprite image


  • Added support to the shortcode for alignment. Usage: [polldaddy poll=xxxxxx align=right|left]
  • Fixed layout issues in Firefox 4 on embed interface
  • Fixed extraneous dividers bug
  • Changed nav menu icon to sprite to fix hover flash bug


  • Fixed bug in selecting custom styles in poll editor for webkit browsers


  • Updated the UI
  • Added media embeds in poll editor
  • Added poll comments option
  • Fixed layout issues when viewing plugin in iframe/popup
  • Fixed bug in multiple choices dropdown
  • Fixed bug in updating style when updating all polls using that style


  • Updated shortcodes to use latest Polldaddy code
  • Fixed minor bug in rating results
  • Fixed minor bug in poll editor to allow use of 0 as poll answer
  • Added extra check to edit permissions on whether user is a blog member
  • Added Turkish and Polish language packs


  • Added option to rating settings to disable ratings results popup
  • Fixed bug in choosing rating text color


  • Updated style editor to catch some missing strings so they can be now be localised
  • Added string maps to javascript files to allow them to be localised
  • Added extra label to ratings settings, vote, so now the label votes has a singular expression for localisation.
  • Added option to style editor to update all polls that use this style, so any update to style will automatically be reflected in the poll.
  • Bug Fix: Embed options are now in readonly text inputs, resolves issue of pre tags being pasted along with embed code/URL in the HTML editor.


  • Added delete option to rating reports to allow you to reset ratings results for posts/pages/comments
  • Tidied poll and rating reports tables to use WordPress standard tables


  • Added new Embed options, added short URL to community site and Facebook directory


  • Added option to allow ratings to be excluded from posts and pages


  • Bug Fix: Fix bug in ratings template tag that prevented it from working without being 1st enabled
  • Added Arabic language.


  • Bug Fix: Use of WP_Widget caused fatal error in installations pre 2.8
  • Added Localisation to Top Rated Widget.


  • Bug Fix: Rating were showing up on front page when posts ratings were enabled
  • Added fields to options menu to set the rating id for posts/pages/comments


  • Added a template tag to allow themes to place the rating wherever they want by echoing the function polldaddy_get_rating_html()
  • Added shortcodes to text widget, so now all Polldaddy shortcodes will work in the text widget.
  • Added an option to synchronize the ratings account API key, useful if key in blog database is out of date or invalidated.


  • Added option to Rating settings to allow ratings on the front page.
  • Added more phrases to the pot file.
  • Added stylesheet for blos that have a right to left language.
  • Bug Fix: Fixed javascript bug, clash with prototype in P2 theme, use of $ function.


  • Bug Fix: Fixed typo in API request URL.


  • Added Options menu, that will allow users to set poll defaults settings, import another Polldaddy account and there is also a setting to allow each blog user to import their own Polldaddy account.
  • Added the Top Rated widget.
  • Added survey and rating short codes.
  • Added a pot file to allow the plugin to be localized.


  • Added a block repeat vote expiration setting to allow users to set how long to block out repeat voters from repeat voting
  • Bug Fix: Fixed notices thrown by ratings when first loaded, empty response from API.


  • Added Polldaddy Ratings, you can now add ratings to your posts, pages and comments
  • Bug Fix: Sub-menu now highlights the correct option


  • Bug Fix: Added fix for php warning when custom styles array empty
  • Bug Fix: Added fix for cookie&ip option not getting set due to API change


  • Bug Fix: Added fix for missing styles array (used when javascript is disabled)
  • Bug Fix: Added fix for Internet Explorer 8 and jQuery fadeIn, fadeOut methods
  • Bug Fix: Fixed some php warnings


  • Added poll option to allow you to set limit on number of answers for multiple choice polls.


  • Bug Fix: Added fix for open/close poll


  • Bug Fix: Answer text in results now displaying the correct text


  • Added Poll Style Editor
  • Updated the Polldaddy API Client code
  • Removed style picker javascript, now reference static file on Polldaddy
  • Bug Fix: Polldaddy Answers link to poll in poll embed code now correct
  • Bug Fix: iframe view of poll editor now display design area
  • Bug Fix: Only print API error once


  • Added Poll Question and Answer fields now accept limited HTML tags
  • Added ‘Share This’ link option to allow voters to share the poll around the interweb


  • Bug Fix: Other answers in the poll results are now displaying.


  • Added new poll styles selector


  • Added Close/Open poll to poll actions
  • Added Custom Styles link to Edit poll, under Design. This link will be only present when the user has custom styles created on the site.
  • Added option to make normal request every login


  • Bug Fix: SSL request for Polldaddy API key sometimes failed due to host constraints, included option to make a normal http request in this case.
  • Bug Fix: Redirect after login now goes to list polls


  • Bug Fix: Don’t call Polldaddy API on every admin page load
  • Bug Fix: Correct Image locations
  • Bug Fix: CSS Tweaks for upcoming WordPress 2.8
  • Make Javascript image selector more robust


  • New Polldaddy API
  • Do not store UserCode, retrieve from API
  • Bug Fix: Fix API key retrieval. Improper use of wp_remote_post()


  • Compatiblity with WordPress 2.7
  • Bug Fix: Potential charset issues


  • Bug fix: prevent some PHP define errors
  • Bug fix: send content-length header when using wp_remote_post()


  • Potential bug fix: Maybe get rid of ‘Invalid Poll Author’ error… again.


  • Bug fix: Allow reauthentication with Polldaddy email address and Polldaddy password. This is necessary because the stored Polldaddy User API key is invalidated if the user’s details change on
  • Buf fix: Speed up CSS and JS.
  • Feature: Link to view Shortcode and JavaScript code for each poll.


  • A few more helpful error messages.
  • Bug fix: Password field should be a password field, not a text field.
  • Potential bug fix: Maybe get rid of ‘Invalid Poll Author’ error.


  • Bug fix: Shortcode handler was commented out in earlier versions.
  • Bug fix: PHP Warning: in_array() []: Wrong datatype for second argument in polldaddy-xml.php on line 78


  • Bug fix: Send text data escaped in CDATA to prevent XML errors.
  • Bug fix: Append to text value, don’t overwrite it. XML parser can call text handler many times per node.
  • Bug fix: No more slashes when a poll reloads in the edit form after an error.


  • Bug fix: Get rid of slashes.
  • Bug fix: PHP Fatal Error: call to undefined function


  • Initial release