If you have your blog on blogspot, you would have noticed that some widgets are gone. Why was that? We really don’t know! In this article, I will share with you ways to add poll widget to blogspot or blogger.
Among the widgets missing in blogspot is Poll daddy. Previously it used to be one click installation but now, you have to use third party widget codes to add poll widget to blogspot or blogger, which is what you will learn in this post.
What is a poll?
Poll, otherwise known as survey, is a way to collect information from your blog visitors by seeking their opinions on matter important to you. E.g, as a News blogger, you may have a poll/survey asking people who the next President will be, you may have poll asking people to rate your blog. See example on JustAskNurse
Ways to add poll widget to blogspot
There are two simple ways to add poll widget to blogspot. They are; Using Powr.io and Easypolls.net.
How to add poll widget to blogspot using Powr.io
Powr.io used to be part of the widget in the blogspot’s widget zone, but not anymore. Powr.io has free and premium(paid) versions of blogger plugins. Go for the one your budget can take care of. But in free plugins, there are some adverts attached. Doesn’t make money for you but for the plugin developer.
To add poll widget to blogspot with powr.io, follow the steps below;
Step 1: Log on to powr.io website and sign up with either your Facebook profile or google gmail account.
Step 2: Upon successful signing up, go ahead to verify your email. After this, at the top-right-hand corner, you will see your profile. Click on it and you will see dropdown menus. Click on my plugins from the menus.
Step 3: When you click on my plugins, you will see page where you can choose plugins that perform different functions. Click create new plugin
Step 4: When you click on create new plugin, you will see another page where you can choose the type of plugin you want to create. You can either search by typing Poll in the search box or use the category. Then scroll down to Poll. Click on Get App as shown in the diagram below.
Step 5: Time to set up the poll. After clicking on Get App, you will see a page asking you to create new poll as shown below. Click on it and you will see the next page.
• Click on Form to set the poll title, description and Vote button.
• Click on Settings to enter the admin email where you will receive answers to the poll when your visitors act on it.
• Click on Design to set up the general appearance of the poll widget.
When done, click to Add to Site.👆
Step 6: After setting up the poll form, add to site. This will show the plans. If you are low on budget, click on Free plan and continue with free plan.
Step 7: Since you have chosen your plan, the next thing is to select the blogging platform, which is Blogger. Click on it.
Step 8: When you select the platform, the next page will show the widget codes. Select whether you want to Add to Page/Post or Blog Layout in the sidebar. Then copy the code to embed on your blog.
• Then go to your blog layout, choose Add Gadget, Click on HTML and paste the code. Then save. Boom! Then click I’ve installed on powr.io.
This is one of the ways you can add poll widget to blogspot or any other blog platforms. Any question? Good!
How to add poll widget to blogspot using Easypolls.net
This one has a shorter steps, unlike powr.io. It also has free and paid versions. To add poll widget to blogspot with Easypolls, follow the steps below;
Step 1: Log on to Easypolls.net website and sign up or login with Facebook or Google and don’t forget to verify your email.
Step 2: After you have signed up or in, the next thing is to create your poll question, width, background and general appearance.
° The first column is Question and Answers area. Set it up accordingly.
° Second column is for the general appearance of the poll widget. You can choose the one that matches your blog appearance.
° The third column Option, if you want to allow multiple selection, width of the poll widget, if you want to show result, if you want to display when poll is closed, and if you want to enable Facebook like and comment.
Step 3: When you enter your poll question and answers to select from, go to second column to choose the appearance that matches your blog. And then the third column. When done, click save that will show immediately below the area where you set up the poll. You will also see preview of the poll you’re creating in the right hand side of the page.
Step 4: After you might have saved it, it is time to copy the code and embed on your blog layout.
• Slide to the right side and copy the code as shown in diagram below.👇
If you want it secured, tick secure and copy.
• Go to the Add Gadget area of the layout you want to Add it to, select HTML, paste the code, give it a title and save. Boom!
Warning: Don’t tweak anything from the code except you are using paid version. Leave it as it is.👍
These are some of the ways bloggers can add poll widget to blogspot and even other blogging platforms. Poll on your blog helps you to collect information from your visitors to know how to improve or seek their opinions. To understand the technical part of blogspot well, download my beginners eBook on blogspot now.
This tutorial has shown you how to add poll widget to blogspot in a matter of minutes.
Were you able to add poll to your blogspot? Let me know in the comment below if this tutorial helps you and don’t forget to subscribe.😘
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Enable Access To Blogger Blog On Glo Network: How To
I have had to call Glo network customer care to complain to them that I couldn’t access my blogger blog with custom domain name on Glo network and they couldn’t proffer solution. In this article, I will show you how to enable access to blogger blog on Glo network.
What is it about Glo?
Glo network is one of the largest telecommunication network in Nigeria with millions of subscribers and its owned by Mike Adenuga. Glo offers more data subscription than other networks in Nigeria. Hence the name, “Grand Master of data.”
Because of the volume of their data, more people use it. This should mean more visitors to your blog right? It should but people couldn’t use their Glo network to access your blogger blog unless they change to other networks which may drastically increase the bounce rate. But not too worry. Smile…
Blogger that face this problem
Bloggers that face this kind of problem are those that have had custom domain activated on their blog and https is on.
There is so much benefits attached to custom domain and this shouldn’t be a problem. Blog visitors trust blogs with https activated more than those who doesn’t and see bloggers with custom domain as serious ones. Like I said, not too worry. You will know it soon.
How to enable access to blogger blog on Glo network in Nigeria
The things you need are;
- Email Address
- Access to your domain name registrar
- Desktop/Mobile device
And within two minutes you will be done. All you need to do is change the DNS on your domain name registrar. Simple! Let’s get to work dear.
Step One on how to enable access to blogger blog on Glo network in Nigeria
(a): Go to cloudflare website and sign up with your email and choose a password for yourself. Check your mailbox to verify your email few seconds after or do that after the process.
(b): After signing up successfully, the next pop-up is where to Add your site for cloudflare to scan it. Enter your domain name e.g yourblogname.com and continue.
(c): Then choose a plan. Choose free plan but, note that, you can only use one domain name on free plan. After clicking on free plan, scroll down and confirm plan. After it has scanned your site, it will show you your A records and CNAME records. Cross check and scroll down to continue.
(d): After you are successful in (c) above, the next thing you will see is your current DNS server and cloudflare will provide you with ones to change that two DNSs with. Copy them or write them down somewhere.
(e): Click on I need help changing my name server, select your domain registrar and click on Step-by-step instructions IF you already didn’t know how on your domain registrar. See the diagram above👆.
This ends step one. Don’t close the browser yet.
Open new tab and proceed to step two.
Step Two on how to enable access to blogger blog on Glo network
a): Login to your domain registrar account and look for that domain you connect with blogspot. I use Namecheap, so I will explain with it.
b): Click on Manage button in the domains dashboard
c): In the page that will open, scroll down and look for name servers. Tap on it and select Custom DNS.
d): Enter the new DNSs provided by cloudflare in the first step above as it was written respectively. And tick the green mark which means save. If its successful, it will tell you that it will take 48 hours for the new DNS to propagate.
e): Now go back to cloudflare on the last page, click continue. Now when in the dashboard, scroll down to click on Recheck Name server. You will be notified if successful. Boom! Its that simple. Now check your blog with a Glo network after couple of hours.
In this post, I just explained to you how to enable access to blogger blog on Glo network in Nigeria. Now you don’t have to worry about drastic bounce rate. Everyone can now visit your blog. 😉😉😉
Were you able to do it? Let me know in he comment and don’t forget to share!