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WordPress Simple Survey

Use this plugin to easily create surveys and graded quizzes. You can track the results and guide users to different locations based on their scores.

18 reviews
Average Rating
2 stars
3 out of 5 stars
1 star
Not really cool at all
By , for WP 4.0

Not much we can use in free so not sure what extended version will have.

1 star
Non starter - DOES NOT WORK
By , for WP 3.9.2

Straight out of the box, the example setup exposes one question. When radio button is selected to choose an answer, nothing happens. "Back" button in first question is bizarre. "Next" does not lead to next question, it leads to "javascript:void(0).

Nice concept, but simply version I downloaded simply did not work.

1 star
Too limited
By ,

Just checked the version and any extra feature needs the pro-version. How can you really test if everything is limited. Dont bother in downloading.

1 star
The price is hidden
By ,

I have not tested this plugin seriously, because the fact that I had to go to Paypal to find out that the premium version cost 50 bucks has turned me off.

5 stars
Ticks the boxes
By , for WP 3.8.2

Works great for my project. I don't need the extended version for my project but am going to buy it anyway to support future development.

It fills a gap that Gravity Forms (my usual go-to multi-purpose form plugin) doesn't fill by providing weighted answers that actually work. GF's Quiz is a bit buggy in my experience.

One enhancement suggestion — For my current project I'm loading the quiz in a modal window and routing the user to a URL based on their score. It'd be great to be able to tick an option to open the Route URL in a _blank window. The modal window is too small to fit the destination URL. No biggie, I can get around it but thought it worth mentioning.

Keep up the awesome work!

1 star
Could be a 4 or 5 with some simple updates
By , for WP 3.8.1

This plugin is well coded and has a clean and simple interface.

The reason why I rank it as a 1 out of 5 is because, despite the name, it is a quiz tool not a survey tool. As you enter questions you give a point value to each answer then as the user submits their answers they are given a final score and can be directed to different pages based on their score. This is perfect if you are quizzing.

If, however, you want to survey users this plug-in falls short because you cannot export the user responses. The export that comes with the $50 expanded version just gets you high level details like when the quiz was taken, what their score was, and where they were re-directed to.


This is kinda important for the purposes of a survey. Unfortunately, this shortcoming does not become apparent until after you've paid your $50.

I would change my ranking from a 1 to a 4 if a second export was added so that the specific user response data could be obtained.

I would then change my ranking to a 5 if a couple of other enhancements were added:
1 - Allow an option for the user to enter an "other" answer
2 - Add a ranking question type. E.G. "Put the following items in order of preference."

Summary: If your intent is to conduct surveys, then "WordPress Simple SURVEY" is <u>not</u> the plug-in you want. Instead I would refer you to Google forms. If you wanted a WordPress plugin that keeps the data internal to your local database then I would refer you to "Quiz Master Next" by Frank Corso. This plugin is FREE and while it is also a quiz tool and has some of the same issues, the author is responsive and already committed to added an export of specific user responses.

5 stars
Good work
By , for WP 3.8.1

Newest version is much better and responsive. Great support on extended version, totally worth it.

1 star
Doesn't work with GZIP enabled
By , for WP 3.8.1

Normal hosts have mod_deflate enabled. This plugin will NOT work with GZIP / mod_deflate enabled.

5 stars
The new 3.x branch is much improved!
By Plugin Contributor,

After not updating the plugin in a few years, we're back with a re-write, new features, and even more features to come!

The 3.x is a clean break from 2.x and you will have to migrate your old data manually if you choose to upgrade but this break allows us to merge in new features, improve performance, and make your modifications easier.

Check out the extended version to see if a feature you want already exist or suggest one of your own on our free support forum and help center.

1 star
By , for WP 3.8.1

В конечной форме 2 поля ввести нельзя. Точнее можно, но не видно, что вводишь. Задумка хорошая, но реализация не очень.

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