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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.

8 reviews
Average Rating
3 stars
3.1 out of 5 stars
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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.

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.

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.

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.

1 star
Plugin Fail
By ,

Installed correctly, made three test questions and answers, put shortcode on page. Great. Then, tried it out and it starts with the first question, I enter an answer and click next. "ERROR, Name is required." No way to back up to that screen, and no way to go forward. I made the Name and Email fields not required and tried again. This time, I enter a test answer and click next. I am taken to the site home page and kicked out. FAIL.

1 star
a single quiz?!?!
By , for WP 3.7.1

Downloaded this and found out AFTER that it only allows you to create a SINGLE survey/quiz. No where did here it state it didn't support multiple surveys. The extended version states it allows for multiple quizzes but you must go to their product page to see it. Very disappointed. DO NOT WANT.

1 star
Over promotion of pro version
By , for WP 3.5

I tested on a local install of WP, all seamed to work as expected.
Live install returned a fatal error, due to the use of constant: PLUGINDIR
which somehow had been set to wp-content/plugins (perhaps by other plugin) but is other-content/plugins.
I fixed this easy enough to be able to install the plugin.
All seamed to work as expected.
When selecting an option or function of this plugin, one to many suggested that I would need the pro version to use that function.
If there is no way to access the data, except via pro version then don't include the option.
You can only have one quiz with this plugin. - one star

1 star
WARNING -> do NOT use and do NOT buy extended version!
By , for WP 3.4.2

I tried the free version and got excited enough to buy the extended version ... BIG, BIG mistake ... lost the overpriced 50 (!) dollars and have never received the extended version nor heard ANYTHING from the developers / possibly better described as: scammers?!

Tried contacting their support several times over several days and via several ways, not a single word in reply. Paypal dispute started.

A shame, this plugin was very promising but apparantly it has been abandoned by the developers - the only thing they support is collecting our money.

Me very dissapointed, you warned :-(

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