Crowdsignal Embed

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With the Crowdsignal Embed block, you can embed Crowdsignal polls (or surveys or votes) into your posts and pages. You need a Crowdsignal account to be able to create polls (or surveys or votes) before you can embed them into your posts or pages.

Example of an Embedded Crowsignal Poll:

Example of an embedded Crowdsignal Poll with the question "what is the best color?"

Steps to embed Crowdsignal polls (or surveys or votes):

  1. Go to crowdsignal.com and signup for a free account.
    On your Crowdsignal Dashboard, create a new survey, poll, quiz, or rating, or select one you’ve already created.
Crowdsignal dashboard to create a survey, poll, quiz or rating.
  1. Get the custom link to share your poll
    Either from the Dashboard or within the editor, find the “Share” button.
Sharing your Crowdsignal poll via the Edtior panel.
Find the share link within the Editor panel
Sharing your Crowdsignal poll via the Dashboard.
Find the share link within the Dashboard for the poll

Within the Share Your Poll pop up, click “Copy to Clipboard”.

The "Share your Poll" pop up with the link to copy to clipboard.
  1. Add a Crowdsignal Embed Block to your post/page
Adding the Crowdsignal block via the WordPress slash command /crowdsignal.
Adding a block via the “Slash” command from an empty row

Detailed instructions on adding blocks can be found here.

  1. Paste the Crowdsignal Poll link from step 2 into the text box
Embed option for the Crowdsignal block to paste the URL.
  1. Click the “Embed” button

If it’s a link that can be successfully embedded you will see a preview in your editor.

Preview of the embedded Crowdsignal poll within the WordPress editor.

If you use a URL that can’t be embedded, the block shows the message “Sorry, this content could not be embedded.” You will have two choices: Try again with a different URL or convert to link.

Example of a URL that cannot be embedded. Two options are presented, try again or convert to link.

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Block Toolbar

Besides the Mover and Drag & Drop Handle, the Block Toolbar for the Crowdsignal embed shows four buttons:

  • Transform to 
  • Change alignment
  • Edit URL, and
  • More options. 
Block Toolbar with options available for the Crowdsignal Block.

Transform to:

Options to transform the Crowdsignal block to Paragraph, Columns or Group.

You can transform a Crowdsignal embed into a Paragraph, Columns, or Group. Transforming it into a Group would give you the ability to change the background color around the Crowdsignal embed.

Example of transforming Crowdsignal block to group and updating the background to gradient.
Editor view of a Crowdsignal Embed as a group with Color Settings controls
Front end example of Crowdsignal embed group with gradient background.
Crowdsignal embed with a gradient background.

Change alignment:

Alignment options for the Crowdsignal block: wide width, full width, align left, align center, and align right.
  • Wide width – Increase the width of the post beyond the content size
  • Full width – extend the Crowdsignal post to cover the full width of the screen.
  • Align left – Make the Crowdsignal post left aligned
  • Align center – Make the Crowdsignal post alignment centered
  • Align right – Make the Crowdsignal post align right

“Wide width” and “Full width” alignment need to be enabled by the Theme of your site. 

Edit URL:

Via the edit URL, you can change the Crowdsignal Embed URL in the embed block. Overwrite the existing URL and click on the “Embed” Button.

Editing the Crowdsignal block URL via the "edit" option.

More options:

More options for the Crowdsignal embed block.

Hide more settings

The Hide more settings option hides (or shows) the Block Setting panel in the editor’s sidebar.

Copy

Copy can be used to copy a selected block and then you can paste it wherever you want in the editor.

Duplicate

Duplicate can be used to duplicate the selected block.

Insert before

Insert a new block before the selected block(s).

Insert after

Insert a new block after the selected block(s).

Move to

If you select Move To, you will get a blue line inside your content, you can then use the arrows to move that line, up and down to where you want the selected content to be moved into, hitting return on your keyboard at that point moves the block to that position.

Edit as HTML

When you select the Edit as HTML option, you will be able to add more HTML code to this particular block, for instance, to add inline CSS or specific <span/> tags.

Edit the Crowdsignal embed block as HTML.
Pop up locking panel for Crowdsignal embed block.

Lock

Since WordPress 6.0, you can lock the block to disallow moving and/or removing. If you lock the block, the “Lock” icon will be shown in the Block Toolbar. For more details about Lock, refer to More Options.

Add to Reusable Blocks

Using the Add to Reusable Blocks option lets you add the selected block to a list of reusable blocks, so you can use them on other posts or pages as well.

Group

Select the Group option if you want to create a group of blocks and treat them as a unit. You can for instance add a common background color or other blocks to the group.

Remove Crowdsignal

With the Remove Crowdsignal option, you can delete the selected block from your content.

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Block Settings 

Besides the Advanced section, the Crowdsignal embed has only one other setting in the “Block Settings” sidebar: Media Settings.

Media Settings

Media settings for the Crowdsignal embed block with the toggle OFF for resizing on smaller devices.
Media settings for the Crowdsignal embed block with the toggle ON for resizing on smaller devices.

Via the Media Settings you can control the behavior of your embed when viewed from a smaller device, like on a phone screen.

The Toggle switch turns on or off the resize functionality for smaller devices. The default setting is “on” or blue.

“Off:” This embed may not preserve its aspect ratio when the browser is resized. In the off position, the toggle switch is gray.

“On:” This embed will preserve its aspect ratio when the browser is resized. The toggle switch turns blue in the “On” position.

Advanced

The “Advanced” tab lets you add CSS class(es) to your block.

Additional CSS Class(es) option for the Crowdsignal Embed block.

The “Additional CSS class(es)” lets you add CSS class(es) to your block, allowing you to write custom CSS and style the block as you see fit.

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Changelog

  • Updated 2022-08-29
    • Removed the external link
  • Updated 2022-08-26
    • Video walkthrough created
    • Updated with images from WordPress 6.0
    • Added new “Transform to” setting (Column)
    • Added “Lock” information under More Options
    • Added ALT tags for the images
  • Updated 2020-08-17
    • Updated 5.5 screenshots
    • Replaced “More Options” – new screenshot,
    • Added “Move to” and “Copy” section under More Options
  • Updated 2020-07-25
    • Uploaded image for crowdsignal embed with green background
  • Created 2020-07-03

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