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 into your posts or pages.

Embedded Crowdsignal poll:



Steps to Embed Crowdsignal Polls (or Surveys or Votes):

  1. Go to crowdsignal.com and signup for a free account. On your dashboard, select either survey, poll, quiz, rating to start creating your poll

  1. Use the sharing tab to get your custom link

Copy your custom link (Note: The first link works with wordpress.com shortcode)

  1. Add a Crowdsignal Embed Block to your post/page



Detailed instructions on adding blocks can be found here.


  1. Paste the Crowdsignal Poll link from step 2

  1. Click the “Embed” button

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

Block Toolbar 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.

Transform to

You can transform a Crowdsignal embed to a Group. This would give you the ability to change the background and text color around the Crowdsignal embed.

Editor view of a Crowdsignal Embed as a group with Color Settings controls
Crowdsignal Embed with a green background.

Change Alignment – use reusable Block

  • Align left – Make the Crowdsignal embed post-left-aligned.
  • Align center – Make the Crowdsignal embed post alignment centered.
  • Align right – Make the Crowdsignal embed post-align-right.
  • Wide width – Increase the width of the Crowdsignal embed post beyond the content size.
  • Full width – extend the Crowdsignal embed post to cover the full width of the screen.

“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. To overwrite the existing URL and click on the “Embed” button.

More Options

Hide Block Settings

The Hide Block Settings option hides (or shows) the Block Setting panel in the editor’s Sidebar

Duplicate block

Using the “Duplicate Block” option, you can create a copy of the selected block.

Insert Before

“Insert before” lets you add the previously duplicated block before the selected block.

Insert After

“Insert After” lets you add the previously duplicated block after the selected block.

Edit as HTML

The Edit as HTML option allows you to modify the HTML code of the Crowdsignal embed block.

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 Block

With the “Remove Block” option you can delete the selected block from your content.

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Block settings Block settings

Media Settings

Via the Media Settings, you can control the behavior of your post 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 a CSS class to your block, allowing you to write custom CSS and style the block as you see fit.

Changelog

  • Updated 2020-07-25
    • Uploaded image for crowdsignal embed with green background
  • Created 2020-07-03