How to Embed a Poll in a Blogger Post

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Blogger's tools include a number of widgets that you can add to your blog's sidebar or to the top of the page. One of these is a Poll widget that allows you to get your readers to weigh in about simple questions. This works for polls in the sidebar or the top of the page, but if you want to embed polls into a post instead, you need to use a third-party poll-making tool.

  • Navigate to a poll-making website such as Toluna, Polldaddy or Easypolls (links in Resources).

  • Click "Create Account" or a similar function to create an account with the poll-making tool. Enter your email address and password when prompted, and then verify your email by navigating to your email account and clicking the link in the email you receive from the poll maker.

  • Navigate back to the poll-making website, and then log in with your email and password.

  • Click "Create" or "Poll" to begin creating your first poll.

  • Type in the question you want to ask your readers, and then type in the possible responses when prompted.

  • Click "Save" or "Create Poll" to save the poll. Doing this should cause an HTML embed code to appear on your screen.

  • Highlight the embed code, right-click and select "Copy" from the context menu.

  • Sign in to your Blogger blog, and then click "New Post."

  • Click "HTML" near the top of the page.

  • Place your cursor into the main body of the post, and then right-click and select "Paste" from the context menu to paste your embed code into the post.

  • Type a title for your post in the Post Title box.

  • Click "Publish" to publish the poll.

Tips & Warnings

  • Other third-party poll makers offer similar services for creating the HTML code you need to embed polls into your blog. If you have a very specific aesthetic for your blog, you might create several polls using several websites. Paste them into your post, and then test them by choosing the "Preview" option before you click "Publish." If you don't like the look of a certain poll, simply delete its embed code from your post.

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