How To Create Polls In WordPress (For Free)

In WordPress you can easily create polls. And there is one plugin that does it very well. It is easy to use. Polls are great way to engage people.

And the plugin I am talking about is Forminator. It is a free plugin and other than polls you can create contact forms, newsletters, quizzes, etc.

With Forminator it is very easy to create polls. It has a good and easy to understand interface and you can create it very fast. Also, you can create an unlimited number of polls.

Let’s dive in and see how easy and fun is creating polls in this amazing free plugin.

Create Polls With Forminator

Forminator makes things easy for everyone. It is not complicated and if you are trying it for the first time you won’t be stuck. After the installation, go to the Forminator dashboard and click the Create button in the polls section and give it a name.

create poll

Before starting, click the Publish button to save beforehand and it allows you to see your poll preview. It will give you the shortcode but we don’t need it yet.

Now to create a form you need to fill in the inputs. Fill the question field, upload an image if you have one, and add as many answers as you need. It allows you to input some descriptions too.


In the Appearance section, you can change the style of your poll to make it more attractive. You can change options appearance, colors for different sections, padding, border, and even add some custom CSS.

poll appearance

With the help of appearance, you can create polls that really stands out from other simple and unpleasant polls and forms. Design is crucial for websites and forms. You have to think about design.


This is a very important section. Here you will determine how your poll will work and behave. It allows you to turn on and off the results, or show it after submission.

Also, you can show or hide the vote count. And if you want you can open, pause, or close polls at a specific date, or make it open forever. Also, set limits per user.

If you want to be notified about poll updates, you can send it to your email and be updated all the time.

forminator poll

After you finish the tweaking, click the Update button and go to the Forminator dashboard, where you’ll see your newly created poll. Click on the little gear icon and copy the shortcode.

Now, you can insert this shortcode anywhere on your website – on pages, posts, widgets, sidebars, etc. You have a professional and beautiful poll that was created in minutes.

You can create as many polls as you want and see the result on the WordPress dashboard. If you go to Forminator >Submission, there you will see all the submission.


So, if you want to create polls on your website, it is very easy to do. The plugin gives you all the tools you need and makes your life easier. And it’s totally free.