Craig is a recovering engineer and avid tech writer. His sites and provide resources and tutorials on how nonprofits and politicians can turn their plain websites into web destinations! When he's not writing he enjoys riding motorcycles and playing guitar - though not at the same time - that's just dangerous.

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Creating Online Surveys with Gravity Forms and WordPress Part 2

This is the second part of a two-part tutorial on creating online surveys with the Gravity Forms plugin for WordPress. The first part of the tutorial series covered the basics of online survey services, survey planning, field selection and the beginning of field editing inside Gravity Forms.

In this article, we will finish the process, test the form, embed it, and make our survey go live for taking actual respondent data. As a reminder, this is what our survey will look like when we have completed the tutorial.

Editing and Previewing the Survey, and Setting up Admin Notifications

Online Surveys with Gravity Forms and WordPress

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How to Create Online Surveys with Gravity Forms and WordPress Part 1

Surveys are a great way to determine the wants and needs of your customers. They’re also a great way to get feedback on your products and services, which can help you improve your product and drive more sales.

You might be asking, why do I need to survey my customers when I can get great information from my analytics program like Google Analytics or Clicky?

Online Surveys with Gravity Forms and WordPress

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How to Add Social Media Icons Using CSS Sprites

There are myriad ways to add social networking icons to your WordPress powered website; including dozens (if not hundreds) of plugins, and even more themes which make social icons standard. But, as with many stock themes and plugins you are limited to the functionality of the application, and can rarely customize sharing options.

If you’re looking for a more custom social sharing application, you can easily add unique social media icons to your site, while keeping page load speed fast by using CSS sprites.
Why Use Sprites?


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A Complete Guide to the WordPress Visual Post Editor

The WordPress post visual editor makes writing a blog more like a traditional word processing experience with the ability to format text, change colors, align text, indent, and check your spelling and grammar. It’s a step above the HTML editor and allows you to write beautifully formatted posts without writing a single line of code.

Some blogging platforms less sophisticated than WordPress require cutting and pasting text from other word processors, but the WordPress visual editor makes it possible to create entire articles mixed with images, forms, and other html elements.


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Everything You Ever Needed to Know About WordPress Settings

The settings panel is one of the most overlooked sections of a WordPress installation, and for good reason – WordPress works so well out of the box that you don’t need too much customization to get up and running quickly with your new site. But, with just a few simple tweaks to your WordPress settings panel, you can enhance your site’s look, make it easier for viewers to leave comments, and even enhance your site’s search engine optimization.


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Add an Author Box to Your WordPress Site with the Author Box Advanced Plugin

A blogger’s about page is often the most visited page on her site, especially a popular and well trafficked site. Curious readers want to know all about the author; her inspiration for starting the blog, what her background might be, and sometimes just to get a glimpse behind the curtain to see if the blog is run by a real person or a team of incognitos.  With the About the Author Advanced Plugin, any blog author can have his or her own author badge and display it in any widgetized area on the site, letting readers know the person behind the content.

Add an author box to your site

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5 Sites with Free Resources for Web Designers and Developers

The open source nature of WordPress has inspired many creators to develop sites offering free content to help others on their web journeys. A shining example of this good will can be seen in the web design industry, where some of the most popular WordPress web designers and developers make their work available for you to view, download, modify, and use in your own projects – completely free!

Free resources for web designers and developers from WPMUorg

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9 Plugins To Add Advertising On Your Blog

Advertising can be a great way to monetize your blog, and if done the right way, it can even enhance your design, rather than stick out like a sore thumb. Whether you run a single blog or a multi site with thousands of members; and whether you run Adsense campaigns or sell your own ad space – these plugins will help you create, manage, and place ads anywhere on your site.

Widget Ads

Sell ad space on your blog

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