Poll Setup Guide

Here is a step by step setup guide to help you create, edit, customize, and go live with your Poll in just a few short minutes.

Create a Poll

From the Campaigns screen, select the template type – Landing Pages.

Campaigns - Landing Pages 2021

Then choose Poll.

Landing pages - Poll

You will then able to edit the basic settings such as Title, Poll Style (radio buttons, images, or videos), then add poll choices (you can add more or edit later), and choose if you want a form to collect data from voters or no form/data collection at all.

Poll create flow - late 2019

After clicking “Continue” you’ll be taken to the Overview tab to choose a few other settings for your poll.

Overview Tab

New Poll overview page

Start by clicking the Edit button above the “Status” area to adjust the experience’s start and end dates and times (times reflect your local time-zone).

Status section - edit button

Date and time editor

When you’re ready, you can also Publish the experience (turn off Admin-Only mode) here.

Share Dialogue

Also in the Overview section is Sharing.  Click the edit button to customize the shared title, description, and/or image. *This will apply to Facebook, Twitter, and anywhere that recognizes open graph share dialog.

Overview - Sharing

Share customization page - Poll


Once your Poll has received votes/entries, you can return to the Overview page to view the progress. You can also click the View Votes button to view the entries and collected data (you can also export from that page).

Poll overview stats/votes

Click Edit Poll next to View Votes to edit or add new poll choices.

Edit poll button - late 2019

Edit poll slider tab - late 2019

Design Tab

In the Design section, you can you can add backgrounds, images, videos, and customize the campaign’s form and share dialogue. For tips and tricks on using the Design section, check out our blog site.
Poll experience - Design tab

Poll choices element

You can switch between the pages you are customizing from the left navigation menu.
Sweepstakes customize page nav
If your experience is configured to start in the future, all users that visit the URL will be directed to the Pre-Start Page. Most admins use the default, “Please check back later. The promotion you are trying to access hasn’t started yet”, because often times campaigns are not promoted until they are ready to accept entries, so users generally never see the Pre-Start Page.
When you Enable the Fan-Gate, you can ask users to first like your Facebook Business Page before they enter the promotion (due to Facebook’s platform policies, you cannot require or incentivize this action).


By clicking Elements in the left navigation of the Design section, you can add images, videos, text, and more.

If you started out with no Form element and have decided that you would like to collect data from entrants, add the Form element here.
Elements - form
You can add an image element to upload your creative content to the Entry Page.
*Notice the “Now Editing: Version 1” in the upper right corner. Versions gives you the ability to upload and schedule different images in the same image element.
Image element settings

Customizing the Form Fields

While in the Design section, click on the Form Fields element itself to add or edit form fields.
Form Fields element
Form element settings
Click “Add Form Field” in the menu on the left to add text fields, drop-downs, radio buttons, check-boxes, and social media follow buttons.
Add form field menu
Once a user has successfully entered, they will be directed to the Post Entry page. The Post Entry Page acts as confirmation that the user has successfully entered.

You can customize the share options by clicking on the Share Element.
Share element
Share element settings

Poll Results Element

On the Post Entry page, click on the Poll Results element to select it, then click Settings on the left to show or hide titles, choose the order results display in, and if the results are shown as “count” or ‘percent”. 

Design section - Poll results element

Poll results element settings

If you do not want to display poll results, you can delete the Poll Results element using the “trash can” icon in the upper right corner.

Custom Coding

By clicking Code in the Design section, you can access the HTML, CSS section (on Advanced plans or higher) or the Javascript section (on the Power plan) to add custom coding. *Clicking Code with an element selected will open the HTML editor for that element.
Customize - Code

Settings Tab

In the Settings tab, you can edit entry and age restrictions, password-protect the experience, customize the language, add rules, and more.

Poll experience - settings tab

Click “Voting limits” in the Limits & Restrictions section to enable and choose entry restrictions (the number of times a user can enter).

Limits and restrictions section

Poll voting restrictions

Clicking “Custom Rules” in the Customizations section will allow you to type/paste in your rules, or add a URL to the site where your rules are hosted.

Poll - Customizations section

Custom rules section

The Advanced section allows you to add your Google Analytics or Facebook tracking pixels, enable Kiosk-mode, and setup real-time data exports.

Settings - Advanced

Realtime exports section

At the bottom of the Settings section, you can Reset, Copy, or Delete your Poll.

Reset, copy, and delete buttons

Preview and Publish

When you’re ready, go back to the Overview tab and test/preview your contest by clicking the experience URL under Installation.

Installation - preview

Click Preview to redirect the URL to an embed on your website.

Redirect URL

Click Install on Facebook to install a Facebook Tab for your experience.

Facebook ta panel

Clicking Embed on Website will open the Embed panel where you can copy the JavaScript embed code or WordPress short-code and adjust optional popup settings.

Embed panel

To turn off Admin-Only mode and publish your experience, click the Publish button in the Status area.

Publish button

If you have any questions or issues setting up your experience, don’t hesitate to email us at support@woobox.com!

Updated on July 16, 2021

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