You know that annoying problem of when you switch to a theme and then switch back to the original, you lose your widget configuration? It looks like that problem has been solved but the WordPress team needs your help on deciding how long your widget configurations should be saved. Amongst the choices provided, I chose to go with Other. When thinking about it, I figure that if Widget configurations can be stored as revisions, then all of the other time periods need not apply. So far, Indefinitely is leading the way but if you use the revisions technique, that seems like indefinite to me just as long as you don’t reset or flush out the revisions. The comments following the poll make for interesting reading. ∞
By Jeffro on March 7, 2011
PollDaddy must be doing something right as the early results from their customer survey point towards a large majority (91%) would recommend the service to others. Survey, poll, quiz, and rating users all responded that PollDaddy was easy to use.
While the comments and results point towards PollDaddy being an excellent service, it’s the negative comments or complaints that really help out a company when offering these surveys. If you have a PollDaddy account, consider taking the survey which is still ongoing via the PollDaddy dashboard.
By Jeffro on February 25, 2010
PollDaddy, the polling service acquired by Automattic on October 15th, 2008 has revamped their entire site. The new design features a rich red color with swirls and all sorts of nice eye candy. The overall design is more in tune with the logo. Even the back-end of the website has received a face lift. The only problem I encountered with the new design is that the navigation menu is not where it should be in Internet Explorer 8.
While the design touched up the asthetics, the focus was more on usability and it shows as the back-end of the website is much easier to navigate. Props to Kevin Conboy on a job well done.
By Jeffro on September 15, 2009
So who do you think is responsible for keeping WordPress updated? The New World Order? Matt Mullenweg? You tell me by voting in the poll. I am hoping that 100% of the votes will be for a particular answer but judging by the usual voting crowd, I have a feeling some of the voters will opt for one of the other choices.
Who’s Responsible For Keeping Your WordPress Site Up To Date?
- The End User (68%, 50 Votes)
- The New World Order (12%, 9 Votes)
- Matt Mullenweg (9%, 7 Votes)
- WordPress (8%, 6 Votes)
- Automattic (3%, 2 Votes)
Total Voters: 74
By Jeffro on July 15, 2009
PollDaddy has now added survey filters to their polling service. These filters enable users to create more meaningful reports based on your specific needs. Here is a good example of a filter in action:
As an example, you may have a question in your survey like, “What is your gender?”. If you then created a filter on this question and specified the condition to be; all respondents that answered ‘Male’. After you enable this filter, all the reports will display just the answers given by the respondents that answered male.
Sounds like users of the service will now be able to dig into the data a bit easier based on these filters. I wonder if these filters will make Jane’s life any easier when she dives into the surveys that are published on the WordPress development blog. For more information regarding survey filters, please see this support topic on the PollDaddy forum.