Polls, surveys and photo contests on your own website
Integrate polls surveys and polls on your own website. Here we show you how to embed your PollUnit on your homepage. No advanced programming knowledge is needed.
You can embed any PollUnit type on your homepage. This way you can easily integrate appointments, ratings and polls about images on your website. First you have to create a PollUnit. How, you can find out here:Create your first poll
Once you have created an account, all your PollUnits will be displayed in the »My PollUnits« section. Here you can make the necessary settings.
With a click on the context menu icon (three dots) the menu appears.
You can also open the context menu directly from your PollUnit (admin link). Depending on your permissions, other functions may also appear here.
You can only publish your own polls and votings on your homepage. If you want to publish someone else's PollUnit, they have to make the necessary settings. Furthermore, only polls of premium users can be embedded on your own website.
Click on »Embedding«.
Here you have to enter the host of your website. This allows your website to access your PollUnit. Your host could look like this: domain.com or subdomain.domain.com.
This is necessary so that no other websites can embed your polls without permission. You can activate your surveys for any number of websites or hosts.
In the section »Code« you will get a small code snippet. This must be included on your website. You can adjust the height and width of the iFrame to suit your needs.
<iframe width="100%" height="700" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen src="https://pollunit.com/polls/MEMBERLINK?embed=1"> </iframe>
If you replace the participant link with the admin link, you can also integrate the admin view of your PollUnits into your website. You should then secure your website accordingly!
With another snippet, you can integrate a script that ensures that the embedded iFrame automatically gets the optimal height on your website. This eliminates the need to scroll through the survey. The script can be inserted directly after the iFrame.
If you go to the page where you included the poll, your poll will appear directly on this page.
The embedded poll adapts responsively to your website - even to the resolutions of mobile phones.
Now your participants can rate, add and comment options directly on your own website. Your participants do not need an account.
Advanced embedding options
By appending »embed_options« to your PollUnit URL you can make additional settings. These settings are only taken into account in your voting on your own website - the Standalone PollUnit remains unaffected.
With &embed_options[kill_background]=1 you can hide the background of your PollUnit. The poll will then be transparently integrated into your website; the color or background image/pattern of your website remains visible. Also allowtransparency="true" should be set on the iframe.
<iframe frameborder="0" allowfullscreen allowtransparency="0" src="https://pollunit.com/polls/MEMBERLINK?embed=1&embed_options[kill_background]=1"> </iframe>
With &embed_options[kill_padding]=1 you can remove the distances around your PollUnit to save space in non-page filling layouts.
With &embed_options[kill_title]=1 you can remove the title of your PollUnit. You can create your own title or headline within your website.
With &embed_options[disable_remote_overlay]=1 you can enable the stand alone participation overlay. The overlay will then no longer be placed in the center over your content. This is especially useful if you use the »iFrameResize()« script with high content.
Polls for your CMS (Content Management System)
No matter if you want to integrate your poll in Wordpress, realize a voting in Joomla or create a picture voting in Drupal - with PollUnit this is done in seconds. Of course you can also integrate your PollUnits in other web technologies.
Frequently Asked Questions
If the embedded variant of PollUnit on your website only delivers a grey page or shows a »Refused to display« error, ...
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No, you can configure your PollUnit that participants without an account can vote, upload pictures and create new opt...
Yes, we have prepared a simple example based on a photo competition. You can get to the example by clicking the follo...
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Embedded pages should work in all major browsers. It is important that the embedding page has an SSL certificate o...