Survey Force Deluxe Joomla! Component
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Survey Force Deluxe is a comprehensive and easy-to-use Survey and Polling Tool. The extension is designed to create surveys or polls and even build troubleshooter, collect data and analyze results online. Front-end authoring is supported!
Survey Force Deluxe is Joomla! 3.x compatible. The survey component is integrated with JomSocial versions up to 3.x and all versions of Community Builder. So, community members can create online surveys/polls from the front-end of their community profiles. The survey extension is integrated with AlphaUserPoints component and allows you promote participation of users in your surveys giving the users promotion points for answering each survey.
Why to use the extension?
With this extension you can survey anything and get rewarding PDF or CSV reports!
Almost every site needs to survey people online. See some examples below:
If you run elections for the government or school council you can use Survey Force Deluxe to carry out the Joomla! poll online;
Do you sell products or services online? It is crucial to clear understanding of what your customers want from you and how you can motivate them to make a repeat purchase. With the Joomla! survey component you will easily collect real-time feedback and make informed business decisions;
Marketing Specialists, no more mail-out survey campaigns. Survey Force Deluxe makes online surveys creation a snap;
Do you have a community at your Joomla! site? Thanks to JomSocial and Community Builder integration plug-ins all your community members will be able to create various surveys right from their profiles. They will definitely like to ask their friends questions about anything they want: what car to buy, what movie to watch, etc. Your online community will become a favorite hangout for your site visitors!
Are you involved in support service? Improve it and solve your clients’ problems quickly creating a troubleshooter!
There can be unlimited ways of using surveys/ polls empowered with Survey Force extension! Invite your users and get started!
Variety of Questions and Rules
You can select from 8 questions types: LikertScale, Pick One, Pick Many, Short Answer, Ranking Drop-Down, Ranking Drag'and'Drop, Boilerplate, Ranking. Make your survey diverse and exciting using a number of additional question options:
Group all questions on one page, place each on separate page or create your own layout with the help of Page Break divider;
Decorate questions and survey description with a unique image or video;
Use questions conditions to move to the particular question depending on the user reply;
Add different question rules like don't show this question if.. or if the answer is.. jump to question;
Set the importance scale for each question (optional);
Set default answers;
Specify if the question should be compulsory or not.
For every survey you can apply its own attractive background image using the special option or leave it blank to keep user concentrated and focused on the poll. Two additional options are available to enhance your Joomla! survey:
progress bar for tracking and controlling the survey process;
“Prev “navigation button.
Deeper customization of your surveys view is easy as the survey component comes with 2 predefined templates. You are free to modify CSS of each of them. You can also create your own unique template based on the existing one and upload it to your component right away.
The templates are adaptive to mobile devices!
You can assign any your Joomla! users as a survey author and give them the managing permissions. It opens wide functionality for your users allowing them to have their own surveys, add, edit or delete them, create their own user lists and reports.
If you use Community Builder or JomSocial plug-ins, the users will be able to author their surveys or polls right from their profiles by default.
Colorful Results View
When the survey is complete, a user experiences the final page. Take advantage to design it any ways from the list below:
You can only show some custom message to the user, like thank you message for answering the survey;
Final page can also have graphical representation of the survey results;
You can choose BarChart or PieChart type of graph and show the statistics how all the users answered each question of this survey;
If needed, graphs can be combined with a custom message or the results can be hidden at all by means of redirection option.
Integration with Popular Components
Survey Force comes with a plug-in for AlphaUserPoints component, so you could promote participation of users in your surveys. The idea is to satisfy the users strive for recognition giving them promotion points, ranks or medals for answering your surveys.
Additionally to the component you can get the plug-ins package for Community Builder and JomSocial. Thanks to integration plugins you can empower your community members to create their own surveys on profiles and poll profile visitors. No matter which version of the popular social engines you use! The integration plugins are compatible with any version of Community Builder and JomSocial versions up to 2.8.
Do you use JomSocial at your web site? Extend functionality of your JomSocial community with JomSocial plugins.
Note that the survey component comes with a content plugin in the installation package. So, you will be able to insert your surveys right into content articles. You will definitely enjoy results!
How do I create new joomla survey?
At first create a new category for the survey. Choose 'SurveyForceDeluxe->Categories' menu item, press 'New' button, input category name and description (optional). Press the 'Save' button. After that click on new category name to view surveys for that category. Next press the 'New' button to create a new survey and do the following:
- input name for future survey;
- input survey description (introductory text to be displayed on first survey page);
- select background picture for survey;
- select category for survey;
- select language;
- input expiry date for survey;
- set access rights for survey.
How do I set users access rights for my joomla survey?
When you create (edit) a survey the following options are available:
- Public - all users will have access to survey.
- For Invited Users - only invited users will have access to survey.
- For Registered Users - only registered users will have access to survey.
I've uploaded new background picture. Why doesn't it appear in background pictures survey list?
To upload a new picture, click the button next to pick list and upload a picture in the appeared pop-up window. Then refresh the page where you create (edit) survey so as to refresh pictures list. If you want to download a lot of pictures download them into 'images/surveyforce' folder via FTP.
How do I know whether users like survey questions or not?
You can set 'importance scales' for questions to ascertain user's opinion on the question. To do that go to 'SurveyForceDeluxe->Surveys -> Importance Scales' page, press the 'New' button, input question text (e.g. 'How important is that question for you?'), set answer variants and press the 'Save' button. Then edit the question for which you want to set 'importance scale' and assign created 'importance scale' for that question.
How do I offer users to estimate some list using specified scale?
'Likert Scale' question type is used specially for that. Using 'Likert Scale' you can offer a user to estimate certain list by a specified scale.
The colors of rectangles in 'Drag and Drop' questions don't match my template. How do I change that?
The colours for 'Drag and Drop' question can be changed on the following page 'SurveyForceDeluxe -> Configuration'.
Why is there no link to my site and survey in invitation e-mails?
When you input message text on 'SurveyForceDeluxe -> Manage e-mails' page you should use '#link#' variable that will be automatically replaced with a link to survey for invited users.
How do I filter results on 'Reports' page by users' answers necessary for me?
Filter by users answers becomes available when you're filtering results by surveys. To view it please select a survey from the dropdown list. And there you will see the list for filtering results by answers.
How do I make a link to a survey for public or regisered users?
Go to Main menu and add a component link - choose the Survey component, give the link a name, choose the placement of the menu link and press Save.Then go to 'SurveyForceDeluxe->Configuration->Menu Manager' and assign a survey to the created menu item.
- Implemented ability to shuffle or not to shuffle answers
- Fixed major bugs
- Implemented new FE -authoring tool with drag'n'drop userfriendly interface
- Fixed minor bugs
- Added the compatibility with Joomla! 3.x.
- Applied native MVC coding.
- Added permissions settings.
- Improved usability and back-end interface.
- Added mobile compatibility.
- Fixed several minor bugs.
- Added two new modern templates.
- Fixed several minor bugs.
- Added auto-upgrade notification.
- Added the ability to show custom message together with results on the Final page.
- Added the ability to build troubleshooter based on the component.
- Added the ability to disable Prev button during survey.
- Added the redirection option after the survey.
- Added a Community Builder Plug-in.
- Added minor fixes in reports and mailing option.
- Added the integration with AlphaUserPoints component for Joomla 1.5 - 2.5.
- Added the ability to translate Back-end of the component to the needed language.
- Joomla! 2.5 compatible release.
- Added: Compulsory button for questions list.
- Joomla! 1.7 Compatible release.
- Joomla 1.6 Compatible release (Supports all the previous Joomla 1.5 version features)
- Menu management is redone to support standard way in Joomla 1.5 (it's possible to create a menu item for a survey or category).
- Added Brazilian portuguese language file (pt-BR.com_surveyforce.ini)
- Changed : SurveyForce language system to Joomla! default language system (with ini-files)
- integration with JomSocial (js plugin)
- improved graphical view of user results (pie/bar charts)
- support for content plugins
- content plugin for survey
- bug fixes
- To prevent unregistered users from passing the survey over and over again we added ip and/or cookies control. We also added an option where you can set how many times an unregistered user can take the survey (same for registered and invited users).
- Preview survey option for administrator and authors. You can preview the survey regardless of whether the survey is published or not, whether it has expired or not. The preview procedure is completely similar to taking a survey: you need to answer to questions, the rules you defined work according to your answers, Prev-Next navigation works as well (the only difference is that if the survey ends with the graphic results, then admin answers are not counted).
- In the settings in the back-end an option for email notifications is added. When a user passes the survey his results are sent to survey's author and/or other users.
- We've corrected the last page's button name from Next to Submit to make it more understandable.
- Added : Ability to set maximum of checked options for `Pick Many` question.
- Fixed : Some bugs.
- Added : Joomla 1.5.x native.
- Added : Ability to invite users to authors.
- Added : Ability to take own surveys to authors.
- Changed : Licensing system.
- Added : Ability to select voting options for invited and registered users (See chapter "1.2 Surveys" in the Help).
- Changed : New PDF generator.
- Fixed : Problems with unicode characters.