Create a calculated survey which leads to a result page or post


Create a calculated survey which leads to a result page or post

Let’s imagine you want to create poll, which forwards the visitor after a specific page that corresponds to the poll results: SQuiz3 is able to solve this.
Scenario can be: You want to show visitors how healthy his diet is.

Step 1

Create new questions as multiple choice questions where the correct checkbox is unchecked – we don’t have to proof the users answer.w e will only count occurence of certain values.
So important is the field ‘Special Value’ in each answer.


You see here the special values from a to d. At the end Squiz will count occurences of these values and will redirect to the relevant page corresponding to this value. Next step will show the setup of the survey.

Step 2

Create posts (or pages) for every possible result of this survey. That means a post for majority of a, b, c and d. Additionally you need a post for results that are ambiguous. That means result has equal counts for more than two values.

Step 3

Create a survey as usual but give following additional inputs:


Set the switch ‘Calculated Survey’ to on. Save it, add your questions and the button labels:


And now the important part: Set posts or pages as target for the special values:


Now save this survey and insert the shortcode in a page or post.

The result:

How Healthy is your diet?

Please select an option
Please answer the following questions about your daily diet. We will show you at the end, how healthy it is.


Survey Sample

Squiz Survey

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An Example for little survey to collect users impressions and experience with SQuiz.

Quiz Sample

This is an quiz example.

A Fast Coding Quiz

You must select an answer
This quiz tests your php coding skills. Just three question in 60 seconds.

The passing score is 50%.

And here comes the top ten list for the quiz:

Topten list for A Fast Coding Quiz

Correct AnswersPercentageDate
1 5 100 2016-08-09 20:13:38
2 5 100 2016-08-17 14:34:27
3 4 80 2016-09-02 12:57:50
4 4 80 2016-08-12 09:51:06
5 4 80 2016-08-11 18:37:40
6 4 80 2016-08-09 21:01:21
7 4 80 2017-05-04 13:17:39
8 3 60 2016-09-12 11:42:28
9 2 40 2016-08-11 06:21:31
10 2 40 2016-09-29 07:53:34

Creating Questions

Choose New Question from the SQuiz menu.

You will get the edit form with a popup which prompts you to select a question type.

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After that the page will reload and gives you the correct form for your question type. You can’t change the question type after this decision.

Fill the basic data: type your question, category and maybe explanation and save the question. You cannot add answers before saving the question.

Then click the Add Answer button (if present). Depending on question type you have following options:

Answers for Choice Questions

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You will get an empty answer in the list. Clicking the edit icon in the left top corner will open a modal box with the visual editor to edit the text or media. You can mark this answer as correct by checking the box on the left side.

If you mark more than one answer as correct the question will be a multi choice question in frontend.

You can drag and sort the answers. This would be the order on frontend.

After each change the Save Answers button will appear. You must save them explicit. Update question if you are ready with all.

Answers for Order Questions

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Everything similar to choice questions but you will get no correct box as all answers are correct. You must sort them in the order you expect to be the question recognized as correct. In frontend SQuiz will randomize the order for the quiz player.

Answer for Cloze Questions

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There is no answer in common sense but the cloze text. You get the visual editor and type your text as usual. Now you enclose all words with |* and *| (pipe asterisk and asterisk pipe) the user must input in frontend. SQuiz will replace this words with input fields, every field as long as the longest gap. In evaluation the words will be compared in the order they found in the text.

Answer for Text Question

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The text question only have one string as answer. You cannot use html to format this because evaluation would not be possible. Input here the text you expect as answer from the user exactly in spelling, indentation lower and upper case. This is important, because SQuiz compares the user answer and your text character by character on exact equality. Answer will only recognized as correct if both are exact equal.