You can embed interactive items directly into your web page, and in many cases that is just what you need.
In some cases, though, you don’t want to copy code each time you create new items. This is when we recommend using placements.
With placements, you can copy the code onto your site just once, then decide which item is displayed on your site from the Opinion Stage dashboard.
Placements are ideal for cases where you have a dedicated location for displaying the item (for example in a section in your site, in a section in each article, in the sidebar, or in a popup).
Follow these steps to assign items to a placement:
1) Click the Placements menu
2) Click “Select Item” on one of the placements
3) Fill the placement with an item (e.g. a poll) and click Save
3) Click “Embed” and copy the code to your webpage in the location you want the item to be displayed (if you are using the WordPress.org plugin, 3 placements are built in already into the plugin)
Popup placements let you easily engage your users by popping up items (such as a poll, quiz, survey, or contact form) on a configured trigger or schedule.
How to Add a Popup Placement to Your Website:
- Add an Item to the Popup
If you’ve already created an Opinion Stage Item, you can add the item to a popup from the Popup placement in the Placements Dashboard by clicking Select Item.
From there, you’ll be prompted to fill the placement using search.
2) Edit Your Popup Settings
Under Settings you can customize your popup in several ways, including what triggers it to display
For additional options, head to Advanced Settings under Show in Desktop allow you to customize:
(a) Trigger: What will trigger the popup to appear. The example on this page is an exit popup, triggered when the user tries to navigate away from the page
(b) Location: Where the popup will be displayed on the screen – on the bottom-right or the center of the screen. In the popup example on this page (click on the address bar to see it again) we opted for the popup poll to display in the center of the screen
(c) Timing: How often the popup will be displayed. Our example appears each time a user tries to navigate away, without a time restriction. (This was achieved by entering “0” in the Don’t display more than once in __ minutes field.)
Under Show in Mobile there are Advanced Settings for how often the popup appears for mobile users.
3) And Finally, Embed Your Popup
This works one of two ways:
(a) If you are working on the Opinion Stage plugin for WordPress.org, no need to embed it: it’s already part of the plugin
(b) If you are working on any other platform, you need only copy the code found under the Embed button in the Placements Dashboard and paste it on your site
You can now change the item displayed on your site at any given time from the Placements dashboard by editing the placement.