Russia invades the Ukraine
Today when I turned on the news and the discussion was about the Russian invasion of the Ukraine, I was reminded of this message from Fatima.
According to William Thomas Walsh’s beautiful book Our Lady of Fatima, the Blessed Mother told three children at Fatima on 13 July 1917: “I come to ask the consecration of Russia to my Immaculate Heart and the Communion of reparation on the first Saturdays. If they listen to my requests, Russia will be converted and there will be peace. If not she will scatter her errors through the world, provoking wars and persecutions of the Church.”
I was reminded that when this message was given on July 13, 1917 that people began praying for the people of Russia and changes happened. We saw them on the sides of Allied forces in World War II. Then when the cold war ended, people forgot to pray anymore for the Russian people, and the energy of aggression again crept into the leadership.
Now we are being asked to pray for the protection of the people of the Ukraine, but to also pray for the people of Russia. We are asked to pray for the people, leaders, and soldiers. To ask that love, compassion, wisdom and peace enter into their hearts and minds.
Let us take time each day to do this.
Blessings and thank you.
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And everything else you expect from a Crowdsignal poll is also available — such as setting “single answer” or “multiple answer” choices, a customised confirmation message, poll timeframe, and avoidance of double voting.
Here is a short demo video for how to set up this block, not that you would need it 😉
You might have spotted it already, in the bottom left corner of this page: Our Feedback button.
This is a floating button that lives above your site’s content. Always visible this button makes giving feedback easy! User can send you a message and provide their email address so you could can get back to them. Needless to say that you can fully customize the design and text, including the label of the button itself. Feel free to make it a “Contact me” or “Say hello” button or anything you like.
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Sometimes we need just quick and fast feedback from our audience. A quick voting button might be all you need. Fully customizable of course.
There is already a “like” button at the end of a WordPress post that you can click to express satisfaction or agreement. But what if you want to ask readers their opinion on a subject in the middle of a post? Or what if you want to present several ideas and find out which one is the most popular? Wouldn’t it be great to ask readers what they think without having to leave the editor or switch to another service or plugin?
That’s what we thought! Say hello to our Voting Block:
It’s a simple block that adds two voting buttons—thumbs up, thumbs down—to your post wherever you want to place them. Customize the block in different sizes and colors, with or without a border, and with or without a visible vote counter. Put several in a single post, next to different ideas, to see how they stack up for readers. Make the block your own!
The Applause block is a simpler and more playful version of our Voting block. The main differences are users only being able to give positive feedback and encouraging users to “make as much noise as they want”. Meaning this block does not only allow repeated voting, but even encourages it.
Let your audience make some noise with a big round of applause.
Preview this post and try clapping yourself! It’s fun.
The block currently comes in three different sizes, and can be customised with a button-like styling, including a border, border radius and some colour customisation options.
Embed Surveys & Forms
So far we only talked about quick and fast ways to collect feedback or opinions from your audience. But what if you have many questions or want to create simple forms? You can do this with Crowdsignal, too! Create a survey or form on app.crowdsignal.com and embed it into your WordPress post or site. Similar like here:
The Crowdsignal survey above was embedded using our “Single question per page mode.” It’s exactly what it sounds like: In this mode, no matter how many questions your survey has, your respondents will always see one question at a time. Single Mode shines when you embed a survey into your website or blog post. Surveys with multiple questions can take up a lot of space, overwhelming your site. If you’re not sure whether your readers will take the survey at all, it disrupts the reading experience. With Single Mode, a survey uses the same amount of space as an image, even a really long survey.
Once they provide an answer (or skip the question), the next question loads. It has a playful feel, like flipping through a slide show. Every answered question feels like progress.
You can choose between several transition options, and decide whether the questions should move from top to bottom, or from left to right.
Ready to create one? Here’s how:
– Go to app.crowdsignal.com (we will log you in with your WordPress.com account – magic ;)) .
– Create a new survey.
– In the Editor, choose “Single Mode” at the top left.
– Then create as many questions as you like and style your theme.
– When you are ready click on Sharing and copy the URL of your survey.
– Go back to your WordPress editor and paste the URL of your survey into your post
– Done! Your survey will appear in your post.
Here is a short demo video for you that shows you how it works in less than a minute:
While we are driving our projects, working hard on our products, we all wonder: How are we doing? Are people satisfied with our service? Are we doing better since last month?
Sometimes you want to measure your progress over time. Measure and monitor the customer satisfaction and growth potential of your product with a Net Promoter Score.
We have built a Gutenberg block for you that makes it easier than ever before to track your Net Promoter Score on WordPress. If you have previewed this post before, you might have seen the NPS question already in a modal window.
The moment you add the block, you are basically done. The design of the block is based on your site’s theme. You can still customize the styling of the block, or edit the questions, but that might not even be necessary.
To get the most out of your NPS data, it is important to show the question only to users that are already familiar with your service or product. You can configure the block to only show to repeat visitors. It’s more likely you will get feedback from someone who knows what they are talking about, and you can make sure new users are not interrupted during their first visit to your site.
After you publish the block go to the results page of the block and monitor your results. We have built a special results page for you to track your NPS score and to analyse any additional feedback.
We provide an analytics dashboard with our block that automatically calculates the Net Promoter Score for you in real-time and allows you to monitor your score over time. Are the differences geographic? Filter your results based on countries.
By the way, did you know you also can get email notifications or a ping in your Slack channel any time you get an NPS rating? Just click on the little “connect” button on your results page.
Here is a quick tutorial video on how it works.