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Content marketing is trivial to digital marketing in the new era of strict search engine algorithms and selective social media sharing. Particularly using static content on your site, blogs, videos, infographics and e-books, will never be enough to engage your audience. If you think that your content marketing is engaging enough, ask yourself the following questions:

  • Does my content spur an action from my end user?
  • Is my social media content engaging, ie, does it have maximum interactions?
  • Does the content on my website, blog, landing pages, emails and mobile site/app, encourage participation from my niche audience?

If the answers to all the above questions is a ‘Yes’ then you must have adopted interactive content marketing successfully. If even one of your answers is a ‘No’, read on to explore why we need interactive content and the various WordPress plugins available to help you use it.

Why Do You Need Interactive Content Marketing?

There are many factors that help improve conversions. You can enhance user interaction with content on sites or in a blog by introducing interactive content in the form of surveys, polls and ratings. This may also improve conversion rates and increase the ROI for your web business.

There are many direct and indirect benefits of using interactive content that may lead to conversions:

  • Creates rich user experience.
  • Earns inbound links from third-party sites.
  • Earns social likes and shares.
  • Reduces bounce rates.
  • Improves and increases visitors’ time on site.
  • Prompts return visits.

If you have a WordPress site or blog, you are in luck as there are plenty of interactive WordPress plugins available for free or for a fee. Take a look at 17 of the best interactive WordPress plugins below!

WordPress Plugins For Interactive Content

1. YOP Poll

alt YOP Poll WordPress Plugin

Description:

This WordPress plugin easily gets you started with a poll on your WordPress blog or website. You can manage the polls right from your WordPress Dashboard.

Special Features:

  • Both single or multiple answers are allowed.
  • Option to set vote permissions or block votes.
  • Option to schedule polls.
  • You can view all your polls or filter them with a search option in the dashboard.
  • Various poll result display options available.

Price:
Free

2. PollDaddy

alt Quizzes By PollDaddy WordPress Interactive Plugin

Description:

You can edit and manage polls on your WordPress website with the WP PollDaddy plugin. Polldaddy is a one-stop-shop for interactive content marketing software that can be integrated with a website, email, iPad or iPhone. For WordPress websites, the plugin allows you to view polls on a page or in a widget.

Special Features:

  • Add ratings for a post or a comment.
  • 20 different styles of polls.
  • Real-time results.
  • Available in multiple languages.

Price:
Free

3. Opinion Stage

alt SideBar Polls By Opinion Stage

Description:

A multiple-choice social poll plugin, Opinion Stage offers easy integration of polls and surveys in your WordPress website/blog. With a pretty and colorful polling interface, it can attract the eyes of your reader and encourage them to participate in the survey.

Special Features:

  • View who voted with their social profile photos against the polling choices.
  • Ability to filter polls into various categories, such as gender or participants that you are connected to via social media.
  • Ability to configure poll width and height, font style and colors.
  • Run contests and sweepstakes.
  • Allow ads in polls.
  • Gather emails from poll users.
  • Since the poll can be shared in social networks traffic to poll increases.
  • Polls are responsive – support all screen sizes.
  • 30 language options available.

Pricing:
Free

4. Wedgies

alt A Wedgies Social Poll Embedded In A WordPress Post

Description:

A simple and straightforward interactive survey plugin for WordPress business sites and blogs. It is popularly used by sites like Mashable.

Special Features:

  • Unlimited surveys.
  • Options limited to five.
  • 10,000 page views per month allowed.
  • Mobile-friendly.
  • Share poll and results with Twitter and Facebook share buttons.
  • Design customization available.

Pricing:
Free

5. WP Polls

alt WP Polls WordPress Plugin For Votes And Polls

Description:

WP Polls is yet another interactive WordPress plugin that has some basic features similar to its counterparts. It adds an AJAX poll system to your WordPress site or blog that can be customized with different templates and CSS styles.

Special Features:

  • Displays total voters, total votes and total answers.
  • You can configure it for single or multiple selection.

Price:
Free

6. Feedweb

alt Ratings Widget Powered By Feedweb

Description:

This is a free blog post rating and voting plugin that is perfect to create user interaction on blogs. You can ask your readers to rate the views of the author, the topic or vote on a question related to the topic.

Special Features:

  • Choose in-built questions to get feedback on your blog.
  • Rating widget built with HTML5 has highest privacy and security standards.
  • You can share your blog posts to Feedweb Reader’s Community.
  • The plugin comes with amazing support.

Pricing:
Free

7. Listly

alt Listly WordPress Plugin To Increase User Interaction On Blog

Description:

While the poll and ratings plugins will allow your users to add their opinions about your content, the Listly plugin allows users to add their own share of information within your content. When you use lists you can encourage readers to add points, then you can approve and feature them live on your blog. This is a great way to increase reader interaction, especially when creating playlists of audio, video, images, memes or slides. Lists can be turned into evergreen content so that when users participate and share it with their friends, it may become viral in the long term.

Special Features:

  • Curate lists on a blog post or page.
  • Share lists on social media.
  • Embeddable lists.

Price:
Free

8. PlayBuzz

alt PlayBuzz Playful Content WordPress Plugin

Description:

Adding an element of fun to your static blog is what PlayBuzz is all about. It lets you add interactive elements, such as quizzes, polls, lists and more, to your blog posts. This content need not be composed every time, as they are pre-made and built into the plugin. But you also have the option to create your own.

Special Features:

  • Gain access to hundreds of quizzes, trivia, personality quizzes, lists etc.
  • Category filters available to easily choose the content to display on your blog.
  • You can embed items from Playbuzz or create and embed your own.

Pricing:
Free

9. Polling Widget: Ranker Lists

alt Polling Widget Ranker Lists WordPress Plugin

Description:

Quite similar in concept to the PlayBuzz WordPress plugin above, Ranker Lists allows you to integrate an existing poll on Ranker.com or create your own ranking list for your blog post/webpage.

Special Features:

  • Fully customizable.
  • Set up design based on your site colors, font, size and layout.

Pricing:
Free

10. WordPress Simple Survey

alt WordPress Simple Survey Interactive WordPress Plugin

Description:

This is a free WordPress plugin that allows you to add surveys, polls, quizzes and questionnaires to your blog. It is designed for all screen sizes so will not impose usability threats to your content. It allows you to easily conduct personality tests or product surveys on your WordPress website.

Special Features:

  • Get email notifications of Quiz results.
  • After the quiz is submitted you can redirect users to any custom URL based on score.
  • Create auto response emails to send readers who take the quiz.
  • Customizable email content.
  • Single answer questions only.

Price:
Free

11. FL3R FeelBox

alt FL3R FeelBox WordPress Plugin For Increasing User Interaction

Description:

Unlike other polls or surveys that may require a few seconds of your users’ time to select their option, this emotional feedback plugin takes a fraction of a second to both catch the user’s attention and for them to participate in it. The plugin allows you to show six colorful emoticons to represent how the reader feels about the article.

Special Features:

  • Configure the poll to appear under all posts in your blog.
  • Place the emotional feedback poll anywhere on a webpage.
  • See post stats based on user involvement within a time period or certain emotion.
  • A widget is included that shows readers the most ’emotional’ posts and allows them to sort posts by a particular emotion, or by the past day, week, month or year of publishing.

Price:
Free

12. Qbloc by Qwanz

alt Qbloc WordPress Plugin For Embeddable Polls

Description:

If you want to filter spam, have your quiz takers register with their name and email or via Facebook Connect with this plugin on your WordPress page. You can create polls and petitions and embed them on any page of your WordPress site.

Special Features:

  • Gets you verified users via their email or Facebook profile.
  • Gives you information about users’ age, gender and location.
  • Option to submit the poll results to U.S. elected officials, Government agencies, journalists and corporations.
  • Create your own poll or select one from the Qbloc database.
  • Fully customizable.
  • Fit the poll within page content or before the comments section.
  • Available in English, French and Spanish.
  • Ability to share poll on Facebook and Twitter.

Price:
Free

13. TotalPoll

alt TotalPoll WordPress Plugin For Polls

Description:

This is a paid WordPress poll plugin with a plethora of customizable features. You can also add it as a widget to your website.

Special Features:

  • Ability to add your poll as a sidebar widget.
  • Poll comes with a shortcode that can be implemented anywhere.
  • Four security layers to improve credibility of the poll.
  • Scheduling features available.
  • Shows number or percentage of voters or both. You can also opt not to have them displayed.
  • Users must vote in order to view results.
  • Plenty of design templates available.

Price:
The regular license is priced at $17 and the extended license at $85.

14. Modal Survey, Feedback and Polls

alt Modal Survey Feedback And Polls WordPress Plugin

Description:

This is a paid WordPress plugin for polls, feedback and surveys that comes in different styles and forms. You can get the simple, flat style or a floating modal style that pops out on the page (like the one in the screenshot above).

Special Features:

  • Extensive customization capabilities with unlimited colors, 650+ font styles, 10+ shortcodes and 30+ animation effects.
  • Animated progress bar to display results.
  • Unlimited surveys, questions and answers.
  • Animated charts.
  • Mobile-friendly.
  • Ability to set the survey either on the entire website or a specific page.

Price:
The regular license is priced at $17 and the extended license at $85.

15. Advanced Polls

alt Advanced Polls WordPress Poll Plugin

Description:

Yet another WordPress Poll plugin, Advanced Polls is a dynamic PHP/MySQL which allows you to create polls and display results in pop-up windows. This paid plugin offers unlimited customization at a one-time fee.

Special Features:

  • Mobile-friendly.
  • View results in animated progress bars, pie charts or bar charts in pop-up windows.
  • Multiple polls allowed on a single webpage.
  • Unlimited polls and answers.

Price:
The regular license is priced at $8 and the extended license at $40.

16. WordPress Easy Poll Plugin

alt WordPress Easy Poll Plugin

Description:

Gathering users’ opinions or feedback in the form of polls generates user interaction with your content within seconds. With colorful poll options to ask for feedback on your content, you will be able to measure user sentiment on the various things you publish.

Special Features:

Vote security available, i.e. one vote per IP address only.
Customizable Colors.
Box and bar chart options available.
Resulting votes are shown in percentage.
Can be used as a rating system.

Price:
The regular license is priced at $14.

17. Dilemma

alt Dilemma WordPress Interactive Plugin

Description:

If your business is primarily based on visual elements, this is the perfect polling plugin for you. It allows users to vote by clicking on visuals that are part of the poll question, as shown in the screenshot above.

Special Features:

  • Once the user votes, they are shown the results right away on the image.
  • The plugin can be used for rating a product or service, or even A/B testing a page.
  • Vote security available, i.e. one vote per IP address only. Many color choices available.
  • Easily add polls using shortcodes.
  • Performance check for each Dilemma poll available.

Price:
The regular license is priced at $14.

These were 17 of the best WordPress plugins that help create interactive content for your business. Getting your users to take action is way more memorable than monologuing. Most of these plugins are best used on a blog but you could also implement them on your website’s sales page to get to know what your customers prefer or think about a particular product or service.

Have you used polls, quizzes or surveys on your WordPress website? What plugin did you choose?