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PublicInput Project or Survey setup and management

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Written by Jay Dawkins, Warren Foushee, Brad Johnson and 4 others

Adding custom embeds and code to your project page

PublicInput supports embedded items like iFrames and custom JS and HTML.
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Written by Jay Dawkins
Updated over a week ago

How to create a Project Group (Topic page)

Learn how to create a Project Group (Topic page)
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Written by Warren Foushee
Updated over a week ago

How to add a Project to a Project Group (previously called a Topic Page)

Learn how to add projects and other items to a Project Group (Topic Page)
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Written by Amanda Irvin (she/her)
Updated over a week ago

How to add explainer text to a question

Learn how to add more instructions or an explanation to your questions
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Written by Amanda Irvin (she/her)
Updated over a week ago

How to add and edit tables within your project content

Using content boxes to create tables
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Written by Craig Nelson
Updated over a week ago

Adding images to questions and response options

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Written by Warren Foushee
Updated over a week ago

How to add image alt text

Learn how and where to add image descriptions in your project
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Written by Amanda Irvin (she/her)
Updated over a week ago

How to add a step

How to add a step to your survey
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Written by Amanda Irvin (she/her)
Updated over a week ago

How to add a sidebar to your project

Include a sidebar
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Written by Amanda Irvin (she/her)
Updated over a week ago

Adding content to a sidebar

How to add content, timelines, events, documents, video, and FAQs
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Written by Amanda Irvin (she/her)
Updated over a week ago

How to schedule a close date for receiving input

Set a time to automatically close a project or question(s)
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Written by Jay Dawkins
Updated over a week ago

How to add a submit button

Learn how to turn on the submit button at the end of your survey
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Written by Amanda Irvin (she/her)
Updated over a week ago
Question Setup

How to create an Interactive map response question

Build an Interactive Map Response question that allows participants to place pins on a map
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Written by Amanda Irvin (she/her)
Updated over a week ago

How to create a budget question

Allow participants to vote on specific budget items
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Written by Amanda Irvin (she/her)
Updated over a week ago

How to add custom questions to the demographic module

Customize the demographic module by removing default questions, and adding your own custom questions
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Written by Amanda Irvin (she/her)
Updated over a week ago

Creating a comment question

How to an open-ended question & Advance setting options
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Written by Tyree Dickerson
Updated over a week ago

ADVANCED: How to create a Projects on a map Question

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Written by Craig Nelson
Updated over a week ago

How to add an "other" response option for select one or select multiple option questions

Allow participants to chose "other" as a response option, and type in their answer
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Written by Amanda Irvin (she/her)
Updated over a week ago

How to remove the "Add Point" button from the Interactive Map Question

Remove the option for participants to add map points
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Written by Tyree Dickerson
Updated over a week ago

How to turn off question-level submit buttons

Allow participants to submit all responses with just one click
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Written by Amanda Irvin (she/her)
Updated over a week ago

Enable or Disable Live Results for public-facing surveys

How to show vote counts and results to voters, or hide them
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Written by Jay Dawkins
Updated over a week ago

Location Question types

3 ways to collect your participants location information
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Written by Amanda Irvin (she/her)
Updated over a week ago

How to load GIS shapefiles (.KML) for an interactive map question

Uploading GIS shapefiles (.KML/.KMZ) to set a boundary on an interactive map question
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Written by Warren Foushee
Updated over a week ago

Collecting Participant Location Data

How to identify project participants by location
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Written by Jay Dawkins
Updated over a week ago

How to add Skip-Logic rules for Content + Question Surveys

Creating a skip logic question
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Written by Amanda Irvin (she/her)
Updated over a week ago

​How to add skip-logic rules to question series surveys

skip-logic for poll series questions
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Written by Amanda Irvin (she/her)
Updated over a week ago

Upload KML or KMZ layers to a map question

Adding a KML or KMZ layer to your map from tools like ESRI, Google Earth, and ArcGIS. Optionally use these to set the boundary of your map.
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Written by Jay Dawkins
Updated over a week ago

Creating an "Idea Board" or wall

An open-ended "idea" submission form for crowdsourcing public opinion
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Written by Amanda Irvin (she/her)
Updated over a week ago

How to create a consensus question

Setting up consensus questions in your projects
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Written by Craig Nelson
Updated over a week ago
Setup

How to copy a content box

Copying content for reuse within a project
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Written by Amanda Irvin (she/her)
Updated over a week ago

What is Taxonomy?

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Written by Craig Nelson
Updated over a week ago

Image & Design Standards for Graphic Assets

What size should my images be? Helpful standards when creating graphics and content for your projects, surveys, events, and websites.
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Written by Jay Dawkins
Updated over a week ago

Using the media library to store and organize images and videos

The media library is used throughout the application and is a place to access media for emails, surveys, events, and more.
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Written by Jay Dawkins
Updated over a week ago

How to create a custom Link

Creating a custom URL (shortcode link and email address) for your project or survey
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Written by Warren Foushee
Updated over a week ago

How to save your custom QR Code

Saving and using your custom URL QR code
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Written by Amanda Irvin (she/her)
Updated over a week ago

What's the difference between "Featured" vs "Listed" on the Public Portal?

What does it mean to list a project vs. to feature a project on the Public Portal (formerly known as the "Hub")?
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Written by Warren Foushee
Updated over a week ago

How to make steps clickable or enable navigation bar

Clickable steps allow participants to skip back or ahead on your survey. Navigation bar allows participants to
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Written by Tyree Dickerson
Updated over a week ago

How to add a timeline

Add a timeline to your project, topic page, or sidebar
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Written by Amanda Irvin (she/her)
Updated over a week ago

How to remove a sidebar

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Written by Tyree Dickerson
Updated over a week ago

How to change the name of a step

Editing step names
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Written by Amanda Irvin (she/her)
Updated over a week ago

Adding an image to a content box & scaling (sizing)

Resize images to create crisper pictures and scale your photographs
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Written by Warren Foushee
Updated over a week ago

How to add documents to a survey

Add a .pdf or document to a survey
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Written by Warren Foushee
Updated over a week ago

Embedding questions, surveys, and project content into your website

You can embed public-facing content in your existing website if your content management system supports iFrame embedding. Here's how.
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Written by Jay Dawkins
Updated over a week ago

How do I edit the title of my project?

Change the name of a project / survey / initiative / project group (topic)
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Written by Brad Johnson
Updated over a week ago

Creating a new content category rule

Custom rules can be created to tag articles that contain specific keywords.
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Written by Jay Dawkins
Updated over a week ago

Switch between Content + Questions and Question Series Project formats

How to change your Site format
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Written by Amanda Irvin (she/her)
Updated over a week ago

Add a Youtube video to your project

How to add a Youtube video to a project, project group or sidebar
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Written by Jay Dawkins
Updated over a week ago

How to add a project description

This article will show you how to add a description to your project
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Written by Warren Foushee
Updated over a week ago

How to add a background image to a Question Series survey

Add a background image to your poll series
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Written by Amanda Irvin (she/her)
Updated over a week ago
Project Management

How to create a link in a content box

Adding a hyperlink or URL to project content (text block)
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Written by Amanda Irvin (she/her)
Updated over a week ago

How do I turn my project into a Project Group (Topic)?

Learn how to convert your existing project into a Project Group (Topic) that can serve as a landing page for multiple projects
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Written by Amanda Irvin (she/her)
Updated over a week ago

How to customize a cookie notice

Add an explainer message or consent message to your publicinput.com project
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Written by Amanda Irvin (she/her)
Updated over a week ago

How to remove active projects from the Public Portal

Un-list a project from the Public Portal (formerly they Engagement Hub)
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Written by Amanda Irvin (she/her)
Updated over a week ago

List an archived project on your Public Portal

How to showcase a past project's results on your Public Portal (formerly the hub)
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Written by Amanda Irvin (she/her)
Updated over a week ago

How to add project-level administrators

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Written by Amanda Irvin (she/her)
Updated over a week ago

How to delete a project

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Written by Amanda Irvin (she/her)
Updated over a week ago

How to let people take your survey before it goes live

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Written by Tyree Dickerson
Updated over a week ago

How to schedule a close date for your project

Set a close date for your project
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Written by Warren Foushee
Updated over a week ago

How to un-archive a project & re-open a Survey

How to re-open a closed survey or project.
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Written by Amanda Irvin (she/her)
Updated over a week ago

How to print a survey

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Written by Warren Foushee
Updated over a week ago

How can I create a survey template to create several similar surveys?

What is the best way to create multiple similar surveys?
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Written by Warren Foushee
Updated over a week ago

How to close a Project

How to end a survey or project to prohibit further responses
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Written by Warren Foushee
Updated over a week ago

How can I delete all project responses and views?

This will show you how to clear / remove responses and views on your project so you can start over fresh!
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Written by Warren Foushee
Updated over a week ago

Archiving a project

How to close your survey to responses
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Written by Warren Foushee
Updated over a week ago
Question management

How to download map pin data from an Interactive Map question

Download the .kml file of participant responses
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Written by Amanda Irvin (she/her)
Updated over a week ago

How to add Frequently Asked Questions to your Project

Adding FAQ's to project or sidebar content
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Written by Tyree Dickerson
Updated over a week ago

Re-using and Copying questions

Add previous questions to your survey and connect responses across projects and surveys using the copy and reuse functions.
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Written by Warren Foushee
Updated over a week ago

How to schedule a close date for a single question

How to set a closing date for a specific question (1)
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Written by Amanda Irvin (she/her)
Updated over a week ago

Schedule a close date for all questions

Specify a closing date for all questions
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Written by Amanda Irvin (she/her)
Updated over a week ago

How to re-open a closed question

Re-opening an individual question that is closed to responses.
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Written by Amanda Irvin (she/her)
Updated over a week ago

How to re-open all closed questions

Quickly re-open all questions to allow responses again
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Written by Amanda Irvin (she/her)
Updated over a week ago

How do I recover archived questions or content?

Learn how to restore questions or content that you've archived
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Written by Amanda Irvin (she/her)
Updated over a week ago

Open, close, or edit settings for all questions

If you want to update multiple questions, and aren't ready to fully archive/close your project, the "Edit All" dialog is helpful.
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Written by Jay Dawkins
Updated over a week ago

How to copy a Project

You can re-use or copy a survey to speed up the content creation process
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Written by Warren Foushee
Updated over a week ago

How to hide a question

How to hide a question
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Written by Amanda Irvin (she/her)
Updated over a week ago

How to un-archive a question

Un-archive a question
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Written by Amanda Irvin (she/her)
Updated over a week ago

How to un-hide a question

Unhide a question
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Written by Amanda Irvin (she/her)
Updated over a week ago

How to delete a question

Delete a question permanently
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Written by Amanda Irvin (she/her)
Updated over a week ago

How to archive a question

How to archive a question
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Written by Amanda Irvin (she/her)
Updated over a week ago