Survey focused CMS packages?
February 12, 2008 4:02 PM   Subscribe

Please help me find a good survey focused CMS. (Preferably free.)

I'm currently trying to install Ask People (unsuccessfully--- something in the permissions is blocking it.)

Other options I've looked at:
PHPESP (I haven't tried installing this yet.)

Survey Monkey "As a basic subscriber, you are limited to 100 responses per survey. Upgrade to a professional subscription for only $19.95/month. You can cancel your subscription at any time. As a professional subscriber, you receive unlimited access to every feature of SurveyMonkey."

The 100 survey 'free' limit at surveyMonkey is a problem.

Any suggestions?
posted by acro to Computers & Internet (8 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Response by poster: (Lost the links in posting and preview.)

Ask People


posted by acro at 4:05 PM on February 12, 2008

Google Spreadsheets now has support for Forms, where you can solicit data entry in a forms-based screen, just by sharing a link. Depending on your needs, that might work well.
posted by anildash at 4:48 PM on February 12, 2008

SurveyGizmo has a 250 response limit (on the free side) and has all sorts of cool scripting features (making questions appear or disappear based on other questions). I'm using it right now to coordinate registration for a conference, even.
posted by l33tpolicywonk at 5:34 PM on February 12, 2008

Best answer: LimeSurvey is terrific. I've used it for projects form 20 to 20,000 respondents.
posted by piro at 5:38 PM on February 12, 2008

Seconding LimeSurvey. It's incredibly robust.
posted by lewistate at 5:41 PM on February 12, 2008

I've used QPL in the past. It's free (as in beer) and ok but has some annoyances. I also had the advantage of a sysadmin doing all the important bits for me, but I can't imagine that it would be too hard to use if you know how to do php and have access to a DOS prompt.
posted by singingfish at 7:13 PM on February 12, 2008

The excellent free open source CMS Drupal has built-in polls and an optional advanced poll module (the Drupal term for plug-ins). It also has blogging, hierarchically-organized books, user-definable content types, and just about anything else you could need.
posted by kristi at 8:55 PM on February 12, 2008

Response by poster: Thanks for all the great responses; I've installed LimeSurvey (relatively painlessly) and it looks great.
posted by acro at 9:55 AM on February 13, 2008

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