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I want to create a poll in which the user is presented with a short list of items which they are then to sort in an order they choose related to the question.

After looking around for a while, I found a few good poll plugins for WordPress, but they were all of the simple radio-button/check-box variety; none of them supported this type.

Writing my own simple form is simple enough, but then I have to accommodate the data storage somehow. It would be better if I could find some sort of plugin.

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So what is your question? Plugin recommendations are off topic now, it is not clear if you want to know how to solve that with own code. Please improve the question. –  toscho Oct 25 '12 at 5:39
    
I am not asking for a recommendation, I am trying to find out if any exist at all. –  Synetech Oct 25 '12 at 16:10
    
@synetech, For the record/posterity, I ended up finding some existing DHTML examples that could do this, so I picked the best one, stripped it down, wrapped it in an HTML form using JS to heavily modify and extend it and maximize usability and accessibility, and added a PHP backend. I “lurve” the end result! ◉‿◉ –  Synetech Jul 27 '13 at 1:51
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I agree with toscho. Regardless that this is off topic by asking for plugin recommendations, I think you just need to adjust how you are making the poll, rather than what plugin you are using or how you code it. I would split the poll up into mini polls for each answer position. Example. Sorry about the link...new here, couldn't post an image.

I created this using the poll add-on for Gravity forms which I would highly recommend, but I believe you could achieve this with any kind of poll plugin that supports a drop down selection option

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Blech! Thanks for the suggestion, but doing it that way is horrendous and not very user-friendly. I’d rather implement a JavaScript drag-and-drop form myself. –  Synetech Oct 25 '12 at 16:20
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