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How to prevent Limesurvey email invitations or reminders being treated as spam

Spam really is a problem these days and without spam filters, email would hardly be useable. But this also causes problems when sending email invitations or reminders at Limesurvey. Often users complain not having received an invitation/reminder email because the user’s spam filter treated the email as spam. ContentsSpam filtersTips & TricksSender addressSending emails in [...] read more

How to use JavaScript at a Limesurvey template or survey

Limesurvey offers a lot of on board features but for certain issues you can add JavaScript to your survey to extend its abilities. Particularly when it comes to on-screen data validation, data filtering, setting default values or any kind of randomization, using JavaScript is the way to go and we have collected several workarounds in [...] read more

How to add your own favicon at a Limesurvey template

A favicon is the little icon you see in the browser’s address bar, list of bookmarks or tab. You can display your own icon as follows: Create a favicon – google will find you lots of free favicon generators Name your new favicon “favicon.ico” and place it in your template directory. This can easily be [...] read more

How to restore data from a deactivated Limesurvey survey

You might run into problems if you deactivate your survey at Limesurvey instead of setting an expiry date (which we recommend to restrict access to a survey), because once a survey is deactivated, a backup of the results table “lime_survey_12345” (12345 refers to the survey ID) is created and it is renamed to “lime_old_survey_12345_20120101235959”. The [...] read more

How to conditionally hide/show groups in Limesurvey

When first working with Limesurvey’s condition designer, you might miss a feature to show/hide whole question groups. Doing this is quite obvious though: Set a condition on the first question of the group like “Show question X if question Y was answered ‘>=3’ “. Click the “copy conditions” icon at the condition editor. Select the [...] read more