This screen provides access to all of your questions. Click on each of the headings to sort, and use the filter to restrict the list.
The status of a question may be one of Open, Closed or Pending
- Open – The question is available for users to make a prediction.
- Closed – A closed question is no longer available for predictions. When closing a question an event date can be entered to indicate when the event occurred. This date is shown below the status when hovering over the question.
- Pending – The question has been submitted by a user and must be approved or rejected. Hover over the question and click Approve or Reject.
Questions that are included in the PredictWhen.com directory will have a tick in the Publish column.
If there are enough predictions for the plugin to calculate when the event is likely to happen this date is shown in the Predicted Date column. Hovering over the row will also display the upper and lower bounds of the confidence range.
Add A Question
Create a new question by clicking Add New in the list of questions or the Add New Question option.
Enter the title of the question. This title is shown above the chart.
All the other fields are optional.
We would recommend that you include your question in the PredictWhen directory to give your question more exposure and a link back to your blog.
Once saved, hover over the row in the list of questions and click Embed to create a new draft post to display the question and chart. Alternatively edit an existing page or post and add the shortcode to display a chart. See Displaying Charts for more information.
This screen provides access to all the predictions. Select a question from the drop down list to view all the predictions.
Questions requiring registration will display in addition to the predicted date and the date the prediction was made, the user who made the prediction and an accuracy score once the question is closed.
Predictions are usually made from a blog post, but you may create a new prediction, modify an existing prediction or even delete a prediction.
To invite predictions for a question and display a chart, use the following shortcode in a post or page.
x is the ID of the question shown in the list.
By using the shortcode attribute
hide_chart=1 you can elect to hide the chart and only display the question and invite predictions. For example
By using the following shortcodes you may invite registered users to submit a question for approval, or display a table for a closed question listing the scores awarded to users for the accuracy of their predictions. Note, scoring is only enabled for questions requiring registration.
- This shortcode when placed in a page or post will present a form allowing a registered blog user to submit a question. The administrator must approve the question before it is displayed.
- Displays a ranking table of users scores for question where
x is the ID of the question shown in the list. You may also use the following shortcode attributes to control the output of the table:
- show_prediction – Display the predicted date.
- show_when – Display the date the prediction was made.
- limit – Maximum number of rows to display.
will display the names of the top 10 scorers and their prediction.