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Save and Resume

With Quiz and Survey Master Save and Resume Addon plugin users can resume the quiz they left unanswered or haven’t completed fully and left midway. It works as an auto-save and allows the user to retake/resume a given quiz once they are back.

Quiz and Survey Master - Save and Resume Addon - Save and Resume Function in Action
Save and Resume Addon – Save and Resume Function in Action

The users are shown a prompt once they are back to the quiz page, they can Restart Quiz which will reset any previous progress that was saved or they can opt to Resume Quiz which brings back their saved answers and they can continue from they left off.

Save and Resume-non-loggedin user
Load & Save Quiz

The users can also load the previously saved session by hitting the Load Quiz button. And, save the current progress with the Save Quiz button.


After purchasing the addon, you will have access to download the addon. To install, upload the addon as a regular WordPress plugin. To do so, go to the Plugins page and click Add New. Then, click Upload.

From there, upload the zip file that you downloaded when downloading the addon. Once the addon has been uploaded, you should now have the plugin QSM – Save & Resume listed in your list of plugins.

Activate that plugin. Once activated, the plugin will add a new tab called Save and Resume to your Addon Settings page found in the Quizzes/Surveys menu.

Now, go to the Addon Settings Page and open the Save and Resume tab.

Quiz and Survey Master - Save and Resume Addon - Adding License Key
Quiz and Survey Master – Save and Resume Addon – Adding License Key

Enter the addon license key which you got while purchasing the addon. Note that the addon won’t work without a valid license key. Enter your license key from your account into the “Addon License Key” field on the “Save and Resume” tab of the “Addon Settings” in Installed Addons. You can add the License Key from Addon Settings and also from Addon Options inside the individual quizzes/surveys.

If you want to show the user the results of the already completed quiz if they return to the quiz/survey page then select “Yes” otherwise “No”.

Also, if you want the user to retake a quiz you can select “Yes” and hit the “Save Changes” button.

The addon even allows you to change the Save and Load/Resume button text and also the Quiz Saved Message that gets displayed after the user hits the Save Quiz button.

If you have enabled auto-save in Save and Resume Settings then you can set a custom Resume Quiz-popup message that is shown to the user at the time of retaking the unfinished quiz. You can set the custom text using the text editor along with a custom alert icon as per your liking or else go with the default content.

Note: The pop-up message is only visible to users that are logged in and if you have enabled the “Auto-save” option in the save and resume settings.

Lastly, you can set a custom text for Restart and Resume Button Text as per your requirement. Hit the Save button after making the required changes.

Addon Configuration

Navigate to QSM > Quizzes & Surveys > Open the Quiz/Survey where you want to enable the Save and Resume function. Click on the addons tab, there you will find Save and Resume.

Save and Resume-Addon Configuration

The tab will have two options:

Enable Save & Resume click Yes to enable the feature for that particular quiz.

Enable Auto Save, click Yes to enable Auto Save for that particular quiz.

Saved Sessions, displays all the quiz’s saved-sessions generated by each logged-in user. The addon can display a total of 5 saved sessions from each user. If any user tries to resume the quiz more than 5 times then the older sessions will be replaced by the new ones.

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Saved Sessions

You can even filter and view saved session records of each user by filtering using the email address using the filter-by dropdown.

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filter sessions by email

And, hit the save changes button to save the changes. Now, The Save and Resume Addon has been successfully configured you can see the results when the quiz is live.

If you have any trouble implementing the QSM Save and Resume Addon or have more questions about the process, please fill out a support ticket by going to the WordPress dashboard and selecting ‘help’ in the QSM plugin and our support guru will be able to help you.

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