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Using the Poll Manager in Joomla

This tutorial will show you how to use the poll manager in Joomla

Putting a poll on your site allows your users to vote on a specific multiple-choice question

1) Go to Components

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2) Then click Polls

Scroll right

3) Click New

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4) Enter a Title

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This is what will show up as the poll question

5) The Alias is an internal name that Joomla uses in the URL if SEF is enabled

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Entering an alias is optional; and, if left blank, Joomla will create a default one by automatically converting the title to lowercase and replacing any spaces with a hyphen

However, you may manually enter an alias, if desired

6) Select if the poll should be published

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7) Type the first option users can select

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8) Continue adding answers

9) Click Save

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Now that the poll has been created, we need to setup a module that will display the poll on the front-end of our site

10) Click Extensions

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11) Then Module Manager

Scroll right

12) Click New

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13) Select Poll

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Scroll right

14) Click Next

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15) Enter a Title

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If Show Title is set to Yes, the module name will be displayed on the front-end

16) Choose the position where the module should be displayed on the page

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17) Set the order this module will display in

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Scroll down

Here, you can set the menu in which this module will display

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Scroll up and right

18) Choose the poll we just created from the list

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19) Enter the suffix for the CSS class of this module

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In this example, the CSS class name of this module would be .module-poll

20) Click Advanced Parameters

This is where you can set your caching options

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21) Click Save

The poll will now appear on the front-end. Let’s go to our Joomla site

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Scroll down

The poll we created shows up here

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That’s it! You now know how to manage polls in Joomla