The Polls module allows you to create, edit and publish polls on the web site created with Kentico CMS. The module can display voting statistics in the form of a graph, which represents either the absolute number of votes or percentage. Besides, the module enables you to control whether single or multiple answers will be allowed on the page and you have the possibility to deny multiple votes for one site visitor.
By placing the Polls module on the pages of your website, you give site visitors the chance to vote for certain options. These options can be related directly to the current page, to the contents of the whole website or simply to anything you would like the visitors of your web pages to express their opinion on. Polls in Kentico CMS are customizable and the module supports integration with the built-in WYSIWYG editor (see Developer's Guide -> Content management -> WYSIWYG editor).
The polls can be managed in the CMS Desk -> Tools -> Polls dialog. To ensure that the same visitor (using the same browser) cannot vote twice in the same poll, the Polls module uses a cookie.
|•||To learn how to perform administrative tasks related to polls, please refer to the Modules -> Polls -> Managing polls topic in the Developer's Guide.|
|•||To learn how to make your polls available from your web pages, please refer to the Publishing polls topic in the same chapter of the Developer's Guide.|
|•||If you would like to see an example of how to integrate polls on your site, please refer to the Adding a poll to your site topic.|
|•||To learn how to make polls in more than one cultural version, please refer to the Multilingual support topic.|
|•||If you would like to learn about the security possibilities of the Polls module, please refer to the Security topic.|
Kentico CMS E-commerce Guide contains another example of the use of the Polls module. You can find a brief description of the module in E-commerce Guide -> Part 2 -> Integration with your existing Kentico CMS web site -> Tools -> Polls.
You will need to have the E-commerce Site sample website installed to follow Kentico CMS E-commerce Guide.
A practical example of the use of the Polls module can be found in Kentico CMS Personal Site Guide . You can find a step-by-step tutorial on how to add a poll to your personal website in Personal Site Guide -> Adding web parts -> Adding a poll.
You will need to have the Personal Site sample website installed to follow Kentico CMS Personal Site Guide.
Several more practical examples of the use of the Polls module are available in Kentico CMS Community Site Guide; please note that these examples do not concern the whole functionality of the module but focus on its use in a broader context of the Community Site sample website:
|•||See Community Site Guide -> Part 1 -> Getting started -> First sight: A general outline of the Community Site and its features; a brief reference to polls is made in paragraph 3.|
|•||See Part 2 -> Pre-development tasks -> Creating a sample poll in Kentico CMS Community Site Guide: You will learn how to create a sample poll that you will publish on the Home page of you website later on.|
|•||See Creating the Home page in the same section of Kentico CMS Community Site Guide: Here you will learn how to publish the previously created sample poll on the Home page your website.|
You will need to have the Community Site sample website installed to follow Kentico CMS Community Site Guide.