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Creating a poll component

From: Joomla! 1.5 Essential Training

Video: Creating a poll component

Polls are good way of adding a quick interactive elements to your website. In this video, we'll create a poll, do some voting, then view the results. First let's go to the Polls component. The Poll Manager currently lists all the polls entered into the database. Since there are no polls available, let's click New to add one. We want to add a poll to this website to get people thinking about where they're buying your vegetables from and what they're eating. Let's title this poll Where do you buy your vegetables.

Creating a poll component

Polls are good way of adding a quick interactive elements to your website. In this video, we'll create a poll, do some voting, then view the results. First let's go to the Polls component. The Poll Manager currently lists all the polls entered into the database. Since there are no polls available, let's click New to add one. We want to add a poll to this website to get people thinking about where they're buying your vegetables from and what they're eating. Let's title this poll Where do you buy your vegetables.

To prevent people from voting several times in a row, Joomla makes them wait a certain period of time before voting again. You can adjust this period of time by adjusting the number in the lag box. This is fine for us right now, so we'll leave it alone. We want to make sure that this poll will be published, so let's click Yes. Finally let's add the options for this poll. We'll add Supermarket, Produce Stand, Farmer's Market, and I grow my own.

Now let's click Save. The poll is now listed in the Poll Manager and is listed as Published. However, the poll does not currently display on the website. To display it we need to add a module that will display the poll. Let's go to Module Manager. To add the poll, click New. From this list select Poll. It's on the right about halfway down. First we need to select the poll we wish to display.

Go to the Module Parameters and select the poll from the list. Now let's get a title for this module. Let's call this Quick Vote. Finally, let's position this module on the right-hand side of our website. Now click Save. The Quick Vote module is now published on our website Let's go back to the front end. Now click Refresh. The Quick Vote module now appears on the right along with our poll.

We can vote in the poll, or we can view the results. Let's vote in the poll. We are thanked for our vote and then the Poll component displays the results of the poll. Currently we're the only one who voted in this poll so far. So it's at 100% with one vote for Produce Stand. If there were more polls in the system we would be able to navigate using this list and see the results of those polls as well. Creating a poll in Joomla is a two-step process: create the poll through the Polls component and create a module to display the poll.

The poll results are displayed in the front end by the Polls component.

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  1. 5m 46s
    1. Welcome
      52s
    2. What is a content management system?
      2m 49s
    3. What is Joomla!?
      2m 5s
  2. 17m 48s
    1. Overview of the installation process
      1m 20s
    2. Installing MAMP
      3m 51s
    3. Installing WAMP
      2m 55s
    4. Using other services and resolving issues
      2m 12s
    5. Installing Joomla! 1.5
      5m 9s
    6. Using the example files
      2m 21s
  3. 22m 36s
    1. Adding content to the front page
      1m 44s
    2. Using Read More
      2m 35s
    3. Creating individual pages of content
      3m 31s
    4. Dividing long articles using page breaks
      3m 10s
    5. Formatting content
      4m 13s
    6. Adding an external link
      1m 22s
    7. Adding article images
      3m 41s
    8. Deleting content
      2m 20s
  4. 18m 49s
    1. Creating sections and categories
      3m 34s
    2. Organizing content
      2m 21s
    3. Using the Blog Layout options
      2m 24s
    4. Using the List Layout options
      3m 14s
    5. Modifying section and category details
      3m 55s
    6. Adding section and category descriptions
      3m 21s
  5. 16m 6s
    1. Setting Global Configuration parameters for articles
      3m 3s
    2. Setting individual article configuration parameters
      2m 29s
    3. Setting content access parameters
      1m 54s
    4. Ordering articles
      1m 38s
    5. Setting publishing parameters
      2m 38s
    6. Setting article icons
      2m 12s
    7. Setting metadata
      2m 12s
  6. 20m 42s
    1. Using menus
      4m 7s
    2. Using other menu items
      2m 16s
    3. Creating parent menu items
      1m 54s
    4. Setting menu item details
      2m 43s
    5. Setting the menu item page title
      1m 50s
    6. Creating additional menus
      3m 43s
    7. Changing the default menu items
      1m 55s
    8. Deleting menu items
      2m 14s
  7. 17m 28s
    1. Creating a sidebar
      1m 41s
    2. Configuring modules
      3m 34s
    3. Assigning modules to menu items
      1m 40s
    4. Creating a login module
      3m 28s
    5. Creating a breadcrumb module
      3m 1s
    6. Creating a syndicate module for RSS feeds
      2m 4s
    7. Using other modules
      2m 0s
  8. 16m 48s
    1. Using the content component
      3m 25s
    2. Creating a contact component
      4m 25s
    3. Creating a poll component
      3m 7s
    4. Creating a search component
      5m 51s
  9. 11m 18s
    1. Creating a user
      1m 55s
    2. Granting user permissions
      3m 20s
    3. Allowing self-registration
      2m 57s
    4. Allowing users to modify user details
      3m 6s
  10. 13m 51s
    1. Modifying global configurations
      3m 12s
    2. Reading and writing private messages
      2m 31s
    3. Using the Mass Mail feature
      3m 10s
    4. Using the Media Manager
      2m 54s
    5. Using Joomla! help
      2m 4s
  11. 7m 6s
    1. Changing the look of the site using templates
      2m 18s
    2. Assigning templates
      1m 34s
    3. Adjusting templates with the HTML Editor
      3m 14s
  12. 10m 57s
    1. Using plug-ins
      2m 37s
    2. Using extensions
      2m 24s
    3. Managing languages in the site
      1m 57s
    4. Joining the Joomla! community
      3m 59s
  13. 10m 7s
    1. Launching your site
      4m 15s
    2. Understanding SEO
      5m 52s
  14. 50s
    1. Goodbye
      50s

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