Implement a Voting System on Your Site with Drupal 7


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Implementing a voting system

One of the best ways to encourage user participation is to set up a voting system. I will give you an example. The local baristas at the cafe in my hometown of Oberlin recently discovered that instead of just having one tip jar next the register, they now have two, labeled Ella Fitzgerald, and Billie Holiday. You vote by putting your money in the one you like better, and I hear that tips have gone way up, because people insist on voting for both. Anyway, yes, voting; Drupal does it. Let's look at some of the ways. First up is the Poll module.

I showed it off in the Adding Polls video in the Drupal 7 Essential Training course. But very quickly, here it is again. You first have to enable it, and you do that by going up to Modules, and finding it in the Core group. Turn it on, and save as usual. That creates a new content type called Poll. So we just Add content, select Poll, and then add our question, and then save.

You vote on it simply by viewing the node. Here I will select Option A, and V...

Implementing a voting system
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Implementing a voting system provides you with in-depth training on Developer. Taught by Tom Geller as part of the Drupal 7 Advanced Training

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