How to create a new Joomla 2.5 AcePolls poll

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If you would like to add polls to your Joomla 2.5 website, you can do so using the AcePolls extension. In our previous tutorial, we walked you through the steps for installing the AcePolls extension. After you have installed AcePolls, your next step will to to create a new poll to show on your Joomla 2.5 website.

To create a Joomla 2.5 poll in AcePolls:

  1. Log into your Joomla Dashboard
  2. In the top menu, hover over Components >> AcePolls, and then click Polls
    components-acepolls-polls

  3. In the top right menu, click New
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  4. Fill out the details of your new poll. The only mandatory fields are Title and Options
    Title Type in the title for your new Poll. In our example, we typed in “Which version of Joomla did you start with?”
    Options The options you enter will be the choices your users can select within your poll. For example, if the question is “Which version of Joomla did you start with?”, possible options include Joomla 1, Joomla 1.5, Joomla 1.6, and so on. By default you can enter two options. To add more, simply click the plus icon.

    fill-out-details-for-new-poll

  5. Click Save & Close in the top right menu. You have now created a new Joomla 2.5 poll with AcePolls! Your next step will be to show the poll on your site by creating a new AcePolls module.

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  • Hi Jacob!

    it is possible hide the statistics that appear below the poll and show them only after the user has voted ???

    Thanks

    • Unfortunately, this is not a built-in function of AcePolls in which you may need to custom-code a solution to do so.

  • Alex – is there a way to add content (i.e. paragraph of text) to the results page or route the results page to an article with content pertaining to the results?

    • Hello andre, and thanks for your comment.

      It does look like you can modify this file after installing AcePolls to alter the text on the results page:

      /home/userna5/public_html/components/com_acepolls/views/poll/tmpl/default.php

      Look for this line towards the top of the file:

      <div class="contentpane<?php echo $this->params->get('pageclass_sfx') ?>">

      Directly above this line you can just add another <div> and <p> to add your own text:

      <div>
      <p style="font-size: 2em;">This is my custom text for my poll!</p>
      </div>

      You can look around a bit in that default.php file if you wanted to position the text below your poll results instead.

      Let us know if you had any other questions at all!

      – Jacob

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