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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
  3. In the top right menu, click New
  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.
  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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n/a Points
2015-03-27 8:47 pm

Good share thanks. ??? ????????

n/a Points
2014-10-01 11:56 am

Hi Jacob!

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


11,186 Points
2014-10-01 12:05 pm
Unfortunately, this is not a built-in function of AcePolls in which you may need to custom-code a solution to do so.
n/a Points
2014-05-14 3:28 pm

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?

9,968 Points
2014-05-14 5:23 pm
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:


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:

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

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

n/a Points
2014-05-14 5:54 pm

Jacob - you are dubdubdub.themandotcom!

Much thanks.

9,968 Points
2014-05-14 5:58 pm
Hey Andre,

Haha no problem at all, glad to help :)

- Jacob
2013-07-25 6:18 am
Dear Brad,

Thank for your article on How to use AcePolls.

But i have a challenge on How to I allow multiple voting on one Artilce.
I have check on ... Allow multiple per user but reply that only one vote is allow in 24 hours.
How do I change this parameter, to allow users to vote as many times they want.

40,963 Points
2013-07-26 1:35 pm
Hello Alex,

Thanks for the question! I took a little time to research the AcePolls extension for Joomla. It is made by a third-party and as per their notes, the free version of AcePolls does not get any support from them. You can find their page for AcePolls here. The existing free version does not provide a way for you to modify the parameters to make it so that you can allow users to vote as many times as they want. Your best bet to have the parameter modified is to purchase the paid version of the extension and then request the change from JoomAce's Support page.

Our apologies that we can't give you a direct answer, but you'll probably find the best answer with the developer of the plugin. If you have any further questions or comments, please let us know.

Arnel C.
2013-07-29 5:04 am
Hello Arnel,

Thanks for your response... will look into how to get paid version of the Acepoll.

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