Create a poll that others can vote on

A poll builder can be accessed from the editor-cog cog icon in the editor: look for the editor-poll Build poll option.

Poll Options

Type

  • Single Choice: Default poll type. Users can select a single choice from the poll

  • Multiple Choice: Users can select multiple choices from the poll.

    • You must also define the minimum and maximum number of choices a user can make. By default the minimum will be 1, and the maximum will be the number of poll choices.
  • Number Rating: Users can select a single number. This option is accessible from the editor-cog cog icon in the poll builder.

    • The poll creator must also define the min, max and step for the number rating. For example, if the min is 2, the max is 10, and the step is 2, the options will be 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10.

Allowed groups

Available through the editor-cog cog icon in the poll builder. Allows the poll creator to limit which groups can participate in the poll. Users not in the listed groups will be able to view the poll, but not vote. Default is all users can participate, no group limitation.

Automatically close poll

Available through the editor-cog cog icon in the poll builder. Allows you to set a date/time for the poll to close automatically. Unlike manually closed polls, auto-closed polls cannot be re-opened.

Results

You can customize how the results are presented from the editor-cog cog icon in the poll builder. Options include:

  • Always visible: Default poll results. Users can always see the results of the poll, regardless of if they’ve voted.

  • Only after voting: Users must vote before they can see the results of the poll.

  • When the poll is closed: Poll results will only be revealed once the poll is closed.

  • Staff only: Only site staff will be able to see the poll results.

Chart type

For Single or Multiple Choice polls, choose whether to display the result in a bar graph or pie chart.

Show who voted

When enabled, allows those who can view poll results to also view the specific choices of each poll user. Bar Chart type only.

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