In this tutorial we will show you how to add a poll to your website.

Creating a Poll in Joomla 1.5

Let’s place a poll in order to find out what visitors think about your new site. Follow the steps below to add a poll to your Joomla site:
Step 1. From the top menu in the Joomla admin area choose Components -> Polls:

Menu Components - Polls

Step 2. Click [New] from the top right menu. Let’s call the poll: “What do you think about our site?”.
Step 3. In the left menu we will list the poll options: “Great”, “Not bad”, “Awful”.

Whole page with all boxes

Step 4. To save the new poll, click on [Save] from the top right menu.
Step 5. Now the poll has to be made public, i.e. to be published. For this purpose click on Extensions -> Module Manager from the top menu:

Extensions - Module Manager

Step 6. Choose [New] from the top – right menu, find Poll from the options listed and check it.

Poll from the listed and radio button checked

Step 7. Click on “Next” from the top right menu.
Step 8. Set the poll title to: What do you think about our new site?
Step 9. Set “Show title” to “No“.
Step 10. From the right box, Module Parameters > Poll select the poll called “What do you think about our new site”.

Module view with all the options

Step 11. Click on [Save] from the top right menu and you will have the poll published on your frontpage.
If you experience any issues creating your polls, you can contact the SiteGround support team for assistance.

Originally posted on December 21, 2011 @ 7:20 pm

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