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Vote Poll Module
Posted by on 21 December 2010 02:35 PM

General Info:

The vote poll allows you to ask your visitors their opinion on any topic. This is a useful feature for sparking the interest of your visitors and keeping them coming back as well as getting their feedback.

To configure a poll, click login to your admin section, click the dropdown "Add-on Modules" menu in the top menu of your admin section and choose "Vote Poll".

Selecting "Vote Poll" will bring up a dialog box which enables you to set all of the necessary parameters for your poll, including questions and possible answers.

Insert your question into the "Question:" box.

Insert an answer to choose in the "Answer 1:" box. Additional answers can be added by clicking the "Add answer" button. Click the "Save changes" button when all information has been entered.

Colors and fonts can be edited by clicking the "Click to change poll layout" text link.

 

  • Backgound Color: Click the color palette to the right and select a color to add a background color to the entire poll module. When you click on a color in the color palette some numbers and letters will appear in the Background Color field. These numbers and letters are html code which corresponds with the color you have chosen. To remove the background color, select in the Background Color field and delete the numbers and letters.
  • Border: If you would like to have a border around the poll module, click the drop-down menu and "yes". Select "no" to remove the border.
  • Border Color: The default color of the border is black. If you would like to choose a different color, click the color palette to the right and select the color you want.
  • Text Color: The default color of the text is black. If you would like to choose a different color, click the color palette to the right and select the color you want.
  • Font: Click in the "Font" drop-down menu to select the font you would like for the text of the poll module.
  • Font Size: Click in the "Font Size" drop-down menu to select the size of the text in the poll module.
  • Question Background Color: The question background color allows you to have a different background color for your question then for the rest of the answers. Click the color palette to the right and select the color you want. When you click on a color in the color palette some numbers and letters will appear in the Question Background Color field. These numbers and letters are html code which corresponds with the color you have chosen. To remove the question background color, select in the Question Background Color field and delete the numbers and letters.
  • Question Font Color: This allows you to set a different font color for your Question then the rest of the news text. Click the color palette to the right and select the color you want.

Click the "Save Changes" button when you are finished with the layout.

Once a poll has been setup, it can be inserted into any page. You can add the Vote Poll module to any page using the "Insert Module" feature when editing a page. For more information about how to insert a module, please see the "Modules: Insert a Module" (link) help page. You can insert the poll onto as many pages as you like; however, only 1 poll can be on a website at a time.

Once a poll is displayed on your website, visitors will be able to start responding. After submitting a response, the visitor will be shown the results of the poll. The vote poll module is designed to remember visitors and prevent them from submitting multiple votes. The visitor will not be able to submit another response from that computer unless they clear the web browsers cache. In order for the webmaster to see the results of the poll, they will need to vote as well.

At any time, a new poll can replace the existing poll by clicking "New Poll".

You can add the Vote Poll module to any page using the "Insert Module" feature when editing a page. For more information about how to insert a module, please see the "Modules: Insert a Module" help page.

*Note: The Vote Poll module is available with all hosting packages, including the free websites.