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How to Access

Navigate to the Poll Manager. To add a new Poll, click the New icon in the toolbar. To edit an existing Poll, click the Poll's Name or check the Poll's checkbox and press the Edit icon in the toolbar.


This is where you add a new Poll or edit an existing Poll. You can place Polls on a web page by adding a Poll Module that references this Poll. See the Module Manager - Site for more information about Poll Modules.


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  • Title: The Title of the poll. This field is required. This is the name that will display in the Poll Title column of the Poll Manager.
  • Alias. The internal name of the item. Normally, you can leave this blank and Joomla! will fill in a default value. The default value is the Title or Name in lower case and with dashes instead of spaces. You may enter the Alias manually. The Alias should consist of lowercase letters and hyphens (-). No blank spaces or underscores are allowed. The Alias will be used in the URL when SEF is activated. Note: If the title consists of non-Latin characters, the Alias will default to the current date and time, for example "2009-02-11-17-54-38".
  • Lag. The number of seconds which must pass before a user may submit another vote in this Poll.
  • Published. Whether or nor the Poll has been published.
  • Option 1 - Option 12. Enter up to 12 Options for the user to choose among.


At the top right you will see the toolbar:


The functions are:

  • Preview. Opens a popup window that displays a preview of the Article. This is normally not needed when using a WYSIWYG editor, such as TinyMCE. However, if you are using a plain text editor (for example, the 'No Editor' option), this preview lets you see what the Article will look like when shown on the web site.
  • Save. Save it and return to editing the menu details.
  • Apply. Save it, but stay in the same screen. If you have been working on a screen for a long time and don't want to risk losing your work, pressing Apply saves your work and lets you continue working. If, for example, you lost your Internet connection, your work will be saved up this point.
  • Cancel. Go back to the main screen of the Manager, without saving the modifications you made.
  • Help. Opens this Help Screen.

Quick Tips

None known at this time.

Related Information

For the poll to show in the page, you need to add a poll module using the module manager: