polls

Polls

Polls make it easy to learn about your customers’ opinions and preferences. The poll occupies a
small amount of space and is usually placed in the right sidebar of a catalog page. Poll results
appear immediately after a response is submitted. If you create multiple polls, a new poll
appears each time the page is refreshed.

To create a poll:

1. On the Admin menu, select CMS > Polls.
2. In the upper-right corner of the Poll Manager, click the Add New Poll button.
3. In the Poll Information section, do the following:

a. Enter the Poll Question.
b. By default, Status is set to “Open.” If you later want to remove the poll from your store,
set Status to “Closed.”
c. Set Visible In to the store view where you want the poll to appear.
4. In the panel on the left, select Poll Answers. Then, for each answer, do the following:
a. Click the Add New Answer button. Then, do the following:

b. In the Answer Title field, enter the answer as you want it to appear in the poll.
c. To weight an answer, enter a number in the Votes Count field. The number will increment
each time a customer chooses the answer.
5. Click the Save Poll button to save your poll.

To prevent multiple voting:

You can protect the poll results by preventing people from voting multiple times from the same
computer.
1. On the Admin menu, select System > Configuration. Then in the panel on the left under
General, select Web.
2. Click to expand the Polls section.

3. Set Disallow Voting in a Poll Multiple Times from Same IP Address to “Yes.”
4. When complete, click the Save Config button.

To edit a poll:

1. From the Poll Manager list, click to open the poll in edit mode. Then, make the necessary
changes.

  • To close the poll so that it no longer appears in the store, set Status to “Closed.”
  • To see the vote count for each answer, click Poll Answers in the panel on the left.

2. When complete, click the Save Poll button.

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