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The Poll plugin - how to make it work (7 posts)

  1. idner
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I have downloaded the poll plugin from here:

    http://dev.wp-plugins.org/wiki/wp-polls

    the instructions say to:

    Put:

    Folder: polls

    Open root WordPress folder

    Put:
    wp-polls.php

    Activate WP-Polls plugin

    I have installed a few WP plugiins. I don't understand these sparse instructions.

    Aren't all plugin .php's put in the plugin folder?

    Do we activate the plugin from within the blog?

    Can anyone tell me what the steps are a little more explicitly? Thanks!

  2. red-star
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    try the democraty poll! Its very easy

  3. idner
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Do you have a link? I can't find it.

  4. idner
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Ok I got it. Thanks.

    It's here in case someone else needs it:

    http://blog.jalenack.com/archives/democracy/

  5. idner
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Using democracy, does anyone know how to create more than one poll without the new poll deactivating the first poll? How can I add the poll code to a page?

  6. shacker
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    That's a very weird thing about Democracy - it has this idea of a "current" poll. By default, when you create a new one, all previous ones go to sleep. The thinking seems to be that you'll always want a current poll in the sidebar, rather than putting polls into entry bodies, which stay alive forever.

    Anyway, your questions are answered in the Democracy docs, but quickly:

    To run them in entry bodies you'll need to install the RunPHP plugin, and activate for each entry body that includes a poll.

    Once that's going, you invoke a poll with:

    <?php jal_democracy(12); ?>

  7. Democracy v2 is in the planning stages. If you want a feature, make sure to request it. ;)

    http://code.jalenack.com/archives/planning-democracy-20/

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