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Magento. How to manage Polls

This tutorial shows how to manage Polls in Magento.

Magento. How to manage Polls

A Poll is a powerful marketing tool which makes it easy to find out your customers’ opinions on just about everything.

Polls occupy a small amount of space on your pages and are likely to be answered by many people. Poll results are immediately displayed after an answer is submitted. They can also be a fun way for you to interact with your customers.

In order to edit Polls in Magento, please log into your Magento Admin Panel and follow the directions below:

  1. Navigate to CMS -> Polls to see the list of Polls for each Store language.

  2. Select the Poll from the list and click it in order to open it:

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  3. In the ‘Poll Question’ field you can edit the Poll title.

  4. The status of the poll is ‘Open’ by default – if you do not want it to appear on your store, change it to ‘Closed’.

  5. Specify the store language you would like the Poll to be added to in the ‘Visible in’ section on the page:

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  6. Switch to the ‘Poll Answers’ tab on the left to manage the Poll answers. Customers can only answer a poll once, and you can view the results here. If you have multiple polls, they will cycle randomly in the front-end:

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To add a new Poll to the store, please follow the steps below:

  1. Click the ‘Add new poll’ button at the top right:

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  2. Enter a question for the new Poll into the ‘Poll Question’ field.

  3. If you want your Poll to be visible for the customers, make sure to set the status to Open.

  4. Select the Store Language you would like to add the Poll to.

  5. Switch to the ‘Poll Answers’ tab on the left:

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  6. Click ‘Add New Answer’.

  7. Specify the Answer Title.

  8. If you want to ‘influence’ the poll prematurely, you can add votes to the count in the ‘Votes Count’ section (default is 0).

  9. To add more answers, click ‘Add New Answer’ and follow steps 6-8 of this tutorial for each answer you are adding.

  10. Click ‘Save Poll’:

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The Polls Module is enabled by default. In order to disable it, please do the following:

  1. Navigate to System -> Configuration -> Advanced -> Advanced:

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  2. Unfold the ‘Disable Modules Output’ section.

  3. Locate ‘Mage_Poll’ in the list of modules.

  4. Select ‘Disable’ from the drop down.

  5. Click ‘Save Config’:

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Feel free to check the detailed video tutorial below:

Magento. How to manage Polls