I have updated this site WP-Polls to 2.11 RC1 to test out the multiple answers voting feature in WP-Polls 2.20. You can set the maximum number of answers that the user can vote, in this case, I set it to 14 as there are 14 answers.
Note the poll footer that says “Total Voters” and NOT “Total Votes”. The individual answer on the other hand is “Votes” and not “Voters” and the percentage is calculated based on the “Total Voters”.
Vote away on the right hand sidebar.
I am proud to release WP-Polls 2.20 RC1, a lot of work and effort have been put into it and it is now ready to be tested. If there is no bugs reported before 1st June 2007, this will be the final release.
Changelog since WP-Polls 2.14:
- NEW: Poll Archive Link, Individual Poll Header And Footer In Poll Archive Template
- NEW: Poll Templates Has Now Its Own Page ‘WP-Admin -> Polls -> Poll Templates’
- NEW: Poll Widget Can Now Display Multiple Polls
- NEW: Ability To Allow User To Select More Than 1 Poll Answer
- NEW: Added AJAX Style Option: “Show Loading Image With Text”
- NEW: Added AJAX Style Option: “Show Fading In And Fading Out Of Polls”
- NEW: Major Changes To The Administration Panel For WP-Polls
- NEW: AJAX Added To The Administration Panel For WP-Polls
- NEW: Default Poll’s Result Template Will Now Show Number Of Votes Beside The Percentage
- NEW: Term “Total Votes” Changed To “Total Voters”. Refer To Here
- NEW: Removed Polls From Feed If The Poll Is Embedded Into The Post Using [ poll=ID ]
- NEW: Filtering Of Individual Poll Logs
- FIXED: Poll Archive Will Now Show Only Polls Results
As usual, if there is any bugs, PLEASE POST IT IN THE SUPPORT FORUMS and not in the comments. Thank you.
» WP-Polls 2.20
Someone mentioned in the forums that since WP-Polls 2.20 allows users to vote for multiple answers, it make sense to revamp the whole logging part of WP-Polls and to allow administrator better understand his site’s voters preference.
I have since done so but it is still in a planning stages, comments and ideas are all welcomed. Here is a screenshot to get my point across.
I have removed the poll’s log from the Edit Poll and move it to its own page called log. There will be paging in the log page for sure.
There are 3 main ways you can filter the logs.
1. You can choose to display all the users that voted for a certain answers in a poll and you can choose what type voters you want to display.
2. View the answer voted by registered users or comment authors. It will not support guests.
3. You can choose to display the users who voted for more than 2 answers and what they voted for. This option is only available if the poll supports multiple answers.
Registered Users – It means the user is registered with your WordPress blog.
Comment Authors – Visitors who posted comments in your blog before and hence we are able to get his name/nickname via the cookies. 2 comment authors may share the same name, so it is not 100% accurate.
Guests – Self explanatory
I have make the following additions/changes to WP-Polls 2.20:
NEW: Poll Archive Link Template
NEW: Poll Templates Has Now Its Own Page ‘WP-Admin -> Polls -> Poll Templates’
NEW: Poll Widget Can Now Display Multiple Polls
FIXED: Poll Archive Will Now Show Only Polls That Are Closed
I hope I can released WP-Polls 2.20 in mid May 2007.
I have left 1 more task to do which I have no idea how to design it; To improve the Edit Poll page where it shows a list of IP addresses of the users who voted for the poll. Imagine you got 4000+ people who voted for the poll like the sample poll you see on the right sidebar. It will be a nightmare when it comes to editing the poll (due to the time taken to render the page).