Extension:AJAXPoll

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AJAX Poll

Release status: stable

Implementation Parser extension
Description Allows AJAX-based polls with <poll> tag
Author(s) Dariusz Siedlecki, Jack Phoenix, Thomas Gries
Latest version 1.88 (2014-03-30)
MediaWiki 1.17+
Database changes Yes
License GFDL
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Example Any ShoutWiki site
Hooks used
ParserFirstCallInit

LoadExtensionSchemaUpdates

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The AJAX Poll extension allows one or more AJAX-based polls on MediaWiki pages with <poll> tag.

Installation[edit | edit source]

  • Download and extract the tarball in your extensions/ folder. It should generate a new folder called AJAXPoll directly inside your extensions/ folder.
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php:
require_once "$IP/extensions/AJAXPoll/AJAXPoll.php";
  • Run the update script which will automatically create the necessary database tables that this extension needs.Configure at your convenience
  • Done! Navigate to "Special:Version" on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.

Configuration[edit | edit source]

# if you want to restrict the poll
# use the following code lines after calling the AJAXPoll extension
# to restrict to user group (example)

# The 'ajaxpoll-view-results-before-vote' group permission allows the specified
# group members to view poll results even without having voted
# but only if the high-level group permission 'ajaxpoll-vote' allows to view
# results in general.
#
# This 'ajaxpoll-view-results-before-vote' can be overwritten with the specific
# per-poll setting "show-results-before-voting" which takes precedence over the
# group permission.
#
# permission 'ajaxpoll-view-results' >>
# >> per-poll setting "show-results-before-voting" (if present)
# >> permission 'ajaxpoll-view-results-before-vote'

# anons
# default: anons cannot vote and will never see results
$wgGroupPermissions['*']['ajaxpoll-vote'] = false;
$wgGroupPermissions['*']['ajaxpoll-view-results'] = false;
$wgGroupPermissions['*']['ajaxpoll-view-results-before-vote'] = false;

# users
# default: users can vote and can see poll results - when they have voted
$wgGroupPermissions['user']['ajaxpoll-vote'] = true;
$wgGroupPermissions['user']['ajaxpoll-view-results'] = true;

If you want to disable the automatic tracking category then set the text MediaWiki:ajaxpoll-tracking-category in your wiki to "-" (minus).

Usage[edit | edit source]

<poll>
Do you like this poll ?
Yes, it is awesome.
Yes.
No, I do not like polls.
</poll>

20120216 AJAX Poll screenshot.png

If you want this, you can allow or deny the result-viewing before voting per-poll by adding the show-results-before-voting parameter in the opening tag:

<poll show-results-before-voting>
<poll show-results-before-voting=1>
<poll show-results-before-voting=0>

If the first line after <poll> is "STATS", then some statistics about the wiki and its polls will be displayed. These statistics are not localizable and this whole feature will probably be removed (or at least refactored, but probably removed) in the future.