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Poll Extension
Release status: unmaintained
Implementation Tag , Special page
Description Allows anonymous polling
Author(s) Jan Luca, Sorin Sbarnea
Latest version 1.1.0 (2016-02-23)
Compatibility policy Snapshots releases along with MediaWiki. Master is not backwards compatible.
Database changes Yes
License Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 3.0
Example i18n.ro
* <poll>
  • poll-admin
  • poll-create
  • poll-vote
  • poll-score
Translate the Poll extension if it is available at translatewiki.net

Check usage and version matrix.

The Poll extension allows anonymous polling. It will provide the number of votes for each answer in same window. Voting results can be seen before voting.


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I don't know yet.


  • This extension will not work with PostgreSQL!!
  • This extension does not allow database table prefixes: such as wiki_ etc.
  • Images must be placed into the folder .../extensions/Poll/images/
  • Update.php must be ran after installation, else you will get a database error.


  • Download and place the file(s) in a directory called Poll in your extensions/ folder.
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php:
    require_once "$IP/extensions/Poll/Poll.php";
  • Execute the file Poll.sql in order to create required tables (sorry no auto-install, feel free to add it yourself)
PATH_TO_MYSQL/mysql -h <host> -u <username> -D <database name> -p < <path to Poll.sql file>
  • Yes Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.

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