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Although there are a few bugs, they are not critical. The Polls are configured in a very robust fashion which makes for good stability.
One downside is that this is not a module so can't be hooked up to your site, rather it's a menu item or can be copied and pasted into your article using the jVote button under your article.
There is also forum support (in German) but good use of widely available free translators out there will get you by.
Well done Joomess! I look forward to your module version!
Well put together.
The interface of this extensions is FAR more complicated than it needs to be.
All of the options are fully open and not collapsible, which makes for a wall of text and radio buttons that is difficult to navigate.
The answers are in a completely different section of the component than the questions, meaning you have to manage them separately and connect them.
The answers are entirely separate from each other. I imagine eventually having a HUGE amount of questions to only a few questions.
Polls are non-modular, which means that the placement is left entirely to the user and the WYSIWYG editor. Most users are barely competent with using editors, and module placement is being left to them in the editor? Not only is it a poor method for placing modules, but it's extremely prone to frustrating the user (due to not being able to "place" the module with almost any precisions) but also frustrating the webmaster who will eventually have to rescue the user and manage all of the poor layouts being created.
I can understand you, but you did never contact the support!
Please contact the developer and we can solve the problems.
Then you would know that I'm currently improving the backend.
I will release the new version in a few days.
It's not fair to give such a bad voting and review without asking me. Please create a new post in my forum.
Pros: Flexibility, spam-protection, support, unique features, simplicity in use.
Cons: Nothing significant. When upgrading, I have to re-upload the css file to keep the poll layout the same as before.
A most excellent extension.
Quite easy to set up and there is a great support when there is a minor problem.
Friendly and willing to help quickly when one is in a hurry, like I was :)
I can absolutely recommend this component.
I installed it and had it running out of the box in a few minutes and the developer also took the time for a live chat with me.
Go for at least buying the copyright free version to help the developer as I know he is planning on updating to 1.6 as well as supporting only having one vote per answer, etc.
But, although you can give to the users a number of votes, I can not find how to constrain their choices to one vote per answer.
I mean ... users needed to vote for a prefered day of the week to schedule a meeting. A user should be able to vote for more thna one day. So you give them 7 votes(number of possible votes). But a user should be limited not to use these votes in just one or two days. e.g. he can vote as the program is designed, with 4 votes for Wednesday and 3 for Tuesday.
How can I limit this?
You can limit the votes per answer with the new version 1.12.
Regards Johannes Meßmer
As for the support, when I reported a little problem on the developers site he answered just a few minutes later.
So all in all it's a great extension already.
But from what I read on the developers site he is busy to add even more functions.
When I adding a vote , only registred user cann acces to this , the access I set it to Public Frontpage (in the table it's stored with '0' , access field)
Please use the live support for reporting a bug then we will solve the problem.
Thank you for your review, but please don't give lower vote without asking the support.
I'm looking forward to your email,
First I did not really saw the potential in it, as it is somehow different to the poll-systems I knew. After some tests and some css modifications (using the 1.08 version) I was fully convinced, that this nice piece of code will bring more interaction to our site and will really ASK the users what they want / like / dislike.
For everbody who is concernd about user opinions and not want to limit possible answers to "prefabricated" answers, here is your solution!
Now I will have to test the 1.09er version, which really looks promising!