Configuring polls

The Polls application allows users to create, edit, and publish polls on your sites. There are two types of polls:

  • Global poll – the poll is shared across more websites. You can restrict access to global polls.
  • Site poll – the poll has a relationship with a particular site. Such a poll is not accessible from other sites.

In this topic, you will learn how to set up polls so that content editors can use them on the site. Specifically, you can learn about:

Poll displayed on a page

Configuring access to the Polls module

You can configure access to the Polls application via the Permissions application.

  1. Open the Permissions application.
  2. In the first Permissions for drop-down lists, choose Module.
  3. In the second drop-down list, choose Polls.

The changes you make on the permission matrix apply immediately.

The following permissions can be assigned to particular roles:

  • Read global – members of the given role can view global polls and their configuration, but are not allowed to make any changes to them.
  • Modify global – members of the given role can create, edit, and delete global polls.
  • Read – members of the given role can view site polls and their configuration, but are not allowed to make any changes to them.
  • Modify – members of the given role can create, edit, and delete site polls.

Configuring access to global polls

By default, both global and site polls are allowed in Kentico. However, if you need to restrict access to global polls for a particular website, you can disallow these polls in Settings -> Content -> Polls.

Other poll security settings

Developers can customize the behavior of the Poll web part by using the following web part properties:

  • Check permissions – indicates if permissions for voting specified for the given poll should be checked.
  • Hide to unauthorized users – hides the web part if the user is not authorized to vote.

Adding polls using a web part

  1. Open the Pages application.
  2. Choose a page in the content tree, where you want to place the poll.
  3. Switch to the Design tab.
  4. Place the Poll web part.
  5. Click the Select button next to the Poll name text field. The system displays the Select poll dialog.
  6. Select a poll.
  7. Click OK.

The system adds your poll web part into the chosen zone.

If both global and site poll have the same code name, the value of the Poll name property will be returned in the .<pollname> format when selecting the global poll from the Select item dialog.

When entering the value manually, to put the global poll on the page you need to enter the value in the same format.


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