Poll feature with articles

  • I hope that this does not happen. That would be taking a feature that I and many others have paid for with our forum licenses and it would be giving it away for free.

  • The vote poll settings are actually there in the free core used with article system, just that it lacks the option to add polls with articles. Seeing as the setting for vote polls is already there, but kind of there as an obsolete feature if you used the core for free. That is why I asked, I would not have brought it up if no vote settings was present until you install a paid app.

    I understand they ain't going to give everything away for free use, but most free CMS systems out there actually do have the ability to use vote polls and is a pretty important part of an article system if you want your "article system" to be taken seriously for using against others out there.

    Edited 4 times, last by NicoleSophie (June 15, 2018 at 1:13 AM).

  • There is a German Thread where Alexander Ebert has explaind why its currently not supported:

    Umfragen in CMS-Seiten/Artikeln

    Bottom Line: Polls are always mono lingual while Articles are by design multi lingual.

    So it requires a major rewrite of the poll System to integrate it on an professional level into Articles and the CMS which is a goal for an upcoming version but currently no ETA (the thread is not labeled for the wsc 3.2 so maybe it will take even multiple Upgrades :( )

  • No, in the forum are thread either english or german, while you can have the same article in english and in german at the same time and every user will see the version matching his settings.

  • Yeah, I just translated what he said.

    At least I can see it is something they wanted do but can't right now because what they say.


    In fact, a major change is needed to allow full implementation for CMS pages and articles. Surveys are implemented in monolingual, allowing only the creation of questions and answers in a single language, whereas pages and articles are multilingual.

    To fully support articles and pages, there are several changes to capture, processing, storage and output - in short, we need to intervene in all aspects of surveys. In particular, storage would potentially result in non-backward compatible changes that could lead to errors in third party plugins and apps. Unfortunately, the system of multilingual input (such as the ACP options) is technically based on language variables and is therefore unfortunately not available as a poll tool - the exact reason is the way in which language variables are managed and maintained internally.

    The fact is that apart from provisional Frickel solutions, we are currently unable to offer a robust implementation of surveys for (potentially) multilingual content. There are appropriate plans to revise the survey system and in particular the operation, but this requires significantly more time to fully and adequately take into account all developing or existing use cases in the development.

    In summary: Yes, we also want to provide surveys for the CMS site and article, but there are technical hurdles for implementation that can only be resolved in the context of a future version and in a reasonably high quality level.

  • Matthias Schmidt June 15, 2018 at 4:41 PM

    Changed the title of the thread from “Pole feature with articles” to “Poll feature with articles”.
  • Marcel Werk March 1, 2020 at 7:59 PM

    Added the Label Planned

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