This plugin might be used to establish an online-voting system. Votes are collected in a separate file ... basically inspired by the TWiki:Plugins/PollPlugin.


%VOTE{id="FavoritMeal" style="bar" select1="Drink" options1="Beer,Wine,Milk,Water" select2="Food" options2="Steak,Bread,Pasta,Pizza"}%

Syntax Rules

The %VOTE{ ... }% macro defines a poll using the following options:

name description example
id The identifier of a poll. This must be unique per topic. You can thus have multiple independent votes on the same topic page. FaroritMeal
style Possible values are bar, perc and total (default bar) to specify the display style of the poll results. bar
select<n> As you can see in the above example multiple decisions can be made within the same poll. This identifier must be unique within a poll. You can have up to 5 selects per vote (sorry hardcoded;)) Drinks
options<n> Each select<n> corresponds to set of options that you must specify. Beer,Wine,Milk

The %VOTE{ ... }% will generate the selection box(es) and the poll results. The plugin will count only you latest vote. You might only vote once a day.

Plugin Settings

  • Set SHORTDESCRIPTION = Simple way to count votes

Plugin Installation Instructions

Note: You do not need to install anything on the browser to use this plugin. The following instructions are for the administrator who installs the plugin on the server where TWiki is running.

  • Download the ZIP file from the Plugin web (see below)
  • Unzip in your twiki installation directory. Content:
    File: Description:
    bin/vote Plugin cgi script
    data/TWiki/VotePlugin.txt Plugin topic
    lib/TWiki/Plugins/ Plugin Perl module

ALERT! This plugin has already been written using the security API from TWiki:Codev/UncoordinatedSecurityAlert23Feb2005, i.e. the proposed patches from

Plugin Info

Plugin Author: TWiki:Main/MichaelDaum
Plugin Version: 2005-3-16
Change History:  
  2005-03-14: incorporated getLocaldate() function
  2005-03-16: use Cache API only if its there; delayed use <package>
07 Mar 2005: Initial version
TWiki Dependency: $TWiki::Plugins::VERSION 1.024
CPAN Dependencies: none
Other Dependencies: security patches from TWiki:Codev/UncoordinatedSecurityAlert23Feb2005
Perl Version: >=5.6.1
License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
TWiki:Plugins/Benchmark: TWiki:TWiki/GoodStyle nn%, TWiki:TWiki/FormattedSearch nn%, VotePlugin nn%
Plugin Home:
Appraisal: TWiki:Plugins/VotePluginAppraisal

Related Topics: TWiki:Plugins/VotePlugin

Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment manage 6.8 K 16 Mar 2005 - 03:40 MichaelDaum?  

Revision: r1.1 - 16 Mar 2005 - 03:44 - TWikiGuest
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