Polls Application (Pro)

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Polls Application (Pro)

Create polls easily and enable your team to make decisions asynchronously. The app can be purchased individually or part of the XWiki Pro package. Try it free.

Active Installs22
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LicenseGNU Lesser General Public License 2.1
Minimal XWiki version supportedXWiki 13.10
Table of contents

This application is a very simple multiple choice poll similar to doodle. It supports voting without edit rights.


In order to access the home page of the application, the users have to look for the Polls entry in the Applications panel located by default in the left panels section of the page:


The home page lists all the existing polls in a livetable where the general info, like the winning result/s, is displayed for each of them. The livetable is filterable and sortable which makes it easier to query.


External Resources


Create new poll

In order to create a new idea, click Create button from the top of the page and the next step will display a list of available templates where you can find the one corresponding to polls.



Voting interface

In order to allow voting on a poll, its status has to be set to Active, the default value being In preparation.  


Recent Polls Macro

This macro also lists the most recent created polls, but, unlike the livetable, no actions can be performed on this list. There are 2 ways of using a macro in a wiki page as also described in Writing Macros documentation:

Using the macro from WYSIWYG editor

Edit a wiki page in WYSIWYG mode and look in the tool bar for the icon (XWiki Macro) then search for Recent Polls and set the number of polls to be displayed.

Using the macro from wiki editor (code)

Edit the page in wiki mode and write the following code snippet:

{{pollsrecent limit=10 /}}

Where the macro parameter limit is the maximum number of polls that you want to be displayed on your page. Its default value is 5.
If, instead, you don't want to set a maximum number of polls, remove the limit parameter and all of them will be displayed.

This is how it will look like before adding polls:


And after adding them:


Installation Steps

This paid extensions requires XWiki 13.10 or above. In order to install the extension, follow the next steps inside your XWiki instance (on cloud or on premise).

Navigate to the Extension Manager

In the Applications Panel click on "More Applications..." and then "Install new applications...". Alternatively navigate directly to the Administration and select the "Extensions" section.


Install the Extension

Search for the extension you wish to install and use the Install button to install it.


Get a License

Navigate to the "Licenses" section of the Administration, fill your details, look for the extension you just installed in the live table and click the buttons to get a trial license or to buy a license.


Install the License

If you have selected a trial license then you're good and there's nothing else to do. Your trial license is automatically installed.

However if you've selected to buy a license you'll be redirected to a page to perform the payment. At the end you need to come back to the "Licenses" administration section and click on the "Check for Updates" button. This will download and apply the license you bought.

Use the Extension

Start using the Extension! Refer to the extension's documentation to know how to use it.

Installing Paid Apps on Subwikis

If you want to install an application on the whole farm (main wiki + subwikis), you can do so directly from the main wiki’s Extension Manager, as seen below:


Extensions can also be installed only on a particular subwiki by global admins. Subwiki admins will not be able to install these extensions due to their limited rights.


The price is per year and varies depending on the support level and the number of users.

Support / Users 10 25 50 100 250 500 1000 2500 5000 10000 20000
Polls Application (Pro) is part of the XWiki Pro package. Purchasing this package you will benefit from more extensions at a better price. Check the full offer in XWiki Pro! The Polls Application (Pro) can be purchased individually only via online order (credit card payment), following the “How to Buy” procedure described below. The application is part of the XWiki Pro package, which can be purchased through manual order (bank transfer payment) by contacting sales@xwiki.com.


What do you get when you purchase an XWiki extension?

1 year license

By purchasing an XWiki extension license, you'll benefit from it during one year.

Free updates

You benefit from all the extension updates during one year. You are always up to date.

Support included

If you are facing an issue, you can reach the XWiki support. Our team is always available to help.

How to Buy

To buy, install this extension from inside your XWiki instance and follow the instructions.

Release notes



  • #108 Upgrade Licensor dependency to version 1.25



  • #107 Upgrade Licensor dependency to version 1.24.3


Tasks done:

#106 Upgrade parent to 13.10-3

Upgraded licensing version to 1.24.1.


Bugs fixed:
#68 The username is not well aligned when the name is long.
#98 Options in a long poll are overlapping the right panel.
#99 Selected options aren't shown in long polls.
#103 The votes cast by other users are not displayed.
#104 NullPointerException after removing a XPollVote object from the page.


Update the Licensing dependency version to 1.22


Bugs fixed:
#92 Bug when displaying the user name in the poll table
#95 Voting does not work on Apache server


Improved application logging and error signaling.


Bugs fixed:
#86 Condorcet method poll UI issues
#87 The sticky header isn't working on IE 11

Update the Licensing dependency to version 1.21.1.


Bugs fixed:
#84 Voting for a poll on a subwiki fails, displays a HTTP error notification
#88 Can't vote on a subwiki as a LocalUser and GlobalUsers aren't listed in the poll although they can vote


New Features:
#76 Add support for a Condorcet method poll

#66 Winner shouldn't be shown when status is changed to "In preparation" or "---"
#75 The PROPOSALS, STATUS and TYPE text boxes aren't properly aligned/wrapped on narrower screens

Bugs fixed:
#82 Proposal votes are not being recorded on JAVA 17

#77 Update parent version to 11.10
Update the Licensing dependency to version 1.20.


Bugs fixed:
#71 Votes in polls are sometimes wrongly registered.


Bugs fixed:
#67 Warnings for deprecated usage of getter when using Polls App on XWiki 12.1.
#74 XPoll application is displayed in German when wiki language is set to French.

#69 Can't see choices after a lot of people have voted.


Updated the Licensing dependency to version 1.16.
Updated translations:

Unknown macro: language.


Bugs fixed:
#57 Issues with votes while changing the options multiple/single.
#58 Double space between the name of the Poll and the other text.
#59 No spacing added between the polls and the "See all polls".
#60 Profile images and links to the user profiles are missing in subwikis.
#61 Local users can't see global users names while voting in a subwiki.

#56 Change the label behavior to the proposals.


Bugs fixed:
#29 Error when changing rights for a user from Administer page > Rights: Page.
#48 Deleted user appears as "Failed to execute the [useravatar] macro".
#49 Missing link for user in the table when first name and last name are not provided.

#43 Improve the display of Recent Polls panel.
#52 Move Application Extension Point to ApplicationsPanelEntry.
#54 Add label behavior to the proposals.

New features:
#41 Provide a way to create polls with either single or multiple options to vote.

Update the Licensing dependency to version 1.15.
Update the minimal XWiki supported version to 9.11.


Update the Licensing dependency to version 1.14.4.


Bugs fixed:
#46 Additional message displayed on the application's page when there is no valid license.
#47 Many warnings in console while using Polls Application Pro.


#33 Separate the current user from the others when you haven't voted yet.
#42 Show how many participants there are.

Update the Licensing dependency to version 1.14.1.


Update the Licensing dependency to version 1.13.8.


Bug fixed:
#32 Bug when displaying the user name in the poll table.


Update the Licensing dependency to version 1.13.4.


Bugs fixed:
#34 Remove the filter box for 'Actions' column.
#35 After a user votes, in History tab the editor is always the Admin.

Updated the Licensing dependency to version 1.13.3.


Bug fixed:
#30 Polls template is not shown on creating a new entry on older versions of xwiki.

#16  Poll template is not selected by default at page creation in the Poll space.

Updated the Licensing dependency to version 1.13.2.
Updated translations:

Unknown macro: language.


Bug fixed:
#24 The winner is not properly updated in the Polls Livetable.
#26 XPollCode should not appear in Navigation Panel.

#2 Rename application.
Update the Licensing dependency to version 1.13.1.


Bug fixed:
#17 Input field appears in view mode.

#4 Improve the display of Poll entries.
#13 Polls template improvements.
#14 Auto-refresh the poll count after save.
#15 Remove additional space when viewing a Poll.


Bug fixed:
#8Left Navigation panel doesn't show when accessing the Polls app.
#11The Poll entries do not keep the title chosen by the user when are created.

Update the Licensing dependency to version 1.13.


Update the Licensing dependency to version 1.12.2.


Update the Licensing dependency to version 1.12.1.
Bug fixed:
#3 Translate the template provider name and description in French.
#7 Fix text alignment in recent polls macro.


Improve the message displayed when there is no valid license.


Initial paid version.

Extension details

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  • GNU Lesser General Public License 2.1




  • xar

Developed by


  • Requires XWiki 13.10 or above.

Installable with the Extension Manager


  • com.xwiki.xpoll:application-xpoll-api 2.2.2
  • com.xwiki.licensing:application-licensing-licensor-api 1.25
  • org.xwiki.platform:xwiki-platform-livetable-ui 13.10
  • org.xwiki.platform:xwiki-platform-sheet-ui 13.10
  • org.xwiki.platform:xwiki-platform-uiextension-ui 13.10
  • org.xwiki.platform:xwiki-platform-display-macro 13.10
  • org.xwiki.platform:xwiki-platform-rendering-macro-useravatar 13.10
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