django-poll-system / README.TXT

Django poll system


Django 1.3
JQuery (
Django Internationalization (optionally)


Download or clone repository and unpack it into your project folder. Now you should config your site to use the poll application. Follow instructions below:

1. Add the name of the application at the end of your INSTALLED_APPS (in, like this:



2. Add the poll's url to your

from django.conf.urls.defaults import patterns, include, url

from django.contrib import admin
from django.contrib.staticfiles.urls import staticfiles_urlpatterns
from views import TestView


urlpatterns = patterns('',
    url(r'^$', TestView.as_view(), name='home'),
    url(r'^admin/doc/', include('django.contrib.admindocs.urls')),
    url(r'^admin/', include(,

    url(r'^poll/', include('poll.urls')),

urlpatterns += staticfiles_urlpatterns()

3. Run 'collectstatic' to deploy poll's static files (see
   >> python collectstatic

4. Eventually we need to do "syncdb".
   >> python syncdb

ATTENTION: Don't forget this step. It's very important, because django-poll-system have a fixture that needs to be installed to DB.


Now installation is complete. After all, you have some data out of the box. And it's time to show the poll on your site. Add {% load polls_tags %} at the top of your page and insert {% poll_queue 'Public' %} to the place you want to see it. Of course the script of JQuery library must be included (<script type="text/javascript" src="your/path/to/jquery.js"></script>) before you call "poll_queue".

That's all. Try an example: