Project Description

SPUserPoll provides your SharePoint environment with a set of web parts to allow your end users to create simple polls. It does this without the hassle of the standard SharePoint surveys which is not intended to create a simple 1 question poll.

SPUserPoll was originally developed by Edwin Vriethoff and currently maintained by Maarten Sundman

SPUserPoll is a poll web part for SharePoint and it allows site users to quickly create polls anywhere in the Site Collection. The poll Web Part is designed to provide a user friendly interface: Important settings and actions are available from within the Web Part. There is no direct need to work with the SharePoint Web Part setting menu and poll data is managed from normal SharePoint lists. Administrators can manage and keep track of all created polls from a centralized list.

A standard SharePoint installation also comes with a polling mechanism as part of the Survey Lists, but these surveys are complicated and require quite some time to configure. The SPUserPoll Web Part allows users to setup a single topic poll within a few minutes.

I hope to receive feedback from you on my project: wishes, ideas and tips for the project are welcome. The roadmap for the project is provided below.


Basic functionality

  • Poll settings are configured directly from the web part display or SharePoint lists
  • Publish and unpublish functionality

The initial version is designed for INTRANET environments because it requires login names. It will work on internet sites, but users will be able to vote multiple times

Project road map:

  • Release production build of SPUserPoll 2013
  • Automated security management on the poll response and answer list
  • Result view only web part
  • Add multiple HTML5 chart options (currently only horizontal bar)
  • Documentation

Last edited Jun 17, 2013 at 7:32 PM by AlphaAlien, version 34