MediaWiki extensions manual
Release status: unmaintained
Implementation Tag
Description Allows embedding of polldaddy.com polls on a page
Author(s) Jabberwock @ Lostpedia
Latest version 1.3 (2019-10-11)
Database changes No
License GNU General Public License 2.0 or later
Download See the code section

The PollDaddy extension allows to insert polldaddy.com polls on a page. It was originally based off of Sylvain Machefert's GoogleVideo and YouTube video extensions, but has been re-written to use parameters within the tag to make it more elegant and secure.

Usage edit

Put the following code into the page where you want to display a poll, replacing "12345" with the correct poll ID number:

<polldaddy pollid="12345"/>

Installation edit

  • Copy the source code and place the file(s) in a directory called PollDaddy in your extensions/ folder.
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php file:
    require_once "$IP/extensions/PollDaddy/PollDaddy.php";
  •   Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.

Source Code edit

 * An extension that allows embedding of polldaddy.com polls into MediaWiki
 * @file
 * @ingroup Extensions
 * @author Jabberwock @ Lostpedia
 * @license http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html GNU General Public License 2.0 or later
 * @link https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:PollDaddy Documentation
 * Version 1.3
 * Changes:     1.2: --use parameters from tag instead of delimited $input
 *              1.3: --polldaddy no longer supporting flash polls.  Using javascript instead
 *                   --width and height no longer required		
 *	Oct.11,2019: --update the code to run with the latest crowdsignal(polldaddy) URL
 * Tag:  <polldaddy pollid="12345"/>
# Confirm MW environment
if ( !defined( 'MEDIAWIKI' ) ) {
	die( 'This file is a MediaWiki extension, it is not a valid entry point' );

// Avoid unstubbing $wgParser on setHook() too early on modern (1.12+) MW versions, as per r35980
	$wgHooks['ParserFirstCallInit'][] = 'wfPolldaddy';
} else {
	$wgExtensionFunctions[] = 'wfPolldaddy';

// Extension credits that will show up on Special:Version
$wgExtensionCredits['parserhook'][] = array(
	'name' => 'PollDaddy',
	'version' => '1.3',
	'description' => 'Display polls from polldaddy.com',
	'author' => 'Jabberwock',
	'url' => 'https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:PollDaddy'

function wfPolldaddy() {
	global $wgParser;
	$wgParser->setHook('polldaddy', 'renderPolldaddy');
	return true;

# The callback function for converting the input text to HTML output
function renderPolldaddy( $input, $params ) {
	//$v = htmlspecialchars($params['v']);
	$pollid = htmlspecialchars($params['pollid']);

	if( $pollid == null ) {
		$output = '<i>Poll Error:  no poll specified!</i>';
		return $output;
	$output = '<script type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8" src="https://secure.polldaddy.com/p/'.$pollid.'.js"></script><noscript> <a href ="https://poll.fm/'.$pollid.'/" >Poll!</a> </noscript>';

	return $output;

See also edit