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Voting System using Wix Realtime API

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Mar 10, 2024

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Tags: Velo by WIX Wix Realtime API Wix Data Wix Collection Voting System in Wix

In today's digital age, engaging with your audience in real-time is crucial for any online platform. Whether you're running a poll, collecting feedback, or hosting a contest, having a system that allows users to vote and see results instantly can significantly enhance user experience. In this blog post, we'll explore how to create a real-time voting system using the Wix Realtime API.


Introduction to Wix Realtime API

Wix Realtime API provides developers with tools to build real-time applications on the Wix platform. It allows for seamless communication between the frontend and backend, enabling developers to create interactive and dynamic experiences for users.


Building the Voting System

Our goal is to create a simple yet effective real-time voting system where users can vote on a particular item, and the results are updated instantly for all participants. Let's dive into the code to understand how it works.


Frontend Code Overview

The frontend code is responsible for handling user interactions and updating the UI in real-time. Here's a breakdown of what each part does:


Initializing the Channel: We start by defining a channel named 'votesChannel' to facilitate communication between the frontend and backend.


Checking Member Status: We check if a user is logged in. If logged in, we retrieve the member's data and check if they have already voted. If they have, we display a filled heart icon; otherwise, we show an empty heart icon.


Handling User Votes: When a user clicks on the heart icon to vote, we update the UI accordingly and send a message to the backend to update the database and notify other users about the change.


Backend Code Overview

The backend code handles data management and broadcasting messages to connected clients. Here's what each part does:


Publishing Messages: The publishMessage function in realtime.jsw is responsible for publishing messages to the specified channel. In our case, it sends the updated vote count to the 'votesChannel.'


Updating Vote Count: In data.js, we use Wix's before insert and before update hooks to automatically update the vote count whenever a new vote is added or an existing one is modified.


Conclusion

By leveraging the power of the Wix Realtime API, we've created a robust and efficient real-time voting system. Users can now vote on items, and the results are instantly reflected for everyone participating. This not only enhances user engagement but also provides a seamless and interactive experience for your audience.

Implementing real-time features like this can take your Wix website to the next level, making it more dynamic and engaging for your users. Experiment with different use cases and explore the full potential of the Wix Realtime API to create innovative and interactive experiences for your audience.


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Mar 24, 2024

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Walter Odibi

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Thanks for your comment

bromar

bromar

Sep 29, 2023

Love the tutorial!!!

You are truly great at creating these instructional videos!! Thank you! I am having trouble figuring out . . 'the triggered email' . . it is not being sent to the user submitting the form, the form and the email to the admin works great. . Could you point me to where this might have already been addressed? or any other help? On a second note. .the submit button success/failure message will go back to the default message once it's connected to the data set(I couldn't figure that out either. )

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Walter Odibi

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kaan

kaan

Jun 4, 2023

wishlist and rating system

hello sir I try today 2 hours but not working if you want I pay money can you do this 2 ( wishlist and rating star) system please I send to you invaid

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Walter Odibi

Walter Odibi

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Hi there, you can contact me here using the in-app chatbox

Waqas

Waqas

Apr 16, 2023

Triggered Email Backend

Hi mate please can you send email by backend

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Walter Odibi

Walter Odibi

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Hi Waqas, there isn't a backend code for this tutorial. The emails will be sent from the client-side.

Ghan

Ghan

Dec 29, 2022

Great Tutorial

Hi !

First of all, I want to thank you for your great tutorials, they helped us a lot with the coding.
But I still need your help, if you don't mind. I have based on Save Calculated Field using Wix Data Hooks Codes, to code my form . but the problem is I don't know why the code only reads the computation for "week2" computation and not the "weeks"

here is the code

I also did a separate column in the dataset where the chosen datas for both fields will be placed.

$w.onReady (() => {
$w("#Person").onChange(() => {
$w("#weeks").onChange(() => {
$w("#week2").onChange(() => {
let person = Number($w("#Person").value);
let weeks = Number($w("#weeks").value);
let week2 = Number($w("#week2").value);


$w("#totalLabel").show();

$w("#totalLabel").text = `"${String(weeks * Number(person))}페소"`; //DESIGN YOUR MESSAGE
$w("#totalLabel").text = `"${String(week2 * Number(person))}페소"`; //DESIGN YOUR MESSAGE

});
});
});

});

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Walter Odibi

Walter Odibi

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Hi there, thanks for your comment. I see why this is a problem. The onChange() function seems wrong in combination.

To combine onChangeFunctions use this method

$w("#Person, #weeks, #weeks2").onChange(() => {

//code here

});

Walter

Walter

Aug 8, 2022

More Details? Watch video

Hi, you can click here to watch the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bx7-nBeZ5c

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Walter Odibi

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Walter

Walter

Jul 11, 2022

For you

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Walter Odibi

Walter Odibi

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Walter Odibi

Walter Odibi

Apr 18, 2022

Awesome Feature

This tutorial shows you how to display views on your Wix repeater.

📺WATCH VIDEO HERE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iz7SdaCSdXg

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Walter Odibi

Walter Odibi

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Walter Odibi

Walter Odibi

Apr 18, 2022

Amazing tutorial

This amazing tutorial will show you how to a comment section to your WIX dynamic page.

📺WATCH VIDEO HERE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8-vJQFNZ_c

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Walter Odibi

Walter Odibi

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Walter Odibi

Walter Odibi

Apr 10, 2022

Great Feature🎉

This amazing tutorial will show you how to add a visitor view counter to your WIX dynamic page.

🚩MORE TUTORIALS https://www.wixgenius.com/wix-tutorials

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Walter Odibi

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