php how - Selecting multiple radio buttons(through jquery, javasscript?)

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Radio buttons are designed so that only one option from each group (as designated by their shared name) can be selected at once (just like you can only tune a radio to one station).

The input control which allows any number of options to be selected is the checkbox. If you append [] to their names, then the selected options will arrive on the PHP side as an array.

<input type="checkbox" value="1" name="poll[]" />
<input type="checkbox" value="2" name="poll[]" />

I currently have a form with lets say 5 radio button entries (see below). What im looking archive is the following: - Being able to choose multiple radio buttons - lets say 3 and submit the form.

Currently I got it working fine with PHP, SQL, but im only able to choose one radiobutton and submit that.

I figure it would also come in handy being able to deselect a radio button in case you wrongly click one.

My guess is that this can be done through some javascript? Any suggestions? Online examples perhaps?

<form id="pollform" action="poll.php" method="post">
<input id="option-1" type="radio" value="1" name="poll">
<label for="option-1">Select option 1</label>

<input id="option-2" type="radio" value="2" name="poll">
<label for="option-2">Select option 2</label>

<input id="option-3" type="radio" value="3" name="poll">
<label for="option-3">Select option 3</label>

<input id="option-4" type="radio" value="4" name="poll">
<label for="option-4">Select option 4</label>

<input id="option-5" type="radio" value="5" name="poll">
<label for="option-5">Select option 5</label>

As it has same name poll you will not be able to do that as input type radio is specialized in selecting a single value from multiple inputs.

You can use input type checkbox for that and make them as an array:

<form id="pollform" action="poll.php" method="post">
    <input id="option-1" type="checkbox" value="1" name="poll[]">
    <label for="option-1">Select option 1</label>

    <input id="option-2" type="checkbox" value="2" name="poll[]">
    <label for="option-2">Select option 2</label>

    <input id="option-3" type="checkbox" value="3" name="poll[]">
    <label for="option-3">Select option 3</label>

    <input id="option-4" type="checkbox" value="4" name="poll[]">
    <label for="option-4">Select option 4</label>

    <input id="option-5" type="checkbox" value="5" name="poll[]">
    <label for="option-5">Select option 5</label>

LIMIT (with jQuery) the number:

$("input[type=checkbox][name=poll[]]").click(function() {
    var numberSel = $("input[type=checkbox][name=poll[]]:checked").length >= 3;     

Radio buttons are designed for only 1 item to be selected, use checkboxes instead.

To retrieve all radio buttons values in JavaScript array use following jQuery code :

var values = jQuery('input:checkbox:checked.group1').map(function () {
    return this.value;

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