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[DBTech] DragonByte Reviews v1 (vB4)
by DragonByte Tech
17 Aug 2013 03:02

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DragonByte Reviews is an advanced review system that allows you to get your users interacting with your forums on a new level

Uses

With a wide range of permissions, you can allow your users to create/rate reviews, and customize it to your liking. You can also setup separate instances of the review system with different rating questions, custom fields and a review front page look.

You can even tie the review system into any product system with a little custom work.

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Major Features

Multiple Instances: You can run an unlimited number instances of the review system on the same forum with same set of files! Each instance can have a different look and feel to it with the help of the customizable display blocks, custom fields and custom rating questions.

AJAX integration: We used AJAX wherever we could to help reduce the page reloads, including adding/viewing comments and rating reviews

Images in WYSIWYG editor: We added the vB WYSIWYG editor with the ability to add inline images into the review text so that you can create reviews that pop.

Front End and ACP Approval: Review approval and editing can be done quickly through either the front end by moderators or in the ACP by adminstrators.


Complete Feature List


Lite

Reviews
  • Preview before submission
  • Rich Snippets
  • Google+ Author Integration
  • Google Maps
  • Inline images
  • Automatic image resizing
  • Fully integrated WYSIWYG editor
  • VBAA Integration
  • Social Media Links
    • Facebook
    • LinkedIn
    • Pinterest
    • Google+
    • Twitter
Approvals
  • Quickly approve or reject a review with a reason
  • Rejected reviews can be resubmitted with a message differentiating them from new reviews
Integrations
  • Live Feed & User Wall
  • vBNotifications
  • Advanced Post Thanks/Likes (Coming Soon!)
  • Any Product/Shop System (With minor integration coding)
Categories
  • Unlimited Nested Categories
  • Categories Unique to Instance
StyleVars
  • "Checkmark" image in the Packages / Discounts display
  • Border around the reviews & side blocks
  • Padding around the reviews & side blocks
  • Thumbs Up/Down images
Per Instance Permissions
  • Set instance to display if one isn't specified
  • Add link to navigation dropdown and specify link title
  • Set number of reviews to display per page
  • Set the types of image files allowed to upload
  • Set rating questions associated with this instance
  • Usergroup permission: Can View Reviews
  • Usergroup permission: Can Add Reviews
  • Usergroup permission: Auto Approve Reviews
  • Usergroup permission: Can Approve Reviews
  • Usergroup permission: Can Rate Reviews
  • Usergroup permission: Can Modify Others Reviews
  • Usergroup permission: Can Delete Reviews
  • Usergroup permission: Can Delete Others Reviews
  • Usergroup permission: Can Comment
  • Usergroup permission: Can Delete Comments
  • Usergroup permission: Can Delete Comment on Others Reviews
Custom Fields
  • Links automatically covert to bbcode
  • Single Line Text
  • Multiple Line Textbox
Review Front Blocks
  • Highest Rated By Reviewer
  • Highest Rated By Users
  • Latest Reviews
  • Most Commented
  • Most Popular (View Count)
  • Reviews by X (specific User ID)
Forum SideBlocks
  • Latest Reviews
  • Highest Rated
  • Most Popular (View Count)
  • Random
Importers
  • [chris] Reviews
Pro

Approvals
  • Can be done through front end or ACP
Categories
  • Per Usergroup visibility
Per Instance Permissions
  • Allow google map integration (looks up by address)
Custom Fields
  • Select Dropdown
  • Checkboxes
  • Radio Buttons
Review Front Blocks
  • Latest comments
  • Tag Cloud
Forum SideBlocks
  • Tag Cloud
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This mod displays a copyright notification in the footer of forum home and all pages generated by this mod which includes:
  • 1 Link to DragonByte Technologies homepage
  • 1 Link to Product Description page of this modification

kiba snowpaw 17 Aug 2013 03:59

i may try this out later looks good to review anime on

lazytown 18 Aug 2013 08:47

Very interesting. Willing to pay for one that does what I want.

Will this allow an admins/mods to create a bunch of product listings that users can then rate? I don't mind users creating their own reviews first, but I also want to be able to create a bunch of products (not that I'm selling) that I then want users to review/rate (sort of like Amazon reviews or other review sites ).

After the initial review/product is posted, are additional users then able to add their mini reviews with a rating? And if so, can those mini reviews be thumbed up or down and then listed according to how useful they are? (just like amazon)

Another good addition would be if we could include an affiliate link, or automatic affiliate link with redirect.

Some type of mass-import from a csv file could be useful in a pro version.

DragonByte Tech 18 Aug 2013 09:22

Quote:

Originally Posted by lazytown (Post 2439472)
Very interesting. Willing to pay for one that does what I want.

Will this allow an admins/mods to create a bunch of product listings that users can then rate? I don't mind users creating their own reviews first, but I also want to be able to create a bunch of products (not that I'm selling) that I then want users to review/rate (sort of like Amazon reviews or other review sites ).

After the initial review/product is posted, are additional users then able to add their mini reviews with a rating? And if so, can those mini reviews be thumbed up or down and then listed according to how useful they are? (just like amazon)

Another good addition would be if we could include an affiliate link, or automatic affiliate link with redirect.

Some type of mass-import from a csv file could be useful in a pro version.

Right now no. The reviews are stand alone and users can rate/comment on them. I've had a couple requests for this kind of system on it, so I'm sure the next time I work on it I'll add something like that to it.

One question, how would the affiliate link work?

Dylan

Preech 19 Aug 2013 20:08

The one that Chris did had the ability to upload audio.(Only single file)
Maybe using jplayer for both single and multiple files. Other than that, I like this.

DragonByte Tech 21 Aug 2013 18:16

Quote:

Originally Posted by Preech (Post 2439815)
The one that Chris did had the ability to upload audio.(Only single file)
Maybe using jplayer for both single and multiple files. Other than that, I like this.

Thanks for the suggestion. I've added the request for audio files to our tracking tool. I'll look at adding it in the next feature release.

Dylan

cc10 22 Aug 2013 15:34

Installed and is what our forum is looking for.

1 question though, how to add youtube videos to the reviews? ive tried both short and long links and get an sql error everytime.

ozzy47 22 Aug 2013 16:39

Posting the error will help.

cc10 22 Aug 2013 16:51

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Originally Posted by ozzy47 (Post 2440353)
Posting the error will help.

This only happens when adding youtube videos, everything else is fine.


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DragonByte Tech 23 Aug 2013 12:37

Thanks for posting this and I'm sorry about the problems. I should have a fix ready to release for this later on today.

Dylan

Quote:

Originally Posted by cc10 (Post 2440354)
This only happens when adding youtube videos, everything else is fine.


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DragonByte Tech 23 Aug 2013 22:42

I just uploaded v1.0.2

Fixed: database error on youtube preview
Fixed: missing template on review home
Fixed: bad image link for youtube in popup

Dylan

My Hattiesburg 25 Aug 2013 22:00

Where do I look to change the text color for the "Add Review" button?

Morrus 26 Aug 2013 03:56

I have a forum full of reviews as threads. Is there a way to import those?

DragonByte Tech 27 Aug 2013 17:57

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Originally Posted by My Hattiesburg (Post 2441048)
Where do I look to change the text color for the "Add Review" button?

It's in the template dbtech_review_home near the top

Dylan

DragonByte Tech 27 Aug 2013 17:59

Quote:

Originally Posted by Morrus (Post 2441149)
I have a forum full of reviews as threads. Is there a way to import those?

Would the first post be the review and the following posts comments? I looked at your forum and it looks like all the info is within the post, no custom fields on there? I could build an importer for it but there would have to be a lot of clean up done after if you wanted it setup right.

Dylan


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