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Released: 07 Sep 2011 Last Update: 06 Apr 2014 Downloads: 1715
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Version 1.4.0 has been released to remove the giftery / list it integration of the addon now that service has been discontinued. No upgrade is needed though there have been a few other bug changes since 1.3.5.

Finding Feedback Can be Like a Needle in a Haystack


The more your forum grows, the more of a challenge it becomes to sort through the history and get the full story.


Product Review Forums Brings Structure to the Chaos


As a full-featured product management addon, PRF sits on top of your forum allowing you to create defined products which, unlike individual posts, stay relevant over time. Each comment, review and even product updates filter back into this one spot allowing for a quick and comprehensive overview while the individual discussions rage on as always.


Here's just a few of the many features you'll find in PRF:
  • Bring structure to products with established pages & reviews
  • Reduce the number of repetitive posts from members looking up the same info
  • Increase your traffic with content-rich, seo friendly, product listings
  • Drive revenue by adding your own affiliate links to product listings
  • Increase the activity stream's value with review integration
  • Engage visitors with integrated wishlists from Giftery.me
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Installation is not upload & go... individualized settings are required. Read the install file.


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Enabling Product Forums: To show product details and ratings, each product-forum must be enabled in the forum manager.

Adding Products: You may upload products one at a time through the admin [includes an image uploader using GD] or you can bulk import through XML. You can also enable users to add moderated products through a global and usergroup option.

Product Review Index: To access your forum's product overview go to www.yoursite.com/productforums.php - You may want to add a link to this to your navbar or as a tab.

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  #1156  
Old 03 Aug 2012, 07:05
Ted S Ted S is offline
 
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Originally Posted by sgbmad View Post
Hi,

Installed and works perfectly on vBulletin 4.2.0.

Everything works but I have a issue. When someone write a review, the post created has the review comments duplicated.

Writing the review.

http://i.imgur.com/ccaWf.png

The post created with review comments duplicated.

http://i.imgur.com/OZ28M.png

How can I fix that?

Thanks!
That's very, very strange.

Are you having any issues with the character count minimums not working?

What are your WYWIWYG settings?

Try this version of upload/productforums.php
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Old 03 Aug 2012, 07:07
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Originally Posted by Kirk Fitzgerald View Post
In the xml the ' is an , so yeah, a silly Microsoft character!
Haven't had a chance to test this but if the code is valid it should remove the special characters on any new / updated product.

upload/admincp/productforums.php
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Old 03 Aug 2012, 07:30
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Originally Posted by Ted S View Post
That's very, very strange.

Are you having any issues with the character count minimums not working?

What are your WYWIWYG settings?

Try this version of upload/productforums.php
No, I haven't issues with the minimum character count.

I set to "yes" the WYSIWYG editor.

With your productforums.php version works! No more duplicates

Thank you so much!
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Old 03 Aug 2012, 07:33
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Is there anything I can do for the existing listings with a query perhaps Ted, there's 395 of them right now, updating each one at a time would take too long and I don't have so much free time.

Additionally Ted, is there any way for us to add more than just the one Affiliate shop link for each listing, our members of course are Worldwide and having shops just from one country is of no use to our members in Sweden or America or Africa etcetera. Is there also any way of adding additional affiliate shop links to existing Product listings?
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Old 03 Aug 2012, 07:38
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Originally Posted by sgbmad View Post
No, I haven't issues with the minimum character count.

I set to "yes" the WYSIWYG editor.

With your productforums.php version works! No more duplicates

Thank you so much!
Great!
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Old 03 Aug 2012, 07:40
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Originally Posted by Kirk Fitzgerald View Post
Is there anything I can do for the existing listings with a query perhaps Ted, there's 395 of them right now, updating each one at a time would take too long and I don't have so much free time.

Additionally Ted, is there any way for us to add more than just the one Affiliate shop link for each listing, our members of course are Worldwide and having shops just from one country is of no use to our members in Sweden or America or Africa etcetera. Is there also any way of adding additional affiliate shop links to existing Product listings?
The XML process should update every existing product that's included using the SKU / UPC and Title as a key.

There is only one link field supported by default but of course you could add more, or put them in the description.
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Old 03 Aug 2012, 10:46
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Sorry Ted, not following, are you saying to re-upload the xml's, if so, will this put the product listings back into the fore of the site content as in the sideblocks for new posts and the activity page, I have just annoyed the hell out of my members by deleting all the listings and uploading the product xml's afresh, long story and rather a dull one. I shouldn't want all the Product listings to appear in the stats as new content again, I would have an uprising on my hands.
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Old 03 Aug 2012, 11:13
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Originally Posted by Ted S View Post
Great!
Ted, the new version of "productforums.php" works but it does not work totally because doesn't appear the custom fields.
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Old 03 Aug 2012, 17:45
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Sorry Ted, not following, are you saying to re-upload the xml's, if so, will this put the product listings back into the fore of the site content as in the sideblocks for new posts and the activity page, I have just annoyed the hell out of my members by deleting all the listings and uploading the product xml's afresh, long story and rather a dull one. I shouldn't want all the Product listings to appear in the stats as new content again, I would have an uprising on my hands.
If there's no new products there will be no new posts. The system updates what already exists... assuming it can find a match on the SKU or UPC that is.
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Old 03 Aug 2012, 17:46
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Originally Posted by sgbmad View Post
Ted, the new version of "productforums.php" works but it does not work totally because doesn't appear the custom fields.
Gotcha. Try this version...

/upload/productforums.php
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Old 03 Aug 2012, 18:35
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Originally Posted by Ted S View Post
If there's no new products there will be no new posts. The system updates what already exists... assuming it can find a match on the SKU or UPC that is.
Ah right, I didn't include the SKU's, I forgot to add them tot he xml's, and there are no UPC's to be used any way, so running the xml's again without the SKU's will cause problems!
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Old 03 Aug 2012, 19:16
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That's a problem indeed...

Do you have reviews on any / many of the products yet?
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Old 03 Aug 2012, 20:04
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Originally Posted by Ted S View Post
That's a problem indeed...

Do you have reviews on any / many of the products yet?
No there aren't any reviews just yet, I just re-uploaded the xml's recently and no-one has had chance to add reviews yet, but some are due in soon.
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Old 03 Aug 2012, 20:29
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No there aren't any reviews just yet, I just re-uploaded the xml's recently and no-one has had chance to add reviews yet, but some are due in soon.
Why not make a quick change to your XML to add in SKUs [they don't have to be real to anyone else, just a simple 001, 002, 003, ... works], delete the forum & existing products and reimport now?

This will save you a lot of headache making updates down the road.
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Old 04 Aug 2012, 00:19
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Originally Posted by Ted S View Post
Why not make a quick change to your XML to add in SKUs [they don't have to be real to anyone else, just a simple 001, 002, 003, ... works], delete the forum & existing products and reimport now?

This will save you a lot of headache making updates down the road.
Okay, so essentially I need to add sku's no matter what, it makes more sense to me to add the real ones, adding fake sku's would be a bit faster as I would not have to access the real ones from the source site but it feels wrong to me so I will add the real ones.

Ted, once I delete the existing Products and then import the xml's again, is there some way I can stop them from showing in the activity stream. Doing this is really going to annoy my members, it otherwise would add 395 new posts to the activity stream, I can't afford to anger my members with this again. I see I can exclude Product Reviews from the Activity Stream but I can't find any way of excluding the new threads created by the xml's in the forum specified in the core settings..
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