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Mod Version: 1.4.0, by Ted S (Coder) Ted S is offline
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vB Version: 4.x.x Rating: (34 votes - 4.50 average) Installs: 213
Released: 07 Sep 2011 Last Update: 06 Apr 2014 Downloads: 1715
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Auto-Template Additional Files  

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.

Customization: This addon is made to be customized. To change the color schema see clientscript/vbulletin_css or dive right on in to the templates and phrases.

Powered by Giftery.me: This mod is maintained includes two integrations you should know about. Both can be controlled through the mod options.

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  #1306  
Old 02 Sep 2012, 08:56
deverill2010 deverill2010 is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Originally Posted by Ted S View Post
Try this version of upload/productforums.php

It will still put things into moderation I suspect [although i'm not sure why] but I'm wondering if you'll be able to properly approve them afterwords...
That didn't work ted, still cant approve them in the front end VB moderation.
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Old 02 Sep 2012, 09:10
deverill2010 deverill2010 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Ted S View Post
Mixing normal threads with review threads is just fine. Changing the forumdisplay however changes it for the entire forum... You can tweak the prodforums_threadbit template to adjust however you like.

The code you're looking at is:


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Ok thats brilliant, I have managed to change it back to normal which looks ace with your help and a user previously who posted a conditon.

One last question then I am finally done! How can I get the 'thread' icon to look like normal if not a review?


Oh and I've noticed when on the activity stream if I click on the title of a product, it redirects me to a "No Thread specified. If you followed a valid link, please notify the administrator" error. The URL at that point is - http://www.midwiferyonline.co.uk/showthread.php?t=[ARG:4

Last edited by deverill2010; 02 Sep 2012 at 13:37.
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Old 02 Sep 2012, 20:22
Ted S Ted S is offline
 
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Originally Posted by deverill2010 View Post
That didn't work ted, still cant approve them in the front end VB moderation.
Try this version as influenced by the oh so helpful GCC LLC
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File Type: php productforums.php (49.0 KB, 2 views)
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Old 02 Sep 2012, 20:23
Ted S Ted S is offline
 
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Originally Posted by deverill2010 View Post
Ok thats brilliant, I have managed to change it back to normal which looks ace with your help and a user previously who posted a conditon.

One last question then I am finally done! How can I get the 'thread' icon to look like normal if not a review?


Oh and I've noticed when on the activity stream if I click on the title of a product, it redirects me to a "No Thread specified. If you followed a valid link, please notify the administrator" error. The URL at that point is - http://www.midwiferyonline.co.uk/showthread.php?t=[ARG:4
If you don't want the icons and threads why not just remove the hack to forumdisplay.php all together?

The icon is controlled a little higher up in the same template.
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Old 02 Sep 2012, 21:45
deverill2010 deverill2010 is offline
 
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Because I want them to show for the products just not the normal threads, within the forum.

Or have I completely missed something?

Thanks I'll try that other file tomorrow as on iPad now.

Any idea regarding the product titles in the activity stream?
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Old 02 Sep 2012, 22:15
Ted S Ted S is offline
 
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Originally Posted by deverill2010 View Post
Because I want them to show for the products just not the normal threads, within the forum.

Or have I completely missed something?

Thanks I'll try that other file tomorrow as on iPad now.

Any idea regarding the product titles in the activity stream?
Gotcha. Well, that's going to mean continuing to tweak the template but if you compare the default threadbit and the PRF version you can find the change easily.

We'll take a look at titles...
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Old 03 Sep 2012, 17:16
ashimashi ashimashi is offline
 
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Is it possible so that other people could approve products as well? For example I would like my moderators to have access in approving products.
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Old 04 Sep 2012, 06:02
Ted S Ted S is offline
 
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Originally Posted by ashimashi View Post
Is it possible so that other people could approve products as well? For example I would like my moderators to have access in approving products.
Not possible at this time...
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Old 04 Sep 2012, 06:14
1320Nation 1320Nation is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Ted S View Post
Try this version.
I added the file to the forum root and the results are below. However, I reinstalled the other file back in the forum root and it still shows the same error below.

Database error in vBulletin 4.2.0:
Invalid SQL:
SELECT
pfp.productid,pfp.title,pfp.rating,pfp.reviews,pfp.price,pfp.threadid,pfp.short_ desc,pfp.mainphoto_thumb,DATE_FORMAT(pfp.createddate,'%a %b %D, %Y') as posteddate,
pfc.categoryid,pfc.title as category

FROM vb_pf_product as pfp
LEFT JOIN vb_pf_category as pfc ON pfp.categoryid = pfc.categoryid
WHERE pfp.active = 1


ORDER BY pfp.title desc
LIMIT 0, 25;

MySQL Error : Unknown column 'pfp.mainphoto_thumb' in 'field list'
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Old 04 Sep 2012, 07:25
Ted S Ted S is offline
 
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Originally Posted by 1320Nation View Post
I added the file to the forum root and the results are below. However, I reinstalled the other file back in the forum root and it still shows the same error below.

Database error in vBulletin 4.2.0:
Invalid SQL:
SELECT
pfp.productid,pfp.title,pfp.rating,pfp.reviews,pfp.price,pfp.threadid,pfp.short_ desc,pfp.mainphoto_thumb,DATE_FORMAT(pfp.createddate,'%a %b %D, %Y') as posteddate,
pfc.categoryid,pfc.title as category

FROM vb_pf_product as pfp
LEFT JOIN vb_pf_category as pfc ON pfp.categoryid = pfc.categoryid
WHERE pfp.active = 1


ORDER BY pfp.title desc
LIMIT 0, 25;

MySQL Error : Unknown column 'pfp.mainphoto_thumb' in 'field list'
Looks like the upgrade script wasn't able to run.

You'll need to manually perform a few queries:


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Be sure to add your table prefixes as needed.
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Old 04 Sep 2012, 13:51
Andrei29 Andrei29 is offline
 
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Fatal error: Class 'vB_ActivityStream_Manage' not found in /home/fishbook/public_html/productforums.php on line 588

I got this error when I click on "be the first to review"

Any idea?
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  #1317  
Old 04 Sep 2012, 14:43
Andrei29 Andrei29 is offline
 
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its really a buggy mod zzz
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Old 04 Sep 2012, 22:19
Ted S Ted S is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Andrei29 View Post
Fatal error: Class 'vB_ActivityStream_Manage' not found in /home/fishbook/public_html/productforums.php on line 588

I got this error when I click on "be the first to review"

Any idea?
Do you have the activity system installed on your forum?
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Old 04 Sep 2012, 22:21
Ted S Ted S is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Andrei29 View Post
its really a buggy mod zzz
I could argue that at length, show you a few of the hundreds of forums using it, and explain that the more complex a mod is, the more it has to be adapted to work with the nearly endless combination of forum settings out there but at the end of the day you should only use what you feel is right for your site.

If this isn't right for you, well, thanks for giving it a try.
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Old 06 Sep 2012, 20:13
GCC LLC GCC LLC is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Andrei29 View Post
its really a buggy mod zzz
For the number of and complexity of the features it provides, I thought it was relatively low in terms of the number of bugs. Pair that on top of the fact that the author is very active in this form to help, and I think it ranks up there as one of the best I've seen here on vb.org.
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