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Mod Version: 1.2.3, by Christos Teriakis (Banned) Christos Teriakis is offline
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vB Version: 4.2.x Rating: (7 votes - 5.00 average) Installs: 38
Released: 16 May 2013 Last Update: 23 May 2013 Downloads: 186
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Auto-Template Additional Files Is in Beta Stage  

Reviews
by Christos Teriakis (aka ChrisTERiS)


Please note that from
11 Aug 2013
you can get support only in my site
http://www.teriakis.com


Demo: http://www.christeris.net/dev42/reviews.php
Demo Accounts:
demouser1 / demopass1
demouser2 / demopass2
demouser3 / demopass3

1.- What's this mod?

Is better to say what is NOT . For sure is not that mod requested for years now at this thread. But is a good Reviews system for those who want to review one type of items (eg Games, Books, Autos etc) and one group of rating questions is ok for them. With the help of extra fields and a bit works from your side to configure it, you can have a very good reviews section in your site.
  • Supports unlimited categories
  • You can set the word that will be use in the pages to identify the type of your reviews (eg Game - Games, Book - Books etc)
  • Supports Extra fields (but not searchable)
  • Supports one group of rating questions (but unlimited questions)
  • Supports users' reviews and overall rating
  • Supports Headline, review text, positive points, negative points
  • Supports Product photos or YouTube video if exists
  • Has PM templates for:
    • PM user when admin approves his Review
    • PM user when admin rejects Review
  • Revier can temporary hide the review and a later time he can activate it again.
  • There are listings for:
    • Category Reviews
    • Timeframe (What's New) Reviews
    • User Reviews
    • Search Results
  • In view Review page the visitor can see also:
    • Editor Rating
    • Community Rating
    • Lowest Rating
    • Highest Rating
    • Editor other reviews on sidebar
  • In all pages there are available the follow blocks having the appearance of widgets:
    • Category Menu
    • Search Form
    • Statistics
    • Top Editor Products (Games, Books, etc)
    • Top Community Products
    • New Reviews
    • New Community Ratings
  • RSS Feeds for latest 10 reviews
  • Facebook Like Advanced (Shows users who liked a review)
  • ver.1.1.0 Added a setting to allow or not Audio files (in case that you want to review music). Default is OFF. If you turn on then the users can hear the audio file with the included (simple) audio player.
2.- Installation
  1. Download and unzip the file Reviews_XXXX.zip
  2. Upload the content of upload folder to the directory where your vB installation is. As a check: reviews.php must be on the same directoru as global.php, forum.php etc. SL Reviews are not working out of vB installation directory.
  3. CMOD 777 the directories:
    1. christeris/reviews/photos
    2. christeris/reviews/photos/thumbs
    3. christeris/reviews/photos/tmp
  4. Goto Admincp and import product-reviews.xml. Double check before if you have another product with the same name.
  5. Set the various settings in Reviews->General settings
  6. Set usergroup permissions
  7. Check and modify if you want PM templates.
  8. Set categories
  9. Set Extra fields (in case that you want them).
  10. Set Rating Questions
  11. *** ATTENTION *** Double check that rating questins are ok before starting adding reviews. After the first review you CAN'T Add/Edit/Delete questions.
3.- SEO URLs
  • If you're using vbSeo open the file Reviews_vBSEO_Custom_Rewrite_Rules.txt and add them to your vbSeo installation.
  • If you're using .htaccasse file copy the contents of htaccess.txt and add it to your current .htaccess files. If you don't have such file and your server is compatible with such files, upload htaccess.txt to your vB directory and rename it to: .htaccess
4.- CMS Widget / Forum Sidebar block for Latest Reviews
  1. Pre-Installation:
    1. Shows latest 5 Reviews. If you want to change the number to another value change at 1st line: $maxreviews = 5;
  2. Installation as CMS Widget
    1. Goto Admincp-> vBulletin CMS-> Widgets
    2. Click "Create New Widget" at the list bottom
    3. Set Widget Type: PHP Direct Execution
    4. Give a Title which appears at the widget. eg Last Reviews, or.. Last 5 Reviews etc
    5. Click SAVE
    6. Find in the list the new widget and click configure at the right side
    7. Replace the example code, with the code from Widget_Block_Latest_Reviews.txt
    8. Click Save
    9. Goto Layout and add it in any section you want
    10. Click Save (Layout)
  3. Installation as Forum sidebar Block
    1. Goto Admincp-> Forums & Moderators -> Forum Block Manager
    2. Click Add Block
    3. In the next screen "Select block type: Custom HTML/PHP"
    4. Click Continue
    5. Title: Latest Reviews
    6. Content Type: PHP
    7. Content: Copy & Paste the code from Widget_Block_Latest_Reviews.txt
    8. Click Save. The block will be now visible to your forum sidebar
5.- Copyright link

Since the time that DBTech released their Copyright Manager, I've removed my own copyrights. I found their action insulting me to maximum. Their wording "Site is powered by vBulletin AddOns and Modules by Dragonbyte Tech" (and not "Some parts of this site"), means that everything there is their own work, ignoring on the worst way the fact that there are 100's of other coders and designers who are supporting this community for years. So, I'm letting the glory to them. No copyrights from my side.

Enjoy it
Christos Teriakis
aka ChrisTERiS

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  #121  
Old 23 May 2013, 11:53
Christos Teriakis Christos Teriakis is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Dave_The_Don View Post
what cost will the donation more likely be for the remove copyright, and what extra features could these be
Once upon a time I have replied to an exact same question and I've been baned from Marco for 15 days baceause "I talked commercially, something that is prohibited by site's rules". So the only that I can say is that when I'll start operating a simple site you're welcome to register there.
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  #122  
Old 23 May 2013, 11:54
skol skol is offline
 
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Thanks for great mod Christos..Could you tell me were to edit the heading on the reviews page,I know it carries the site global link stylevar but that dosen't work to well on my theme.

Thanks
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  #123  
Old 23 May 2013, 12:01
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Originally Posted by Christos Teriakis View Post
Once upon a time I have replied to an exact same question and I've been baned from Marco for 15 days baceause "I talked commercially, something that is prohibited by site's rules". So the only that I can say is that when I'll start operating a simple site you're welcome to register there.
keeping my eye out for that, thanks for the promt help and support today
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Old 23 May 2013, 12:05
Christos Teriakis Christos Teriakis is offline
 
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Originally Posted by skol View Post
Thanks for great mod Christos..Could you tell me were to edit the heading on the reviews page,I know it carries the site global link stylevar but that dosen't work to well on my theme.

Thanks
That point is using standard vb stylevars: <h3> for div class="title". But is a link and don't know from where it gets the link.
For other colors (eg changing the blue letters or lines etc) you must edit:
Adimincp-> Styles & Templates-> Select "Edit Templates" on the right of your style.
The find CSS templates and edit: reviews.css
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  #125  
Old 23 May 2013, 12:41
skol skol is offline
 
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Yes thanks I found that and modified a few things..I'm just stuck with trying to figure out how to change the link colour for the heading without changing everything globally..
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  #126  
Old 23 May 2013, 13:13
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i just looked and found this worked :-

open style
reviews_browse_bit
and search for

<a href="{vb:raw reviewlink}"><span>{vb:raw title}</span></a>

and change to be this

<a href="{vb:raw reviewlink}"><span style="color:#000;">{vb:raw title}</span></a>

change the colr to suit your style
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  #127  
Old 23 May 2013, 13:17
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also same for
reviews_categories_bit

same piece of code
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  #128  
Old 23 May 2013, 14:52
CharlieDelta CharlieDelta is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Christos Teriakis View Post
No ideas when it comes to deal with vb editor. Just try to set "Enchanged editor for users".
Sorry, I don't understand what this is - "Enchanged editor for users".

****Edit****
Upon re-reading I realized you were referring to the Enhanced and Standard editor. This is in fact the issue. If standard editor is being used there is a formatting issue.

Last edited by CharlieDelta; 23 May 2013 at 15:34.
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  #129  
Old 23 May 2013, 15:26
skol skol is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Dave_The_Don View Post
i just looked and found this worked :-

open style
reviews_browse_bit
and search for

<a href="{vb:raw reviewlink}"><span>{vb:raw title}</span></a>

and change to be this

<a href="{vb:raw reviewlink}"><span style="color:#000;">{vb:raw title}</span></a>

change the colr to suit your style

Thanks Dave,but still no joy..
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  #130  
Old 23 May 2013, 16:39
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i would need you board url to see if its added correct as i have only the images u show
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  #131  
Old 23 May 2013, 18:54
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Thx for the update Christos.
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  #132  
Old 23 May 2013, 19:18
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Great mod..........added to my forum and in use already

I wonder (and appologies if this has been covered off). Can you set rating questions again a certain category.

I have a game category and would like a Technology category however the rating questions would need to be different

Thanks

Paul
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  #133  
Old 23 May 2013, 19:58
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Originally Posted by TheChief View Post
Great mod..........added to my forum and in use already

I wonder (and appologies if this has been covered off). Can you set rating questions again a certain category.

I have a game category and would like a Technology category however the rating questions would need to be different

Thanks

Paul
im considering donating and extras will flow
this guy is a genious
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  #134  
Old 23 May 2013, 20:21
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Originally Posted by Dave_The_Don View Post
im considering donating and extras will flow
this guy is a genious

Works for me, when you get mods and a coder this good and so approachable...GOLD... I have donated and will again (see I want the Auction mod as well....)
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  #135  
Old 23 May 2013, 22:30
lazytown lazytown is offline
 
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Is it possible for the admin to create a new listing(review) with no rating, but then forum members give all the ratings?

Or the reverse, can regular members (usergroup permissions) have permission to create a new listing (review)?

Thanks
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