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Mod Version: 1.4.3, by ozzy47 (Member) ozzy47 is offline
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vB Version: 4.2.x Rating: (13 votes - 5.00 average) Installs: 51
Released: 09 Nov 2013 Last Update: 23 Sep 2014 Downloads: 289
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First off this mod, [Chris] Reviews, has been taken over by me. It did belong to Christos Teriakis. He has since given me full rights to the mod, so I am releasing it here. Only thing I have changed as of yet is the title, so it is basically the same mod.To upgrade from that mod is the same as any other time, unzip the files, load them to your server, overwriting the old files, then import the new xml. Please remember, this mod is as new to me as anyone installing it, so we are both on a learning curve.


1.- What's this mod?


It's better to say what it is NOT . It is a Reviews system for those admins who want to review one type of items (eg Games, Books, Autos etc) and only one group of rating questions is acceptable 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.
  • Reviewer can temporary hide the review and a later time he can activate it again.
  • There are listings for:
    • Category Reviews.
    • Time-frame (What's New) Reviews.
    • User Reviews.
    • Search Results.
  • In view Review page the visitor can also see:
    • 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 files.
  2. Upload the content of upload folder to the directory where your vB installation is. To be sure: reviews.php must be on the same directory as global.php, forum.php etc.
  3. CMOD 777 the directories:
    1. christeris/reviews/photos
    2. christeris/reviews/photos/thumbs
    3. christeris/reviews/photos/tmp
  4. Go to ACP --> Plugins & Products --> Manage Products, and import product-reviews.xml.
  5. Set the various settings in Reviews --> General Options.
  6. Set usergroup permissions.
  7. Check and modify Pm templates, Reviews --> PM Templates.
  8. Set Categories, Reviews --> Reviews Categories.
  9. Set Extra Fields, Reviews --> Review Extra Fields (in case that you want them).
  10. Set Rating Questions, Reviews --> 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.
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I appreciate the support!
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v1.4.0 Initial release.

v1.4.1 Fixed the following errors, Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in ..../reviews_usercp.php on line 695 AND Warning: Division by zero in ..../reviews_usercp.php on line 706

v1.4.2
Patched some vulnerability's that was found in the mod. No sites were affected by this, it was just found by a user and now is patched.

v1.4.3
Patched some more vulnerability's that were found in the mod, during the security check. No sites were affected by these, they were just found and patched.

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Old 31 Dec 2013, 03:05
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In adminCP this language is a bit confusing -->" Let if NO if you are using vbSEO "

Also, i have a forum called reviews and it is under .org/reviews/ I wonder if that will effect it. Currently since the install I have "Denied All" for the review forum - Will keep you posted.

I am using vBSEO with 4.2.1 (fyi)
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Old 31 Dec 2013, 03:14
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Originally Posted by dizzynation View Post
In adminCP this language is a bit confusing -->" Let if NO if you are using vbSEO "

Also, i have a forum called reviews and it is under .org/reviews/ I wonder if that will effect it. Currently since the install I have "Denied All" for the review forum - Will keep you posted.

I am using vBSEO with 4.2.1 (fyi)
do you have it working with vbseo? When I add the vbseo htaccess text into the file it kills the forum.
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Old 31 Dec 2013, 03:25
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Ozzy, I am not 100% clear on what the Questions/Description is? Can you clearify please - Also, seems a bit harsh to not be able to delete them, so that is why I am asking before I fill in the fields for my test review.

Originally Posted by RPSmedia View Post
do you have it working with vbseo? When I add the vbseo htaccess text into the file it kills the forum.
Its working so far, I have not added a review yet but I will let you know once I do. Still trying to figure out how to create a review or how others can create reviews. Also, you need to add the ReWrite rules in your VBSEO control panel under "Custom Rewrite Rules"
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Old 31 Dec 2013, 03:33
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Well the question / description would be what you are asking in the review, as in the screenshot.



I did not code the mod, but I suppose it was dome that way so once the questions are generated, they can not be changed at a later time to manipulate the rating.
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Old 31 Dec 2013, 03:35
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ok let me try that.

also, I'm not able to add anymore rating questions
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Old 31 Dec 2013, 03:47
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Yeah as it states in the first post:
*** ATTENTION *** Double check that rating questins are ok before starting adding reviews. After the first review you CAN'T Add/Edit/Delete questions.

When I do get time to look into the mode more, I will see if it is feasible to change that, among other things.
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Old 31 Dec 2013, 03:48
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dizzy, I added it to the custom vbseo rewrites and it didn't kill the forum = good stuff.

but, the review url is now seo friendly but when I click on it I get "page not found" and nothing fixes it.

Can you try adding a part and see if it works for you?
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Old 31 Dec 2013, 03:49
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Originally Posted by ozzy47 View Post
Yeah as it states in the first post:
*** ATTENTION *** Double check that rating questins are ok before starting adding reviews. After the first review you CAN'T Add/Edit/Delete questions.

When I do get time to look into the mode more, I will see if it is feasible to change that, among other things.
That. Sucks.
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Old 31 Dec 2013, 03:50
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You must 'Like' someone else's post before liking any more by ozzy47.


thanks for that screenshot, really helped.

So I got everything set, but I cannot find where to start a new review

Originally Posted by RPSmedia View Post

Can you try adding a part and see if it works for you?
Im down to help, but I am not sure what you mean,
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Old 31 Dec 2013, 03:54
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You said " I have not added a review yet but I will let you know once I do" so I was asking if you could add some and see if it worked.
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Old 31 Dec 2013, 03:55
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Originally Posted by RPSmedia View Post
You said " I have not added a review yet but I will let you know once I do" so I was asking if you could add some and see if it worked.
Ahhh, lol - Yes of course. Once I figure how to add a review
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Old 31 Dec 2013, 03:56
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Originally Posted by dizzynation View Post

So I got everything set, but I cannot find where to start a new review
Did you give yourself the proper permissions in usergroups?
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Old 31 Dec 2013, 03:59
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after you give yourself permission in usergroups, look under the navbar
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Old 31 Dec 2013, 04:01
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Just noticed something: You might have an open <center> tag or <div> ?

Here is footer in Reviews.php


Here is footer on all anything but reviews
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Old 31 Dec 2013, 04:04
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I have not run across that before, what mod are you using for the footer?
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