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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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  #1621  
Old 25 Jun 2013, 16:28
snakedevil snakedevil is offline
 
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A little too complicated for me
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Old 26 Jun 2013, 09:25
WildWayz WildWayz is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Hi guys

Thanks for creating this brilliant addon - working like a charm

Just got a very easy question (i hope) but how do I change the currency from $ into ?

Or even make it user-selectable?

Thanks!
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Old 26 Jun 2013, 09:51
WildWayz WildWayz is offline
 
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Found it in Phrases


However, is there a mod to make it a dropdown?
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Old 26 Jun 2013, 15:41
Ted S Ted S is offline
 
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Originally Posted by WildWayz View Post
Found it in Phrases


However, is there a mod to make it a dropdown?
Nope.
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  #1625  
Old 26 Jun 2013, 20:31
snakedevil snakedevil is offline
 
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Hello, how to display the list alphabetically?

here: forum/productforums.php

Thanks !
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Old 26 Jun 2013, 23:53
Ted S Ted S is offline
 
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Originally Posted by snakedevil View Post
Hello, how to display the list alphabetically?

here: forum/productforums.php

Thanks !
Hack the script and change the query to ORDER BY title ASC as default
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  #1627  
Old 27 Jun 2013, 01:00
snakedevil snakedevil is offline
 
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Line ?

It's ok thanks !

Last edited by snakedevil; 27 Jun 2013 at 01:14.
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  #1628  
Old 27 Jun 2013, 13:51
addamroy addamroy is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Ted S View Post
Looks like a bug in the bulk script...

Please try removing all the existing thumbnail / smaller versions and running it with the attached version of admincp/productforums.php
Sorry for the delay, had other things to do prior to addressing this.

This fix worked. Thank you!
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Old 27 Jun 2013, 14:45
addamroy addamroy is offline
 
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New issue though. The 'matches' page that lists the reviews of a particular product, the page you are viewing when you click the 'reviews' area of a product in the product list, it doesn't load properly.

The reviews show 'outside' the body of the main forum, almost like there's a missing div tag, or some sort of issue like that I can't figure it out.

Like if you view, yourforum.com.com/productforums.php?do=matches&productid=4

it's layed out wrong for some reason.

It's correct here, yourforum.com/productforums.php just not on the matches page to view reviews.

I tried to open both templates side by side to see what could be missing from the matches one but I couldn't figure it out. I suppose it's possible the issue is in the productforums.php file itself but I'm not sure.

A fix for this would be appreciated.


edit; I'd also like to know if there's any simple way, or known websites we can get this xml file to import mass products from? If a website's RSS feed is in xml format, is there a way to use that?

I mean I definitely don't have any scraping software to go through websites, compile all the exact data I need them format it into an XML file I can import into the product :P Any help on this would be appreciated by myself and many others I'm sure.

Last edited by addamroy; 27 Jun 2013 at 19:22.
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Old 02 Jul 2013, 11:24
addamroy addamroy is offline
 
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Soo any tips of advice on getting our hands on an XML sheet like I mentioned in my above comment?
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Old 02 Jul 2013, 16:17
Ted S Ted S is offline
 
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Originally Posted by addamroy View Post
New issue though. The 'matches' page that lists the reviews of a particular product, the page you are viewing when you click the 'reviews' area of a product in the product list, it doesn't load properly.
I'm not seeing this in our test build but will take a deeper look later in the week to be sure there aren't any hanging tags in the template.

Originally Posted by addamroy View Post
I'd also like to know if there's any simple way, or known websites we can get this xml file to import mass products from? If a website's RSS feed is in xml format, is there a way to use that?
Many vendors can provide XML feeds of their products which can be used or reformated through a simple dataset tool to match the right field names and ordering.

Of course there's no central repository for product data out there so you'd have to ask each individually.
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Old 09 Jul 2013, 04:08
a0809k35 a0809k35 is offline
 
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Ted,
I am running VB 4.2 and have been getting the same error:
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  #1633  
Old 09 Jul 2013, 04:09
a0809k35 a0809k35 is offline
 
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Angry

Ted,
I am running VB 4.2 and have been getting the same error:
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Old 09 Jul 2013, 04:47
Ted S Ted S is offline
 
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Originally Posted by a0809k35 View Post
Ted,
I am running VB 4.2 and have been getting the same error:
Do you have any reviews on that or any other products? Have there been reviews which were removed?
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Old 22 Aug 2013, 04:42
Bubble #5 Bubble #5 is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Question

Really love the idea of this hack but the buttons look really rough on our forum.

Can someone good at coding tell us where/how to change the template(s) so that the review button is moved from up top, to the side?

This is how it should look when finished (see screenshot).

Quick Update;

So many issues with this hack, where to begin?

For starters, none of the 'manage' buttons work. They show my test review, but won't let me manage it. When you click on it it says no review exist, even though one is on the forum.

Also, there doesn't seem to be a way to add images. Yes the image directory path was typed in.

These are just the beginning of problems we're seeing. Not sure if these issues are 4.2.1 related or hack related, or both.

And yes of course we tried to read the instructions (see screenshot) but it's kind of hard to read black text on a black background

Very disappointed

Just found yet another issue: Now Activity Stream does't work at all. All we get is errors. Hopefully vB can fix it. Time to delete this.
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