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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: 214
Released: 07 Sep 2011 Last Update: 06 Apr 2014 Downloads: 1711
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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.

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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  #31  
Old 07 Sep 2011, 19:03
Ted S Ted S is offline
 
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Originally Posted by rammieone View Post
Thank you Ted
Sorry, you can edit this with the phrase manager... Just change prodforums_priced
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Old 07 Sep 2011, 19:05
Ted S Ted S is offline
 
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Released update 1.0.2 beta

- Fixes issues with table prefixes [hopefully all of them ]
- Changes price field to a string. You can use prices (x.yy), uk prices (x,yy), ranges (xx-yy) or buckets ($,$$,$$$,$$$$).

This is a minor release. XML, /upload/productforums.php and /upload/admincp/productforums.php have all been updated.
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Old 07 Sep 2011, 20:39
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Thanks for the quick upgrade Ted.
Manage Products gives still the error:

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

And if I write a review it creates a duplicate in forum ID 2.
The rating image doesn't show, leads to /images/pf/stars-green-4.png
Why do I have to add a Nickname?
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Old 07 Sep 2011, 21:06
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[quote=Ramsesx;2243138]Manage Products gives still the error:

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

Sorry about that. Prefixes aren't something I use on my test boards so while I know you don't want to hear it, it takes a few runs to fix.

Try the attached version of upload/admincp/productforums.php

Originally Posted by Ramsesx View Post
And if I write a review it creates a duplicate in forum ID 2
As duplicate as in a second copy or a duplicate as in it makes a new thread? If the later, this is an option you can disable.

Originally Posted by Ramsesx View Post
The rating image doesn't show, leads to /images/pf/stars-green-4.png
Good catch. 1.0.3 will fix this by moving stars into the rating folder. You can manually change this on line 134 of the xml file or by editing prodforums_product_details

Originally Posted by Ramsesx View Post
Why do I have to add a Nickname?
This is a feature I'm toying with... There's reasons why a user may not want to post under their username. This will be an option in 1.0.3
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File Type: zip Product Review Forums v1.0.3 beta.zip (80.8 KB, 3 views)
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Old 07 Sep 2011, 21:26
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Originally Posted by Ted S View Post
Sorry, you can edit this with the phrase manager... Just change prodforums_priced

Cheers Ted worked a treat!
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Old 07 Sep 2011, 21:28
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I'm putting together a few small feature additions for tonight's update which also fixes compatibility with forums using sub-folders and prefixes.

If there's anything apparent that is missing please chime in and I'll see what I can do to include it.
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Old 07 Sep 2011, 22:39
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1.0.3 minor update has been released

- option to show nickname field for anonymous reviews
- option to allow users to post multiple reviews per product
- moved star rating images to images/rating/pf to allow for sub-folder installed forums
- bug fix to address prefix bug in admin panel

Please upload all files again.

With this update you can delete /images/pf/ as it has been moved to /images/rating/pf/.
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Old 07 Sep 2011, 22:44
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Please also note, while this mod is in beta I will release updates frequently. As it stabilizes [we're already seeing forums using it in the "real world" but there may be a few typos / quirks] releases will slow down to be less burdensome & more comprehensive.

If any update comes out that is critical a notification is sent but usually the changes at this phase are small features / site-specific bugs.
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Old 07 Sep 2011, 22:49
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Originally Posted by Ted S View Post
The code is from this mod but the comments are not. Do you have something installed that comments each mod's code?
Hello Ted S

Nothing installed that comments each mod code? I have never seen or heard of anything that would comment code and don't know why anyone would want to?

Also the review is going to the review forum but for some reason the rating is going to the first forum on the page and I do not have it set up to do it?
Also on the rating post when I click on
View all reviews on xxxxxx it goes to my 404 page? I guess something is missing?

I just updated from 1.0.1 to 1.0.2 did not change. I see 1.0.3 now...willl update after the movie tonight.

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Old 08 Sep 2011, 00:04
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Originally Posted by Mr_Running View Post
Nothing installed that comments each mod code? I have never seen or heard of anything that would comment code and don't know why anyone would want to?
No idea. All I can tell you is that the mod doesn't write comments so something is. Perhaps view the source of your page and see if other mod generated templates have a similar result?

Also the review is going to the review forum but for some reason the rating is going to the first forum on the page and I do not have it set up to do it?
Be sure "Create New Thread on Review" is disabled. If it is on a thread is created in whatever forum you pick or forum id 1.

View all reviews on xxxxxx it goes to my 404 page? I guess something is missing?
I see the problem. Easy fix in the next release... or just update prodforums_review_postcontent to change showthread to showthread.php
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Old 08 Sep 2011, 21:09
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Ted, thanks for your support, so far it works nice.
Only a few things.
This fields are not showing:
- Manufacturer
- short description
- and the new added Location field

If rating is 4 stars it's showing 4 1/2 stars.
What's the point of the links "Read all 1 reviews" and "View all reviews on x"?
A first suggestion, it would be nice to have the options now in settings - options - Product Reviews Forum Settings moved to the other options in the left side.
The description in the Product Reviews Forum Settings are some kind of confusing.
I wrote a review with my admin account plus a review with a mod account, the review of the mod account is only visible for the admin account but not for the mod account who wrote the review.
If clicking at "Read all two reviews" it's listed but not in the review thread itself.
But at all it's a cool start and has some great potential Ted, thanks again.

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Old 09 Sep 2011, 00:38
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This looks promising. I'll be testing it out tomorrow.

I'd be really interested in a bulk product upload to this. I'll dig into the files tomorrow.
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Old 09 Sep 2011, 01:06
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Originally Posted by Ramsesx View Post
Ted, thanks for your support, so far it works nice.
Only a few things.
This fields are not showing:
- Manufacturer
- short description
- and the new added Location field
The short description shows in the optional forumdisplay hack.

Location and Manufacturer are added in 1.0.4

If rating is 4 stars it's showing 4 1/2 stars.
It should round to the nearest half. I'll take a look.

What's the point of the links "Read all 1 reviews" and "View all reviews on x"?
To let people go from one review back to more reviews. If you don't like the link, you can edit the template.

A first suggestion, it would be nice to have the options now in settings - options - Product Reviews Forum Settings moved to the other options in the left side.
I can add a shortcut link, easy enough.

The description in the Product Reviews Forum Settings are some kind of confusing.
You'll have to be more specific...

I wrote a review with my admin account plus a review with a mod account, the review of the mod account is only visible for the admin account but not for the mod account who wrote the review
Did you enable the moderation option? If so, you need to approve the review first [as an admin].
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Old 09 Sep 2011, 01:19
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1.0.3 will not uninstall from product manager Installed Products?
I have removed all files from server but still can not uninstall product.

I would like to remove this so I can do a fresh install. How can I remove it?
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Old 09 Sep 2011, 02:17
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Originally Posted by fechten View Post
This looks promising. I'll be testing it out tomorrow.

I'd be really interested in a bulk product upload to this. I'll dig into the files tomorrow.
We do a numbre of bulk imports on our shopping site using XML. Would that work for an import for you?
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