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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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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.

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Old 22 Jul 2012, 09:12
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Kirk Fitzgerald Kirk Fitzgerald is offline
 
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Hey Ted,
what happened to the images on the forum/productforums.php page, the product listings no longer have images, has this feature been removed since the Beta?
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Old 22 Jul 2012, 09:13
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Originally Posted by Kirk Fitzgerald View Post
Hey Ted,
what happened to the images on the forum/productforums.php page, the product listings no longer have images, has this feature been removed since the Beta?
Nothing was changed in this between beta 2 and the final... In our test site images show up just fine.

Have you checked your template to be sure it's not using an older, customized version?
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Old 22 Jul 2012, 09:24
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Originally Posted by Ted S View Post
Nothing was changed in this between beta 2 and the final... In our test site images show up just fine.

Have you checked your template to be sure it's not using an older, customized version?
Okay, had to revert some templates, huge changes in some templates then, the files don't even compare in winmerge, they are too different now, will have to figure out my changes again, no biggie I guess, just annoying.

Thanks for your help Ted, much appreciated. ):
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Old 22 Jul 2012, 15:56
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Kirk Fitzgerald Kirk Fitzgerald is offline
 
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Little addition for anyone wanting it in the forumdisplay for your products, to add the +add new product button to be at the top of the thread listing as well as the bottom, do the following:

Open FORUMDISPLAY

FIND:

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

BELOW ADD:

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

Perhaps something you could add in future release Ted, not essential as easy enough to hack.
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Old 22 Jul 2012, 20:16
Ted S Ted S is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Kirk Fitzgerald View Post
Little addition for anyone wanting it in the forumdisplay for your products, to add the +add new product button to be at the top of the thread listing as well as the bottom, do the following:

Open FORUMDISPLAY

FIND:

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

BELOW ADD:

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

Perhaps something you could add in future release Ted, not essential as easy enough to hack.
There's no hook to add it there or we would have
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Old 22 Jul 2012, 21:36
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Do the products become threads that are automatically Added to the SEO sitemap each night?

Will these threads also be included in the RSS feed for the site?
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Old 22 Jul 2012, 21:47
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Originally Posted by mickknutson View Post
Do the products become threads that are automatically Added to the SEO sitemap each night?

Will these threads also be included in the RSS feed for the site?
Products are regular threads and will show up in any regular syndication although since the details are saved separately aside from the title you may want to commit them from your RSS process.
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Old 22 Jul 2012, 21:55
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Ted,
just updated to the latest version and all seem to work great but I have an issue with the images.
I added the URL from an external image by using the option "add new product" on the site itself.
When I sync then the pics in my admin CP I get the following message:

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

When I look in the created thread the pic is there however looking into the general overview page the thumbnail is not there. Just a question mark.
I looked into my server and the thumbnail was created in the correct folder. Also when I looked into the link where the question mark is it points to the correct image and folder on my server.

What could be wrong?
Thanks for any help
Michael
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Old 22 Jul 2012, 22:14
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Which version gives you image uploading then?

"Product images. You upload, we resize [gd required]"

Also, how do you add different fields (sorry if I missed how to, I searched)
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Old 22 Jul 2012, 23:10
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Hey Ted, I downloaded and installed version 1.2.3 and have really not used it yet. Would it be better for me to uninstall that version, and then install the newest version? Or just upgrade the older version I mentioned?
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Old 23 Jul 2012, 04:53
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Originally Posted by RPSmedia View Post
Which version gives you image uploading then?

"Product images. You upload, we resize [gd required]"

Also, how do you add different fields (sorry if I missed how to, I searched)
1.3+ gives admin photo uploading and resyncing user submitted images.

You add fields through your AdminCP. Expand the first PRF option group on the navbar.
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Old 23 Jul 2012, 04:53
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Hey Ted, I downloaded and installed version 1.2.3 and have really not used it yet. Would it be better for me to uninstall that version, and then install the newest version? Or just upgrade the older version I mentioned?
When you install a vBulletin mod it adds version 1, 2, 3, etc... to account for upgrades so it really makes no difference.
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Old 23 Jul 2012, 04:55
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Originally Posted by qpurser View Post
Ted,
just updated to the latest version and all seem to work great but I have an issue with the images.
I added the URL from an external image by using the option "add new product" on the site itself.
When I sync then the pics in my admin CP I get the following message:

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

When I look in the created thread the pic is there however looking into the general overview page the thumbnail is not there. Just a question mark.
I looked into my server and the thumbnail was created in the correct folder. Also when I looked into the link where the question mark is it points to the correct image and folder on my server.

What could be wrong?
Thanks for any help
Michael
Michael -

I'm not sure I'm following... you get the error but see a local copy of the main image for the same product but not a thumbnail? When you view the thumbnail created directly does the image file work [render]?
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Old 23 Jul 2012, 13:11
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Originally Posted by Ted S View Post
Michael -

I'm not sure I'm following... you get the error but see a local copy of the main image for the same product but not a thumbnail? When you view the thumbnail created directly does the image file work [render]?
Sorry if my explanation was a little complicated to follow.
I went through all the steps again and I found the issue. I had something wrong in my URL settings for the image folder.

Really sorry I have wasted your time to follow up on this while it was my mistake. Feel so stupid right now.

Michael
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Old 23 Jul 2012, 13:37
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Now it works, really nice component ...

you can upload images to the users?
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