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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
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Template Edits Auto-Template Additional Files Translations  

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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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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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jjohns12


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  #256  
Old 08 Feb 2015, 14:07
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Try disabling other mods, I don't think that is from this mod, but I could be wrong.
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Old 08 Feb 2015, 22:56
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Originally Posted by ozzy47 View Post
Try disabling other mods, I don't think that is from this mod, but I could be wrong.

ok Ozzy
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  #258  
Old 08 Feb 2015, 23:36
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Maybe I should try re installing it, what is the best way to do this without losing my content mate?
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Old 08 Feb 2015, 23:43
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I would not try and reinstall. Disable any plugins that run on the hook, template_render_output and see if the issue goes away.
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Old 09 Feb 2015, 00:25
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Originally Posted by ozzy47 View Post
I would not try and reinstall. Disable any plugins that run on the hook, template_render_output and see if the issue goes away.

Aaah, that stretches my knowledge too far...no idea
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Old 09 Feb 2015, 00:29
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LOL, you wanna PM me a admin account, and I can take a quick look, as well as instructions to replicate the issue?
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  #262  
Old 09 Feb 2015, 00:56
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[QUOTE=ozzy47;2536717]LOL, you wanna PM me a admin account, and I can take a quick look, as well as instructions to replicate the issue?[/QUOTE}

Thanks mate, message sent
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  #263  
Old 09 Feb 2015, 01:38
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I put in a temp fix, till I hear back from the original author on it.
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Old 11 Feb 2015, 19:53
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Hey Chris. Post #249, any ideas would be appreciated
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Old 11 Feb 2015, 22:30
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I have no idea why css would cause a issue.
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Old 14 Feb 2015, 11:02
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Originally Posted by MIWASA View Post
Hey Chris,

We have been trying to get our vb mobile app to go through and gets rejected due to error on our side, which they had let us know on a support ticket, giving us this as the error. And the blame is put on third party mods. Don't want to disable this hack as really brings importance to our site

Error :

<style>
.minigraph {
float:{vb:stylevar left};
background-color:#cecece;
border: 1px solid #003366;
position:relative;
width:70px;
padding:0
}
.minigraph .minibar {
display:block;
position:relative;
background-image:url(christeris/reviews/images/bargraph.gif);
background-position:{vb:stylevar left} center;
background-repeat:repeat-x;
border-{vb:stylevar right}:1px solid #003366;
text-align:center;
color:#fff;
height:14px;
font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
font-size:8pt;
line-height:1.4em
}
.minigraph .minibar span {
position:absolute;
{vb:stylevar left}:1em
}
</style>


Any ideas much appreciated
Try this!

Remove the style stated above from the widget and include in your additional.css without the <style></style> tags of course and see if that works.
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  #267  
Old 14 Feb 2015, 21:15
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Ozzy any further news on updating the permissions?
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Old 17 Feb 2015, 02:16
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I have a request. Its only specific to what i want to do on my site I need a if/else statement for a certain area of the code. Its in the main reviews page. Here is the code:


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

Pretty much I need it to say it will show the above if/else there is nothing to show if there is nothing to show then I need it to show this:


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

I have coded it all inside a div tag and used css to style it but need it to state there are no reviews on that cat when there are none other wise its a blank box which looks funny. Any help would be great. Thanks.
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Old 19 Feb 2015, 09:43
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Anyone?
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