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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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* Marking a modification as installed also helps me know how many people are using my work, giving me extra incentive to provide more features and new modifications.

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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Contributions Received (members who clicked on, and followed through with the Support Developer button)

jjohns12


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  #166  
Old 01 Jan 2014, 23:01
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Ok I will check it out and see what I can come up with.
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Old 01 Jan 2014, 23:11
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What page are we talking about here? I just added a question, and it shows in Reviewer Rating.

Can you do a screenshot of the area you are talking about?
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Old 01 Jan 2014, 23:53
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Originally Posted by ozzy47 View Post
What page are we talking about here? I just added a question, and it shows in Reviewer Rating.

Can you do a screenshot of the area you are talking about?
you have to log in as a regular user, can click on "Write a review" this will go in the "community" ratings. But the new questions do not appear.
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Old 02 Jan 2014, 23:15
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I have found the issue. I guess community votes can only choose one rating instead of multi questions like the reviewer.

Its looking great so far!

http://www.filmmakerforum.org/review...iew&reviewid=5
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  #170  
Old 02 Jan 2014, 23:18
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Ahh, I got ya, I thought the questions you were answering when you set up the review were not showing.

Yeah it is a overall review for users that did not set the review up.
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  #171  
Old 04 Jan 2014, 08:58
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How do I moderate the comments left along with user ratings? Is there a way to delete/edit those?

Thank you
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  #172  
Old 04 Jan 2014, 21:26
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I do not believe there is a way to do either of those at this time.
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Old 06 Jan 2014, 01:15
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Ok, just wanted to give you an update. I have made some changes but overall this is going very well.

http://www.filmmakerforum.org/reviews.html

As you can see, it is populating pretty quick.
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  #174  
Old 06 Jan 2014, 01:17
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That's good, glad you are having success with it.
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Old 06 Jan 2014, 01:18
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Originally Posted by dizzynation View Post
Ok, just wanted to give you an update. I have made some changes but overall this is going very well.

http://www.filmmakerforum.org/reviews.html

As you can see, it is populating pretty quick.
Have you ran into a necessity to delete/edit a user comment style rating?
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Old 06 Jan 2014, 01:27
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Originally Posted by ckgb View Post
Have you ran into a necessity to delete/edit a user comment style rating?
I have not
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  #177  
Old 07 Jan 2014, 00:26
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Very nice! Installed to a client bored. I did have to make a few modifications stylewise to fit the skin, but otherwise, does what I was looking for. (I do not have a live copy of it just yet, but test board worked very well) When I'm allowed to go live I'll certainly post a link
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Old 08 Jan 2014, 17:45
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Very nice plugin. I'm looking for my new website psn-senioren.de

is it possible to change color on right sidebar?
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  #179  
Old 15 Jan 2014, 07:45
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Interesting mod but:

1. If possible, multiple product review (different questions for different product review) should be added. I believe it would be a nice and useful feature as not all the forums are niche.

2. If there is no moderation option, it should be added. Right now i guess it can be done via phpmyadmin but not everyone can do it safely.

I know you dont really have much time to add new features Chris, but perhaps some day you will implement those.
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Old 16 Jan 2014, 14:09
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Hi Ozzy,

Is it possible to drag a bit more content into the widget, like a pic and author?
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