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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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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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  #211  
Old 06 Apr 2014, 08:17
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Off the top of my head I am not sure, have not come across that before.
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  #212  
Old 14 Apr 2014, 11:13
sonic83 sonic83 is offline
 
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Translation

Hi Ozzy. I'm translating to Spanish this mod. How can I share with the community my translation?
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Old 08 May 2014, 17:05
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This only happened when my host upgraded it's PHP Version to 5.4.

I think I know why those errors are occurring.

Edit: As expected they are tying to deprecate loose key references, i.e., without quotes. I came up with a fix but I wanna make sure all references are fixed before I pass it along to you ozzy. Unless you already created a fix? :P

Edit 2: For now you can do the following and everything will fix itself until the code is updated to run on PHP 5.4

Edit your /includes/config.php file and add this line directly below the first line which is: <?php



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

And you should be set until a fix is made officially. You'll be able to post reviews and stuff now.

Last edited by Lon; 08 May 2014 at 18:25.
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  #214  
Old 18 May 2014, 05:56
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Ozzy,

I was going to try and feed the RSS into a forum but My RSS feed says this when I try to use it

XML Error: Invalid character at Line 13

I also can't work out how to get commuity reviews ratings going. Can you help please mate?
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  #215  
Old 21 May 2014, 23:30
MIWASA MIWASA is offline
 
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thanks ozzy works s like a charm on 4.2.2
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  #216  
Old 26 May 2014, 01:57
MaLTRaiN MaLTRaiN is offline
 
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Little questions:

* I know I can't add or delete a "rating question"... but... can I edit one in some template or something? I need to fix an error...

* Sometimes, when users write a reviews, they text is a wall of words... do you know what's wrong?

Thanks!!!
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  #217  
Old 26 May 2014, 02:01
MaLTRaiN MaLTRaiN is offline
 
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Other thing... I have the Chris mod and I'm afraid I could lose some translations if I use your xml... is that possible? And how should I install your mod without losing anything?

PD: I reaaaaaally hope a PRO version... I'd pay for it.
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  #218  
Old 15 Jun 2014, 09:09
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Originally Posted by Toorak Times View Post
Ozzy,

I was going to try and feed the RSS into a forum but My RSS feed says this when I try to use it

XML Error: Invalid character at Line 13

I also can't work out how to get commuity reviews ratings going. Can you help please mate?

Bump - Can someone please tell me how I use the Community Review section www.tooraktimes.com.au, I can't figure out how to post Community Review
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  #219  
Old 17 Jul 2014, 07:19
sonic83 sonic83 is offline
 
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edit review

Hi there. I post reviews about 4 months ago, but today I can not edit the content. Nor I can edit the user reviews. I have admin permissions.

And I can erase a full review?

I do wrong?

Thank you

Last edited by sonic83; 17 Jul 2014 at 07:36.
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  #220  
Old 07 Sep 2014, 01:32
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Originally Posted by Pieper View Post
It's possible to edit a users review when using:

yourdomain/reviews_usercp.php?do=addedit&reviewid=x ( x is the number of the review)
Pieper your the Man!!

Ozz you really need to add an edit or at the least a Delete option to this Mod.
Almost every user of this Mod will eventually approve a Review that should not have been approved and at that point you either leave it, which could be really bad or you just have to ditch the whole mod.

Also the removing of spaces and line feeds really messes up the look of the review.

Pieper edit saved me, but a update would really be nice.

Rob
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  #221  
Old 07 Sep 2014, 01:35
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I know this needs a update, I will try to get to it as soon as I can.

I see you don't have the mod marked as installed though?
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  #222  
Old 07 Sep 2014, 03:25
robbyg robbyg is offline
 
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Hi Ozz
Sorry about that, I just marked it as installed.
I also noticed that I cannot edit or remove a community rating/comment. Worst yet I cant even moderate them! So if someone decides to leave a very nasty comment it just goes up on the board live under the main review.

I know your a busy guy, but please see if you can help us. This is a good Mod but it just needs a little TLC to make it great.
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  #223  
Old 08 Sep 2014, 01:45
robbyg robbyg is offline
 
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Ozzy I did find out that users can actually edit or delete their own Ratings/Comments using the "my reviews" option but the Admin or Mod cannot edit or delete it. Could even this one thing be transferred from the members control to the Admin? Seems like it could be an easy patch.

Rob
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  #224  
Old 08 Sep 2014, 05:51
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I am using this mod quite solidly now, though still have a few issues I can't work out. Look forward to any updates mate! Great mod
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  #225  
Old 08 Sep 2014, 10:49
MIWASA MIWASA is offline
 
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Hey Ozzy, this is definately a great Mod so i give a big thumbs up. From my side the only issue was the RSS feed as well. I came right with the Classifieds mod. However i see there is a missing rss.php file which classfieds has but not reviews. Looking forward to the update bud
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