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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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Old 18 Nov 2013, 01:22
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Yeah I don't quite fully get it all yet either, but it seems quite useful once ya get it set right.
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Old 18 Nov 2013, 02:27
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It was the (')


Database error in vBulletin 4.2.2:

Invalid SQL:
INSERT INTO reviews_review_questions
SET question = 'Recomm'end',
description = 'Would you tell others about it?',
displayorder='0';

MySQL Error : You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near 'end',
description = 'Would you tell others about it?',
' at line 2
Error Number : 1064
Request Date : Monday, November 18th 2013 @ 02:24:44 PM
Error Date : Monday, November 18th 2013 @ 02:24:45 PM
Script : http://www.tooraktimes.com.au/adminc...p?do=questions
Referrer : http://www.tooraktimes.com.au/adminc...p?do=questions
IP Address : 220.244.250.7
Username : Mick Pacholli (Admin)
Classname : vB_Database
MySQL Version : 5.0.96-community-log
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Old 18 Nov 2013, 02:32
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Ok I will see what I can do about that when I get a chance.
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Old 18 Nov 2013, 02:57
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Really appreciate you are onto it mate, I love Chris' mods and any development would be awesome.

http://www.tooraktimes.com.au/review...iew&reviewid=1

I'd like to change Game link name if possible to site link or sumthin , can I do that?
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Old 18 Nov 2013, 03:05
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Look in the settings, change Reviw item (Plural) from Game to Review
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Old 18 Nov 2013, 03:25
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Thanks
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Old 18 Nov 2013, 03:26
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Not a problem.
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Old 18 Nov 2013, 03:44
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My system sent me these whilst I had the db error running, hope they make sense to you.
It is up and running well now mate cheers


Database error in vBulletin 4.2.2:

Invalid SQL:
SELECT * FROM reviews_reviews WHERE active=1 AND status=1 AND logo<>'' ORDER BY postdate DESC LIMIT 5;

MySQL Error : Table 'toorak_dev.reviews_reviews' doesn't exist
Error Number : 1146
Request Date : Monday, November 18th 2013 @ 01:55:48 PM
Error Date : Monday, November 18th 2013 @ 01:55:49 PM
Script : http://www.tooraktimes.com.au/content.php?page=96
Referrer :
IP Address : 123.125.71.44
Username : Unregistered
Classname : vB_Database
MySQL Version :
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Old 18 Nov 2013, 03:59
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Do you have the cms widget running for reviews?
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Old 18 Nov 2013, 04:35
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Yes I have http://www.tooraktimes.com.au/content.php
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Old 18 Nov 2013, 04:57
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http://www.tooraktimes.com.au/showth...hange-at-Leo-s

I plugged the RSS into a forum also, a content:encoded feed would be awesome


ps It was working, got one through, I went back to check it and saw this

XML Error: Invalid character at Line 18

Do you want this info as I'm testing it out mate?
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Old 18 Nov 2013, 10:59
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For this error:
Invalid SQL:
SELECT * FROM reviews_reviews WHERE active=1 AND status=1 AND logo<>'' ORDER BY postdate DESC LIMIT 5;

I suspect it was during the uninstall/install process and a bot hit the page, and triggered the error, I would not worry about it. Cause obviously the table is there, as you are able to add reviews.

What happens if you edit the feed, and click on the Preview Feed button?
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Originally Posted by ozzy47 View Post
For this error:
Invalid SQL:
SELECT * FROM reviews_reviews WHERE active=1 AND status=1 AND logo<>'' ORDER BY postdate DESC LIMIT 5;

I suspect it was during the uninstall/install process and a bot hit the page, and triggered the error, I would not worry about it. Cause obviously the table is there, as you are able to add reviews.

What happens if you edit the feed, and click on the Preview Feed button?

Preview feed sends unexpected on line 32 - I just noticed there is no rss.php for reviews like the Classifieds to upload anyway so that's probs the issue
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XML Error: Invalid character at Line 32
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Old 18 Nov 2013, 11:24
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The rss for reviews is in the reviews.php file, no separate file like classifieds.
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