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Mod Version: 1.2.3, by Christos Teriakis (Banned) Christos Teriakis is offline
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vB Version: 4.2.x Rating: (7 votes - 5.00 average) Installs: 38
Released: 16 May 2013 Last Update: 23 May 2013 Downloads: 186
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Auto-Template Additional Files Is in Beta Stage  

Reviews
by Christos Teriakis (aka ChrisTERiS)


Please note that from
11 Aug 2013
you can get support only in my site
http://www.teriakis.com


Demo: http://www.christeris.net/dev42/reviews.php
Demo Accounts:
demouser1 / demopass1
demouser2 / demopass2
demouser3 / demopass3

1.- What's this mod?

Is better to say what is NOT . For sure is not that mod requested for years now at this thread. But is a good Reviews system for those who want to review one type of items (eg Games, Books, Autos etc) and one group of rating questions is ok 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
  • Revier can temporary hide the review and a later time he can activate it again.
  • There are listings for:
    • Category Reviews
    • Timeframe (What's New) Reviews
    • User Reviews
    • Search Results
  • In view Review page the visitor can see also:
    • 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 file Reviews_XXXX.zip
  2. Upload the content of upload folder to the directory where your vB installation is. As a check: reviews.php must be on the same directoru as global.php, forum.php etc. SL Reviews are not working out of vB installation directory.
  3. CMOD 777 the directories:
    1. christeris/reviews/photos
    2. christeris/reviews/photos/thumbs
    3. christeris/reviews/photos/tmp
  4. Goto Admincp and import product-reviews.xml. Double check before if you have another product with the same name.
  5. Set the various settings in Reviews->General settings
  6. Set usergroup permissions
  7. Check and modify if you want PM templates.
  8. Set categories
  9. Set Extra fields (in case that you want them).
  10. Set 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
5.- Copyright link

Since the time that DBTech released their Copyright Manager, I've removed my own copyrights. I found their action insulting me to maximum. Their wording "Site is powered by vBulletin AddOns and Modules by Dragonbyte Tech" (and not "Some parts of this site"), means that everything there is their own work, ignoring on the worst way the fact that there are 100's of other coders and designers who are supporting this community for years. So, I'm letting the glory to them. No copyrights from my side.

Enjoy it
Christos Teriakis
aka ChrisTERiS

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  #136  
Old 23 May 2013, 23:23
CharlieDelta CharlieDelta is offline
 
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Chris there is a bug that is causing some styling issues. This bug is very inconsistent and I first thought it was with another mod on the forum home page but have since discovered it occurring in the general settings page (profile.php?do=editoptions). general settings..jpg


Here is more information on the issue occurring. http://www.dragonbyte-tech.com/f46/s...476/#post63904
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  #137  
Old 24 May 2013, 06:51
Christos Teriakis Christos Teriakis is offline
 
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Originally Posted by vissa View Post
Is it possible for the admin to create a new listing(review) with no rating, but then forum members give all the ratings?
No. Admin (you can also call him Editor... or Author) must post a rating with his review.

Originally Posted by vissa View Post
Or the reverse, can regular members (usergroup permissions) have permission to create a new listing (review)?

Thanks
Yes... Usergroup permissions are post and rate for it. Post means the main review (with rating), rate means the user rating below.
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  #138  
Old 24 May 2013, 07:03
Christos Teriakis Christos Teriakis is offline
 
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Originally Posted by CharlieDelta View Post
Chris there is a bug that is causing some styling issues. This bug is very inconsistent and I first thought it was with another mod on the forum home page but have since discovered it occurring in the general settings page (profile.php?do=editoptions). Attachment 145162


Here is more information on the issue occurring. http://www.dragonbyte-tech.com/f46/s...476/#post63904
Edit:
1.- reviews_usercp.php
2.- reviews_modcp.php

Find:

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

Replace with:

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

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  #139  
Old 24 May 2013, 08:16
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Ideas for a future version:

- Have the possibility to have a review's preview before submit.
- Have the possibility to configure the rank by 5, 10 or 20), to have note on 5, 10 or 20 points.
- Have the possibility to put image into the text of the review.
- Change the image "write a review" by a text (easier to translate ^^)

- Have the possibility to have different review categories, so different ranking.
For example a categorie videogame, so rank bu graphism, gameplay, sound..;
And a categorie Film, so rank by dialog, history...
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Old 24 May 2013, 08:47
Christos Teriakis Christos Teriakis is offline
 
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Originally Posted by albibak View Post
Ideas for a future version:

- Have the possibility to have a review's preview before submit.
- Have the possibility to configure the rank by 5, 10 or 20), to have note on 5, 10 or 20 points.
- Have the possibility to put image into the text of the review.
- Change the image "write a review" by a text (easier to translate ^^)

- Have the possibility to have different review categories, so different ranking.
For example a categorie videogame, so rank bu graphism, gameplay, sound..;
And a categorie Film, so rank by dialog, history...
2.- What are SlimLine AddOns?

As the name points, they're ...slim. No big addons with dozens of unwanted features. They'll have all the basics features (none missing), but nothing more. I'll code all of them based on my own use only. Sorry for it, but finally all of them will be totally free. Download and check them, and if you find them usefull, the use them. Otherwise, look for something better.
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Old 24 May 2013, 08:56
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I know, but it's idea no more...
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  #142  
Old 24 May 2013, 10:15
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Is it possible to have a save as draft feature? People may not be ready to sit there and type a whole review in one go. I know there are other options like type it up in notepad then copy paste when it's complete, but it would be better if there was a save as draft option.
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  #143  
Old 24 May 2013, 14:15
CharlieDelta CharlieDelta is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Christos Teriakis View Post
Edit:
1.- reviews_usercp.php
2.- reviews_modcp.php

Find:

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

Replace with:

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.
Thanks Chris but the problem still exists.
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  #144  
Old 24 May 2013, 15:20
Christos Teriakis Christos Teriakis is offline
 
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Originally Posted by CharlieDelta View Post
Thanks Chris but the problem still exists.
Then disable the Reviews Widget and/or Reviews Forum sidebar block. Only at that point there is this code. But again it's how the template treats the code. Has nothing to do with what they said there. In programming (if its coding error) it appears always and not sometimes appears and sometimes not. To appear sometimes and sometimes not has to do with the template or special code.
In final word.... does it appears with the your default template (even ...sometimes)?

Chris
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  #145  
Old 24 May 2013, 17:53
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hi, just wondering if the photo's added to reviews when clicked are supposed to open with the lighbox.js
if so this is not working.
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  #146  
Old 24 May 2013, 18:05
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Originally Posted by Dave_The_Don View Post
hi, just wondering if the photo's added to reviews when clicked are supposed to open with the lighbox.js
if so this is not working.
I know it... I'll add it on the next version. The original coding was for games and thus at that point I was expecting to open the video player.
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Old 24 May 2013, 19:19
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Originally Posted by Christos Teriakis View Post
I know it... I'll add it on the next version. The original coding was for games and thus at that point I was expecting to open the video player.
cheers chris
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  #148  
Old 24 May 2013, 19:28
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Cool

Originally Posted by Toorak Times View Post
Works for me, when you get mods and a coder this good and so approachable...GOLD... I have donated and will again (see I want the Auction mod as well....)
indeed well said

donation just sent hehehehe
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  #149  
Old 25 May 2013, 04:52
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hello, i followed all the steps and created a category fine but when i click on the category link on the cms page i get this

The requested URL /forum/reviews/2/websites.html was not found on this server.

could someone be so kind as to help me please. thank you


___________FIXED__________

Turned off SEO Friendly URLs and all is well
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Old 25 May 2013, 10:20
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Originally Posted by shanef View Post
hello, i followed all the steps and created a category fine but when i click on the category link on the cms page i get this

The requested URL /forum/reviews/2/websites.html was not found on this server.

could someone be so kind as to help me please. thank you


___________FIXED__________

Turned off SEO Friendly URLs and all is well
sounds like you forgot to add this code in the .htaccess file :-


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
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