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Mod Version: 1.4.0, by Ted S (Coder) Ted S is offline
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vB Version: 4.x.x Rating: (34 votes - 4.50 average) Installs: 214
Released: 07 Sep 2011 Last Update: 06 Apr 2014 Downloads: 1712
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Version 1.4.0 has been released to remove the giftery / list it integration of the addon now that service has been discontinued. No upgrade is needed though there have been a few other bug changes since 1.3.5.

Finding Feedback Can be Like a Needle in a Haystack


The more your forum grows, the more of a challenge it becomes to sort through the history and get the full story.


Product Review Forums Brings Structure to the Chaos


As a full-featured product management addon, PRF sits on top of your forum allowing you to create defined products which, unlike individual posts, stay relevant over time. Each comment, review and even product updates filter back into this one spot allowing for a quick and comprehensive overview while the individual discussions rage on as always.


Here's just a few of the many features you'll find in PRF:
  • Bring structure to products with established pages & reviews
  • Reduce the number of repetitive posts from members looking up the same info
  • Increase your traffic with content-rich, seo friendly, product listings
  • Drive revenue by adding your own affiliate links to product listings
  • Increase the activity stream's value with review integration
  • Engage visitors with integrated wishlists from Giftery.me
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Installation is not upload & go... individualized settings are required. Read the install file.


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Enabling Product Forums: To show product details and ratings, each product-forum must be enabled in the forum manager.

Adding Products: You may upload products one at a time through the admin [includes an image uploader using GD] or you can bulk import through XML. You can also enable users to add moderated products through a global and usergroup option.

Product Review Index: To access your forum's product overview go to www.yoursite.com/productforums.php - You may want to add a link to this to your navbar or as a tab.

Customization: This addon is made to be customized. To change the color schema see clientscript/vbulletin_css or dive right on in to the templates and phrases.

Powered by Giftery.me: This mod is maintained includes two integrations you should know about. Both can be controlled through the mod options.

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Old 09 Oct 2011, 19:51
Phrost Phrost is offline
 
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Ted S, I could kiss you for coming up with this! Eagerly awaiting custom ratings categories and then we'll deploy this on one of my "big boards". We need more of what GARS used to offer, with that level of flexibility, given that our users are mostly rating businesses, not products.

Heck, I'll PayPal you $20 right now if you can get that functionality added in the next couple of weeks.
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Old 09 Oct 2011, 22:45
Ted S Ted S is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Phrost View Post
Ted S, I could kiss you for coming up with this! Eagerly awaiting custom ratings categories and then we'll deploy this on one of my "big boards". We need more of what GARS used to offer, with that level of flexibility, given that our users are mostly rating businesses, not products.

Heck, I'll PayPal you $20 right now if you can get that functionality added in the next couple of weeks.
The upgrade is certainly on my to do list but we just launched our main site and that's the focus right now. Hopefully we'll have time to circle back soon.

As for the donation, thanks but I assure you, I don't release mods for the profit
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Old 10 Oct 2011, 07:19
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Hey Ted...its my first post and I am very new...after reading you last sentence.... I want to hug you!
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Old 10 Oct 2011, 07:47
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I've installed this and enabled it and can't for the life of me find the link to add products for review in the acp.
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Old 10 Oct 2011, 16:59
Ted S Ted S is offline
 
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Originally Posted by indyprocentral View Post
I've installed this and enabled it and can't for the life of me find the link to add products for review in the acp.
Did you upload the xml files to the right folder?
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Old 10 Oct 2011, 17:00
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Originally Posted by deafcity View Post
Hey Ted...its my first post and I am very new...after reading you last sentence.... I want to hug you!
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Old 10 Oct 2011, 17:28
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could this be used to rate trails, hikes, rock climbs, etc?
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Old 10 Oct 2011, 17:42
Ted S Ted S is offline
 
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Originally Posted by twitch View Post
could this be used to rate trails, hikes, rock climbs, etc?
Absolutely. You could extend it to bring in fields like difficulty, time, grade, etc to make it more rich but even out of the box you've got something which can easily rate a climb or other outdoor activity.
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Old 10 Oct 2011, 17:46
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You're like a beautiful mind.

lol, thanks. Apparently I had two upload folders.
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Old 10 Oct 2011, 17:54
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Originally Posted by Ted S View Post
Absolutely. You could extend it to bring in fields like difficulty, time, grade, etc to make it more rich but even out of the box you've got something which can easily rate a climb or other outdoor activity.
Perfect! Thanks for this!
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Old 13 Oct 2011, 05:52
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Is this functioning well with 4.1.7 ?
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Old 13 Oct 2011, 15:35
Ted S Ted S is offline
 
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Originally Posted by vissa View Post
Is this functioning well with 4.1.7 ?
As marked, this beta mod works with 4.1.x
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Old 14 Oct 2011, 15:36
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Hi Ted - many thanks for your mod - it really is great.

I did read that you were looking at a solution to 'bulk' import the products via xml or csv - This would of course be a fantastic addition.

Are you still planning on adding it?

Many Thanks,
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Old 14 Oct 2011, 18:24
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Yes. XML imports will be a part of the next release which is turning into a rather large update the more I work on it.

CSV and other text formats will not be used as they become problematic when dealing with descriptions.
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Old 15 Oct 2011, 22:44
Ted S Ted S is offline
 
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Product Forum users [and prospective users]... Very excited to announce the release of 1.1.0 beta -- a significant update to this modification based on member feedback.

New features include...

- New index allows browsing & searching of products
- After creating a review, users can share it to Facebook & Twitter
- Members can post products w/ modifcation & usergroup restrictions

- Review counts are shown on each user's profile page
- Products can now be grouped into categories
- Import product data quickly through XML feeds

And of course a few bug fixes...

- mySQL change to allow for capturing reviews per user
- Improved logic ot hide empty first posts [thanks to Adrian Schneider]
- Support for 4.0 - 4.1 with dual WYSIWYG editors

Given the scope of the update this is definitely a beta. Give it a whirl and let me know if you find any issues or something missing that I can add right in.

As big a change as this is, there's still a few features not included. See post #4 of this thread for what's coming up next.

Note for bigger boards: Upgrading will rebuild the productforums field in the user table. This can take a few minutes
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