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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: 1711
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Auto-Template Additional Files  

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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  #466  
Old 24 Jan 2012, 12:02
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Missing 2 key things:

- You can not upload image;
- You can not set a standard height for images;

How important is it that these two failures?
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Old 24 Jan 2012, 16:47
Ted S Ted S is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Ricsca View Post
Missing 2 key things:

- You can not upload image;
- You can not set a standard height for images;

How important is it that these two failures?
Ouch. Thanks for the feedback but calling parts of a free mod a failure is probably not the best way to win the [positive] attention of the author.

Image urls were used because we don't see most people creating products individually, it's simply not scalable to hand enter even just a hundred products. When you enter a url, you define the image and thus you define the height... browser forced resizing is not a solution. Still there's been enough demand for uploading so while I think it will take people down the wrong path, we added to the feature roadmap a few weeks back.
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Old 24 Jan 2012, 19:13
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Originally Posted by The Ottoman View Post
Actually, as someone who's just imported about 500 products into his install, allow me to give you some of my lessons learned:

Through some pretty easy scripting in Excel (predefining the URL to point to the product), joining some fields together and some unique items specific to my install; I was able to import all of the items in about an hours worth of research work and about a minute of actual processing work.

Doing this manually, it was taking me anywhere between 60-90 seconds per item, and that was with a copy/paste of HTML formatted data. So I saved myself atleast a half hour of data entry (and my sanity), and I've got it set up where I can throw in thousands of products in the future in quite literally under 5 minutes.

Now, that's just me - and I was not happy to look at an XML import versus a csv import which I was comfortable with. I'm sold on this method now.

I think what your issue stems from is that you have WYSIWYG data and you don't know how to capture that data with it's HTML sourcing data intact. If we could figure that out, would you try the XML import?
Hey, nicely explained. DEFIANTLY! The manufacturers do not provide RSS feeds for the information I need. I have to copy/paste it all. If I could enter in urls and the scripts would import everything I needed, including the images, that would be ideal. Is this possible? Please help if you can. I would appreciate this very much.

If I could see an example of what I need to write? I'm a copy past kind of guy.
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Old 24 Jan 2012, 23:10
TheSupportForum TheSupportForum is offline
 
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when creating the product after viewing the post of the product it shows


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as the content

why does it not show the full description ?
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Old 25 Jan 2012, 00:37
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Originally Posted by bigtree View Post
Hey, nicely explained. DEFIANTLY! The manufacturers do not provide RSS feeds for the information I need. I have to copy/paste it all. If I could enter in urls and the scripts would import everything I needed, including the images, that would be ideal. Is this possible? Please help if you can. I would appreciate this very much.

If I could see an example of what I need to write? I'm a copy past kind of guy.
Take a look at post 457.
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  #471  
Old 25 Jan 2012, 03:17
sacobra sacobra is offline
 
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Is there a HOW TO guide showing setting up a sample product?

I installed this, created a new forum & created a product & assigned it to the new forum.

I don't see any of the 3 screen shots that you have provided!!
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Old 25 Jan 2012, 06:20
Ted S Ted S is offline
 
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Originally Posted by sacobra View Post
Is there a HOW TO guide showing setting up a sample product?

I installed this, created a new forum & created a product & assigned it to the new forum.

I don't see any of the 3 screen shots that you have provided!!
Did you enable the mod in that forum?
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  #473  
Old 25 Jan 2012, 06:30
Ted S Ted S is offline
 
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Originally Posted by simonhind View Post
when creating the product after viewing the post of the product it shows


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

as the content

why does it not show the full description ?
Did you enable the mod in the forum you are looking at?
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  #474  
Old 25 Jan 2012, 08:18
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Go into the forum you are posting the reviews:

ACP > Forums & MOderators > Forum Manager > Edit the forum

Find the option "Enable Product Review Forum Features?" and enable it.
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  #475  
Old 25 Jan 2012, 08:21
Larsveld Larsveld is offline
 
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How do i get it to look like this:



I don't want every forum, just the one with the reviews in to look like above.
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  #476  
Old 25 Jan 2012, 08:46
Ted S Ted S is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Larsveld View Post
I don't want every forum, just the one with the reviews in to look like above.
That's not a forum view, it's the productforums.php index

Forums continue to look how they always looked although if you follow the install guide it explains how to modify the column rows to reflect ratings in addition to the normal data.
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  #477  
Old 25 Jan 2012, 08:53
Larsveld Larsveld is offline
 
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Ah, I think I get it.

I redirect that forum to http://www.xxxxxxxx.com/forum/productforums.php


That gives me the display but no products are cilckable.

Getting there!!

Last edited by Larsveld; 25 Jan 2012 at 08:58. Reason: Added
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  #478  
Old 25 Jan 2012, 09:03
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Originally Posted by Larsveld View Post
Ah, I think I get it.

I redirect that forum to http://www.xxxxxxxx.com/forum/productforums.php
No, your forum remain a working forum but you enable the option for the mod in the forum settings as explained in the install file and main thread for the mod. Products and reviews will get posted as specially formatted threads / posts. If you want people to be able to search products, you add a link to the overview page [productforums.php] wherever you want.

Originally Posted by Larsveld View Post
That gives me the display but no products are cilckable.
What doesn't give you clickable links?
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  #479  
Old 25 Jan 2012, 09:46
Larsveld Larsveld is offline
 
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I'd redirected the forum to the reviews page, managed to get it sorted now.

Works a treat.

Only small issue is that I didn't have the black stars png's in the download. (i just renamed the green ones to black).

Thanks.

lars
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Old 25 Jan 2012, 10:08
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Originally Posted by Larsveld View Post
Go into the forum you are posting the reviews:

ACP > Forums & MOderators > Forum Manager > Edit the forum

Find the option "Enable Product Review Forum Features?" and enable it.
thank you Larsveld, that sorted it, should of realised that option
but install instructions didnt mention this part
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