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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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  #151  
Old 31 Dec 2013, 21:29
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Thanks!

I have been working on the re-write rules, I have the first one done, and half way on the second.

'^reviews\.php$' => 'reviews.html'
'^reviews\.php\?do=main&catid=(.*)$' => 'reviews/category/[NF]$1'

Just need to get the title of the category in the url - Once I figure out the second, the rest will come easy

Last edited by dizzynation; 31 Dec 2013 at 21:34. Reason: changed this /[NF]$1'
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Old 31 Dec 2013, 21:31
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Great, hopefully you can get it to work properly. I sent you a PM on my site, if you would not mind checking it out.
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Old 31 Dec 2013, 21:39
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Originally Posted by ozzy47 View Post
Hmmm, I'll look into that as well, and see if I can reproduce it.
this is happening for both the reviews and classifieds and I'm starting to get lots of complaints. Hopefully it can be an easy fix.
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Old 31 Dec 2013, 21:42
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Crud, I guess I got to look into it and see why it is like that.
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Old 31 Dec 2013, 22:10
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thanks Ozzy, I really appreciate it. Let me know how I can help
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Old 31 Dec 2013, 22:31
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Ok I think I got it, open the file, reviews.php found in your forum root, and look for the following code:


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
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And replace it with this code:


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

That should get it to work for the time being.
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Old 01 Jan 2014, 00:39
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Smile

Originally Posted by ozzy47 View Post
That is the how the original developer designed it. But what you can do is download the following PHP file, and uploaded it to your admincp directory overwriting the one that is there. That should allow you to do what you need.

Let me know it that works.
Thats a fix that will make alot of people happy! Well done! It worked!!!!!
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Old 01 Jan 2014, 00:45
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Cool, glad it worked as intended, and did not add the new questions to the old stuff you had already set up.
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Old 01 Jan 2014, 01:43
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Hey Ozzy,

I am having a hard time finding out how to change the Game phrase. I have searched all templates, and also when viewing the source code it is very difficult to find out which templates are using what.

Anyway, phrases - Any help?



Also, adding links to the "game" does not seem to link out correctly, this is the link it produced.


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Old 01 Jan 2014, 01:58
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Ok lets go one by one.

1) About this Game, the About this part is the phrase, reviews_about_this and Game is the setting, Review item (Singular)

2) Publisher should be the phrase, reviews_publisher

3) Game Link, the Game part is the setting, Review item (Singular) and the link is the phrase, reviews_link
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Old 01 Jan 2014, 20:44
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Which template is the facebook like button in? I am going to add a facebook share as well
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Old 01 Jan 2014, 20:51
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Should be the template, reviews_view_review
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Old 01 Jan 2014, 22:36
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Ozzy! I just found out that users (community) can still only see one question when they review. Even though I added more with the php file you gave. I can see all of the questions with I "Post a new review" but comminuty can only see the first one I did before your new file.

Please fix and I and many others would appreciated that!!
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Old 01 Jan 2014, 22:45
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Were the reviews written before or after you added the new questions?
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Old 01 Jan 2014, 22:59
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Were the reviews written before or after you added the new questions?
After
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