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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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  #46  
Old 09 Sep 2011, 02:24
Ted S Ted S is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Mr_Running View Post
1.0.3 will not uninstall from product manager Installed Products?
I have removed all files from server but still can not uninstall product.

I would like to remove this so I can do a fresh install. How can I remove it?
You'll need to be more specific on your issue to be able to help you. The install / uninstall method is the proper path but if it failed part way through, things get more complex.
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Old 09 Sep 2011, 02:31
Ted S Ted S is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Ramsesx View Post
If rating is 4 stars it's showing 4 1/2 stars.
4 and 4/5 images got mixed up. Fixed in 1.0.4 as well.
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Old 09 Sep 2011, 09:19
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Originally Posted by Ted S View Post
4 and 4/5 images got mixed up. Fixed in 1.0.4 as well.
Is 1.0.4. released yet?
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Old 09 Sep 2011, 14:29
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Originally Posted by Ted S View Post
We do a numbre of bulk imports on our shopping site using XML. Would that work for an import for you?
I tend to use csv files, but I can export my product feed into xml so as long as I can figure out the specs that should be good. That will also let me pull a bunch of products on amazon.
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Old 09 Sep 2011, 15:32
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Originally Posted by Ted S View Post
Did you enable the moderation option? If so, you need to approve the review first [as an admin].
"Screen New Reviews" is set to no but just saw I had the usergroup permissions wrong.
Sorry.
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Old 09 Sep 2011, 19:59
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Originally Posted by Ted S View Post
You'll need to be more specific on your issue to be able to help you. The install / uninstall method is the proper path but if it failed part way through, things get more complex.
Confirm Deletion: Product Review Forums - Structured Rating System

Are you sure you want to uninstall the product called 'Product Review Forums - Structured Rating System'?
(productid: product_forums)

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Click: Yes

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Old 10 Sep 2011, 06:40
Ted S Ted S is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Mr_Running View Post
Confirm Deletion: Product Review Forums - Structured Rating System
That error is because the table has already been dropped.

You'll need to install it then uninstall again to see where it actually is failing.
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Old 10 Sep 2011, 06:42
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Originally Posted by fechten View Post
I tend to use csv files, but I can export my product feed into xml so as long as I can figure out the specs that should be good. That will also let me pull a bunch of products on amazon.
Cool.

I'm off for a week but will add this in shortly. XML tends to be better for product data as it allows line breaks, special characters and flexible formats without having to move things around.
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Old 10 Sep 2011, 06:45
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Version 1.0.4 beta released. This is a minor bug fix & feature tweak update.

- added manufacturer field to the product box
- added location field to review posts
- changed review posts to not show under a particular user if annonymous
- replaced image/rating/pf/stars-green-4.png which incorrectly shows 4.5 stars
- fixes bug with "View all reviews on..." phrase to add .php to links
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Old 10 Sep 2011, 07:43
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any demo where i can click a link to a site and see this installed?

also, only admin can create a product for review?

thanks
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Old 10 Sep 2011, 08:25
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Originally Posted by AURFSCAN View Post
any demo where i can click a link to a site and see this installed?
No one has shared a public install as of it, but as most sites don't want people testing around that's fair. The screenshots cover the features.

also, only admin can create a product for review?
At this time, yes.
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Old 10 Sep 2011, 12:02
Sforums Sforums is offline
 
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Absolute disaster on 4.1.0!
Installed modification and allocated subforum for single product for purpose of testing. It changed the title of every single topic in all vendors forums (even though I've chosen single subforum) to test the title. More than thousand of threads have been renamed even I uninstalled the modification. Trying to rename them back to original titles and can't be done!!
I am absolutelly desperate to bring my forum back to original state. Wish I never touched beta product. These things should be properly tested before released to public.
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Old 10 Sep 2011, 12:08
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As a matter of fact every single thread on the forum has been renamed. This is the worst thing ever happened to me in 6 years on vb forums!
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Old 10 Sep 2011, 12:24
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Real name: Rob
We have been using it on 4.1.3 and so far its done a 100% job without any problems or errors at all,Superb support on the mod too From Ted and our forum members have been very happy with it.
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Old 10 Sep 2011, 15:14
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Hi, Just installed this on 4.1.3 and I got as far as adding products and it creates a product page (new thread) and one empty post under it. However, When I attempt to add the first review its taking me to a white screen at http://www.yoursite.com/forums/productforums.php

I like what you have here but, find myself wanting to customize some things for my type of reviews (cruise ship reviews). So maybe we can work on this together and tailor it to my needs and I'll list it as a live demo. My concern with editing too much now is that it would be too hard to upgrade this later on once its been modified too much now.

Some things I noticed.

1. Review submission box was small for a ship review and lacked the full editor that would allow users to include photos, videos, etc like a forum post. So I would like a (advanced editor option (on or off) per product option. The advanced would have the advanced forum editor box.

2. Products one thing about ship reviews is the (product) would have a parent category (the cruise line) and then the ships within the line. (ie Royal Caribbean) and then all the ships (Oasis of the Seas, Allure of the Seas, Navigator of the Seas).. etc.

3. Price - You have price as mandatory and I'm not selling a product, just displaying the review. So this would need to be an option (on or off) in the product settings?

4. Some added options? Launch Date (Inaugural), Link to Deck Plans, Link to Cruise Line, Discussion Forum Link, Related Videos Link.

Thanks for listening.
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