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Mod Version: 1.2.3, by Christos Teriakis (Banned) Christos Teriakis is offline
Developer Last Online: Sep 2013 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

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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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  #166  
Old 14 Jun 2013, 15:12
Christos Teriakis Christos Teriakis is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Real name: Christos
Originally Posted by onfranco View Post
Hi , i have a problem. when i creatre a category , and i do a review, then i have an error page like this:

Not Found

The requested URL /review/3/wertewterte-r-e-er.html was not found on this server.

Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.
To get this type of URL means that you've set ON the SEO Urls. But have you updated your .htaccss file with the content of htaccess.txt from the distribution file?
If yes, then the next step is to check if you have change in settings the word "review". If yes have you updated the .htaccess file with exactly the same name?
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  #167  
Old 14 Jun 2013, 17:10
zapiy zapiy is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Christos Teriakis View Post
1.- vB Editor does not supports attachments when it is using outside of forum engine. You can upload photo and audion only by using the seperate upload fields. Soon I'll release an update for permitting more uploads.

2.- As I know the code that exists there for creating CMS widgets and/or Forum sidebar blocks, can be used with no change for vBa.
Thats a shame, would love to be able to add more images in and around the review.

Any idea when your update will be ready?
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  #168  
Old 14 Jun 2013, 17:38
Christos Teriakis Christos Teriakis is offline
 
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Originally Posted by zapiy View Post
Thats a shame, would love to be able to add more images in and around the review.

Any idea when your update will be ready?
For "In" (using vBEditor) is not my fault as this editor does not works smoothly out of forum engine (thread style). Also, nobody gives support for such topics. If you look around you'll see many articles where coders are trying on their own to do it working. If you give a look to one of my other mods Extra Pages where I'm using my own HTML editor, you'll find out that not only you can add unlimited photos (and other media) in the article body, but more the thumbs (in the article) are clickable and shown the full photo in popup.

As for "Around", most probably this will be done during weekend.
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  #169  
Old 14 Jun 2013, 19:09
zapiy zapiy is offline
 
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Brilliant.. so your saying that your extra pages mod will allow me to add extra images to the reviews?

And thanks for the replies..
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  #170  
Old 19 Jun 2013, 15:25
CharlieDelta CharlieDelta is offline
 
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Chris all error & redirect screens on my forum use RTL language instead of LTR with this mod enabled.
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  #171  
Old 19 Jun 2013, 18:49
Christos Teriakis Christos Teriakis is offline
 
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Originally Posted by CharlieDelta View Post
Chris all error & redirect screens on my forum use RTL language instead of LTR with this mod enabled.
Using the default template Charlie?
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  #172  
Old 19 Jun 2013, 18:53
CharlieDelta CharlieDelta is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Christos Teriakis View Post
Using the default template Charlie?
Yes even with the default style.
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  #173  
Old 22 Jun 2013, 15:35
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chris i install this mod and got some problem when someone want write a review it's goes to home url xxxxxx.xxx/#
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  #174  
Old 22 Jun 2013, 16:39
Christos Teriakis Christos Teriakis is offline
 
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Originally Posted by mysticla View Post
chris i install this mod and got some problem when someone want write a review it's goes to home url xxxxxx.xxx/#
Have you activated SEO Urls? If yes, have you added the text that exists at my htaccess.txt file to your .htaccess ?
Also, in case that you've changed the SEO words in Reviews-> General Settings, have you also changed these words to htaccess file?

If none of them helps, then post your actual URL to give an eye there.
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  #175  
Old 02 Jul 2013, 10:27
Slipperyduck Slipperyduck is offline
 
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Hi, I have a question about "Rating Questions"

Is there a way I can edit the options to add a "Not Applicable" and even have that question not listed in the review?

I want to add several categories where rating questions do not necessarily apply to both categories, eg: Gaming and Movies - where the questions pertained to gaming do not necessarily apply to Movies.

ie. you've got Rating from 10 - 1 : is it possible to add a 0-Not Applicable that then does not display the question/rating?

Many thanks
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  #176  
Old 02 Jul 2013, 11:58
Morrus Morrus is offline
 
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Question: if we already have a lot of reviews as CMS articles or as forum threads, is there any way to move or import them?
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  #177  
Old 10 Jul 2013, 08:24
MaLTRaiN MaLTRaiN is offline
 
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Hi, man. GREAT mod.

How can I translate some phrases of the mod? I have a spanish gamer site.

What is the URL I must post, for example, in this case: "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3ii2DG_lqU"?

THANKS!!!

Edit: Well, I did it phrase by phrase... GREAT MOD!!!

Last edited by MaLTRaiN; 06 Aug 2013 at 00:10.
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  #178  
Old 11 Jul 2013, 18:41
MaLTRaiN MaLTRaiN is offline
 
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I still have the problem with YouTube urls... I can't see videos on reviews... any help?

Edit: fixed it.

Last edited by MaLTRaiN; 06 Aug 2013 at 00:11.
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  #179  
Old 19 Jul 2013, 17:38
zapiy zapiy is offline
 
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Loving this still, will you be adding the option to post images?

Also can i edit reviews once submitted?
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  #180  
Old 20 Jul 2013, 16:56
Shenroth Shenroth is offline
 
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I like it, however I am having one issue that I can't solve. When going to reviews main page and an actual review my header logo moves quite a bit toward the right almost making it to the center of the screen.

I am currently using a fixed doc_width of 1300px. I tried switching to a fluid style and does the same thing.


Any help would be greatly appreciated, thank you!


Edit: Never mind, found a fix. Changed some widths and fixed the issue.

Last edited by Shenroth; 21 Jul 2013 at 04:30.
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