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Mod Version: 1.2.3, by Christos Teriakis (Banned) Christos Teriakis is offline
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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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  #16  
Old 17 May 2013, 08:50
Christos Teriakis Christos Teriakis is offline
 
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ver. 1.0.1

Reviews 1.0.1 bug fix release fixing a bug that didn't show the Good/Bad point in community ratings/reviews.

To upgrade download the Reviews_1_0_1.zip and upload reviews.php at your installation directory. Finally import product-reviews.xml (don't forget to check overwrite).
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Old 17 May 2013, 08:52
Christos Teriakis Christos Teriakis is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Muhammad Rahman View Post
I tried to register and provide a review, but why the "positive and negative" review blank .. even though I've filled it.
see picture ..
Fixed in version 1.0.1 Follow the instructions in the update message.
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Old 17 May 2013, 09:13
Muhammad Rahman Muhammad Rahman is offline
 
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positive and negative not update showing ..
see picture ...

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Old 17 May 2013, 09:19
Christos Teriakis Christos Teriakis is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Muhammad Rahman View Post
positive and negative not update showing ..
see picture ...
Maybe you didn't god the meaning. The positive/negative of the top post are those found by the Editor. The other posts below are from community members where everyone can finds different positive/negative points. That's the beauty of the review. Everybody writes his own experiance. In no way means that every positive/negative point of user postings will be add at the Editor's main review.
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Old 17 May 2013, 09:54
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Originally Posted by Christos Teriakis View Post
99% (if not 100%) you haven't setup usergroup permissions. Navtab and each submenu are visible only to member who have permissions for them.

Christos
Fixed that, I now have the tab and breadcrumbs, when I click on "post Review" I get this :


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

Plus see attachment !
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Old 17 May 2013, 11:08
Christos Teriakis Christos Teriakis is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Spangle View Post
Fixed that, I now have the tab and breadcrumbs, when I click on "post Review" I get this :


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

Plus see attachment !
The screen is messed because you had those warnings before, so it's not an issue. As for the warning I can't say anything as I never got such errors. Let's wait to see if someone else will reports something similar, even if my advice is to uninstall it and start with a fresh installation.
How many addons are you using in your site?
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Old 17 May 2013, 11:12
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Originally Posted by Christos Teriakis View Post
The screen is messed because you had those warnings before, so it's not an issue. As for the warning I can't say anything as I never got such errors. Let's wait to see if someone else will reports something similar, even if my advice is to uninstall it and start with a fresh installation.
How many addons are you using in your site?
The only other add on I have is VB experience.

I'll try to un-install and re-install

edit
Uninstalled v 1.0.0
Installed v 1.01, same problem, plus there was a problem flashed up when I uploaded the xml file, too quick to actually see what it was.

I'm using VB4.2.1 in the default skin

Last edited by Spangle; 17 May 2013 at 11:21.
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Old 17 May 2013, 11:26
Christos Teriakis Christos Teriakis is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Spangle View Post
The only other add on I have is VB experience.

I'll try to un-install and re-install

edit
Uninstalled v 1.0.0
Installed v 1.01, same problem, plus there was a problem flashed up when I uploaded the xml file, too quick to actually see what it was.

I'm using VB4.2.1 in the default skin
I'll wait feedback from other users. Checked all warning. None of them is relevant to my code. Please try something. Click on "My Reviews" or "My Ratings". Even if you don't have one, they'll show a page with an empty list. Does the same issue exists?
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Old 17 May 2013, 11:36
Spangle Spangle is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Christos Teriakis View Post
I'll wait feedback from other users. Checked all warning. None of them is relevant to my code. Please try something. Click on "My Reviews" or "My Ratings". Even if you don't have one, they'll show a page with an empty list. Does the same issue exists?

Yep the issue is there whichever breadcrumb I click on.

I'll disable VB experience to see if thats causing the problem

edit

Same problem with VB experience disabled.
Error on all pages

Last edited by Spangle; 17 May 2013 at 11:51.
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Old 17 May 2013, 13:37
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I've just installed this: http://www.gamerperfection.com/forum.php

It is working perfectly, I have no errors. All I need to do now is change the look and feel of it then I can open it up for business.
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Old 17 May 2013, 13:46
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Originally Posted by GamerPerfection View Post
I've just installed this: http://www.gamerperfection.com/forum.php

It is working perfectly, I have no errors. All I need to do now is change the look and feel of it then I can open it up for business.
Is that on a live forum ?
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Old 17 May 2013, 14:00
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Chris, so I noticed in your screen shot that you have a youtube video, is that pretty much where a mp3 flash player would show up. I'm guessing the best way to achieve that would be through the use of a BB Code.
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Old 17 May 2013, 14:21
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Originally Posted by Spangle View Post
Is that on a live forum ?
Yes it is.
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Old 17 May 2013, 15:38
Christos Teriakis Christos Teriakis is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Spangle View Post
Yep the issue is there whichever breadcrumb I click on.

I'll disable VB experience to see if thats causing the problem

edit

Same problem with VB experience disabled.
Error on all pages
Can you clear the system cache from admincp. Also do the same with your browser's cache and if possible see it with another browser. Last post your URL here to see what I can do.
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Old 17 May 2013, 15:39
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Originally Posted by Preech View Post
Chris, so I noticed in your screen shot that you have a youtube video, is that pretty much where a mp3 flash player would show up. I'm guessing the best way to achieve that would be through the use of a BB Code.
Maybe in an upcoming verion. Currently can't promise anything.
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