Showcase "Item Management System" (Reviews, Guides, Garage etc)

Showcase "Item Management System" (Reviews, Guides, Garage etc) 2.9.0

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Maintenance Release 2.2.1 Stable
  • Misc minor bug fixes (all reported bugs fixed)
  • Minor Code Changes
  • Minor Template Changes
  • Minor CSS Changes
New/enhanced features and functionality:
New Options:
  • Enable Xen Media Gallery Album Integration
    • When enabled, allows Showcase Item owners to associate a Xen Media Gallery Album with their Showcase Item Gallery.
  • Max Media from Album
    • The Max allowed media (images) to pull from a Xen Media Gallery Album.
      • NOTE: Set to 0 for unlimited (the Carla Birch option)

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Declared stable for support purposes.
  • Misc minor bug fixes (all reported bugs fixed)
  • MAJOR Architecture Changes
  • MAJOR Template Changes
  • MAJOR CSS Changes
New/enhanced features and functionality:
... And More

New Options:
  • Showcase Thumbnail Dimensions
  • Enable Create Showcase Button on Forum View
  • Type Filters
    • Featured
    • Rated
    • Reviewed
  • Enable Rating Filters
  • Sort Order Tabs
    • Most Reviewed
    • Most Liked
  • Default Sort Order Tab
    • Top Rated
    • Most Reviewed
    • Most Popular
    • Most Liked
    • Latest Updates
    • Alphabetical
  • Most Recent User Reviews Sidebar
    • Display Review Title
    • Display Pros
    • Display Cons
      • Pros & Cons snippet Length
    • Display Summary
      • Summary Snippet Length
  • Top User Reviewers Sidebar
  • Field Search Options Tab with several options

New Permissions:
  • Search custom fields
  • Time limit on editing/deleting own items (minutes):
  • Time limit on editing/deleting own reviews (minutes):
  • Time limit on editing/deleting own comments (minutes):
Upgrade Instructions:
  • Read and follow the upgrade steps in the Install & Upgrade Doc.txt (included in the zip package)
Maintenance Release 2.1.1 Stable
  • Misc minor bug fixes (all reported bugs fixed)
  • Minor Template Changes
  • Minor CSS Changes
Altho 3rd point (x.x.X) releases usually do not contain new functionality, I've included a couple small bits of functionality in this maintenance release.

New/enhanced features and functionality:
  • Image Gallery Type/Location Options (both Global and Per Category)
  • Upgraded all the [bd] Widget Framework renderers
    • New [bd] Widget Framework renderer for creating Recent Comments Widgets
  • Upgraded all the XenPorta Blocks
New Options:
  • Image Gallery Type
    • Use Showcase Gallery
    • Use Custom Gallery template
      • The custom Gallery template is "out of the box ready" using the core xf lightbox as a starting point. This is unsupported and made available for those that want to make a custom gallery on their own. The custom Gallery template also includes its own .css template.
  • Display Image Gallery under first tab
    • This option allows you to display the Image Gallery below the content of Tab 1.
      • NOTE: Enabling this removes the Image Gallery Tab!
  • Category Option to override the Global Image Gallery Options
Declared stable for support purposes.
  • Misc minor bug fixes (all reported bugs fixed)
  • Minor Architecture Changes
  • Minor Template Changes
  • Minor CSS Changes
New/enhanced features and functionality:
  • Showcase Item Tags system
  • Tags pages are Sortable & Filterable
  • Tags Management in the Admin CP
New Options:
  • New TAB on the showcase options (Tag Options)
    • Automate 'Delete Empty Tags' functionality via CRON
    • Tag Page Item Layout Type
      • List View
      • Grid
    • Default Sort Order Tab
      • Most Recent
      • Top Rated
      • Most Popular
      • Latest Updates
      • Alphabetical
    • Maximum Tags in Tag Cloud
    • Max Tag Length
    • Tagged Items per page
  • Showcase Index, Category and Member Pages have the option to display a sidebar tag cloud (Each has the ability to set the Max amount of tags to display).
  • Item Page Option
    • Display Tags: Quick Stats Block
      • When enabled, will display all tags associated with this item in the Quick Stats Block
    • Display Tags: Below Item Content
      • When enabled, will display all tags associated with this item below the item content.
New Permissions:
  • Tag item by self
  • Max Tags per Item (integer setting)
  • Tag items by anyone (Moderator Permission)
Declared stable for support purposes.
  • Misc minor bug fixes (all reported bugs fixed)
  • Minor/Major Architecture Changes
  • Minor/Major Template Changes
  • Minor/Major CSS Changes
New/enhanced features and functionality:
  • Full Category Permissions
  • Prefix System
  • Filter System now handles both Status & Prefix Filters
  • Inline Moderation for Items, Comments and Reviews
  • Watch Categories
  • Search Handler enhancements (search by category & prefix)
  • Full Editor for Comments
  • User Tagging in Comments and Comment Reply's
  • Reply to Comments
  • Sort Comments by Date and Likes (both ASC and DESC)
  • Auto "Watch Item" when posting Comments
  • New Custom Field Location: Own Tab
  • New Custom Field Type: Rich Text Box
  • Custom Fields exposed globally throughout showcase
  • Logging enhancements (all moderator actions)
  • Several new User Group Permissions
  • Several minor enhancements (too many to list)
New Options:
  • New Items Page Layout Type: List View or Grid View
  • Category: Custom Fields Options is now its own tab
    Category: Prefix Options is now its own tab
  • Category: Modified Tabbed Layout
Maintenance Release 1.3.1 Stable
  • Misc minor bug fixes (all reported bugs fixed)
  • Minor/Major Template Changes
  • Minor/Major CSS Changes
  • Removed dependency of template hooks
New/enhanced features and functionality:
  • Set Style per Category
  • Showcase Node List Module Tweaks for Categories Listing
New Options:
  • Override user style choice per Category
  • Set default Sort Order for Grid and List View Tabs (Showcase Home Page)
  • Set default Sort Order for Grid and List View Tabs (Showcase Category Pages)
  • Set default Sort Order for Grid and List View Tabs (Showcase Member Pages)
Declared stable for support purposes.
  • Misc minor bug fixes (all reported bugs fixed)
  • Minor CSS/Template Changes
New/enhanced features and functionality:
  • Global & Category RSS Feeds for Showcase Items
  • User Tagging in all Content Tabs
New Options:
  • Option: Enable Item Counter on Nav Tab
  • Option: Item Message Snippet Length
  • Option: Item Message RSS Snippet Length
  • Option: Display Sidebar Navigation Block (3 of these home, category, member)
  • Per Category Option: New Rating System Type: No Ratings (completely disables ratings)
  • Per Category Option: Enable/Disable editor for each tab (makes a content tab use custom fields input only)
  • Per Category Option: Require an image to create item
  • Per Category Option: Override default Category layout (allows you to set a different layout for each category).
Misc:
  • Alert Preferences: [ ] Tags you in an item
New/enhanced features and functionality:
  • Fully Responsive
  • 'Find New' integration
  • New Items Count for Nav Tab.
  • Watch Items functionality
  • Enhanced Post as Update/Silent Editing
  • 7 User Criteria for Trophy's, Promotions & Notices
  • New Image Gallery Tab layout
  • Selectable Cover Image for Item
  • Reassign Items
  • Rebuild Showcase Thumbnails
  • Sliders for all Modular Blocks
  • Top Commenters Sidebar Block
  • Recent Commenters Sidebar Block
New Options:
  • Option: Display Cover Image on widgets/blocks/modules in "List View"
  • Option: Category Chooser on widgets/blocks/modules
  • Option: Item description field for use on widgets/blocks/modules/lists
[bd] Widget & XenPorta
  • New [bd] Widget Framework Render: Image Gallery
  • 6 Enhanced [bd] Widget Framework Renderers
  • 6 Enhanced XenPorta Blocks
Misc...
  • Tabbed layout for Showcase Options in Admin CP
  • Display star ratings and review data on Recent Activity
  • Showcase items count on member card
Special shout out to @Chris Deeming for his always helpful coding assistance. Also a huge thanks to @MattW , @Sheldon , @Shelley and @Azhria Lilu for help beta testing.

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  • Misc minor bug fixes (all reported bugs fixed)
  • Minor/Major Template Changes
  • Minor/Major CSS Changes
  • Added new functionality 'Custom Fields'
  • Added new functionality 'Reviews'
  • Added new functionality 'Set Rating System Type (Rate or Rate & Review) per category'
  • Added new functionality 'Force Reviews per category'
  • Added new functionality 'Allow/Disallow Items per Category'
  • Added new functionality 'Category User Group Permissions (create items)'
  • Added new functionality 'Set Prefix for auto created thread per category'
  • Added new option 'Reviews per Page'
  • Added new option 'Max Review Summary length'
  • Added new option 'Max Pros Cons length'
  • Added new User Permissions 'View Reviews, Like Reviews, Edit Review by self, Delete Review by self (hard)'
  • Added new Moderator Permissions 'Edit Any Review, Delete any Review (Hard)'
  • Added new Daily Stats options 'Showcase Ratings, Showcase Reviews, Showcase Review Likes'
New Functionality: Custom Fields
Showcase now has its own Custom Fields Manager. Each field is created for a specific "zone" within an item. There are 6 Primary zones (Tabs 1-5 and a Sidebar Module). There is also a 7th zone called "self placement" in which you can edit the item template and place those fields where ever you want. Each Field can be associated to 1 or more categories (with an "all" option).
New Functionality: Rate & Review
Showcase now has 2 different Rating Systems to use Per Category. You have the option of AJAX Rating or the new Rate and Review. When you enable Rate and Review, users have the option to leave a Review which consists of a Title, Pros, Cons and a Summary. If you are going to leave a review, the Title and Summary are required (pros and cons optional). You can also set (per category) the option to Force Reviews in order to Rate an item. Items that have reviews will have a new tab called "reviews" along with the number of reviews on the tab.. ie Reviews (12). There are permissions allowing reviews to be edited, deleted and liked. Reviews are posted to the newsfeed and item owners are alerted for new reviews.
New Functionality: Category Enhancements
You can now set whether a category can have new items created in it or not. This allows for better hierarchical control of items. You can now also set which User Groups are allowed to create items for each specific category giving you finer control. I also added in the ability to set a thread prefix for the auto created discussion threads

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  • Misc minor bug fixes (all reported bugs fixed)
  • Minor/Major Template Changes
  • Minor/Major CSS Changes
  • Added new Option 'Home Page Layout Type [Modular, List View, Grid]'
  • Added new Option 'Images required for Modular or Grid Layout'
  • Added new Option 'Items Per Page (List/Grid)'
  • Added new Option 'Category Page Layout Type [List View or Grid]'
  • Added new Option 'Images required for Grid Layout'
  • Added new Option 'Member Page Layout Type [List View or Grid]'
  • Added new Option 'Image Required' (for Node List Items Module)
  • Added new Option 'Image Required' (for XenPorta Showcase Images Module)
New Option: Home Page Layout Type
There are now 3 different layout types that you can set for the Showcase Home page. They are Modular, List View and Grid. Modular is what has been default since conception. List View is just like the Categories List View (Paginated and Tabbed Sorting). Grid is a combo of Modular and List view in that visually, each item is displayed like in the Modules, but the overall layout is paginated and has Tabbed Sorting.

New Option: Category Page Layout Type
There are now 2 different layout types for Categories. List View and Grid. Currently, this applies through out, but in future version, this will be set per category giving you the option to have certain categories in List and others in Grid.

New Option: Member Page Layout Type
This is the same as Category and applies to individual Member pages.

New Option: Image Required
Added options to Modular and Grid layouts to only display items that have at least 1 attachment. If this is disabled, items without images will be displayed and a No Image place holder will appear. This option has also been added to the Node Images Block as well as the Images Block for XenPorta.
The 4 attached images are samples of the List and Grid for the Home page and Grid for the Category and Memeber pages.

The Demo on the Support site is currently running 1.1.1 (Stable)

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