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Unmaintained Book Reviews 1.0.1

Gives your community a new book reviews area with monetization through Amazon Associates

  1. Jon W

    Jon W Well-Known Member

    Waindigo submitted a new resource:

    Book Reviews by Waindigo (version 1.0) - Gives your community a new book reviews area with monetization through Amazon Associates

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  2. surfsup

    surfsup Well-Known Member

    How can I edit this resource so we can actually just have regular reviews of equipment/products/etc. and not Amazon Books!? I would love to use this plugin just for reviews of what I need to review exactly.

    Is it possible!?
    JVCode, gordy, Keith and 3 others like this.
  3. Rob

    Rob Well-Known Member

    This mod is hard coded for books. We will not support turning this into anything other than a book reviews mod, however you are welcome to tinker with the templates, phrases and code yourself. Once you change any portion of this modification that is where our support ends.

    We will only contemplate new features and functionality that enhances this mod as a book reviews modification
    Veer likes this.
  4. surfsup

    surfsup Well-Known Member

    Can I pay you to help me change it to how I need it?
  5. Rob

    Rob Well-Known Member

    This modification will always remain a book reviews modification. It is heavily tied into books and Amazon so we will not fork it into something else.
    We may at some point in the future release a product review modification but that will be a from scratch modification specifically aimed at product reviews. If you have any requests for changes or new features, in keeping with this mod being a book reviews mod, then please drop waindigo or myself a PM.
  6. simunaqv

    simunaqv Well-Known Member

    Hello, thanks for this useful add-on. I have always wanted a forum add-on that would provide shelfari or librarything like functionality and this add-on seems to be a step in that direction. It would be nice if we could have an extra profile tab for the book reviews submitted by the particular user. A widget displaying a list of the latest book reviews would also be useful.

    Another question that comes to my mind is, wouldn't it be possible to evolve the framework involved in this and other related mods into a generic review system like the Geek Article and Review System that exists for vbulletin? That would make it possible for the users to create their own customized review systems.
  7. Rob

    Rob Well-Known Member

    This can be done easy enough. If you want this functionality then Im sure waindigo can give you a price.
    We may develop a fully blown review system along entirely different lines in the future, but for now its not something we are working on.
    Shawn Vowell likes this.
  8. RedSpades

    RedSpades Member

    I would throw my money on a mod similar to this that actually allows us to create categories for other products, not just for books. Regardless, nice mod! Unfortunately, it isn't for me.
    Hesesses, D.O.A., gordy and 6 others like this.
  9. Rob

    Rob Well-Known Member

    If several other people all felt the same way then it may be something we could put together :)
    D.O.A., Floris, Keith and 3 others like this.
  10. surfsup

    surfsup Well-Known Member

    Its all over Xenforo and many members has been requesting it, I say release it as a Paid Mod + ill throw in a decent amount for it as well. I even pmed you for a Custom version.

    Its one of the most highest requested mods imo.
    JVCode and gordy like this.
  11. Rho Delta

    Rho Delta Well-Known Member

    I would love to buy this mod if you could create categories of items like books, video games, movies etc. I already do a lot of amazon associates marketing and this would be a great way to have a forum to do just that will all amazon products!
    Kevin and gordy like this.
  12. Rob

    Rob Well-Known Member

    We'll see how this mod goes firstly. Incidentally, this doesnt use the forum system - it's bespoke.
  13. Andy.N

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

    Great job, Rob and Waindigo
    Books are an important component of our community (education/finance focused) and we've done well with Amazon so I can see how this will help further.
    Honestly, I'm waiting for the XF Resource Manager to see how it can be used to provide review feature of different categories.
    I see your addon fills the void at the moment so i'm going to test it out to see how it works.
    Rob likes this.
  14. Andy.N

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

    Feature suggestion
    • Ability to use Amazon API to generate require fields using ISBN/titles/author name. This is useful for members to quickly add new books.
    • Mass add books by entering a list of ISBN numbers, separated by comma. This can be done if the ability to use Amazon API is available
    Rob likes this.
  15. Rob

    Rob Well-Known Member

    That would be a nice feature which i did consider but ditched due to the work involved. If someone wants to pay for the feature then I'm sure it can be added by Waindigo.
  16. onthefly

    onthefly Active Member

  17. Rob

    Rob Well-Known Member

    Hi, you will get the blank br_service_ phrase come through if you have not selected any of the book features/formats (eg, hardback, paperback, etc).
    I would either create a blank phrase called br_service_ or select some features for your books!

    I will address this bug in a future update :)

    Edit... I'm not sure what is happening with those amazon widgets on your site onthefly... can you PM me the code from your associates account for any book?
    1. make sure you are logged into amazon associates.
    2. visit any book on the main amazon site
    3. click the 'link to this page' link at the top of the page
    4. PM me the embed code inside code tags
    5. Wait for fix
  18. Andy.N

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

    Feature suggestion:
    When someone submits a review of a book, display a popup or something to allow them to share their reviews on FB/Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.
    Duplicate detection: if someone add a book that has the same isbn, it will provide a link to the existing listing.
  19. Trekkan

    Trekkan Well-Known Member

    Very nice looking mod! I'm in the same boat as others though, so add me to the vote of "If I could specify what I was reviewing", I'd grab it up! Really cool though for those needing this exact functionality, I'm jealous. =)
    gordy and Rob like this.
  20. Andy.N

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

    If you ever need only one type of review for your site, and it's about books then this is it.
    If you plan to have different products, categories, then Resource Manager may be modded into what you want. Nobody knows for sure until it comes out.

    I don't know if RM can be modded into providing the Amazon affiliate and the features of this addon so it's a problem i'm facing at the moment. I have >100 books in our reading list so we rather not spend time doing this twice.

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