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Hail Jake once more - Review system created for Hearth.com

Discussion in 'General XenForo Discussion and Feedback' started by craigiri, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. craigiri

    craigiri Well-Known Member

    We had an old section of our site for folks to submit reviews on their wood heating appliances (wood stoves, pellet stoves, etc).

    I had cobbled it together about 12 years ago and it was long in the tooth.

    I had Jake create an updated system which is now live at:
    http://www.hearth.com/talk/ratings.php

    The system looks very simple, but provides these advantages and features over my last one:

    1. Ability to sort on the main list
    2. Ability for quick search on model or maker
    3. Ability to search on most any field
    4. Star ratings - old system just had numbers
    5. Look and feel integrated into XF.
    6. Automatic extra privileges for me (to edit, delete, OK, etc. when logged in)

    Due to my having over 1500 records already - and also not wanting the system to rely on XF, a site user does not have to be logged in to submit a review...nor is the review tied to their username. That is all by design - BUT, I receive an email when reviews are entered and they do not display until I approve them.

    Of course, you can contact Jake if you want him to roll up something like this for your site!
     
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  2. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Nice work Jake (y)
     
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  3. BenForum

    BenForum Active Member

    awesome :)
     
  4. FredC

    FredC Well-Known Member

    Sweet!! Been trying to hire a freelancer for months to do something similier.
     
  5. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

  6. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Told my friend I was working on a big forum. He asked what it's about. I told him it's about fire places. He's like. o_O
     
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  7. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't even know what to do with that. Rate movies?
     
  8. BamaStangGuy

    BamaStangGuy Well-Known Member

    Niche forums are crazy like that.
     
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  9. surfsup

    surfsup Well-Known Member

    Im in big need of a review resource, been requesting one ever since I joined here :) Anyway I can grab this resource?
     
  10. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Sort of. It's not a general purpose addon. I built this script using his existing data, and without using XenForo's API. It actually runs as a standalone with minimal hooks into XF (mainly db connect, admin check, and kotomi bridge to integrate into the XF layout). There is a crude template system, but everything is hard-coded in the script itself so it can run as a standalone.

    I can make it into what you need if you have specs, like a list of fields that you want for add/edit, and what fields you want shown as columns in the item listing.
     
  11. craigiri

    craigiri Well-Known Member

    Talk to Jake.....it would need to be customized and installed - it's not an add-on
     
  12. craigiri

    craigiri Well-Known Member

    Took only a few days - got a "test" insert today from Japan that said "testing XRumer", that being a blackhat auto insertion script of some kind.....

    Of course, all reviews are not shown until I OK them, so that stopped it.
     
  13. melbo

    melbo Well-Known Member

    xrumer is a spam company.
    x-rumer (although banned) was logged into my vB site nearly every day.
     

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