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Should we axe our Reviews section (Reviewpost)?

kontrabass

Well-known member
#1
Ok forum owners, what would you do? We have a Reviews section running Reviewpost (alongside our VB3 board) that's been up for like 10 years now, and accumulated several thousand reviews. We're moving to XF, but haven't seen a workable ReviewPost integration solution, or any workable ReviewPost alternatives.

The Reviews section is responsible for 5.75% of our total traffic (roughly 12M pageviews/month). It seems that people seem to like posting a "is this a good ____ for me" thread instead of reading reviews.

Should I just archive it and shut it down?
 

HWS

Well-known member
#2
Or you can use Showcase for the reviews. I am sure Bob is able to create an importer for Reviewpost, if you pay him for it.
 

JulianD

Well-known member
#3
Whatever decision you take, make sure you save your original vBulletin database, and the import table. With that information you can import to another application in the future.
 

DRE

Well-known member
#5
transfer it to showcase by bobster or import it as threads and use julians thread rating plus xenportas article system with categories

wow thats such a good idea ill do it to my site.
 

Alfa1

Well-known member
#6
I would certainly not move to XenForo before you have a good alternative for your reviews.
Your reviews are an essential part of your website and these thousands of reviews take a very prominent place in your site. Loosing it or degrading it will affect your website greatly.
Currently XenForo does not have a good reviews addon, but I'm sure that it will come. Too many people need it.
 

kontrabass

Well-known member
#7
Thanks for the good tips and advice! Ok I won't delete it. I'm thinking we'll archive it as read-only until a full-featured reviews addon is out. Showcase is great, but some features of a reviews system are missing. I heard a little bird say that @Bob B might be working on a full-featured reviews system... (y)
 

Carla Birch

Well-known member
#8
Ok forum owners, what would you do? We have a Reviews section running Reviewpost (alongside our VB3 board) that's been up for like 10 years now, and accumulated several thousand reviews. We're moving to XF, but haven't seen a workable ReviewPost integration solution, or any workable ReviewPost alternatives.

The Reviews section is responsible for 5.75% of our total traffic (roughly 12M pageviews/month). It seems that people seem to like posting a "is this a good ____ for me" thread instead of reading reviews.

Should I just archive it and shut it down?
Reviewpost itself supports Xenforo out the box, well at lest version 6.2 does. But why it supports it i personally did away with it and started to use Showcase by @Bob B because its by far better designed and coded to work with Xenforo, where as Reviewpost is still like something from the 90's in my personal view.