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

Showcase "Item Management System" (Reviews, Guides, Garage etc) [Paid] 2.7.3

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Bob

Well-known member
#1
bobster65 submitted a new resource:

Showcase (version 1.0.0 Beta 3) - Showcase your Items visually along with detailed wysiwyg tabbed content

Demo link: http://addons.nfljunkies.com/showcase/

NOTE: Initial Release Special = $35.00 Ends Sunday Night the 18th of November!

What is Showcase? Showcase is an addon designed for forum owners to provide an interface for their users to "show off" items both visual with an image gallery as well as tabbed content for detail information pertaining to each item.

Key Features

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Read more about this resource...
 

Bob

Well-known member
#2
Just want to make it clear that 100% of Support is handled on my Support Site: http://addons.nfljunkies.com/

You MUST be validated as a licensed xenforo owner before I will approve your account. I am in Mountain Time Zone, so please do not expect me to be awake at 3AM to approve your account lol.. patience goes a long ways ;) My INBOX is always open if you are anxious and want to get approve to purchase.

The DEMO is PUBLIC (viewing). Once you are an approved member, you can create items to see how that process works.
 

Digital Doctor

Well-known member
#3
Looks great. Excellent job (as usual).

I'd like to see a Discussion Tab what would bring the showcase items directly into the action of the Forums. Seeing new showcase item discussion in the What's New would help drive traffic to the Showcase.

Seems like this could easily be used for Reviews.

Update: could the comments show up in What's New ?

Update2: Could the "category thread listings" (ie. http://addons.nfljunkies.com/showcase-category/aquariums.3/ ) look more like .. the showcase home page http://addons.nfljunkies.com/showcase/
 

Bob

Well-known member
#4
Looks great. Excellent job (as usual).

I'd like to see a Discussion Tab what would bring the showcase items directly into the action of the Forums. Seeing new showcase item discussion in the What's New would help drive traffic to the Showcase.

Seems like this could easily be used for Reviews.

Update: could the comments show up in What's New ?
What's new is only for Discussion Threads ( you should know this by now as its been mentioned 1000's of times ;) )

Ya, one of the things 8thos brought up during beta testing was Dsicussion Tab (Thread integration) instead of comments system. Its something that I am looking into for a future version as I tend to agree with it and kinda like the way the RM does it.
 

Digital Doctor

Well-known member
#5
Update2: Could the "category thread listings" (ie. http://addons.nfljunkies.com/showcase-category/aquariums.3/ ) look more like .. the showcase home page ? http://addons.nfljunkies.com/showcase/
Love the Gallery Tab.

If someone visits
http://addons.nfljunkies.com/data/attachments/0/165-b13a82045d7d6d9afc6bb02742a03df3.jpg
Is it possible to redirect them to the image gallery ?

An excellent example of why a Discussion Tab works is .... how do people find out about Showcase here at Xenforo.com ?
- Randomly looking at the Resources Tab (rarely).
- seeing the item in What's New in the forums (usually).
 

Bob

Well-known member
#6
Looks great. Excellent job (as usual).
Update2: Could the "category thread listings" (ie. http://addons.nfljunkies.com/showcase-category/aquariums.3/ ) look more like .. the showcase home page http://addons.nfljunkies.com/showcase/
I have no intentions of changing the category pages to a completely different look/functionality. It wouldn't take much to do it however (if you know what you are doing). I am simply not interested. I like it the way it is or I would have done it differently ;)

An excellent example of why a Discussion Tab works is .... how do people find out about Showcase here at Xenforo.com ?
- Randomly looking at the Resources Tab (rarely).
- seeing the item in What's New in the forums (usually).
Well aware of it which is why I said above that I have plans already. You also forgot the XenForo Newsfeed which surprisingly, a lot of people actually use ;)
 

surfsup

Well-known member
#7
Awesome! I have been in big need of a resource like this!

Questions....

1) can people leave comments and leave their own star review!?

2) Can any of the tabs allow html or bbcode? Would like to embed youtube videos etc if possible?

3) Would be awesome if people can leave their own star rating from the showcase home :)

4) Can we choose how many items list on the showcase home?

5) Inside each category, can I get you to customize it for me so that they can list in abc order?
 

Bob

Well-known member
#8
Awesome! I have been in big need of a resource like this!

Questions....

1) can people leave comments and leave their own star review!?

2) Can any of the tabs allow html or bbcode? Would like to embed youtube videos etc if possible?

3) Would be awesome if people can leave their own star rating from the showcase home :)

4) Can we choose how many items list on the showcase home?

5) Inside each category, can I get you to customize it for me so that they can list in abc order?
Just approve your account, so you can test it out be creating items on the demo.

1). Yes, each item has its own comments functionality. No, only ratings at this time, but I may consider adding reivews on ratings functionality similar to the RM.

2). Each Tab uses the xenforo editor (the same one for threads). Yes, you can embed youtube.

3). I'll consider it.

4). Yes. Each module can be enabled as well as each has its own setting for the number of items to display... ie, you can have 15 recent, no popular and 3 Top Rated.

5). I will be adding in sorting capabilities for Category pages, one will be by Title.
 

DRE

Well-known member
#9
Chris Deeming's BB Button Code works with this addon which is great because that addon didn't work with The Library.

I was able to fit in almost 3 chapters in one tab using Rigel Kentaurus Tabbed BB Codes.

If you use this addon in conjunction with all the other cool addons on Xenforo then you are in for a real treat.

This does exactly what it says it does and does it very well.

I'm really looking forward to RSS and Discussion Tab integration so that I can move my own xenforo resources to the showcase.

Showcase having it's own RSS feed would be a tremendous update.
 

DRE

Well-known member
#10
Why I Prefer Showcase Over The Library...

Although you can create as many pages as you like in The Library, I prefer the look and layout of Showcase due to it's smooth home page and category layout, built-in 5 star rating system, ease of use, compatibility with most other addons and image gallery. The following is a prime example of both Rigel's Tabbed BB Code and Chris' BB Code working inside a category I created on my site called 'Stories'

A category can have up to 5 pre-defined tabs set by the administrator. I created 5 tabs for the 'Stories' category called Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 and Part 5. As you can see in my link below only the Part 1 tab shows. The other tabs don't show if you don't add anything there. The Image Gallery tab is not an added tab, it just automatically shows after you saved your item but only if you uploaded an image while your editing inside one of the tabs.

http://www.8thos.com/item/stroman-a-michael-jackson-fan-fiction.2/

In my Michael Jackson Fan Fiction called 'Stroman' I only filled out one tab.

In the first tab alone I was able to add a story that is 17, 123 characters and 3,010 words.

I used Rigel's Tabbed BB Code to create my own tabs (Prologue, Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3).

If I need to add more chapters I can either add to the first user tab or to the admin set tab called Part 2.

I personally suggest adding more chapters under a different tab to reduce the possibility of your browser crashing after reaching the limit.

Tabs.jpg
 

Gleedo

Active member
#12
If this also had the ability to add, track, and rate downloads it would be super awesome (inc linking to offsite downloads). I would then definitely have a good use for this.

Then it would pretty much be like the Resource Manager.
 

Bob

Well-known member
#13
it would be cool if the user-avatar would be also shown at the Showcase-Homepage, so that you can see which user submitted an image.
Similar to this:
http://weheartit.com
The required user data is exposed, so a simple template edit is possible to include the users avatar. Im not sure I want to redo the layout to included it, but certainly will think about it. Can you please post this (and the others) in the suggestions area on the support site so we can track and discuss? Thanks :)

Would it be possible for you to also create a "floating images version" (similar to pinterest) by using this code ?
http://xenforo.com/community/threads/turn-xf-into-pinterest-com.29887/page-3#post-427021
Not familiar with pinterest, but will check into it.

And have the "Showcase" set to show at the Homepage....?
Not sure how to go about that to be honest as I've never had the desire to set an addon route to the "home" page. Probably similar to how a few people have done it for the Recent Activity page. I'd have to look into it. Maybe Jake knows.

Would Syndols "Bookmark Add-on" work with this Add-on ?
I don't have that addon, so I am not sure. If it supports other add-ons, then I don't see why it wouldn't.
 

Bob

Well-known member
#15
If this also had the ability to add, track, and rate downloads it would be super awesome (inc linking to offsite downloads). I would then definitely have a good use for this.

Then it would pretty much be like the Resource Manager.
I have a Downloads Manager Add-on that will be released soon. DLM has most everything this has, but its built specifically to be a downloads manager vs showcasing Items. 8thos has been trying his hardest to get me to combine the two, but I won't be doing that. SC and DLM will remain separate addons.
 

Gleedo

Active member
#18
I have a Downloads Manager Add-on that will be released soon. DLM has most everything this has, but its built specifically to be a downloads manager vs showcasing Items. 8thos has been trying his hardest to get me to combine the two, but I won't be doing that. SC and DLM will remain separate addons.
That's sounds great. While I said it would be good if SC could handle downloads, it does make more sense to me to keep it as a seperate addon.

Will it have the ability to add a download that is hosted off site? That would be useful for people whose hosting restricts a lot of download/file sharing etc.

Sorry for talking about that in this addon thread...
 

Shelley

Well-known member
#19
I have a Downloads Manager Add-on that will be released soon. DLM has most everything this has, but its built specifically to be a downloads manager vs showcasing Items. 8thos has been trying his hardest to get me to combine the two, but I won't be doing that. SC and DLM will remain separate addons.
I'm very Interested in your downloads manager.

Excellent work with the showcase add-on Bob. (y) Looks great.