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VirtueMart 2 + 3 => 3rd party extension => Topic started by: GJC Web Design on April 23, 2014, 16:56:18 pm

Title: Virtuemart Product Review Component
Post by: GJC Web Design on April 23, 2014, 16:56:18 pm
At last - an Amazon style reviews component for Virtuemart

(http://www.gjcwebdesign.com/images/vm2.0_product_review_images/slides/01_vm_reviews_sq.png)

In other words users can only review products that they have actually bought. The Admin can of course add new reviews and moderate/edit existing reviews.

At the moment any VirtueMart registered user can review any product whether they have bought it or not.

The package can also handle "one off" products as it stores each purchased products details and user information to a separate component which the administrator has full control over.


Even if the product is later deleted from VM there record is still kept along with the image in the VMReview component.

It can also be set up to send review reminder emails to the purchaser after a set period of time.

 Full information is available here: Virtuemart 3-2 Product Review Package Instruction PDF  (http://www.gjcwebdesign.com/eximg/productreview/GJC_VMReview.1.6.0_Virtuemart_3_J3.pdf)

You can test it here at GJC Web Design VM 3-2 Product Review  (http://www.gjcwebdesign.com/vm2t7/)

You can download it here - Virtuemart 3-2 Product Review Component Download (http://www.gjcwebdesign.com/vm2-product-review.html) Price is €40.00

When an order is confirmed in your Virtuemart shop a plugin stores the details of each product purchased along with the product image and can even be set to copy this image to a save folder so if the product is later deleted the images are still available.

Depending on your settings a reminder email can be sent out to the client after a configurable time asking them to review their product.

When the client logins to your site in the "My Account" area is an extra tab with all the products he has purchased (note products - not orders) and there they have the ability to place a review for each product or read the reviews they have placed before hand.

Of course there is full management for the Administrator to moderate, publish and set up new reviews.

The reviews can be displayed in multiple ways - either as a review page or as modules that can be set to display in various ways.

A lot more information is contained in our handbook which you can download here - Virtuemart 3-2 Product Review Package Instruction PDF  (http://www.gjcwebdesign.com/eximg/productreview/GJC_VMReview.1.6.0_Virtuemart_3_J3.pdf) .

(http://www.gjcwebdesign.com/eximg/productreview/vmreview_reviews_front.png)

There is full management and moderation of all reviews.

(http://www.gjcwebdesign.com/eximg/productreview/vmreview_admin_moderate.png)


(http://www.gjcwebdesign.com/eximg/productreview/vm2.0_taxcloud/vmreview_component_entry.png)

There are also lots of ways to display the resulting reviews

(http://www.gjcwebdesign.com/eximg/productreview/vmreview_module_admin.png)

The user has a full over view of their purchases and reviews.

(http://www.gjcwebdesign.com/eximg/productreview/vmreview_reviews_view.png)


Download it at: Virtuemart 3-2 Product Review Component (http://www.gjcwebdesign.com/vm2-product-review.html)
Title: Re: Virtuemart 3-2 Product Review Component
Post by: submissionfc on May 12, 2014, 22:54:25 pm
Is there a way for me to test the emails that will be sent to customers after purchase? I want to see how customizable that is.

Also, is there a way for me to test the whole plugin before I purchase because it is pretty expensive?
Title: Re: Virtuemart 3-2 Product Review Component
Post by: GJC Web Design on May 12, 2014, 23:43:55 pm
Hi, it's much more than a plugin

it is a full component with 3 plugins and a module - a complete reviews solution.. did you download the pdf etc and try the test site?

The emails are fully configurable thru the language ini's e.g.

VMCUSTOM_REVIEWS_SUBJECT="Review reminder from "
VMCUSTOM_REVIEWS_SUBJECT2="Review reminders sent. "
VMCUSTOM_REVIEWS_BODY1="Dear "
VMCUSTOM_REVIEWS_BODY2="On "
VMCUSTOM_REVIEWS_BODY3=" you purchased item "
VMCUSTOM_REVIEWS_BODY4=" from "
VMCUSTOM_REVIEWS_BODY5="If you are satisfied with this product we would be delighted if you would leave a review via our sites member area.\nSimply login and browse to 'Your Account' where you will be able to submit your review.\n\nThank you."

If you email me on webmaster@gjcwebdesign.com I can make you an admin for the site so you can trial it.
Title: Re: Virtuemart 3-2 Product Review Component
Post by: GJC Web Design on June 13, 2014, 20:05:35 pm
The component development continues.
Included in v1.4

1. Plugin and template over ride to show the appropriate reviews on the product details pages

2. Built in importer to import all orders that belong to registered customers. These purchases are then available for the client t add a review in their Account area and reminder emails can be sent out in batches automatically.

3. html mails with placeholders possible in the email plugin.

4. More info on the reviews component display and module plus linking to the product - all selectable.

5. Improved usability of the Account reviews section.
Title: Re: Virtuemart 3-2 Product Review Component
Post by: nickson on October 17, 2014, 10:06:36 am
I am considering buying this component. But I am missing one thing: Google's rich snippets. Is it possible to add those to your component so product pages also display the rich snippets (review stars) in the google organic results.?
Title: Re: Virtuemart 3-2 Product Review Component
Post by: GJC Web Design on October 17, 2014, 10:16:03 am
Hi, can't be difficult - what is the syntax that Google requires do you know?
And would that be the average rating?
Title: Re: Virtuemart 3-2 Product Review Component
Post by: thewitt on April 17, 2015, 05:44:47 am
Does this extension work? 

I tried logging into the test/demo site and get an "Invalid Token" error...

It looks like it might be a nice replacement for the standard, fairly limited review module, but...
Title: Re: Virtuemart 3-2 Product Review Component
Post by: GJC Web Design on April 17, 2015, 09:53:18 am
****EDIT -  Now for Joomla 3 - VM 3  ******* 

What did u try to login with? You can contact me directly if you need more info....

P.S..  just tried with testshopper   testshopper  - worked fine

Title: Re: Virtuemart Product Review Component Upgraded for Joomla3 / VM3
Post by: GJC Web Design on June 27, 2015, 21:38:35 pm
The package has now been upgraded for Joomla 3/ VM3 -
In the download are two versions - a Joomla 3 / VM3 and a Joomla 2.5 /VM2 version
Title: Re: Virtuemart Product Review Component
Post by: GJC Web Design on February 23, 2016, 22:54:37 pm
Further upgrades made:

1. works with parent/childs
2. All reviews together in clients maintenance area where they can make and review their old reviews
3. Possible to send automatic multiple configurable html email reminders at set intervals for a configurable number of times
4. fully http://schema.org compatible
5. 'helpful' ranking of reviews
6. separate reviews views a la Amazon
7. problem free addition of ratings stars in any module or display
8. all reviews independent of the actual product .. so if the product is discontinued or one off you still have your reviews and images
9. import of all old orders as separate product purchases and you can kick off email reminders for these old orders
10. simple one line integration in any template
Title: Re: Virtuemart Product Review Component
Post by: GJC Web Design on February 28, 2016, 14:40:41 pm
A couple of sites using it:

http://misterfesta.com/webstore/coordinati-tavola/piatti-doraemon-dettaglio

http://www.fapi2.it/tecnocontrol-sensore-o2-city-5fo-nudo-cella-ossigeno.html
Title: Re: Virtuemart Product Review Component
Post by: lindapowers on March 01, 2016, 13:46:55 pm
Hi GJC

What I meant in the other post is that it would be great that you sold the module too as a standalone module for core reviews also, cause there is no other around.

Regards
Title: Re: Virtuemart Product Review Component
Post by: GJC Web Design on March 01, 2016, 13:50:29 pm
I'm still on a heavily hacked VM1.1. ..    :P -- its a snail race between AH and me .. to see who migrates first

just email me with the company and vat id etc and I will issue a B2B invoice webmaster at gjcwebdesign.com
Title: Re: Virtuemart Product Review Component
Post by: lindapowers on March 01, 2016, 13:52:20 pm
I'm still on a heavily hacked VM1.1. ..    :P -- its a snail race between AH and me .. to see who migrates first

just email me with the company and vat id etc and I will issue a B2B invoice webmaster at gjcwebdesign.com

Ouch, you are fast, was editing, oks ill do.

I see one of those are using the same template as us, so that convinced me to buy it.
Title: Re: Virtuemart Product Review Component
Post by: lindapowers on March 01, 2016, 13:53:57 pm
Just one question, can I migrate current reviews?

By migrate I mean even write them manually or in a nasty way via database. That would do :D
Title: Re: Virtuemart Product Review Component
Post by: GJC Web Design on March 01, 2016, 14:10:16 pm
works in Spyros's templates perfectly

there is no migration for old reviews .. but I guess I could look at that as well ... 

in the short term just copy -paste into the admin
Title: Re: Virtuemart Product Review Component
Post by: Optiat on August 23, 2016, 15:14:02 pm
Hi does this allow Guest shoppers to leave a review as well?

I don't want to force customers to have to log in, in order for them to leave a review.

Thanks
Title: Re: Virtuemart Product Review Component
Post by: GJC Web Design on August 23, 2016, 17:26:27 pm
nope sorry.. the whole point is that the user is a kosher buyer and can handle all their orders and reviews in one place (Account management)  like e.g. Amazon/Ebay

with a guest user there is no way to link a review etc to a user/shopper
Title: Re: Virtuemart Product Review Component
Post by: bozhenko on December 11, 2016, 07:24:02 am
Hi, I am looking for a way for me, admin, to put in reviews on the backend. I am a traveling speaker. People buy books at my seminars, so, there's no order placed. Those same people email me alot with their reviews on my books. With plain VM I can't put those reviews in. At the same time, it is quite naive to expect people to care enough to come back simply for a review. This is not a huge store, it's just two-three of my books there. So, when they place an order, it's too early to expect them to review, by the time they get the package, they might not start reading immediately, by the time they read it, I guess they don't even remember site address where did they get the book from... So, I'll never get reviews from those who bought it online, and can't put in those reviews I have from onsite events... Any solution???
Title: Re: Virtuemart Product Review Component
Post by: GJC Web Design on December 11, 2016, 11:10:06 am
With my component you can add reviews and ratings (all info) from the admin.
Title: Re: Virtuemart Product Review Component
Post by: bozhenko on December 11, 2016, 12:48:36 pm
With my component you can add reviews and ratings (all info) from the admin.
Before I give you money, last question: when showling reviews will it pick the styles from the template I am using for my site?
Title: Re: Virtuemart Product Review Component
Post by: GJC Web Design on December 11, 2016, 16:32:48 pm
Yes of course.. it is a fully configured component with all the normal templating options available in any Joomla extension

Have you downloaded the pdf etc? - http://www.gjcwebdesign.com/eximg/productreview/GJC_VMReview.1.6.0_Virtuemart_3_J3.pdf

tried the sites using it?
https://masaga.no/butikk/kremer-ol/220/100-sheasmor-okologisk-og-uraffinert-detail

http://www.fapi2.it/tecnocontrol-sensore-o2-city-5fo-nudo-cella-ossigeno.html

http://www.topiary-balls.co.uk/solar-lit-30-led-artificial-topiary-ball-detail

http://www.crashdiet.org/reviews/



Title: Re: Virtuemart Product Review Component
Post by: GJC Web Design on December 18, 2016, 13:48:39 pm
Some minor updates and fixes in the latest version

17.12.2016 v2.0.8
Added: Direction choice by Date in Reviews Component
Added: Date display in overall Reviews Display
Added: VM sublayout example for Rating Stars on Category View
Added: Direction choice by Date in Productdetails VM view
Changed: css widths of overall Reviews Display
Fixed: Translations of "Stars" on Productdetails VM view
Fixed: Average rating display on Productdetails VM view
20.11.2016 v2.0.7
Fixed: Show date on Productdetails VM view
Fixed: pagination fix for filtered reviews
Fixed: router fix for no product id
Title: Re: Virtuemart Product Review Component
Post by: loppan on February 18, 2017, 15:26:14 pm
Good day :)

I have a feature request... I would feel much better sending reminders to my customers if I gave them an option to opt out from receiving further reminders. I also believe it's considered good e-mail practice to always offer unsubscribe links from all automated e-mails being sent out...

Can we give users this possibility? I guess we basically need a new table that keeps track of "blocked" / unsubscribed users - any user who clicks a "unsubscribe" link ends up there and before every sending the plugin checks this blocked users list first :).

Curious to hear your thoughts.

Cheers

Peter
Title: Re: Virtuemart Product Review Component
Post by: GJC Web Design on February 18, 2017, 15:59:08 pm
Hi Peter,

would be perfectly possible..  but as sales of this extension run at about 3-4 a year maximum if I'm lucky, then I have to charge for any new features I'm afraid...
Have u bought the component?

Cheers

John
Title: Re: Virtuemart Product Review Component
Post by: Federico Fedro on January 30, 2019, 11:18:37 am
Hello GJC,
since I need a plugin that sends customers an request email for a review of the product after a period of about 2 weeks, i'm interested in your plugin "Virtuemart Product Review Component".

I would like to have only one clarification:
the name of the product is inserted into the email as a link, and redirects to the product page on my site, giving the customer the possibility to leave a review in a very simple way, or is it a simple text?

If this feature is not available, is it possible to integrate it?

Thank you.
Title: Re: Virtuemart Product Review Component
Post by: GJC Web Design on January 30, 2019, 12:46:30 pm
Hi Federico Fedro,

yes  -- html emails are sent with the product/s info .. everything is configurable

please read thru http://www.gjcwebdesign.com/eximg/productreview/GJC_VMReview.1.6.0_Virtuemart_3_J3.pdf where everything is explained and examples are given

am just building a new example site here:  not fully finished yet:  http://test.gjcwebdesign.com/reviews/the-shop/man/hats/safety-helmet-detail