JReviews Directory & Reviews for Joomla and WordPress

 

JReviews is the Swiss Army Knife equivalent of a Joomla extension and WordPress plugin. It's a multi-purpose solution that allows you to create almost any type of site and to use JReviews within the same site for different purposes. Whether you need to build a City Guide, Business Directory, Classifieds Ads, Jobs Board, or a Product Reviews Catalog, all of this and much more is possible with JReviews. With over 12 years of continuous development, JReviews boasts thousands of features and a strong add-on offering that allow you to build a functional and very powerful platform for your site visitors.

Since 2006, over 7,000 clients have used our products to fulfill their dreams of starting up their own business. JReviews was created by Alejandro Schmeichler and it's the longest running reviews project for Joomla. The idea for the project started as a hobby in 2005 out of the need for a multi-criteria rating solution for a reviews site. This product was called Xtdratings and Alejandro made it available for free and created a website to support it. It became so successful at the time, that it led to the development of JReviews, first for Mambo CMS, and later for Joomla. In 2010, JReviews was folded into ClickFWD, a business dedicated to providing web-based software solutions. And in 2014, the first version of JReviews for WordPress was released.

Alejandro Schmeichler is the lead developer and project manager for JReviews. He has an Electronics Engineering degree from Universidad Simón Bolivar in Venezuela and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management. Alejandro has been working in the development of software solutions for over 12 years.

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Customer Testimonials

So Simple, Even a Dummy Can Use It

Before I found out about Joomla! and jReviews I assumed building a website was far beyond my feeble technical skills. I started building my site thinking "This is madness! I can't do this!" If you take it slow, read the instructions, and watch the videos, you too can be a player in the Web universe! Even after watching the video five times, I overlooked a simple step. I emailed Alejandro. He patiently and kindly explained what was right there in the video. (You have to be kind to the simple-minded.) I am delighted with jReviews and the support. Alejandro even answered my email on a Sunday!

-- Zack Soderberg, Webtender, Bullfrog Farms

Love jReviews!

When I downloaded the trial version I was pleased to see so many features. I had been looking for a review component but there was nothing I liked. This is a full-feature solution to every review website. The support is very neat, mostly within 1 hour respons. Thank you for a tool which is perfect for my needs.

-- Martijn Adriaan

JReviews is complete and flexible - Great Software

My history with JReviews dates back to Dec 2008 with the purchasing of our first license. Very rarely do I find a $200 Web Software solution, that after deployment, still has me scratching my head trying to figure out what more can it be used for.

JReviews has the capabilities, support, documentation and features you would expect from an enterprise-class solution after a heavy financial investment.

This is software that demand attention in two critical areas. An immaculate business plan and an appetite for creativity. The software is flexible, very much so, that without an exact idea what you want to use it for, will have you over-configuring it for a simple website or under-utilizing its massive range of features and options.

JReviews has a particular technical strength, its ability to be dynamic and versatile. Listings can relate to each or be associated to criteria within the review of another listing. The listings will appear based on what you’ve determined to be critical in a decision-making process…see what I mean?.....it gets hairy.

Although the software is cited by the creator as a directory and review solution, it can be used for something as simple as a blog. You can add have reviews for articles, make those articles into recommended articles based on the input from others, the applications are endless.

The team behind the software consistently adds new features, but streamlining previous additions, allowing you to grow with the solution, a necessary element since it’s such an involved solution.

Another great element is the fantastic support, irrespective of the time zone difference of 6-7 hours. I’ve raised my questions early morning my time and a response with a solution pops up hours later.

A true challenge for anyone wanting to use JReviews is the tough decision: “Am I going to use all of it or some of it?”

The solution comes pre-equipped with the Rapid Launcher, allowing the seamless import of some or all of the demo directories. This allows good insight into the setup and configurations of a good system. From here you can delete listings and further improve on the configuration to suite your needs.

JReviews takes great advantage of Joomla and Wordpress in that it will work with the posts/articles, since the listings are the posts and articles. Styling and display optimization is inherited but customizations are taken care of inside JReviews through an overrides features. In this way, changes are not overwritten with updates of the software.

On a final note, if you desire even more complexity, you can make use of the various custom parameters to use the system’s ability in generating a rich and informed user-experience.

JReviews is well-documented, it is well-supported and it requires time to set up all depending on how fully you want to use the software. Not a penny is wasted on JReviews if you have the time and creativity to use it well…….everything in this review is possible without changing a single line of code.

-- IvorIJ

Did You Know?....JReviews Works As Event Component!!!

Several months of back and forth between virtually EVERY event component for Joomla, wouldn't you know it, we end up using JReviews. Reason? This was the ONLY system that allowed us to reasonably implement an event submission interface that was simple and straight forward for your average Jane and Joe end-user without sacrificing any core/important functionality. This is what most developers seem to forget, remember this for the end users NOT other developers and web designers.

-- H White, President

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