Installation Core/Add-ons

Whether you use Joomla or WordPress, we've got you covered. Follow the simple steps below to install JReviews and JReviews Add-ons your site.

While we may keep older versions for download to make it easier for clients to update to newer versions, please make sure you are download the most recent version available for new installations. We are currently on JReviews v3.x.

Installing on Joomla

Log in to the client area on our site and download the zip package for Joomla and unzip it. Using the Joomla extensions manager on your site install in the following order:

  1. The s2framework zip package
  2. The jreviews zip package

It is not necessary to enable the S2Framework component.

Installing on WordPress

Log in to the client area on our site and download the zip package for WordPress and unzip it. Using the WordPress plugins manager on your site, install in the following order:

  1. The s2framework zip package
  2. The jreviews zip package

It is not necessary to enable the S2Framework plugin.

Are you migrating from Joomla to WordPress?

While most themes work well out of the work, others may need an override or custom hooks to improve compatiblity. Read more about WordPress Theme Compatibility.

Installing Add-ons

To install Add-ons you need a valid and active subscription. Click JReviews App Store in the JReviews admin dashboard to enter your license key. From there you'll be able to install all Free Add-ons as well as any purchased Paid Add-ons.

Development Site

To access the JReviews App Store you need to enter a valid and active license key. When you do that, the key is automatically associated with your site's domain and cannot be used on a different site. You are able to move domains a few times yourself within the Client Area. If you reach the limit, feel free to contact us for assistance.

You can also access the JReviews App Store in localhost and the following sub-domains of your production domain:

  • demo
  • dev
  • developer
  • sandbox
  • stage
  • staging
  • test
  • testing

If you require a different domain for development purposes, submit a support request to let us know the development domain you want added.

JReviews App Store Not Working

This problem typically happens on localhost installations, but in a few rare cases also on some live hosting environments. The JReviews App Store requires making a connection with our server. All communications are secure and performed using an SSL connection. The problem occurs when server where JReviews is installed doesn't have an up-to-date CA root certificate bundle.

To fix the problem download an up-to-date CA root certificate bundle from curl.haxx.se

Then set a path to it in php.ini. For example, on Windows:

curl.cainfo=c:\php\cacert.pem