JReviews has everything you need in a Joomla directory and reviews component so you can get started today!
Despite it's name, as soon as you begin using JReviews, you'll quickly realize that it is both the best Joomla directory component and the best Joomla reviews component, combined into in one powerful and user-friendly solution. JReviews is in constant development with a strong emphasis on user experience, SEO, and performance. You can use JReviews to build City Guides, Classifieds, Business Directories, Product Catalogs, Book Reviews, Events, Movie & Gaming Review Databases, Job Boards, Beverage Reviews and so much more. JReviews for Joomla extends the core Joomla article system; it's extremely flexible and comes with unparalleled features and functionality.
Start off with standard forms containing the basic fields for listings and reviews and extend them with custom fields. There are many types of fields to choose from including non-standard inputs like Related Listings to connect listings with one another. It is also possible to control user access settings and to customize the rendered output of each field.
Through the use of Listing Types, you can design multiple listing and review forms so they are tailored to each of your categories. For example if you have Venues and Events listing types each one can have different forms that collect different information.
Let your vistors make the most of your site with these great features. They'll be able to create their favorite list, claim listing ownership so they can manage their own listing, submit an enquiry to a listing owner and easily compare multiple listings on the site.
It's very easy to submit listings on the front-end of the site so you can allow site members or even guests so contribute new content. With fine-grained access controls you choose which listings are automatically published and which go into moderation.
Build your site just the way you want with the ability to define different sets of rating criteria for each of your listing types. You can establish the rating scale that will be used on the site and also assign different weights to each rating criteria.
Top rated lists take into account both the average rating and the number of reviews a listing has received for more accurate results. Listings can also be ordered by rating for each individual rating criteria. So for example, your site visitors would be able to find top rated restaurants based on the quality of food alone, instead of only by average of food, atmosphere, service and pricing. Your site visitors will be able to vote on reviews and use the review search functionality to find reviews that match their keywords.
Editor reviews allows you to give your business or trusted users the ability to post reviews that are shown, and averaged, separately from the user reviews.
Listings and Reviews can have any type of media associated with them. Each media type is automatically recognized and videos and audio files are automatically converted to HTML5 compatible formats so they play in all browsers. You can import media files directly from other sites and automatically embed videos from the most popular video sharing sites.
Choose from multiple layouts and display options for videos and photos and you can even have different settings for each of your listing types. For example you can display a photo gallery in the detail page for Hotels and use a film-strip layout for Movie listings.
Create custom Advanced Search and Filtering Modules to let your site visitors quickly find what they are looking for, including the ability to search listings by rating. You can design multiple forms with different inputs or let users use the default Advanced Search page where they can search listings by listing type, category and the defined search fields.
The Live Search feature improves the user experience by loading results in real time as the user types in keywords or makes selection from the Advanced Search Module.
When combined with the GeoMaps Add-on the Advanced Search and Filtering Modules are also capable of performing proximity searches using postal codes, partial or complete addresses.
All user actions appear in the EasySocial and JomSocial activity streams to enrich your community. New listings, media, reviews and review discussions can be posted to the stream in addition to favorites and votes on reviews and media.
The EasySocial and JomSocial user avatar and name is also shown on user contributed content linked to their profile. Three Community plugins are available to display a user's listings, reviews and favorites in the user's profile page.
We implement Schema.org, Facebook Open Graph and Twitter Cards.
Review and Breadcrumbs structured data markup is output by default to increase the probability that you'll get nicer results in SERPs.
It is also possible to configure each of the site Listing Types with different Schema.org and Facebook Open Graph object types.
We know it's important to display different information throughout the site and once installed you'll find the following Modules available, each one with many configuration settings:
We've also implemented a ShortCodes system that allows you to place the output of listings, reviews and custom fields anywhere on the site.
The core functionality of JReviews already lets you put together an incredible site. If you want to extend it with even more features we've got a few add-ons to choose from.
AMP: Lightning fast and beautiful content-rich pages in mobile search results.
GeoMaps: Bring the power of Google Maps to your site. Add proximity search to the Advanced Search, display maps, streetview and directions. The add-on includes a Module to display maps anywhere on your site.
WidgetFactory: Harness the power of your brand and content by giving publishers the ability to add customizable widgets that display your site content on their websites.
MyLists: Keep users coming back to your site by allowing them to create their own public and private lists (wishlist, watchlist, etc.). Site owners can also create pre-defined lists.
UserProfiles: Add a powerful profile system to your site that takes advantage of all the powerful features in JReviews like multi media uploads, custom fields, user reviews and advanced search.
ListingResources: Complement your listings with 3rd party resources (deals, affiliate links, news, articles, awards, ...). The add-on can handle any resource that you want to include that doesn't require a separate listing.
PaidListings: Make money with your website by accepting payments for listing submissions and for enhanced listings with custom fields and media.
Everywhere: One powerful review system for all your needs. Extend the user review functionality from JReviews to other components, then manage all reviews from a single place. Plugins for leaving reviews in EasySocial and JomSocial profiles are included.
FBAppFactory: Build, brand and distribute your own Apps that others can install, configure and display on their Facebook pages..
The features and strength of the product are coupled with outstanding customer support and backed by our 30 day money back guarantee. We release frequent updates to roll out new features and improve the existing functionality.
The Best Out of the Box Directory Software Out There
I looked everywhere for directory software that could handle all of my needs from multiple review criteria to ease of use. I tried a lot of them before I settled down with jreviews. It honestly was the best decision I made. So much so that I sold all my other software licenses so I could buy more jreviews ! I love it would never change. Very easy to customize. Great Joomla platform and exceptional support-- jimbo smokes, owner, Marijuana Dispensary
Best Spent Money
This component has very vast functionality which is limited only by one's own abilities. Every time i explore the admin section of this component, i find amazing capabilities that i are yet to be exploited. It contains almost all the functionalities that a "Review" site should have and everything is so easy to run and configure. I never found it short of any feature, rather you will find it very flexible, customizable and user friendly component.-- Haseeb Jamal, Founder, WebTechTix
It would be quite injustice with this testimonial if i don't mention the "Support". The response is immediate and quite detailed. Indeed, this is the Best Spent Money of my life and i would recommend buying this component to every serious person who plans to build a directory of products, places, persons or almost anything in the world.
Always ready and willing to help, EVEN when I don't know what help I need!
Alejandro and his team have supported my team since we began working with Joomla and JReviews at least 8 years ago, but in the last couple of years, when we've really needed support for different ventures we were taking, that's when we have relied most heavily on the fantastic support of the team. If you look at the site, you won't see the correct implementation or actual REVIEWS part of the software, but that isn't the fault of anyone but me and my team...once I purchased the website, I went "rogue" and ended up not using the product as intended. However, the fact that we haven't implemented the software as intended has not stopped Alejandro from supporting us as we have traversed our own On-The-Job implementing to the best of our ability. We have received help, direction, suggestions and even encouragement as we moved forward, and again, now as we embark on another "adventure" upgrading the site. Many thanks to the fine software and the support, even for those who haven't taken full advantage and/or potential of JReviews and the iReview template. We can't thank you enough!!-- Keith Adee, Owner, Villages1.com
...The best component and support I have ever got...!
...I got the chance to be one of the first to try jReviews 2.4 and I love it...!-- Benoit Dion, VP and Director of Development / Creation, Rendez-Vous Local
...It's loaded with features that leave other directories / reviews site out there look boring...
...The flexibility, the quality of the code, the CCK features and the ease of use make this component a must have for many types of websites you may need to build...
...Now don't get me started on he support...It's simply incredible, never got a top quality / dedicated support like that from any component provider, EVER...
...So yes, I highly recommend JReviews, it's not a expense but a investment...
...Thanks to the JRreviews team...!
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