JReviews has everything you need so you can get started today!
The JReviews plugin combines the functionality of a WordPress directory plugin and a WordPress reviews plugin into a single, powerful and user-friendly plugin. JReviews is constant development with a strong emphasis on user experience, SEO and performance. 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 WordPress leverages the core WordPress categories and posts; it is very flexible and has an extensive feature-set.
Included with every license, the RapidLauncher Add-on provides one-click installation of sample data.
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 Widgets to let users 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 Widget.
When combined with the GeoMaps Add-on the Advanced Search Widget is also capable of performing proximity searches using postal codes, partial or complete addresses.
All user actions appear in the BuddyPress activity stream 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 BuddyPress user avatar and name is also shown on user contributed content linked to the BuddyPress profile. Three BuddyPress plugins are available to display a user's listings, reviews and favorites in his 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 Widgets 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.
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.
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
Wish every developer could be like this!
Honestly - this is the first component I was thrilled to buy. Not only because it works above and beyond what you'd expect it to do, but because the customer support - to me - is unrivaled.-- Ralph Sutton
I am a REAL beginner - and I had A LOT of questions - I posted in the forums, I emailed the developer, and every single one of my questions got answered much faster than I could have anticipated.
The component itself is top notch but add in the fantastic customer support - and you have something special. Plus they are always working on improvements and listening to users - to incorporate features we want.
I can't say enough good things about jReviews. Well worth every dime!
Alejandro & JReviews -- A winning combination
Not only is JReviews the best Joomla-based review package, but the support you get from Alejandro is top notch! He gets back to you right a way (usually within 24 hours) and is always extremely helpful. I highly recommend JReviews for your Joomla review & rating site!-- Rory Lipsky
JReviews is the best software that Joomla has to offer!
JReviews is the best software for having an online listing directory & having reviews for your listings. I was fortunate to be a part of the GEOMap Beta testing program and worked close with Alejandro on fixing the bugs of this great new component add-on for JReviews! This new component is going to really shine even more light on the Joomla Community and show developers that you can build great software for Joomla powered websites.-- Samuel R. Carducci, Webmaster, FindMyMeds.com
With the addition of the GEOMaps component add-on; my website will truly be in the spot light and feel a sense of completion & can move on to the hard part of owning a website, marketing it!
Thank you so much Alejandro, you really are one of the best coders that I have ever worked with & really know your stuff. Thanks for building this GREAT add-on to an already super great product!
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