JReviews includes everything you need to quickly start creating sites for business directories, classifieds, catalogs, events, reviews, multimedia, and much more!
JReviews is the best WordPress directory plugin and the best WordPress reviews plugin, combined into in one powerful and user-friendly solution. JReviews is in 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 extends the core WordPress posts system; it's extremely flexible and comes with unparalleled features and functionality.
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 and Filtering 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 MapsPro Add-ons 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 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.
AMP: Lightning fast and beautiful content-rich pages in mobile search results.
MapsPro: Bring the power of OpenStreetMap, Mapbox and Google Maps to your site. Add proximity search to advanced search and filtering, show maps in list and detail pages, streetview (Google only) 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.
JReviews is complete and flexible - Great SoftwareMy 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
...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...!
...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...!
BenBenoit Dion VP and Director of Development / Creation, Rendez-Vous Local
Outstanding support!Needed help with our website ... site was down and we were somewhat panicked. Emailed jReviews support and had a response within minutes. Alejandro was able to troubleshoot the issue and get us back up very quickly. Product adds tremendous value to our website and we are grateful for the continued support and product development!Mark McKeen Owner, BarkleyAndPaws, LLC
My experience with SobiPro and JreviewsI was searching for a directory extension and found Jreviews and SobiPro.
After going through their demo, I have decided to become a gold member of SobiPro. After 3 days, I regretted my decision as I am still struggling to get the extension installed properly let alone doing any meaningful testing. Perhaps, I just not technically sufficient.
Frustrated and unwilling to spend more time, I purchased the Jreviews (not the Express) and within an hour, I started doing meaningful implementation.
I must say that the software is solidly built and do with it is supposed to do and more!
The technical support is rock solid too. Alejandro and Kristian did not fail to reply my support tickets within a few hours with solutions that really solved the issues on hands. They even helped me with conflicts with my templates provided by others.
12 Support tickets and 7 days, I have completed implementing a working directory, classifieds and blog site with almost all features provided by Jreviews including twitter, facebook integration.
I am really satisfied with my decision to go with Jreviews.Keep it up.Barry Tan
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