Introduction

Multimedia, Classified Ads, Food & Beverage, Ratings & Reviews, Content Construction

JReviews is a directory, review, content construction kit (CCK), ratings, catalog, multi-media gallery component, all rolled into one very powerful and flexible Joomla extension. It combines a powerful multi-directory/database system with the most advanced multi-criteria ratings and reviews functionality. Use it to build City Guides, Classifieds, Business Directories, Real Estate Listings, Product Catalogs, Book Reviews, Restaurant Reviews, Hotel Reviews, Events, Movie & Gaming Review Databases, Job Boards, Beverage Reviews and so much more. Perfect for building sites similar to Yelp and TripAdvisor.

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JReviews is developed with a strong emphasis on user experience on desktop and mobile, SEO, and performance, so you can focus on building a great site. It has hundreds of features and settings so we recommend that you take some time to go over our website, documentation, and demo. You can also get started quickly with the free RapidLauncher Add-on, which lets you easily choose from several directories that you can import to your site with sample data.

JReviews has been in continuous development since 2006, making it one of the longest-running projects for Joomla.

Below you can find a summary of some of the most important features and functionality:

Directory

  • One or multiple directories on the same site with a single installation (City Guide, Business Directory, Catalog, Classifieds, Events, Recipes, Downloads). You can see this type of setup live on our demo site.
  • Inquiries to contact listing owners.
  • Claims to allow a business owner to take control of a listing to update it and be able to reply to reviews.
  • Listing comparison functionality
  • Media uploads (photos, videos, audio, attachments)
  • Multiple layouts for photos and videos
  • Advanced search and filtering with the ability to create custom search and filter forms.
  • Site members can add listings to their favorites list
  • Related listings widgets to display information in one listing about other listings. For example, display events in a venue listing and venue information for each event. Display albums for an artist and artist info in albums. Display nearby places inside a listing. Display other listings from the same category and much more.
  • Multiple layouts available for list pages: blog view, tableview, thumb view, and masonry.
  • Powerful SEO features that allow you to easily create dynamic page titles and meta descriptions for listings based on title, field data, and more.
  • Schema.org, Facebook Open Graph and Twitter Card markup and the ability to easily select the correct Schema.org and Facebook Open Graph object types for your listings.

Reviews

Most powerful review system of any extension and longest running multi-criteria ratings reviews project for Joomla since the pre-Joomla Mambo days.

  • Site editor and user reviews which are separate from each other.
  • Multi-criteria rating system.
  • Configurable rating scale for ratings.
  • Assign custom weights for individual criteria ratings.
  • Bayesian ranking system used to calculate a listing rank based on average rating and number of reviews.
  • Listing ordering by individual rating criteria (best service, best value, best location, etc.).
  • Review custom fields.
  • Owner replies to reviews.
  • Review comments.
  • Ability to disable ratings and use reviews as an advanced commenting system.
  • Media uploads (photos, videos, audio, attachments).
  • Advanced filtering with the ability to create custom search forms.

Media

JReviews has an advanced media system that allows you to use it for downloads, audio, video and photo galleries. It also allows you to easily embed videos from YouTube, DailyMotion, Vimeo and Twitch. It supports storage in localhost, as well as Amazon S3, RackSpace and Digital Ocean Spaces. For audio and video uploads, it supports FFMPEG for local encoding and also integrates with the most important cloud encoding services.

Custom Fields

Through the use of custom fields, JReviews allows you to create your own listing and review forms and these can be different for each listing type you create in the system. Each field has advanced settings that let you control view/write access and customize its output. You can also establish field relations like Country/State/City. The following custom fields are available: single and multiple select, radio, checkbox, text, textarea, date, website, email, integer, decimal, related listing, banner.

Last, but not least, the FormBuilder field which allows you to create custom forms with repeatable inputs. It comes with predefined forms for recipes, business hours, restaurant menus, inventory, computer specifications.

Moderation System

Choose which types of submissions are automatically published on the site and which ones should enter a moderation queue that allows site administrators to review them before making them live. Each listing type can have different settings for each type of submission. This applies to listings, reviews, media, review comments, owner replies, etc. and they can all be set up individually according to your needs.

Notifications System

Advanced notification settings for all different types of submissions so you can decide which activities should trigger an email notification to site users.

Community Integration

JReviews comes with out-of-the-box support for profile linking, avatar display and activity stream integration for EasySocial and JomSocial. It also comes with several apps/plugins for these two extensions to display My Listings, My Favorites and My Reviews in profile pages. It also includes profile linking and avatar display for Community Builder and Kunena.

Modules and Shortcodes

13 different modules are included in addition to listings, reviews and field shortcodes that can be used to show listings and reviews throughout the site.

  • Listings Advanced Search
  • Listings Advanced Filtering
  • Reviews Advanced Filtering
  • Directories
  • Listings
  • Reviews
  • Reviewer Rank
  • Fields
  • Range
  • Media
  • User Favorites
  • Totals
  • Calendar

JReviews App Store

The system can be further extended through Add-ons available in the JReviews App Store:

  • GeoMaps: adds maps and proximity search functionality
  • PaidListings: monetize your website by accepting payments for listing submissions and for enhanced listings with custom fields and media.
  • Import: import and export listings using CSV files.
  • WidgetFactory: powerful widget generator that lets listing owners publish widgets on other websites
  • AMP: Lightning fast and beautiful content-rich pages in mobile search results.
  • 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.
  • 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 multimedia upload, custom fields, user reviews, and advanced search.
  • 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.

Customization and Development

JReviews has an advanced overrides functionality which makes it easy to change code and theme files without the risk of losing your changes during updates. It also has documented development features like Filters and Events which allow you to extend the functionality without the need for changes to the core code. There are many examples in the documentation and blog to get you started.

This is just a brief summary of JReviews. Please, explore our website, documentation, and demo for more information and don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

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Functionality

Fantastic for business or other listings, with /without reviews. Extensive and still learning all its features after 4 years of use.

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Ease of use

With online documentation, videos and support, it is very easy to achieve what you want from the program.With any software, read the manual.

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Support

Support is always there when you need it. Quick to respond, understand the problems or questions and provides an understandable response

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Documentation

With online documentation, images and videos very clear and concise. You always have the excellent and quick response for any support.

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Value for money

Most definitely without question

I used this to: 2 Current websites and 5 sites being developed. Another 3 sites in the planning stage all using JReviews.
I am still discovering features of JReviews that I can use on the developing and current sites
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The best component for Joomla


Posted on 06 December 2018
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Functionality

Jreview is a powerful ckk with lots of features missing in Joomla

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Ease of use

If the project is simple it is easy to use, some more knowledge is required to customize it

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Support

Excellent support, the best I have found

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Documentation

The documentation is rich, supported by videos and tutorials

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Value for money

Excellent value

I used this to: I installed Jreview on an existing website and was impressed by the work this component can do. Jreview perfectly integrates Joomla articles with custom fields and an advanced system to define Schema.org microdata on custom pages and fields. Excellent the advanced search system.
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Functionality

Basically you can do whatever you want in reviews subject with this component. Very functionary and easy!

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Ease of use

Some problems in the beggining, but documentation will explain you everything, same as support.

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Support

Now the best part. I have never in my life meet better support than this one, TOP of the TOP! Everytime explained me clearly and deeply

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Documentation

Very clear and understandable

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Value for money

I will pay even more for that component. Great Job guys!

I used this to: I use it for my entertainers&animators website which include job offers, reviews and more stuff where i need the solution like jreviews. That was the best choice and im glad i found it.
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Functionality

It does and it has everything you will need, for a perfect directory with or with out reviews

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Ease of use

Is easy to use and if you need help Alessadro is doing his best to satisfy you.

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Support

Just perfect fast and resolves everything that you need.

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Documentation

Has everything, important not to be lazy to read it.

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Value for money

Is an extensions that worths much more than what it costs, if you have the idea it make you earn money.

I used this to: In 2 sites for adult but you can use it with everything you want to.
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Functionality

All most anything you can thing about reviews, this software can support it both in joomla and wordpress.

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Ease of use

Setup is not "one click" but compare to his Functionality is nothing.

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Support

Great support ! Alejandro is always there to help you in anything.

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Documentation

Comprehensive and up to date for joomla, but i thing maybe must separate it from wordpress Documentation.

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Value for money

Is priceless. If you work in joomla or wordpress and you need software for reviews the is no alternative.

I used this to: More the 9 years in joomla, and now i start use it in my wordpress site too.

Thanks for All , Alejandro !
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Functionality

Without this plugin I would not be able to produce a business directory with all the features required.

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Ease of use

Once set up (quite time consuming) the management of listing and reviews is very straight forward.

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Support

Fantastic, legendary support.

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Documentation

Very comprehensive and kept up to date, on several occasions we have queried some areas and they have been instantly updated.

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Value for money

It's not pricey if you consider the cost of other software and that other software in our experience is not as feature rich or poor support.

I used this to: A live business and information directory for our niche area, similar to a Yellow Pages.
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Functionality

There's too much functionality built in for even the most demanding of users to make use of.

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Ease of use

Very easy to use although some basic understanding of databases and building data subsets would come in handy.

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Support

Fantastic. Alway timely.

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Documentation

Extensive documentation and a great support forum if you get stuck.

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Value for money

10/10

I used this to: I used this to build my site at storebuilder.co.uk and I couldn't have done it without Jreviews. Not only is Jreviews easily the best reviews component but it also serves as a Joomla development kit. The best bit is that the support is brilliant!
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Functionality

Very extensive component to enable reviews on every site. Everything can be set as desired. Suitable for many branches!

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Ease of use

In the beginning you are overwhelmed by all possibilities but there is very good documentation available, therefore easy to use.

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Support

The best excellent support there is, it's fast, direct answers, helpful, all via support tickets and forum.

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Documentation

Extremely well detailed documentation, including; videos, tutorials, coding examples and many more.

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Value for money

Well worth the price, for sure.

I used this to: Our commercial site is based on the jreviews component. We have many categories / directories and everything can be set as you would like. I definitely recommend purchasing the Jreviews component and all the available add-ons.
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Functionality

Since 2010 everything from CCK, reviews, ads, directories, blogs, products, you name it, it works.

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Ease of use

Easy to learn and use. Lots of documentation and demo examples. Can start out of the box following step by step docs.

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Support

Without question the best support around! Fast, direct answers both via support tickets and forum.

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Documentation

Well documented and updated regularly, plus tutorials, video and written examples. References to demo where you can see working examples.

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Value for money

Great value for the money! Its an enterprise solution with flexibility at very affordable prices.

I used this to: This is used on every site. Its such a flexible tool with everything in place.
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Functionality

Jreviews functions as a great review component for any website looking to create a wonderful reviewing platform. No issues since 2013.

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Ease of use

Documentation is very well laid out with videos and superior support that ive never experienced anywhere else. They mak sure u are satisfied

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Support

Holly molly, 100% for sure u will get a very detailed response, they stay on top of your question to make sure that any issues are resolved.

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Documentation

Like i said before, between the videos and detailed docs, forums and tickets, you dont need any coding experience to use Jreviews. Simple.

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Value for money

Thank god they don't charge what its worth because then i wouldn't be able to afford it. Jreviews is totally worth every penny and more.

I used this to: A testimonial listing platform for businesses and nonprofits to enhance their search engine results. I recommend buying the addons and template from Jreviews because they are loaded with features that enhance the user experience.
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Developer:
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Last updated:
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Date added:
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