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Bring your Review Engine reviews into your WordPress website via shortcodes and widgets.

This plugins allows you to bring Review Engine reviews into your WordPress site via shortcodes and widget.

You must have a Review Engine lite or paid account to use this plugin.

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  1. redbrick-digital-core screenshot 1

    Creating a Review Engine Shortcode for a page, post, or custom post type.

  2. redbrick-digital-core screenshot 2

    Using the Review Slider widget in a sidebar widget area.

  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/plugin-name directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the 'Plugins' screen in WordPress
  3. Go to the RBD Core menu item and place your review engine URL into provided text input.
  4. Now you may use the Review Engine Shortcode on any page, post, or custom post type with a content editor, or the Review Slider and Social Proof widgets in any widget area.

0.9.6.2

  • Verification kept failing for some reason. That has been temporarily disabled.

0.9.6.1

  • Allow the file cutestrap.css to be disabled on themes it interferes with.

0.9.6

  • Added a new theme to the Widget "Social Proof" called Minimal, for a sleeker look.
  • Performs a Verification Check to make sure insallers have access to a Review Engine.
  • Performs a check to see if Advanced Review Funnels are enabled.

0.9.4

  • Finalized removal of Schema to comply with Google's standards.
  • Enabled Gravatars on reviews by default, if applicable.
  • Added the started phase of a HIPAA Compliant mode. This mode forcefully removes Gravatars and replaces names with "Anonymous" and includes a simple pop-up on hover explaining it's for HIPAA Compliance.

0.9.3.3

  • Minor modifications to layouts.
  • Removed Schema to comply with Google's new standards of marking up Third Party Reviews.

0.9.3.2

  • Changed Box-Sizing to allow proper column layouts in Cutestrap.

0.9.3.1

  • Shrunk Bootstrap 4.0.0-alpha.3 into new Cutestrap.

0.9.3

  • Replaced Cutestrap (based on Bootstrap 3) with Bootstrap 4, Alpha 3.

0.9.2

  • Replaced file_get_contents() for API calls with custom function that uses cURL. Sites not on our server cluster were freezing on API calls.

0.9.1.1

  • Enabled basic debug features via query string. "debug=api / url=[URL HERE], debug=transient url=[URL HERE] delete=true, debug=phpinfo"

0.9.1

  • Broke Write a Review and Show More Reviews buttons, now fixed.

0.9.0.1

  • Backwards Compatibility for Review Engine Shortcode "Per Page" parameter

0.9.0

  • Refactored Widgets into sub-directories
  • Wrapped all review based widgets and shortcodes in Schema Markup
  • Made Review Engine Display transient salt much less stupid.

0.8.9

  • Some under-the-hood changes to plugin layout and commenting have increased standards.
  • Added Schema Markup to the Review Engine Display shortcode.
  • Increased compatibility with Upper Right widget area.
  • Increated compatibility with theme colors.
  • Changed display styles of all Review Engine Display and Review Slider buttons.
  • Note: This is a temporary release, and is not mandatory. If you'd like Schema on all widgets, please wait for the 0.9.0 update.

0.8.3

  • An additional commit, also updated ReadMe.txt's additional section.

0.8.2.1

  • Fixed RBD Core menu item not showing up on non-multisite installations.

0.8.2

  • Enabled image assets, included Social Proof widget.
  • TODO: Make all Review items (Shortcodes and Widgets) follow Schema.

0.8.1

  • Official Beta Release
  • Prevented unpublished URLs from being returned in API calls.
  • Converted to Review Engine API v2
  • Unlocked more options in the Shortcode and Widget

Upgrade Notice

0.9.4

  • Upgrade to latest version is urgent and strongly advised.

0.9.3.3

  • Please upgrade to the latest version.

0.9.3.2

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0.9.3.1

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0.9.3

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0.9.2

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0.9.1.1

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0.9.1

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0.9.0.1

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0.9.0

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0.8.9

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0.8.3

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0.8.2.1

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0.8.2

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0.8.1

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FAQ

"I don't see the shortcode button or widget, where are they?"

Make sure you've put a Review Engine URL into the RBD Core admin page!

Plugin Initialization

To enable the shortcodes and widgets, first go to the RBD Core menu item that's in the left-hand admin menu. Place the URL of your Review Engine in the Review Engine URL text input, and then hit the Save Changes button.

Configuring the Review Engine Display Shortcode

Now go into any Page, Post, or Custom Post Type that has a content editor. You'll now have an Add Review Engine Display button next to Add Media. Click on that to access the shortcode editing popup.

URL: Adjust your threshold to 3, 4, or 5 stars. Note: This will only grab published reviews.

Title: An option H2 tag to preface your reviews section with.

Threshold: Set this to 3, 4, or 5 stars to grab published reviews at and above that threshold.

Service: Choose which service category to grab reviews from, default "All".

Staff: Query against reviews with this staff member, default "All".

Location: Query against reviews from this location, default "All".

Limit Characters: Choose how many characters will show before the Read More link appears (if above the character limit).

Reviews Per Page: Choose how many reviews show before the Show More Reviews button appears (if you have more reviews than are returned).

Max Columns: Determine how many columns of reviews there are. Note: 3 often works best for full width pages, and 2 for pages with sidebars.

Hide X: Choose to hide some Meta Data. Note: City, Location, Staff, and Category are currently inoperable.

Enable Ajax: Currently inoperable.

Hide Overview: Hide the overview and aggregate score.

Disable CSS: Will remove some non-structural CSS rules.

Click the Insert Into {Post Type} button and then click publish or update.

Configuring the Review Slider Widget

In your Appearance > Widgets page, there is a Review Slider widget. Drag that into the widget area you'd like to display the slider on. You may have more than one slider on a page if you wish.

Title: Give the widget an optional title.

Review Engine URL: Your Review Engine's URL. Note: This is predefined, but can be changed.

Threshold: Set this to 3, 4, or 5 stars to grab published reviews at and above that threshold.

Review Count: Choose how many reviews will be in the slider.

Character Count: Choose how many characters will show before the Read More link appears (if above the character limit).

Service: Choose which service category to grab reviews from, default "All".

Staff: Query against reviews with this staff member, default "All".

Location: Query against reviews from this location, default "All".

Hide Reviewer: Hide the reviewer's name.

Hide Meta: Hide the meta data under the review.

Disable CSS: Will remove some non-structural CSS rules.

Slider Speed: Will adjust the slider's speed, OFF will prevent all scrolling, and thus show only one review.

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Version 0.9.6.2

Requires WordPress version: 3.5.1 or higher

Compatible up to: 4.7.2

Last Updated 17 Jan 2017

Date Added: 07 Jul 2016

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