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[Contribution] Allow Guest Reviews


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Hey all.... I've been sitting on this one for awhile... I change my OSC back in November to allow guests to write reviews. After seeing it requested alot on the forums, I've decided to pack it up as a contrib.


This mod will allow guests to write reviews. If a user is not logged in, they will get 2 input boxes (for first and last name) when writing a review. If they are logged in, the name is filled in for them. I reccomend using the "review approval" system with this mod.


It's been so long since I've changed my OSC install to do this, that I cannot remember if there were any language files or any other files I changed for this. I think what is included is the only file I changed, but if you find an error, please let me know ASAP.





The only thing necessary for evil to flourish is for good men to do nothing

- Edmund Burke

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Sweet contribution.


I've been thinnking of doing this myself to try to increase the number of reviews we get.


Might have to keep a close eye on thme though, or install the review approval contrib to make sure no one posts a bunch of trash.


NOTE: As of Oct 2006, I'm not as active in this forum as I used to be, but I still work with osC quite a bit.

If you have a question about any of my posts here, your best bet is to contact me though either Email or PM in my profile, and I'll be happy to help.

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yeah I've installed the review approval with mine to keep "trash" out and edit things like spelling/grammar if neccessary...


in fact, after a users posts review, it shows them the message "You're review will show online within 24-48 hours."... I didn't take that out since I figured alot of people would want to use the review approval with this... it is easy enough to change too if you decide not to use a review approval system too.

The only thing necessary for evil to flourish is for good men to do nothing

- Edmund Burke

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  • 7 months later...

Hi there. I installed this contribution and it works fine. The problem is in the name displayed on the catalog side for guests: when name and last name with apostrophes are inserted (i.e. D'Amato) they are then displayed with a slash (D\'Amato) which is not very nice to see...In the admistration panel the names are ok. Any ideas? Many thanks in advance


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  • 2 years later...

I just installed this, and it does not display the guest name after submitting the review. I have developed my own "Better Review System" that I am using, which displays the customer's name (first name only), then their given location. (So it shows "Review by NAME from LOCATION"). When I tried out a test of the guest reviews contrib, it displays in product_reviews.php: "Review by from LOCATION".


The problem is that the customer's name is not being inserted into the database. I have inserted the code per the directions (omitting the last name parts, however). This is not a conflict of the BRS contrib either.


Can anyone help? Or does anyone know if I can simply have it display "Guest" or "Anonymous" when a reviewer is not logged in?

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  • 3 years later...

I am using this contribution, however there's a bug with it.


A customer writes a review without registering.


Then they decide to purchase and create an account. When that person gets to the checkout system, the cart loses the contents. How can this be fixed?

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