June 30th, 2012, 09:50 AM
Join Date: Mar 2006
If you are asking for ideas and suggestions, then here are some:
Integration into activity stream
More ideas here: Lets combine funds for a Reviews CMS with business/product directory - vBulletin.org Forum
Reviews should have different sections, so you could for example have sections for movie reviews, restaurant reviews and product reviews. |
permissions per section
The overview of reviews of each section, should allow for different display options, to be set by the admin.
A store like display option.
Option to choose to only have editor rating functions or only user rating functions or both.
Optional 'Buy now' button on forumdisplay for affiliate products.
Navigation treeview menu widget to display categories.
A review can be in multiple categories/sections.
Reviews should have:
Author ratings, with pretty AJAX stars, bars and other pretty rating scales. Author ratings can be turned off.
Member ratings. Member ratings can be turned off.
Combined rating averages.
Rating value should have an alt text. For example: if you choose to have ratings with 1 - 5 stars, then hovering over a 5 star rating could state 'excellent', while hovering over a 1 star rating could stat
Admins should be able to define rating questions and custom fields.
Custom fields should allow:
1. fields that work like tags. i.e. clicking on the word 'spaghetti' in a custom field would lead to all restaurants that serve spaghetti.
2. fields with AJAX autofill functions.
3. single line text fields
4. multiple line text fields
5. mandatory fields
6. tickbox fields
7. payment methods icons
Images with text wrap and image caption
Image carousel or another solution to allow a large number of images to be displayed.
Google maps integration. (show/browse all vendors/hotels/restaurants on a map)
Product video playing inline (youtube, vimeo, etc)
Amazon.com & other major affiliate network integration (automatically pull prices from Clickbank, Commission Junction and Amazon and add affiliateID to purchase link)
Automatic population of fields from amazon/other affiliate networks by ISBN or productID: image, product title, author, description, product details(up to weight)
Allow paid listing trough subscriptions and paid expanded listings. When a user pays for an expanded listing more custom fields become visible. For example: url, extended description, products & prices, offers, photos, Google maps, logo, etc.
A 'featured' widget that shows x companies. Companies can buy a listing in this widget.
Allow online and offline payments.
Allow users to claim listings. (for example: a restaurant owner can claim the listing for his restaurant and buy features for it)
When users claim listings or when listing owners buy expanded listings, first then let them agree to T&C.
After the user has agreed to it, also send a notification by email that they have agreed to the T&C.
Setting to moderate all edits & content posted by listing owners. (to avoid spam & unwanted content)
Allow users to post feedback to reviewed company. (visible in the listing, but separated from normal comments)
If the listing is claimed, then send this feedback to the owner. (email/pm) This feature can be bought by the listing owner.
Permission setting to hide comments to listing owner.
Permission setting to hide listings not owned by user.
Ability to compare prices of all vendors that sell product X
Summary charts for all restaurants that serve Y. i.e. a table that lists those restaurant, with the data from custom fields, as the admin defines.
Search for restaurants that have specific data in custom fields X, Y and Z.
Use rich snippets so that Google will show reviews & ratings
Reviews should be loaded with interactive AJAX/jquery functions.
CkEditor for users and admin side
Infractions & moderation tools
New entries & comments in 'What's New'
Searchable with vb search engine / Sphinx
Subscribe to entry
Use of vb attachment system
vb postbit is shown
vb avatar is shown
profiles link to vb profile
design can be integrated
Allow for thousands of categories
Excellent SEO / link structure in pages and navigation