3.0.0 Released

Simple Review 3.0.0 has been released (download). An upgrade is available for 2.2.4 users (download), please note that the new templates are not compatible with 2.2.4 templates (template upgrade guide).

What’s new in 3.0.0:

  • New. Review templates support the hReview microformat. You can test what your review will look like in Google search here (example).
  • New. Can sort reviews.
  • New. Can now select a specific category when creating a menu item.
  • New. Reviews can now be tagged.
  • New. Reviews now have meta keywords and descriptions.
  • New. Option to require comments to be approved before being published.
  • Fix. Place holder {Review:Date} now works (from 3.0.0 beta 1).
  • Fix. User reviews are now working and have a redesigned template (from 3.0.0 beta 1).
  • Fix. Pager and filter.
  • Fix. Bug where the user’s real name was always displayed instead of the user name.
  • Change. The review template file has been renamed from template.html to template.html.php (from 3.0.0 beta 1).
  • Change. Place holder {Review:AwardImageUrl} has been renamed to {Review:Award} (from 3.0.0 beta 1).
  • Change. Place holder {Review:ModifiedDate} has been renamed to {Review:DateModified} (from 3.0.0 beta 1).
  • Change. Template system has changed. Old templates are no longer compatible.
  • Change. Simple Tags have been renamed to Place Holders. The place holders have a new easier to remember format and provide additional features – the old format is still supported. They are no longer case sensitive.
  • Change. Editing content is now more consistent with Joomla. The layout is now simpler and provides things such as an image selector.
  • Change. Category & review titles are now called fields. Fields are now optional.
  • Change. Include jQuery locally by default and upgraded to 1.4.3.

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