3.0.0 Beta 1 Released

Beta 1 of Simple Review 3.0 has been released (download). As a beta release you should install it with caution on a live site.

The main change is the new template and place holder (formally called Simple Tags) system.
Templates are now found in www/components/com_simple_review/templates and are not compatible with previous versions. The place holders format is now more logical and easier to remember, example {Review:Field:1} and {Review:Title}.

I wanted to get some more features and fixes (e.g. missing translations) into this first beta but due to a hardware failure it may take a week or two to get it back up and running. Below is the list of changes in 3.0.0 Beta 1:

  • New. Option to require comments to be approved before being published.
  • 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.
  • Fix. Bug where the user’s real name was always displayed instead of the user name.