Development Update

A small update on upcoming and planned releases.

In the next few weeks: 3.0.7
This will most likely be the last 3.x release.
The default comment template will be updated and the much complained about orange background has been removed.
Support for Disqus comments has been added. Disqus comments provides a pleasant commenting experience with many more options including, a global commenting account e.g. use the same account to comment on Simple Review, engadget.com and ign.com, Twitter & Facebook integration, powerful moderation tools, reply to specific comments and notifications. While Disqus won’t allow us to leave a rating, it will allow us to “like” and “dislike” reviews as well as individual comments.
Some other features around comments and fixes will also be added if time permits.

Planning: 4.0
Some big changes and polish are planned for version 4.0. The first thing that will be focused on will be making review templates editable online and providing common options to turn on/off in templates.
We will be requiring your feedback for the direction of this release.

3.0.6 Released

Simple Review 3.0.6 has been released (download). An upgrade is available for 3.0.5 users (download, unzip and then follow instructions).

Version 3.0.6 adds some long overdue features as well as fixing some PHP errors. A small but strongly recommended update.

  • New. Can now delete custom fields.
  • New. Can sort reviews in the backend.
  • Fix. Deprecated errors in PHP 5.3.
  • Fix. Comment display template undeclared PHP error.
  • Fix. In the backend item listing the unpublished icon was displaying as published.
  • Fix. Error if editing a review which has a long category field.

3.0.5 Released

Simple Review 3.0.5 has been released (download). An upgrade is available for 3.0.4 users (download).

The Top and Latest review modules have also been updated to support Joomla 1.6 as well as the ability to show the rating as a star rating.

  • New. Support for JomSocial.
  • Fix. A problem with the pager in Joomla 1.6.
  • Fix. Added pager css classes to category review listing (Joomla 1.6).