SR 2.0 Beta 5 Released

I have sent out beta 5 to those who requested it.
I know of a few small issues but of nothing major.
I have only tested it on Joomla 1.0.13 php and mysql 4.
To sign up click see this thread

The final release will depend on:

  • How many bugs are found.
  • How long it takes me to finish removing old redundant code.
  • How long it takes to get a database update script complete.
  • How busy I am.

I would estimate it being about 90% complete.


While I have not posted any news in a while, development has been going well and there has been some big changes.

I have changed the way in which categories are stored. Storing of categories has changed from the Adjacency List Model to The Nested Set Model, this change will make creating breadcrumbs and counting the number of reviews in a category a lot easier and quicker.

I have also changed the ways in how review and categories titles are stored. You can now add as many standard titles as you want and no longer have to use dynamic titles.

I have also been playing around with templating, no concrete changes on this yet though.

The only problem with these changes is that it makes upgrading a bit more difficult, so the next release is still a while away.

New Releases

I have just released the 4th beta of Simple Review 2.0 as well as the 2.0 version of the Search Bot.
It fixes many of the bugs in the previous beta.
You can download it from the Project home page.
Please post any comments in the forum.


Comments for logged in users now works.
Comment ratings greater than 5 now work.
Page navigation now shows in admin listing of reviews, categories etc.

Fixed some of the mambot issues e.g. mospagebreak and mambo
Fixed warning when no awards on create review page
Fxed bug if dynamic field contained a line break

Now supports other language files, there is currently only English.

Mambo 4.6.1 does not include patTemplate
can install by getting it from Joomla ( and copying the patTemplate folder to the same place in Mambo:

Doesn’t have:
Review submission from the front end (or user reviews)
Secuirty images for comments.
Email after comment added.