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Affiliate/Showcase Directory 1.0.3

$10.00

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This application will add an Affiliate/showcase Directory to your forum where you can provide an interface for your users to showcase their forums and/or items visually by uploading images that will link to an url of their choosing, and textually by providing detailed information for their forum/item in the title and description fields. Added affiliates will then be displayed in 2 ways, the traditional list or the more enhanced modern grid view. A sidebar widget to display most recent affiliates is avialable too.

Categories:

  • Admins can add unlimited categories from the application 's category page in the Admin Panel. Each category will display the affiliates that it contains.

Adding Affiliates:

  • Admins can add affiliate links from the Admin Panel and from the front end too.
  • Other groups can add affiliates from the front end in the affiliate page or from the global Create button.
  • The add form contains the name of the category where the affiliate will belong to, the title of the affiliate, a brief description as to what it is about, the image upload option and the url to where you want the image to be redirected to when clicked on. 

Display:

  • List View.
  • Grid View.

Clicks:

  • Anytime an user clicks on the affiliate image and/or title, it will be recorded. Depending on their permissions users now will be able to see who clicked their affiliates.

Moderation:

  • Affiliates can be moderated for groups before they are displayed. Users with the appropriate permissions can review the moderated affiliates in the ModCp.

Sidebar Widget:

  • Most recent affiliates can be showed as a sidebar widget as well.

Moving Affiliates:

  • Users with the appropriate permissions can move their own/and/or all affiliates from one category to another.

Daily Limit:

  • A limit of how many affiliates users can add can be set for each group at their affiliate permissions tab.

Maximum Characters Title&Description Length:

  • Both those lenegths can be set from the application 's settings.

Image Width&Height:

  • They can both can be set from the application 's settings.

Affiliate Management:

  • Admins will be able to manage affiliates, editing or deleting them from either the Admin Panel or the front end, where a list of all added affiliates is displayed. Admins can also delete all affiliates in one go from the affiliate page.
  • Users can edit/delete own and/or all affiliates depending on the permissions that they have.

Hoover Card Affiliate Count:

  • An option to show the affiliate count of users is available in their user cards.

Affiliate Pagination:

  • You can set the number of affiliates that will be displayed per page on front end from the application 's setting page.

Custom Search:

  • Users can search for affiliates submited by users, posted between a certain time frime, title and description.

What's New in Version 1.0.3   See changelog

Released

  • Added a description field which can be enabled/disabled from the app 's setting page.
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Maksim

  

Incomplete product with errors.

Had high hopes for the product but unfortunately it is not ready for prime time.

The good:  Yes, it makes a link directory work nice when it works.

The bad:  Lots of undisclosed basic things that still need to be ironed out.  This really is beta software not a complete product.

1. There is no way to sort how the links appear to the user.  DESPITE the fact that you can order links in the ACP... it has ZERO effect on how the user sees it.  This was not disclosed and cannot be discovered until you purchase.  Had I known this basic fact, would not waste my money on this.  Not having the ability to sort links should be both disclosed and corrected.  Interestingly... you can sort the way the categories appear and making changes in the ACP does change how they appear on the live site.

2. Cannot add one link to multiple categories.  If you have one link that belongs in multiple categories, you need to enter that link more than one time into each category.  That would of course create multiple links on the home listing.

3. Issues with how images/links appear!  If you are using the "descriptions" field, the links do not show up straight, only if there is an equal number per row and even such, does not always work. See below.  Note it is used on a basic IPS site, no custom templates. 

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Tried discussing with the developer via messages before leaving review but he was more annoyed and did not seem interested in fixing.  Oh, and of course, the common language errors in the ACP that should have been picked up. 

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