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savvymedias
VP-ASP New User

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Posted - June 03 2010 :  11:55:14  Show Profile  Visit savvymedias's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Does anyone have anything that provides customer testimonials or reviews that rotate? Testimonials sell so well, and it would be nice if we could have them rotating on the website somewhere.

support
Administrator

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Posted - June 04 2010 :  00:53:39  Show Profile  Visit support's Homepage  Reply with Quote
This would be a nice little widget actually. I will add it to the development teams list of things to have a look at.

Unless BYZ already have a mod like this? Simon?

Thanks
Cam

VPASP Support
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devshb
Senior Member

United Kingdom
1898 Posts

Posted - June 04 2010 :  06:45:48  Show Profile  Visit devshb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
(Update: we've now created an addon for this (byz066) - see further down the topic for info)

We don't have an addon that creates displays for testimonials or reviews, but what we do have regarding "widgets" for vpasp v7 is this:
BYZ162 - Extra Panel Elements for VP-ASP (VP-ASP V7 or above only)
http://www.bigyellowkey.com/mysoftware_product_details.asp?prdid=363&opu=n

This is only relevant to vpasp v7, but is kind of like a "build/call your own widget" addon so that you can create an asp function that displays what you need, and then you can call that function from a box on your layout manager.

So, it's like a widget-maker.

It's something you can buy separately, or if you want a manufacturer/supplier "widget" then BYZ162 is included in:
http://www.bigyellowkey.com/mysoftware_product_details.asp?prdid=334&opu=n

or if you want a product widget then BYZ162 is included in:
http://www.bigyellowkey.com/mysoftware_product_details.asp?prdid=222&opu=n

I'm not sure if vpaspv7 is going to have logic added to it which will render byz162 irrelevant, but for the moment we needed to create byz162 so that people could use byz093/byz135 on vpaspv7 to display things dynamically in their side panels without having to re-write their header/trailer files etc.


Simon Barnaby
Developer
[email protected]
www.BigYellowZone.com
www.BigYellowKey.com
Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/bigyellowzone
Web Design, Online Marketing and VPASP addons

Edited by - devshb on September 19 2010 16:55:18
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savvymedias
VP-ASP New User

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Posted - June 04 2010 :  10:53:48  Show Profile  Visit savvymedias's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Simon,

Was that a yes or no? Or a sort of? LOL
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devshb
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United Kingdom
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Posted - June 04 2010 :  11:51:51  Show Profile  Visit devshb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
(Update: we've now created an addon for this (byz066) - see further down the topic for info)

It was a "no", but the byz162 addon would allow you to build/call such a function without having to rip your header/trailer files apart and you'd be able to disable/add/move it around via the layout manager just like the other side panel contents.

So my posting about BYZ162 was a suggestion for the kind of thing that people could use if they want to create/call a "widget" for a side panel, but doesn't have the code for the content of the "widget" itself.

If vpasp ended up creating such a widget *and* they added it to the layout manager as an option then you wouldn't need BYZ162.

BYZ162 is like a widget creator/caller thing, a technical set of files which makes it easy for you to create/call your own widgets on your side panels; we use it for product showcase (byz093) widgets, byz135 (mfg/supplier widgets), and (soon to be released a new version) byz110 (for content widgets)

(That's only relevant to vpaspv7; if you're using 6.5 or below then you wouldn't need such a "widget" caller because you can just splice it directly into shoppage_header/trailer; the reason for byz162 was that we needed people to be able to call whatever asp functions they wanted in their side panels, it's a bit like a free-text box except you specify a function call on the layout-manager text rather than just enter html.)

Simon Barnaby
Developer
[email protected]
www.BigYellowZone.com
www.BigYellowKey.com
Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/bigyellowzone
Web Design, Online Marketing and VPASP addons

Edited by - devshb on September 19 2010 16:55:40
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savvymedias
VP-ASP New User

191 Posts

Posted - June 07 2010 :  22:00:35  Show Profile  Visit savvymedias's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Ohhhh, I found this:

http://www.caodesigns.com/blog/tutorials/create-a-javascript-rotating-quote-section.php?postID=33
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mikeach
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USA
40 Posts

Posted - September 19 2010 :  11:33:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
BYZ now hs a testimonial add-on, we just installed it last night, very nice.
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devshb
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United Kingdom
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Posted - September 19 2010 :  16:50:58  Show Profile  Visit devshb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
yep; we've now created/released one:

BYZ066 - Testimonials for VPASP:
http://www.bigyellowkey.com/mysoftware_product_details.asp?prdid=274&opu=n

This byz066 module includes BYZ162 (the general vpaspv7 panel "widget" mentioned above) within it, so BYZ066 will let you display a sample set of testimonials in a side panel, and has a full testimonials-list screen, and a send/enter testimonials screen for your customers to send them to you.

By default testimonials that customers submit need to be approved by you in admin before they'll ever get shown on the panel/list.

It works for any version of vpasp. The demo links on the page above point to a vpaspv7 instance of it, but it also works in the same kind of way for older versions of vpasp and works out-of-the-box.

The testimonials on the sidepanel (which you don't have to show if you don't want to) by default pick out "x" random testimonials (where "x" is configurable), but you can also change it to use, say, the most recent "x" submitted etc. It's very flexible, but the default settings/files would normally fit-in with the logic most sites would use.

If you wanted to tweak it to use that javascript rotation thing mentioned above then it's quite easy to do; we've deliberately structured the files/logic so that it's really easy to apply those kind of changes to the output/formatting without having to hack-about the nitty-gritty code.

Simon Barnaby
Developer
[email protected]
www.BigYellowZone.com
www.BigYellowKey.com
Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/bigyellowzone
Web Design, Online Marketing and VPASP addons

Edited by - devshb on September 19 2010 16:58:27
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