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Brand new Import Add-on coming soon!


Alejandro

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Hi Everyone!

 

We've been quietly working on our latest offering for JReviews. The new Import Add-on, compatible with both Joomla and WordPress! We are so excited about this that we wanted to let you know in advance. With the release of this add-on we are discontinuing the CSV Import Component for Joomla. It served as well, but it was time for a re-write and the new add-on was written from the ground up to be so much better!

 

If you are an existing CSV Import Component client, we've got you covered. For a limited time after release we'll give you a credit towards the new add-on. Pricing will be announced at launch, but if you have an active support & upgrades package for the CSV component, you'll get a credit of $35. If your support & upgrades for the CSV component expired, you'll get a credit of $17, equivalent to the renewal fee.

 

Minimum requirements:

  • The add-on requires PHP 5.5 in order to take advantage of features only available in this version. Make sure you check your PHP version now to ensure that you'll be able to use it.
  • The upcoming version of JReviews which will be released at the same time. The add-on needs to access some methods in the JReviews code and we had to re-factor some code for improved compatibility.

 

Now lets get into the exciting stuff. These are the most important features of the Import Add-on:

  • Ajax-driven and memory efficient for improved performance with large imports.
  • IMPORT and EXPORT functionality for JReviews Listings.
  • Easily upload your CSV files and download reports for completed imports and export jobs.
  • FILTERS can be setup for EXPORTS to limit the result set.
  • IMPORTS can be used to CREATE and UPDATE listings.
  • PHOTOS can be added when importing listings. The photos can be located on your site or an external site.
  • Embedded VIDEOS from supported sources (YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion) can be added when importing listings by including the video URL.
  • CUSTOM FIELD options will be automatically created when creating or updating listings.
  • CUSTOM FIELD RELATIONS for field options will be automatically created when specifying the control field name. So for example a City can automatically be imported as a child option of a specific State.
  • IMPORT and EXPORT PROFILES can be saved and re-used to improve usability and save time.

Find out more and view the Quick User Guide

 

If you were a user of the CSV Import component, the most important improvements you'll find are as follows:

  • Export and Update functionality
  • Add photos and embedded videos when creating and updating listings
  • Use comma separated option text, instead of the option reference values surrounded by asterisks. It's the way it should be!
  • Non-existent options are created on the fly and new field option relations are also automatically created.
  • Improved performance with large files
  • Automatically detect line endings so you can use files saved in different systems.

We hope you are as excited as we are about this latest addition and look forward to making it available to you as soon as possible  :)

 

Please feel free to reply to this post to comment or if you have any questions.

 

All the best,

 

Alejandro

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