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I am thinking of purchasing this WidgetFactory with the hopes that each business owner for each listing will use the single listing option and put this on their website and in essence, create a back link to my website.

I want to better understand how this would work. I skimmed through the web page and documentation but had these questions:

1.) Does the widgetfactory add a link on each listing for someone to grab the html code and paste the widget on their website?

If yes, how does someone grab the code, and what access do they need? From what I understand, a new menu is created where multiple options to 'get widget' code is accessed

Is it only for those who admin access to the listing (have claimed the listing), or is this access configurable (i.e. guests, listing owner, etc.). I think this is covered in the doc in the "User Specific Option"? 

Ideally, the add-on would dynamically configure the widget so it automatically links back to the listing and supplies the code for the publisher/listing owner so I need not manually do this for each listing. If this is the case, how does it handle someone who has listing manager access to multiple sites? 

2.) How often does the widget update? Is this settable by the module cache options? Or where/how is it configurable? 

3.) Are metrics shareable (If track clicks and impressions enabled) with listing owners? Where exactly is this accessed if yes? 

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1. The add-on has a module that can display a preview of the widget and has a direct link to the widget generator where users can get the code. The link would look something like this https://demo.jreviews.com/widgets?wid=1&id=324

You can see that automatically looks up the listing and gives the user the option to further customize it. So you can publish that module to the listing detail pages if you want and anyone can have access to the widget generator code if you make it public, just like you see on the demo site. The "user specific" options are just for my favorites and my listings widgets where the widget code automatically includes the user's id to pull up their listings.

2. The widget info should always be up to date. If you use the Joomla cache plugin that may cache the widget output, I haven't checked, and then it would be updated based on whatever period you have for your Joomla cache.

3. Widget stats are only available in the site administration for site admins.

If you purchase the add-on and realize it's not what you wanted or have no use for it feel free to return it within the 30 day refund period.


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I have been tinkering around with the add-on - it seems to perform all the necessary functions (the module is a good way to automate the widget use). 

One quick question - in the doc file, for theme customization a file is listed that I do not see any longer :

• /com_jreviews_addons/widgetfactory/views/themes/widgetfactory/theme_css/ widget_custom_styles.css

Has it been changed? 

Also noticed that on my test site, if I click on 'View all Widgets' from the module on the detail page, and then click back on my browser, the theme does not load correctly (might have nothing to do with site, and only browser-  just an observation). 

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Hi. That file doesn't exist by default so you need to create it, but instead of using the core folder you should create it in your overrides theme_css folder and clear the registry.

I would need to see the module issue to try to figure out what's wrong. If you are using the Joomla configuration cache, then try disabling that and use the page cache plugin instead (but test without caching to begin with).

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