Reviews

Allow customers to rate and review your product offerings.

Reviews allows members of your community to contribute star ratings and qualitative reviews for any product or service.

Integration

To integrate a Reviews App, follow the procedure for Integrating a Conversation App. See Embed an App. The following is an example of an embedded Reviews App.

Example

var networkConfig = { 
   network: "client-solutions-uat.fyre.co" 
}; 
  
var convConfig = { 
   siteId: '304059', 
   articleId: 'sh_col_22_1373478370_reviews', 
   el: 'livefyre-comments', 
   app: 'reviews', 
   ratingSummaryEnabled: true, 
   maxRating: 5, 
   collectionMeta: 'eyJhbGciOiAiSFMyNTYiLCAidHlwIjogIkpXVCJ9.eyJ1cmwiOiAiaHR0cDovL3d3dy5kaXJlY3R2LmNvbS9wZXJzb24vQW5uYS1QYXF1aW4tYjJGU0wwZHJLM051YldjOS1yZXZpZXdzIiwgInNpdGVJZCI6ICIzMDQwNTkiLCAiYXJ0aWNsZUlkIjogInNoX2NvbF8yMl8xMzczNDc4MzcwX3Jldmlld3MiLCAidHlwZSI6ICJyZXZpZXdzIiwgInRpdGxlIjogIlRCX1BhcXVpbl9yYXRpbmdzX3Jldmlld3MifQ.hes3KMwygCG-fFDQlkaB-XlxGjW6-iZ68xA4RRGqUl0' 
}; 
  
Livefyre.require(['fyre.conv#3'], function (Review) { 
   new Review(networkConfig, [convConfig], function (reviewWidget) {}); 
   auth.delegate({ 
      login: function (callback) { 
         callback(null,{livefyre:'<userauthtoken>'}); 
      }, 
   }); 
});

As noted in the Building CollectionMeta section, CollectionMeta is an encoded JSON object. In the above example, the JSON object takes the following format before it’s JWT encoded:

{ 
"url": "https://www.directv.com/person/Anna-Paquin-b2FSL0drK3NubWc9-reviews",  
"siteId": "304059",  
"articleId": "sh_col_22_1373478370_reviews",  
"type": "reviews",  
"title": "TB_Paquin_ratings_reviews" 
}

convConfig Object

If you’ve already completed the Getting Started section you should be familiar with convConfig object. To enable Reviews, update the convConfig with the following fields:

  • alwaysShowEditor optional boolean: By default, the reviews editor appears only after the user presses the “write review” button. Set this parameter to true to always display the editor.

  • app required string: The App name to use for reviews. Must be “reviews“.

  • defaultSort optional string: Allows you to select the default sort option for Reviews. Possible values are: mostHelpful, highestRated, lowestRated, newest, and oldest.

  • disableTitle optional boolean: Disables and hides the title field in the reviews editor, which is required and visible by default. Default is true.

  • enableHalfRating optional boolean: Used to enable half ratings on the default star selection module. Default is true.

  • hideShowReviewButton optional boolean: Controls whether the Show My Review button will be displayed. Set to true to allow your users to select whether to show or display their own reviews.

  • maxRating optional integer Used to set the number of stars that are shown on the default star selection module. Default is 5. This can be configured up to 100.

  • ratingSummaryEnabled optional boolean: Used to show the rating summary view above the Reviews App. This must be enabled to use the ratingSummaryDelegate. Default is true.

Review Collection Metadata

  • type: required string: Defines the Collection type. Must be reviews.

  • ratingDimensions optional array: An array of strings for each type of dimension that this Collection will use. If this is not specified, only 1 dimension will be allowed.

    For example, to allow users to rate your product on ‘design’, ‘features’, and ‘performance’, set the array to: ratingDimensions: [‘design’, ‘features’, ‘performance’]

  • ratingSubparts optional integer: Number of partitions to display in the review’s text box. The subpart labels are passed in with the parameter as illustrated below.

    NOTE

    You must define labels for each subpart.

  • ratingSubpartsIds optional array: Allows you to define an ID for each subpart in your Ratings Collection, which may be used to target these subpart elements in your CSS and JavaScript. When users post reviews, each ratingSubpart will have the “ data-lf-subpart-id” attribute on it, populated with this ID.

NOTE

To use ratingSubpartsIds, the ratingSubparts param must also be defined, and the length of the two arrays must match

.
networkConfig["strings"] = { 
   ratingSubpartPlaceholders: ['Pros...', 'Cons...'], 
   ratingSubpartTitles: ['Pros:', 'Cons:'], 
   ratingSubpartIds: ['pros', 'cons'], 
   reviewStreamTitle: 'Description:' 
} 
fyre.conv.load(networkConfig, [{ 
   app: 'reviews', 
   ratingSubparts: 2, 
    ... // More conv config settings 
}]);
NOTE

If you’re using ratingDimensions, you MUST use the ratingSelectionDelegate, ratingDisplayDelegate, and ratingSummaryDelegate (if you want to show the rating summary).

Reviews Customization

Configure Star Images

To change the image for full stars, the class is goog-ratings-star. Change the background image to whatever image you’d like. By default, stars are 28 by 28 pixels.

Configure Star Images with Half Stars

With half stars, there are two classes, one for each side of the star. The left side of the half star is fyre-rating-half-odd and the right side is fyre-rating-half-even. By default, half stars are 28 by 14 pixels.

Configure the Tooltip Values for Stars

To configure the tooltip values for the stars, follow the custom text described in String Customizations. Once you have that set up, use the key ratingValues and the value an array that contains the tooltip strings. If you have half stars disabled, the number of elements in the array should be the same as maxRating (above). If you have half stars enabled, the number of elements should be 2x maxRating. The first element in the array corresponds to the left-most star (or half star) element and continues left to right.

Toggle the ‘Show My Review’ Option

To toggle the Show My Review option on or off, target the hideShowReviewButton parameter in the App configuration.

Show the Text Editor by Default

The reviews editor appears only after the user presses the write review button. To show this form by default, target the alwaysShowEditor parameter in the App configuration.

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