CM Directory Plugins (CMBD, CMED, CMPD) - Integration with CM Reviews
Integration With CM Reviews
What is This Feature
In order for the integration to work, both the Directory plugin and the Reviews plugin have to be activated!
This means you can add a fully-fledged reviews and ratings system to your directory pages, complete with a customizable Review Form. An example within a Business Directory page:
Difference / Interaction With CM Star Rating
All Directory plugins come with the builtin CM Star Rating feature. It holds only star ratings, while the CM Reviews plugin has reviews and the review form.
It is recommended that you turn the CM Star Rating off if you use the CM Reviews integration. This is because both review systems will overlap if turned on at the same time and each will have separate ratings.
To do so, head to Admin Dashboard → CM Directory Pro → Settings → CM Star Rating Settings tab. There, choose "No" to all settings.
Turning The Integration On
Head to Admin Dashboard → CM Directory Pro → Settings → CM Reviews Settings tab.
There, mark Show the CM Reviews as "Yes".
Then, choose where the review content should appear:
- Inside - Will appear at the bottom part of the directory page
- Outside - Will appear below the directory page
Check the CM Reviews documentation for more info: CM Reviews and Ratings - How To - Manage Reviews and Ratings (Edit, Delete, Hide, Publish and Approve)
Now that the integration is all set up, users will be able to add reviews and ratings to your Directory pages.
Then, the admin can manage these from each Directory page. When editing it, head down to find the metabox Manage Cm Reviews, as highlighted: