Vantage Reviewer

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Vantage Reviewer is a must-use Vantage plugin.

Customer reviews are a hugely important in ecommerce for improving your websites’ conversion rate, and using Vantage Reviewer is the key, It helps to encourage users to review the listings and populate Vantage based websites.

Online reviews are important for a number of reasons, and have major implications through their ability to affect:

  • Your rankings in local search engines
  • Which search results actually gets clicked on
  • Consumers purchasing decisions
  • More reviews, a better website’s credibility

Vantage reviewer features:

  • Create a page where users search for listings to review.
  • The same “bread and butter” concept that Yelp is using to encourage high-quality contributions
  • Custom review form for the selected listing.
  • Customize the reviewer page.
  • A widget displays the latest reviews for the picked listing.

Dedicated support | We take huge pride in our customer support and how it has differentiated us from the competition.
We have a support team located 3 countries in just about every time zone and try our hardest to ensure support responses within 24 hours.

Suggestions and Feedback | Our best ideas come from your suggestions so we take feedback seriously. If you have an idea or want to make a suggestion please let us know.

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A/Using automatical upload:

*    Go to plugins => add new plugin =>Upload the plugin
*    Activate the plugin.

B/Using FTP access:
*    Download and Upload files to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
*    Go to wordpress dashboard Plugins => Activate the plugin

– A new sub menu in the dashboard will then be immediately created.

Go to wp dashboard => Pages => Create a new page => paste the shortcode [va_write_review] => save the page.

We take huge pride in our customer support and how it has differentiated us from the competition.

We have a support team located 3 countries in just about every time zone and try our hardest to ensure support responses within 24 hours.

We respond to customers’ questions and provide a limited support only by email.

Support covers:

  • Pre-sales questions.
  • Responding to questions or issues regarding the item and its features.
  • Fixing bugs and reported issues.
  • Providing updates to ensure compatibility with new software versions (appthemes and wordpress..).

Item support does not include:

  • Customization and installation services.
  • Support for third party software and plug-ins.

If you are facing a suspected issue, before you ask your question, make sure:

  • You read the docs and/or readme.txt file and that You browsed all the options of the parent theme .
  • Activate a clean install of the parent theme and test again
  • Deactivate all plugins and test again
  • Clean the cached files and data if you use any cache, security, speedup plug-ins or a server cache system. Then try again.
  • Browse the for relevant answers.
  • Do not post issues’ questions in the comments section. It’s for comments and presales questions only.

If any of the previous steps didn’t work, email us by explaining the issue or question mentioning your username at (If you don’t mention Your username, You’ll risk to receive a very late response. It’s the proof that You purchased our item )

We always try our best to help our beloved customers with small custom mods, but in case they take a long time and more efforts than editing a couple of php or css lines, we would recommend hiring an independent developer to help you with the task. or simply post it as a request at

– Presales questions don’t have to go through the steps above! Email any question. anytime.

– VIP* customers receive unlimited and prompt support by email.

*: VIP customers are the ones they bought more than 3 of our products. Our replies are always fast, since 87% of our clients are VIP.

-Fixed review function bug

Version 1.0 – First version.

You need to purchase this item before reviewing it.
(Just bought it? Log out and back in to enable reviews.)

 Comments (49)

  • Anurag

    Hi Spartac

    Great idea something I have been waiting for a long time. Just a quick question is it compatible with directory and other vantage child themes?


  • simflight971

    I bought vantage Review Installation ‘s good bur I find an error on activation
    I have an error message on activation
    When will there be a fix?

  • simflight971

    I configured my server with PHP 5.5 and everything works thank you
    thank you very much

  • tradeamillion

    so i see that you must use a short code
    and ad the search function to a new page.

    it doesn t replace the existing search function in Vantage header?
    also in your demo it doesnt change the star design from existing listing?

    • author

      yes you must use the short code to create the page. and no it doesnt replace the search function of vantage, It uses the framework to return the listings within a new loop to review any of them.

      In the demo it uses directory theme stars’ styles ( style), so if you install it on any theme, the stars will remain like they are on the demo.

  • tradeamillion

    I am a bit confused about your demo

    stars on single pages are still the same

    when doing a search with short code page
    the business doesn t show any stars but has 1 review

    if I click on a category
    the star are still the one of vantage theme

    so if user do a regular search from vantage search bar it won t return to the new star design but the regular one from apptheme?

    • author

      do you want all to be the regular stars of vantage? if yes, I can help with that by removing a piece of css code.
      The stars you see in the reviewer listings (loop: after you make a search for listings to review), they are provided by the plugin (directory theme style).
      The ones in the rest of the site are provided by vantage (not the plugin)

  • tradeamillion

    ye i know how to change the css to new stars
    I am just trying to understand your demo

    the thing that interest me the most in ur plugin
    “User must register/login to review”

  • tradeamillion

    I also see in demo back end a Import Export, can you export review with that plugin?

  • tradeamillion

    it will be great to have the option to force guest to login to post a review
    let me know if you plan to ad that

    used to have it and lost the php a friend did for me

  • jobbymyhobby

    the plugin works fine but when I add the “search for business, select a business” it creates a grey bar around the graphic. How do I remove that?

    Also, when I do a search to leave a review the formatting is little off. How can do i fix that?

    • author

      can you pm me the admin access?
      for the grey border , it has nothing to do with the plugin, if you create any page and insert an image, it will have the grey border, but it can be fixed through the admin.
      for the formatting, give me the admin so I can see the settings.
      don’t post any passwords on public , pm me instead

  • jobbymyhobby

    Yep. I sent you a pm.

  • jobbymyhobby

    Ok. I just resent it along with one additional question. thanks.

  • reservestudydotorg

    Does this theme automatically remove the vantage stars? Or is there now 2 sets of stars?

    Also, assuming that the vantage stars are removed, does the theme seamlessly migrate the old vantage rating system into the vantage reviewer theme?

    Finally, does the google results pay attention to the star ratings? If you search for a business on google, google will state in the results, “34 Reviews”, some of which will be from google, some will be from yelp. Will this star system be integrated into the results?

    • author

      No the stars or reviews and ratings arent removed, just the plugin replaces the set of stars.
      the plugin didnt change anything related the reviews’ function and feature, only the image of the stars are changed for the search reviews loop.
      The plugin searches for listings to review => place a review.

  • reservestudydotorg

    Ok… sorry I am a occasional webmaster… not great with code or understanding the terminology.

    If I buy and install your plugin and do nothing, will there be 2 rows of stars? Or will your software automatically transform the old stars into “Vantage Reviewer” stars.

    I am not a expert programer nor do I have energy for stress, but I like the consent on what you are offering.

    Last month I updated a “google analitics” plugin and it crashed the website for 2 days while dotster customer support sorted the mess out. I couldn’t log into wordpress. Big mess… I just wanted to make sure this is worry free…

    • author

      if you are using vantage theme, there is stars and reviews.
      if you install our plugin, it will not change anything in all this, there would be no 2 rows of stars.
      what the plugin does, it helps you ( as the admin of the site) to create a page where people can search for listings to post their reviews using the same vantage review/rating function.
      The plugin doesnt do anything about reviews or stars rating, it just find a listing for the user to leave his review on. nothing to worry about if you use a fresh clean vantage install without any buggy plugins. so with out plugin or another, backup your site before you activate any new application.

  • reservestudydotorg

    Your last screenshot of this product says “allows reviews from guests” but in an earlier conversation you stated that isn’t available to have a review from a guest (not logged) but may be available in a future release. I WOULD BUY THE PRODUCT FOR TWICE THE PRICE IF IT INCLUDED THAT FEATURE ALONE. I realize that would require more moderation on behalf of the moderator, but that is OK. Has your product been updated to allow reviews by guests?

    • author

      No, it doesnt mean it allows guests to leave reviews, but it allows them to see the form then they will be notificed they need to register .Our plugin doesnt allow gusts to review, but we might add it in one of our next releases.
      Our plugin still encourage users to enrich vantage with more reviews.

  • market1234

    This isn’t working with directory theme

  • Norman

    Just installed your plugin. I created a new page. When i tried to open I am getting the below message

    Internal Server Error

    The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.

    Please contact the server administrator, and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error.

    More information about this error may be available in the server error log.

  • turansaim

    Hi spartac I have bought this but couldnt figure out. Please help me setting up this plugin. I already send you my information so that you can help me set this up. thank you I am using directory child theme

    • author

      I replied you by email, follow the readme.txt intrusctions, it’s as easy as creating a new page.

  • turansaim

    How can I change the english words? I need to display “write a revieew” and “Complete your review” ı dont think it can be translated. Can you go in and change them with the words I need?

  • ddevil

    Hey there,

    Is it possible with this plugin to have a custom made Review form? By that I mean a form that would include more than 1 star rating and 1 comment box, something more in line with tripadvisor.

    • author

      Hi Ddevil,
      It’s possible but there is no such option for now, it requires some advanced custom mods

  • aj270303

    I like the idea but on the demo you search for a business. It then returns a map which is massively oversized compared to the box it should fit in. You then have a small piece of text with the business name above it that isn’t making it obvious it needs to be clicked on. It then takes you to the normal page to review.

    This plugin would have been far better if it was a pop-up style that appears on the actual business page a few seconds after it’s clicked on asking to leave a review.

    • author

      Hi Mark,
      Thank You for your brilliant idea, I forwarded it to my dev team to set that as an option in the admin. both approaches are good for certain cases

  • nezrez


    Is support still available for this plugin?? Seems a while since anyone commented here,

    I installed it no problem, but when I put the shortcode into a page I get a 500 Error.

    Any help please? This plugin is just what I need if I can get it to work!


    • author

      Hi Neil
      yes the support is still available ofcourse.
      The 500 error you are facing is caused by an unlimited loop.
      You go to reviewer options settings and change the page you select to display its content above the form.
      I explain it with few words.. you set in that option a page A, and then you went to the same page A and put the form.
      The option is showing the content of the page A above the page A and so on and so on ! => returns error !

  • mllerena

    Hi there, does it work with Vantage 4.xx?



    • author

      Unfortunately,vantage removed the reviews and rating module from vantage 4.X and they use now their Critic plugin instead.
      We will need sometime to edit our plugins (Vantage reviewer and Ratemyreview) to be compatible with Critic functions. if you are using vantage 4.X and havent got these 2 plugins, you need to wait until we announce the new version of each.
      Vantage 4.X is like a new theme, nothing like 3.X, (events were removed,reviews and ratings too.. and many other modules.. so we should treat it like a very new different theme, not just an upgrade of 3.X)
      I hope I am making sense !
      Best regards

      mllerena likes this.
  • Greg

    Reviews are not showing on listing. It shows a comment section and I don’t want users to leave comments like a blog. I want the Star rating and review section. What am I doing wrong?

    • author

      Hi Greg,
      Do you still face the same issue?
      we are sorry we barely can work at this time, we try to reply to support requests though.
      let me know if you need any further assistance.

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