User Reviews Setup

Overview

This document provides instructions on the user reviews extension

User reviews

When activated the plugin will add a user reviews link to the Ultimate Member sub menu. This link will take you to the user reviews page which lists all approved/flagged/pending user reviews on your site. As an admin you can edit all user reviews and also change the review from approved to pending or vice versa.

Settings page

Profile Menu
The extension adds options to the Settings page, Appearance tab, Profile Menu sub-tab:

  • Reviews Tab – Allows to enable/disable "Reviews" item in the Profile menu
  • Who can see Reviews Tab? – Manage access to the "Reviews" tab in the Profile menu

Email
The extension adds "New Review Notification" email template to the Settings page, Email tab. Administrator can disable or enable this email, also edit template subject and content. 

Extensions
The extension adds a Reviews tab to the Settings page, Extensions tab. On this tab is the following options:

  • Show user rating in members directory – If turned on the star rating of a user will show on the member directories
  • Review date format – Choose format to display the date of review
  • Who can flag reviews – This option allows you to decide who can flag reviews

User roles

The extension adds a widget to the user role page so you can give each user role unique review/rating permissions

  • Can have user reviews tab? – If turned off user reviews will be disabled for this role.
  • Can review other members? – This option allows you to select if a role can review other members
  • Can review these roles only – If a user role can review other members you can decide if the role can only review certain roles
  • Automatically publish reviews from this role? – If turned off, reviews from this role will be pending admin review and not published automatically.
  • Can edit/remove their own reviews? – If turned off users with this role will not be able to delete their own reviews that they have left for other users
  • Can edit/remove other reviews? – If turned on users with this role will be able to delete user reviews

User meta

The extension includes a user rating field so you can show a user’s rating in their profile header or anywhere else where user meta can be selected.

Extra Settings

By default, each member can write a review to another once. You should attach function that returns true to the 'um_reviews_allow_multiple_reviews' hook if you want to allow multiple reviews. See example:

add_filter( 'um_reviews_allow_multiple_reviews', '__return_true' );