Collecting product reviews via a widget

How to encourage users to post reviews about a software product

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If your software product is published in Webasyst Store then its users can rate the product and post their reviews about it. Those ratings and reviews are displayed on the Webasyst website and in the Installer.

Product review widget

In order to encourage users to post ratings and reviews about your product then add a review widget to the product’s user interface. To do so, use this Smarty method:

{$wa->installer->reviewWidget('...')}

Replace the ellipsis with your product’s ID according to the appropriate pattern:

Example of a review widget:

Widget displaying options

A product review widget can be displayed in one of the two modes:

Widget displaying conditions

The review widget cannot be displayed on website pages. It will work only in the Webasyst user backend.

Displaying of a pop-up block

Below are listed cases when the product review widget is not displayed as a pop-up block.

With disabled debug mode

In the debug mode

Displaying of a static block

Below are listed cases when the product review widget is not displayed as a static block.

In the debug mode, the review widget is displayed even if a user has not activated the product’s license. However, the widget will not accept a rating or a review from a user in this case.