Gridbox Reviews App and Powerful Improvements

Gridbox Reviews App

85% of consumers trust and read online reviews before making a purchase! Want to increase user confidence and social proof of your product or service? Of course yes! Special for you we have created a new app Reviews which allows adding reviews system to your site with a 5-star rating system, Google rich snippets, recent reviews plugin, etc. Also, Joomla website builder Gridbox 2.7.1 comes with such powerful improvements as 3 types of pagination for the plugin Recent Posts, ability to set a link for the whole column and more.

Gridbox Reviews App. Beautiful and Fully Featured Reviews System

Introducing Reviews App

Joomla Reviews allows you to deploy modern, beautiful and fully featured reviews system on Gridbox based site. Anything you need to is already inside!

Rate, Write and Attach Photos

Reviews box can be added through plugin “Reviews”. Gridbox Reviews box includes all necessary things: 5-star rating system, ability to attach pictures, voting, social sharing, sorting by recent, oldest and popular.

Gridbox Reviews Box Plugin - Joomla Website Builder Gridbox

Modern and beautiful reviews system with Gridbox guaranteed!

Google Rich Snippets

All published reviews indexing by search engines and star ratings with reviews count displayed in the search results!

Google Rich Snippets - Reviews App For Joomla Website Builder Gridbox

Moderate Reviews

Reviews App comes with a beautiful dashboard which allows you to moderate all added reviews.

Reviews dashboard - Joomla Website Builder Gridbox

Also, the admin can assign moderators and moderate comments on frontend without visiting the dashboard. Moderators receive email notifications about newly added reviews. Everything's under control!

Reviews Moderation - Joomla Website Builder Gridbox

Recent Reviews Plugin

The Gridbox plugin “Recent news” allows you to display added reviews anywhere. Recent news plugin comes with 3 different layouts: Card, List, and Masonry.

Recent Reviews Plugin - Joomla Website Builder Gridbox

The wide range of design settings allows you to configure eyes-catching testimonials on the page.

Gridbox Plugins with Star Ratings and Reviews Count

Want to attract more attention to posts? Enable displaying stars and reviews count in the plugin "Recent Posts".

Reviews can be enabled and displayed in the next plugins: Recent Posts, Post Slider, Category List, Post Intro and Search Results.

All Available Features

  • 5-star rating system
  • Moderators and frontend moderation
  • Reviews approval system
  • Google Rich Snippets
  • Social login integration
  • Guest and registered user login
  • Gravatar Integration
  • Email notifications
  • Google reCAPTCHA protection
  • Spam filters
  • Spam reporting
  • Voting system
  • Social Sharing
  • Photos attachment
  • Reviews sorting
  • Responsive design
  • Recent reviews plugin
  • Star Ratings and Reviews Count.

Clickable Columns in Gridbox

Very often, users ask us about how to make the whole column clickable in Gridbox. Since this is a very popular question on our forum, in Gridbox 2.7.1 you can do it without additional CSS tricks. The link can be added directly in the column settings.

Clickable Columns in Gridbox - Joomla Website Builder Gridbox

After adding a link to the column users will be able to click on the whole column instead of individual items inside the column.

Recent Posts Pagination

Here is another awesome improvement. The Gridbox plugin “Recent Posts” now comes with 3 types of ajax pagination: load more, infinite scrolling, load more and infinite scrolling.

Recent Posts Pagination - Joomla Website Builder Gridbox

The pagination for the plugin Recent News can be enabled in the plugin settings. From the dropdown “Pagination” select pagination type and set the number of displayed items per page.

Load More Pagination

Load More Pagination - Joomla Website Builder Gridbox

Infinite Scrolling Pagination​

Infinite Scrolling Pagination - Joomla Website Builder Gridbox

Load More and Infinite Scrolling Pagination

Load More and Infinite Scrolling Pagination - Joomla Website Builder Gridbox

The style of the button “Load More” can be changed in the design settings of the plugin.

Improvements For The Plugin Icon Lists

In the Gridbox 2.7.1 the plugin "Icon Lists" received the new list types, you can set: bullets, icons, numbers.

The Plugin Icon Lists - Joomla Website Builder Gridbox

Also, in the design settings, you’ll find options which allow configuring the style of the bullet, icon or number.

Improvements For The Plugin Image

As you know, Gridbox plugin “Image” allows adding an overlay with a caption which is displaying on the mouse over.

The Image Plugin - Joomla Website Builder Gridbox

In the Gridbox 2.7.1, we have added a new option for the caption “Display on mouse over”. So, now you can control when to display caption - always or only on mouse over. A simple, but very useful feature!

Social Share Buttons With Brand New Style

And the last improvement for today. We have redesigned styles of the plugin "Social Sharing". Now, Social Sharing buttons looks terrific. Just take a look at the screens below.

Social Share Buttons - Joomla Website Builder Gridbox

What's Next in Gridbox?


2.7.1 — 13.06.2019

  • Gridbox Reviews App
  • Dashboard widjet "Recent Reviews"
  • Recent Reviews plugin
  • Reviews count to plugins: Recent Posts, Post Slider, Category List, Post Intro and Search Results
  • Clickable columns
  • 3 pagination types for the plugin Recent News
  • 3 list types for the plugin “Icon Lists”
  • Display caption on mouse over, plugin “Image”
  • Creating and inserting Anchor Links
  • Border options for the plugin “Simple Gallery”
  • Issue with Facebook counter in the plugin “Social Sharing”
  • Issue with drag and dropping plugins within the fixed header
  • Issue with Total comments count
  • Issue with masonry grid layout, blog plugins
  • Issue with opening “Sticky Header” plugin in the editor
  • Issue with tags import / export
  • Issue with “Date Format” feature
  • Issues with Maps plugins on Coming Soon Page

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