Chapter 5. Product Reviews
With more and more options for shoppers arriving on the Internet every day, finding the right products can be a challenge. Special interest websites that feature specific kinds of products and reviews by dedicated hobbyists are a popular way to help consumers sort through all of the options and find the right stuff. In this chapter, we’re going to use a handful of Drupal modules to build a product review website that lets community members give their opinions on every featured product.
This chapter introduces the following modules:
- Field Group
Allows fields to be grouped into fieldsets
Gathers product information from Amazon.com
- Voting API
Provides a framework for standardizing voting data
Allows rating of content
- Search (core)
Indexes content and allows searching within a site
- CSS Injector
Allows administrators to easily add CSS styling to the site
If you would like to participate in the hands-on exercises in this chapter, install Drupal using the Reviews installation profile from the book’s sample code. This will create the example website on your web server. The completed website will look as pictured in Figure 5-1 and found at http://reviews.usingdrupal.com. For more information on using the book’s sample code, see the Preface.
Figure 5-1. The completed Super Duper Chefs website
Bob and Sarah are coworkers and food lovers who’ve both built ...