Catalog of items to rate and review

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How can I use Synthasite to create a website where users can rate and review items similar to Amazon.com? One step further: how can I let users create their own items which can be rated/reviewed by others?
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Riel

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Kershnee

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Hi Riel,

Here's options for adding a Ratings Feature to your page. You can add JS-Kit's - http://www.js-kit.com easy ratings feature by copying the code they provide and adding to your page. Here's how:

1. Copy these two lines of HTML code:
<div class="js-kit-rating" title="Rated item" permalink=""></div>
<script src="http://js-kit.com/ratings.js"></script>
2. On your site, drag and drop an HTML widget onto the page
3. Paste the code into the HTML editor that opens (right-click > paste or Ctrl-V)

You can add ratings to your site by using the Widgetbox Gallery, this is how:

1. Drag and drop a Widgetbox Gallery widget onto your page.
2. A dialogue box will open, search for 'ratings'.
3. Choose the ratings widget that you would like to use on your site.
4. Edit your settings to customise your widget.
5. Click on the green 'Get Widget' button and it will be saved and added to your page.
6. Save and preview your page to view the widget.

There's also the option of adding a Wufoo form to your page, for user's to fill out and review your items. Wufoo offers both free and paid options, so you can select the option that is right for you. When someone fills in your form their message will be stored in your Wufoo account and you will receive an email alert to let you know that you have a new message.

You will find the Wufoo widget in the "Forms" folder in the Content sidebar in SynthaSite.

After dragging and dropping a Wufoo widget onto your page in SynthaSite, click on the link in the dialogue box. Then sign up for an account with them if you have not already done so.

Then follow these steps on Wufoo:

1. Select the form you wish to use.
2. Click on save form.
3. The form manager will open up.
4. Click on "Notifications" - enter your details as to where you wish the info to get sent to (ie. your email address).
5. Click on "Save".
6. Click on "Save settings"
7. Click on "Code"
8. Copy the code and then and paste it into the Wufoo widget dialogue box in SynthaSite.

Your Wufoo form will then be embedded on your page and you can begin collecting information from your visitors directly from your website.

Unfortunately it is not possible for visitors to your site to post items. You only have the ability to do this. All content on your site needs to be posted by you.

I hope this info is useful. Please let us know if you have any further questions.