Magento Integration

PowerReviews and Magento have partnered so you can easily implement PowerReviews natively, within your Magento admin instance. This enables you to quickly start collecting and displaying ratings and reviews on your products. PowerReviews also offers the ability to collect and display questions and answers about your products and services as well. Depending on the package you purchased, the PowerReviews extension installs both ratings and reviews, and questions and answers.

To begin, download the PowerReviews extension from the Magento Marketplace.

For more information about the PowerReviews stack, see the following:

Installing the PowerReviews Extension

Once you've downloaded the app, unzip the pr-review-display.zip file to your server in the following folder path: /app/code/PowerReviews/ReviewDisplay

Running Magento Commands

After you unzip the pr-review-display.zip file, you need to run three commands using the Command Line on your machine to add the PowerReviews components to your store.

To install the PowerReviews components:

Open your Command Line program on your machine. Run the following commands on the same server where where your PowerReviews and Magento files are.

  1. Enter the following command: bin/magento cache:flush
  2. Press Enter.
  3. Enter the following command: bin/magento setup:upgrade
  4. Press Enter.
  5. Enter the following command: bin/magento setup:di:compile
  6. Press Enter.

If you experience any issues running these commands, send an email to magento@powerreviews.com.

Enabling PowerReviews in Your Magento Store

Once you finish running the Magento commands using Command Line, you can complete the PowerReviews setup.

Before you complete your setup, ensure you have the following information provided to you by the PowerReviews Implementation Team:

  • Merchant ID
  • Merchant Group ID
  • API Key
  • Locale

This information ensures that your PowerReviews software appears correctly in your store.

Configuring Your Magento Store

After you ensure you have your PowerReviews-specific account information, you can log in to your Magento store to complete your PowerReviews setup.

To configure your store:

  1. Login to your Magento account, using your credentials.
  2. Navigate to Stores > Configuration.

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  1. Enter the following information in the General section for PowerReviews:

    • Merchant ID
    • Merchant Group ID
    • API Key
    • Locale
  2. Select Yes for each component of the PowerReviews software you want to install in the On/Off section.

  1. Click Save Config.

This completes your setup, and your store is now ready to start collecting review content. If you experience any issues, send an email to magento@powerreviews.com.

Implementing Multiple Sites

The PowerReviews Magento cartridge allows you to enable reviews across multiple Magento sites.

  1. To view the Configuration menu for your second site, click on the Store View drop-down on the Configurations page and click on the name another site. In the example below, the second site is "Another test store view".

  2. If the Review Display is not already enabled, un-check the Use Website box, then ensure that Yes is selected from the Enable Review Display drop-down.

    The PowerReviews Implementation team will provide you with each of the following for your second site (these are different than what was provided for your first site, or any other site):

    • Merchant Group ID
    • Merchant ID
    • API Key
    • Locale
  3. Un-check the Use Website box for each of these items in the configuration page, and enter the appropriate information.
  4. Click Save Config to save the configuration.

Disabling Magento Reviews

Magento enables its own review feature when you create your store. If you install PowerReviews, and don’t disable the Magento review feature, two review tabs appear on your product pages. You must disable the Magento reviews.

To disable Magento reviews:

  1. Open your Command Line program.
  2. Enter the following command: php bin/magento module:disable -f Magento_Review
  3. Press Enter. Magento reviews are disabled.

Styling Your Display

After you complete your PowerReviews installation and setup, you can choose to update the style of your review display. For more information, see Magento’s front end developer guide.

You must use Magento 2.0 and above for these styling instructions to apply.

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