Obviously, the owners of PP saw the value in VBgallery and bought the rights to the script. Many vB
owners were moving over to that script and dropping Photopost as their gallery software solution. VBgallery is made specifically to tie into vB
, and it's a much easier integration. The code is written more similar to vB
and the modifications/customizations are easier to achieve because of that. Photopost does tie into vB
, but it since it is also setup to be a standalone product and tie into other forum software, there are shortcomings in how tight the vB
integration is because of that. VBgallery doesn't have these shortcomings.
With all of that said, I'd like to ask if Photopost would seriously consider creating a script like VBgallery as a Classifieds solution. PPclassifieds has been a fine solution for a while now, but it lacks the ability to tightly integrate into vB
just like Photopost. It's more difficult to take advantage of profile fields in vB
, and modifications aren't as easy to make due to the codebase being way different than vB
. PPclassifieds will work fine as a standalone product and for many who are trying to integrate it into forums site. But for us, it just doesn't integrate as well as we'd like. If someone else created a Classifieds product that was built similar to VBgallery, we'd drop my PPclassifieds script in a heartbeat and use the alternative script. I would hope you guys would seriously consider this.