Thank you for your response Chuck, I appreciate a lot.
Well...what I mean is that the two programs worked separately...and they still do...only when I went to edit the files to integrate it with the main index (using the thread that you just linked me to), i end up with that mess at the top, and no visible photos on the main index forum page.
I went back in and rechecked everything about 20 times (give or take...I've been working on this specific problem all day), and it's all the way it was to be detailed in the instructions. Also, the pp_ prefix is listed in the database.
My databases aren't separate either, they're within the same database. I had no problems installing it...grrr.
*sigh* I'll recheck it again...