| | Sorry but a "Poor Installation Guide for PhotoPost"
Questions which are not answered or discussed in the installation manual.
1) In the "Installation Guide" or say a single page no-one bothered to write a line saying that one must change
config-inc.php.NEW to config-inc.php "FIRST"
2) Installation Guide says:
" If you're using PhotoPost with an existing forum, you can either use the MySQL database that you're presently using for your forum for both PhotoPost and your forum, or you can create a separate database for PhotoPost (in either case, your forum user database will still be used by PhotoPost). ... "
Now nowhere it gives an instruction on the "Step 1: PhotoPost Configuration Verification" Installation page that if one want to use a single database for vBulletin and Photopost what is one supposed to write or do with an example. Like are we supposed to leave :
PhotoPost Database Host
PhotoPost Database Name
PhotoPost Database User
PhotoPost Database Password
** BLANK **
and only feed the information in
User Database Name
User Database User
User Database Password
3) STEP THREE OF INSTALLATION IS GIVING TONS OF ERROR LIKE :--
Step 3: MySQL error reported: [INSERT INTO pp_categories (id,catname,description,catorder,thumbs,parent,children) VALUES (1,'Main','',2,'no',0,'2')]
Result: Duplicate entry '1' for key 1
Step 3: MySQL error reported: [INSERT INTO pp_categories (id,catname,description,catorder,thumbs,parent,children) VALUES (2,'A Category','Photos of a particular subject',1,'yes',1,'')]
Result: Duplicate entry '2' for key 1
DUE TO MAYBE SOME SMALL REASON BUT "NOWHERE ONE CAN FIND IT'S REASON OR SOLUTION IN THE INSTALLATION GUIDE.
4) Same is the case with "Step 4" of the installation, there is absolutely NO information "step by step information explainging the things to the user and let him go ahead himself on that.
In all no matter one will be complete with the installation after a couple of days but "if" the "Installation Guide" would have been simple and user friendly the customers or users of PhotoPost will get a reason to smile.
Last edited by Bills; January 28th, 2007 at 03:24 AM.