I'm still trying to get Photopost 7.1 to work within vBulletin 3.8 but still keep running into the same mySQL error as I was back in April. Photopost works fine as a stand alone gallery but it won't display any images in vBulletin. I finally asked the support people at my hosting site if they had seen the mySQL error before and if it might be something missing in it's configuration. They didn't find anything wrong nor had they seen the error before (Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' (2)) and though they gave me some suggestion, none of them panned out. The error seems to be seen in the PHP world, but all of the people that talked about it seemed to be running Linux on their own servers and it had to do with paths and mySQL configurations.
My host support did ask about something that I didn't know the answer to. In the Photopost directory is a file called header-inc.php that one of the instruction paragraphs say:
5.) vbPortal/vBulletin header-inc.php Visual Integration
If you use vbPortal or vBulletin, you can integrate your forum's look and feel into PhotoPost. The vbPortal integration displays your vbPortal top/left side, and bottom, around PhotoPost. The vBulletin integration displays your default vB
header/footer templates with PhotoPost. To implement this, open header-inc.php and follow the instructions there. vbPortal users should only edit the vbPortal section (not the vBulletin section), and those who use vBulletin only should only modify the vBulletin section.
I looked in the header-inc.php file and don't see anything that needs configuring. Is this file just for customizing the look in vBulletin or is there something in it that has to be configured?
Also, in the Photopost Admin menu, under Global Options, there is a place to put the path for Header, Footer and Head tags. Does the path to the header.htm, footer.htm and headtags.htm go here?
And what path is it looking for for the PHP directory? I have the path to the Photopost directory there.
If I can eliminate every thing it isn't, what's left is bound to be my problem.