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Zachariah
May 3rd, 2008, 07:53 AM
Requirements
- vBulletin 3.7.0
- PHP 4.3.3 +
- MySQL 4.0.16 +


What's New ?

Clean Description in showimage page <title> - $image[description_clean]
Added securitytoken to submit forms to operate in 3.7 vBulletin.
Profile Enhancements

User CP control over the image block in the member profile (http://blog.photopost.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/usercp.jpg). (active, 9 locations (http://blog.photopost.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/location_profile_block1.jpg), image size, extra image info, count)
In the "Statistics Tab" - added gallery field (media count, comment count, last upload with link, last comment with link)
Gallery Tab added (http://blog.photopost.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/tab.jpg): media count, comment count, last upload with link, last comment with link, total views, total sticky,
total votes, disk space, last 30 added favorites w/ link , last 30 added subscriptions w/ link.
Gallery usergroup permissions: Can view profile tab (yes/no), Can view profile block (yes/no), Can change profile block settings (yes/no)
Added media count to Mini Statistics block

Added ppgal_user table to hold personal user information and setting.
Gallery usergroup permission: Can view FORUMHOME block (yes/no)
Added phrase group adv_gallery_int for phrases that are needed outside of the gallery (profile page, forumhome, ect)
vs. main phrase group adv_gallery.
Userinfo Merge - this merges the fields of user table and ppgal_user table
Added meta keywords and meta description to showimage from media keywords and description
Fixes / Changes

Failed Validation (http://www.photopost.com/forum/showthread.php?t=135624)
Phrasegroup adv_gallery called on all pages Replaced (http://www.photopost.com/forum/showthread.php?t=134964)
Fields ppicount, pppcount in user table was moved to ppgal_user table
Validation Error go button (http://www.photopost.com/forum/showthread.php?t=136282)
Fixed member removal. (when a user is removed from the system: images, posts, member categories, votes, ect will be removed)
Notifications Links in forums navbar fixed while on gallery pages (http://www.photopost.com/forum/showthread.php?t=135838).
Moved user profile setting in AdminCP => Modify Add-Ons =>vBGallery Profileto UserCP
Posts Awaiting Moderation - Validating does not work (http://www.photopost.com/forum/showthread.php?t=134768)


Template Changes

ADV_GALLERY
ADV_GALLERY_BROWSEIMAGES
adv_gallery_conformation
ADV_GALLERY_ECARD_SEND
ADV_GALLERY_EDITIMAGE
adv_gallery_member_block (new)
adv_gallery_member_imagebit (new)
adv_gallery_member_ministats (new)
adv_gallery_member_newestbits (new)
adv_gallery_member_stats (new)
adv_gallery_newestbits
adv_gallery_profile
ADV_GALLERY_REPLY
ADV_GALLERY_SHOWIMAGE
ADV_GALLERY_UPLOAD
adv_gallery_usercp_navbit (new)
File Changes
Upload the new PhotoPost vBGallery files to the directories listed below. root/forum/admincp



vbgallery_install.php
vba_gallery_admin.php
product-ppvbgallery.xml
root/forum/includes

adminfunctions_gallery
class_profileblock_vbgallery.php (new)
functions_gallery.php
functions_gallery_imageedit.php
root/forum/includes/vbgallery

member_profileblock_fetch_unwrapped.php (new)
cache_templates.php
forumhome_complete.php
fetch_userinfo_query.php (new)
member_complete.php
member_build_blocks_start.php (new)
notifications_list.php (new)
postbit_display_complete.php
profile_start.php (new)
register_addmember_complete.php (new)
showthread_query (new)
useradmin_prune.php (new)
useradmin_update_data.php (new)
userdata_delete.php (new)

root/gallery

browseimages.php
displayimage.php
managecats.php
newreply.php
showimage.php
stats.php

Zachariah
May 3rd, 2008, 07:55 AM
I can not stress enough. Please backup your database and files from your server before you start to upgrade the gallery.

Upload:
In the script folder there are 2 folders.
- forums (upload to vBulletin root)
- gallery

The content of the forums folder is uploaded to the root of your vBulletin install. The file structure of the upload will coincide with the vBulletin folder layout.

The gallery folder must also stay in tact, but can be placed in many places.

EX:
1)
http://www.domain.com <- vBulletin root
http://www.domain.com/gallery
http://gallery.domain.com

2)
http://www.domain.com
http://www.domain.com/forums <- vBulletin root
http://www.domain.com/forums/gallery
http://www.domain.com/gallery
http://gallery.domain.com


You can also change the /gallery/ name. (EX: /photos/ )


- Ascii: php, js, html, css - anything that is a text file
- Binary: gif, jpg, png - any media file

Upgrade:
Run the install script from your browser by going to:
http://www.yourwebsite.com/forums/admincp/vbgallery_install.php[ x ] Upgrade.

This script will make all necessary changes to your database, templates, phrases, and settings.

Once you have finished please remove vbgallery_install.php, product-ppvbgallery.xml in the forums/admincp folder.

Zachariah
May 3rd, 2008, 07:57 AM
New Gallery usergroup permissions are set to "No" on install / upgrade.

AdminCP => vBGallery => Usergroup Permissions
- Edit Usergroup of choice
-- General Options


Can view profile tab (yes/no)
Can view profile block (yes/no)
Can change profile block settings (yes/no)
Can view FORUMHOME block (yes/no)

FleaBag
May 3rd, 2008, 08:23 AM
Cool, well done Zach. Good work as always!

projectego
May 3rd, 2008, 03:40 PM
Thanks very much for the update, Zachariah! Much appreciated! :D

hornstar6969
May 3rd, 2008, 11:57 PM
Can you link me to a demo of this where it is running. thanks.

Subah
May 4th, 2008, 05:11 AM
Thank you Zach fro your great and hard work , So as my vbulletin it 3.6.8 i can not upgrade to this version ?

Betablocker
May 4th, 2008, 08:11 AM
Thank you very much Zach.

DDIG
May 4th, 2008, 08:27 AM
Thanks. I had hoped that the gallery would have tighter integration with vBulletin by introducing this one (http://www.photopost.com/forum/showthread.php?t=134755), but you cant have it all...

teodor
May 4th, 2008, 02:43 PM
Where is the block_fetch_unwrapped.php ???

It's not in the file..

sinucello
May 5th, 2008, 04:34 AM
Hi,

I`m a bit confused as I thought to have bought your premium product with Photo Post Pro and now vBGallery gets some features that Pro doesn`t have.

Your product page says:
If you plan to install PhotoPost on a site with an existing vBulletin forum, you can choose to download and install either of our two PhotoPost versions and switch between the two at any time
Does that mean I have to switch to vBGallery to get the new features or will they be added to the Pro version as well?

Thanks for shedding some light on this.

all the best,
Sacha

dpnow
May 5th, 2008, 05:49 AM
Hi,

I`m a bit confused as I thought to have bought your premium product with Photo Post Pro and now vBGallery gets some features that Pro doesn`t have.

Your product page says:

Does that mean I have to switch to vBGallery to get the new features or will they be added to the Pro version as well?

Thanks for shedding some light on this.

all the best,
Sacha

Yes, I would like this clarified - is vBGallery the main product now or is PhotoPost Pro still the more powerful solution, even for vBulletin operators?

Ian

trBotHead
May 5th, 2008, 08:37 AM
Where is the block_fetch_unwrapped.php ???

It's not in the file..

Yes, where is this file? It's not in the "root/forum/includes/vbgallery" folder like it says above...

Is "member_profileblock_fetch_unwrapped.php" the file you are talking about? Should we rename this file to "block_fetch_unwrapped.php"?

edit: I also cannot find "member_profile.php" located in "root/forum/includes/vbgallery".

trBotHead
May 5th, 2008, 11:22 AM
Please help! I uploaded all of the files that I could but since in my last post above (#13) I mentioned that I cannot find member_profile.php and didn't know if I should rename the file member_profileblock_fetch_unwrapped.php, I haven't ran the install script. Because of this, since my last post roughly three hours ago, I have received 30 emails with Database Errors in my vbGallery:(

Zachariah
May 5th, 2008, 12:49 PM
Yes, where is this file? It's not in the "root/forum/includes/vbgallery" folder like it says above...

Is "member_profileblock_fetch_unwrapped.php" the file you are talking about? Should we rename this file to "block_fetch_unwrapped.php"?

edit: I also cannot find "member_profile.php" located in "root/forum/includes/vbgallery".

My mistake.
block_fetch_unwrapped.php => member_profileblock_fetch_unwrapped.php
member_profile.php => profile_start.php

Zachariah
May 5th, 2008, 12:53 PM
Thank you Zach fro your great and hard work , So as my vbulletin it 3.6.8 i can not upgrade to this version ?

Correct you need VB3.7x for 2.4.3.
- I will have a update for VB3.6.8x soon.

Can you link me to a demo of this where it is running. thanks.

Profile:
http://www.gzhq.net/forums/members/zachariah/

Gallery:
http://www.gzhq.net/gallery/

Reeftanksonline
May 5th, 2008, 04:11 PM
Yes, I would like this clarified - is vBGallery the main product now or is PhotoPost Pro still the more powerful solution, even for vBulletin operators?

Ian

Same here, Whats up with better integration should we all convert? or wait for some sort of hack? :eek:

This is not good when Vbull makes there own gallery for each member and now I have two gallery's to begin with. I have been looking for a way to keep the pro and the Vbull tighter without posts in the two peaces of software. It splits my photo conversations to begin with. I'm sitting here wondering what way to go with this? Any input on this would be great!

teodor
May 5th, 2008, 04:26 PM
Thanks..

Zachariah
May 5th, 2008, 06:08 PM
vBGallery and Pro are 2 different gallery programs (http://www.photopost.com/compare.html).

vBGallery must have vBulletin (only) as a backbone to operate.

Pro is a standalone gallery with a bridge that integrates vBulletin and other forums. (usergroups, users, styles/skins)

alpha
May 6th, 2008, 08:00 AM
Zachariah, update to 2.4.3 went well, but I wonder if you would release an import script from vBGallery to the built in album system of 3.7 ? I know, you have to support VBGallery, but I have to ask.

Thanks

trBotHead
May 6th, 2008, 08:35 AM
I just finished running the install script using the Upgrade option. I clicked on UserCP and this is what I got:

Warning: require([path]/includes/vbgallery/usercp_nav_start.php) [function.require]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in [path]/includes/functions_user.php(64) : eval()'d code on line 2

Fatal error: require() [function.require]: Failed opening required '/home/forumst/public_html/includes/vbgallery/usercp_nav_start.php' (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php') in /home/forumst/public_html/includes/functions_user.php(64) : eval()'d code on line 2

I uploaded usercp_nav_start.php and it works no problem.

However, I can't seem to find the option to add the Gallery tab to profiles. Could my other plugin (goldbrick media) which adds a tab as well possibly be conflicting with this?

EDIT: I don't see any of the following options in my UserGroup Permissions for vbGallery:

Gallery usergroup permissions: Can view profile tab (yes/no), Can view profile block (yes/no), Can change profile block settings (yes/no)

I'm guessing that this is due to the fact that I didn't have usercp_nav_start.php uploaded when I ran the upgrade script? If so, if I reinstall, will this fix it and not change any of my current settings?

Zachariah
May 6th, 2008, 10:43 AM
EDIT: I don't see any of the following options in my UserGroup Permissions for vbGallery:


Upload / Replace:
/forums/includes/adminfunctions_gallery.php

trBotHead
May 7th, 2008, 09:00 AM
Awesome Zach, thanks! Man, this new version ROCKS:D

sinucello
May 8th, 2008, 10:14 AM
Hello,
vBGallery and Pro are 2 different gallery programs (http://www.photopost.com/compare.html).

vBGallery must have vBulletin (only) as a backbone to operate.

Pro is a standalone gallery with a bridge that integrates vBulletin and other forums. (usergroups, users, styles/skins)
thanks for your answer. It seems I couldn`t make myself clear so I`ll try to better explain what I mean:

You add vB integration options to vBGallery that PP doesn`t have. As a board owner looking for the product with the best user experience it`s now not only comparing the features but also the ways the products integrate into vB.

To me it seems that I can now chose to either use a product with a lot of features and a not so good integration into vB or to use a product with a lot less features but better integration into vB.

As I have already bought PP I`d like to know if you plan to add the improved vB integration (profile) to this product.

For me it`s not so important if one product needs vB as a backbone or is a standalone product. That`s not what I mean with integration. What`s more important to me is the user-friendliness and the number of avoided gaps between the gallery and the forum.

thanks,
Sacha

trBotHead
May 8th, 2008, 11:31 AM
To me it seems that I can now chose to either use a product with a lot of features and a not so good integration into vB or to use a product with a lot less features but better integration into vB.

From my whole understanding of PP and vBGallery, that was always the intention. PP can run as a standalone app OR integrate with vb. vBGallery since it's beginning, was a photo gallery intended to integrate into vBulletin.

So, from my perspective, any software that is built for the sole purpose of integrating with another product is obviously going to have a much more seamless integration than something that can also run as a standalone app.

Zachariah
May 8th, 2008, 07:20 PM
Zachariah, update to 2.4.3 went well, but I wonder if you would release an import script from vBGallery to the built in album system of 3.7 ? I know, you have to support VBGallery, but I have to ask.

Thanks

I was talking with a colleague on import of album photos and export from gallery into album in beta stages of VB3.7.

We had ideas to allow users to import and export only their images, while mod / admin / other usergroup ** can have access to import and export from anywhere to anywhere. I have not worked the details yet.

ScottW
May 8th, 2008, 07:29 PM
Our flagship product, created in 2001, is PhotoPost Pro. It has undergone hundreds of dot releases since then and does offer a wide variety of vbulletin UI integrations. PhotoPost vBGallery is a totally separate product that we acquired in late 2005. vBGallery offers a tighter vb integration, such as templates and admin panel integration, but is a much less mature product overall than Pro.

So, the products are what they are and although there is a bit of a gap between the two products, PhotoPost remains the photo gallery leader, especially for vbulletin powered sites (powering over 12,000 sites). We are a small company, less than 10 people. We're not vbulletin. We will continue to update our products and improve them and we have made a large amount of progress over the years.

DDIG
May 9th, 2008, 01:37 AM
What is the correct update procedure?

Do I first upgrade vBulletin to V3.7.0, and after that upgrade vbGallery? Will this work?

After updating vBulletin from V3.6.8. to V3.7.0, will I be able to update vbGallery from V2.4.2 tot V2.4.3?

Zachariah
May 9th, 2008, 07:42 AM
Hey DDIG !!! :D
- forums update then gallery.
- the gallery will work on 3.7 untill you plan to update

Milad
May 9th, 2008, 10:31 AM
How can I change the profile block settings?
I didn't find any thing in the options or profile details!

BWJ
May 9th, 2008, 04:33 PM
I could not find it as well.....:confused:

BWJ
May 9th, 2008, 06:01 PM
Okay - I found out. You have to change the user group permissions. They have been set to 'No'. Change it to Yes for each user group!.... :D

Zachariah
May 10th, 2008, 05:52 AM
How can I change the profile block settings?
I didn't find any thing in the options or profile details!

New Gallery usergroup permissions are set to "No" on install / upgrade.

AdminCP => vBGallery => Usergroup Permissions
- Edit Usergroup of choice
-- General Options


Can view profile tab (yes/no)
Can view profile block (yes/no)
Can change profile block settings (yes/no)
Can view FORUMHOME block (yes/no)



Okay - I found out. You have to change the user group permissions. They have been set to 'No'. Change it to Yes for each user group!.... :D

^^ yes :)

Milad
May 10th, 2008, 06:57 AM
And after I allow them to see and change those settings, where should I see those settings?

Zachariah
May 10th, 2008, 08:35 AM
UserCP => Gallery Settings => Change Profile Options
/forums/profile.php?do=vbgalleryprofile

barells
May 10th, 2008, 11:01 AM
I just upgraded to 2.4.3.

On the vbull profile page, I changed the setting to show a gallery image in the profile. This works in Firefox, but I am not seeing the gallery box in Internet explorer.

Is anyone else having this problem?

One thought that I should pass on, is that Vbull told me to update my ADV_GALLERY template, so I reverted this to the default. I'm guessing this has nothing to do with it, but just thought I'd throw that out there in case it does.

0ptima
May 10th, 2008, 11:05 PM
Thanks for the upgrade!

ArVeeGee
May 12th, 2008, 01:49 AM
how to disable the albums so I can use only vbgallery?

alpha
May 13th, 2008, 04:09 AM
That would be great, thanks, I will keep my eye on this site for updates about this.

I was talking with a colleague on import of album photos and export from gallery into album in beta stages of VB3.7.

We had ideas to allow users to import and export only their images, while mod / admin / other usergroup ** can have access to import and export from anywhere to anywhere. I have not worked the details yet.

myuption
May 14th, 2008, 10:47 PM
how to disable the albums so I can use only vbgallery?You must set this on the usergroup settings on vb.

oldengine
May 15th, 2008, 02:48 PM
Smooth upgrade Zachariah. Thanks!