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July 23rd, 2008, 08:33 PM
Has anyone upgraded from a PHPBB board to Vbulletin with the gallery? Are there any known problems such as getting the database to work correctly?
I am switching from PHPBB3 to Vbulletin in a couple weeks and want to be able to continue using the gallery as it is without losing any photos.
July 23rd, 2008, 09:02 PM
There are several threads here on "switching integrations" which should help you.
Essentially there are several steps you will need to do like reinstalling to integrate with vb instead of phpbb3 and realigning userids via a 3rd party script I have around here but its possible.
July 23rd, 2008, 10:53 PM
Ok thanks. When the time comes I'll look around and if I can't find anything I will give you a shout. Just as long as I can keep the photos already uploaded.
Can't wait to use VB
July 23rd, 2008, 11:00 PM
Not a problem we will be here if you need.
July 24th, 2008, 01:59 AM
One more thing. I am using photopost pro, will i be able to upgrade to photopost vbgallery without the loss of photos?
July 24th, 2008, 02:04 AM
I don't think most would consider changing from PhotoPost Pro to vbGallery to necessarily be an upgrade. PhotoPost Pro has more features and is the better product IMO.
Check this link if you haven't already:
July 24th, 2008, 02:17 AM
Didn't see that link, thanks.
Looks as if I'm better off with pro then. I wasn't sure if vbgallery was better
July 24th, 2008, 08:53 AM
its all personal preference ;)
September 5th, 2008, 03:04 AM
So is this what I would need to switch integration?
what I understand is that I have to uninstall photopost then reinstall it?
Could you give me a rundown on what I need to do?
I was going to integrate it with vb first then run impex to import the users, would it be better to import the users first
September 5th, 2008, 06:24 AM
I would follow the exact steps outlined in the several threads on here
That script you linked is the last step correct to fix photo userids since vb impex will change the phpbb userids
September 5th, 2008, 09:22 AM
ok thanks. couple q's that I'll ask in that thread
September 5th, 2008, 07:15 PM
not a problem have a good evening
September 8th, 2008, 11:16 PM
I have just switched to vbulletin from phpbb3 and went to integrate with photpost with vbulletin as described as above and in the other posts.
In vbulletin (board is still closed off) I click on the photo gallery link and then I have to sign in again but it tells me this
The requested URL /gallery/login.php was not found on this server.
Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.
When I ran the install.php I chose external registration as it stated to do with vbulletin. There is no login.php file on the server or in the photopost zip file.
Not sure what the go is here
September 8th, 2008, 11:24 PM
disregard, its working now
September 9th, 2008, 12:07 AM
it was working and I just tried it on another computer and getting the same thing.
September 9th, 2008, 06:35 AM
Well a url would help here ;)
Like for example if the login thing is in the footer in some custom style you may need to correct that relative file link to full url
If your locking guests down for viewing any content on your site without being logged in then your using vb standard error templates and same thing need to correct those relative file links to full urls. We dont load or use vb templates and they are notoriously known for using relative urls and not prefixing any link with their forum url which in my mind is a bug but when your the biggest guy in town you can do what you want.
September 10th, 2008, 04:13 AM
It all seems to have fixed itself after turning the board back on
September 10th, 2008, 06:29 AM
Yeah make sure to edit your standard error templates in vb and correct those relative links to full urls
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