View Full Version : Broken Integration with vBulletin
December 9th, 2011, 12:37 PM
We've been using Photopost with vBulletin for many years, and I've been quite happy with the result.
However at some point (and I can't pin down when) something appears to have broken with the PP/vB integration. Users are no longer recognized and I can't log in to the admin screen.
Further, the Register and Forgot Password links in Photopost go to a blank page.
We are running PP 7.1 and vB 4.1.7.
I've gone over the integration settings in config-int.php and confing.inc.php, everything is correct there as far as I can see.
(I thought about trying an upgrade to the PP 8 Beta, but I'm worried that might compound the problem and I don't want to get into a situation of using unsupported software when there is a pre-existing problem.)
I'm happy to do more leg work on this, I just need some guidance on what to look at.
December 9th, 2011, 12:53 PM
Ryan without an actual link it would be hard for us to speculate on any issue.
Now I looked at your site and your issue has to do with the fact that the application is installed as a standalone not integrated with vbulletin. You also left your install script on your server.
My suggestion would be to rerun the install script and properly reinstall into the same database tables that exist so no data will be deleted and if you integrate correctly with vbulletin 4 then you should be okay. You should then delete any install or upgrade scripts from your server. They should never exist.
Once that is done you can upgrade to the Pro 8 and I think you will be pleased with the new features and integration.
December 9th, 2011, 12:57 PM
That's bizarre - it's been installed as integrated with vB since 2006.
Funny - that's an old install script :) I always delete the file from the archive before uploading, but I must have missed that one way back when.
If I upload and run the install script now will that impact any data in the gallery?
December 9th, 2011, 03:13 PM
If you are running 7.1 then all you should need to do is download the build run the install and as I said install into the same database and table prefix and integrate with vbulletin you should be okay.
The install script does not delete data. You will see duplicate mysql warnings that is to be expected and normal.
December 9th, 2011, 03:36 PM
Done & working, thanks.
I'll check out 8 :)
December 9th, 2011, 03:53 PM
A community photo gallery - - ReefTalk Gallery (http://www.reeftalk.com/gallery/)
yeah I think you will like it.
December 9th, 2011, 04:09 PM
The display is pretty wonky, ATM.
www flowerchat com/photopost/]
If I have access to the Beta forum I'll check there for tips.
FYI: Our vB theme uses the default style with different colours, so it shouldn't be too tricky to work with.
December 9th, 2011, 04:28 PM
Your site should be fine if you follow the installation or upgrade instructions. ;)
You have not read the included documentation.
IMPORTANT - FOR VBULLETIN 4 ONLY. New plugins included in download.
1. Copy the contents of the additional.css in our stylesheets directory into your vbulletin style manager under edit templates the additional.css template under the css templates.
2. In this very documentation directory set permissions on the file pppro_product.xml and source-vb4.xml to 777
3. Go to your photopost admin panel and hit the option to generate vbulletin plugin xml. That file will download to your computer.
4. Go into your vbulletin admin panel and under plugins & products select the option to manage products. You can then use the add/import product option
and upload the xml file you downloaded to your computer called pppro_product.xml file. Once that is done your forum will show gallery content.
5. Thats it your done!!
December 9th, 2011, 04:40 PM
That worked, thanks.
FYI: You have one typo (twice) in the docs quoted. It's "product_pppro.xml" not "pppro_product.xml". Most people will be able to figure it out, but just the same correcting will probably save you a few posts :)
December 9th, 2011, 05:35 PM
LOL thanks will check out the typo.
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