View Full Version : Questions about installing v3.02 for vB 4.2.1
September 9th, 2013, 02:29 PM
Hi there! I'm new to PhotoPost and vBulletin and PHP. I'm trying to install PhotoPost vBGallery v3.02 for vBulleting 4.2.1. I went to the members area and clicked on the link for the Installation Manual for vBGallery v3.02.
For Step 1: Find Forum Path
As I said, I'm new to PHP, so I clicked the link to jump down to the FAQs to learn about using PHPinfo to find the forum path. The FAQs say to look in PHPinfo for _SERVER["PATH_TRANSLATED"] but I found no such variable. Since I put the PHPinfo file in my forums directory, I used _SERVER["SCRIPT_FILENAME"] which gives the entire filename back, and took off the filename and trailing slash. I am pretty sure this is the correct forum path, and I'm just passing along this info in case someone else has trouble finding the forum path.
For Step 2: adminfunctions_template.php file
I cannot find the suggested line in this file for vB 4.2.1:
'aaa' => 'AAA Old Backup'
So I don't know where to add the code.
'adv_gallery' => $vbphrase['group_adv_gallery'],
I did find a function called build_template_groups with an array of phased groups (lines 5698 through 5758) that appear to be similar to the code that should be added.
Any suggestions about where to add the code to the adminfunctions_template.php file for vBulletin version 4.2.1?
September 9th, 2013, 03:20 PM
I would suggest you install Photopost Pro personally since vbGallery is not really being actively developed any longer with the release of vBulletin 5. Therefore it is best to use the product that is actively developed and has way more features than vbGallery.
If you want to try vbGallery out there is a php info link under maintenance tab in vb admin which would give you the server path to your forum. Other than that you would do nothing else besides upload files and run the installer.
September 10th, 2013, 03:45 PM
I'm not a big fan of vB 5, so I will take your suggestion to try the stand-alone version.
September 10th, 2013, 06:30 PM
PhotoPost Pro is not a standalone version it is a full featured gallery which integrates with 25 different products. It has more features and has the same level of integration front end as vBgallery the main different is the admin is separate from vb and we have our own templating.
September 10th, 2013, 08:49 PM
I am sorry if I stated things incorrectly. As I am new to PhotoPost, I was only trying to suggest I would try the version not directly related to vBulletin - the more general product that is being actively developed rather than the vBGallery version.
I also have to say that it wasn't very clear that the actively developed version DID integrate with vBulletin. The PhotoPost website clearly markets the vBGallery version to vBulletin owners and no where is it stated that the vBGallery version isn't being actively developed any longer.
On the main PhotoPost web page, right at the top of the page, in contrasting red text, it has a link that says "vBulletin owners!" And it directs vBulletin owners to a page about vBGallery. Honestly, I didn't realize that the alternative to use the actively developed version instead even existed.
It has also taken me some digging to find the comparison between the actively developed version of PhotoPost Pro and vBGallery on the website. And, although I'd like to post the link for future readers, I'm unable to. I found it by going to the main PhotoPost site, clicking the Take the Tour button (even though the link about vBulletin occurs earlier on the page), then scrolling way down to a section called For vBulletin Sites: Pro or vBGallery, and then clicking on the link to the comparison in the last paragraph of that section.
As a new customer, my experience thus far has been confusing and less than ideal. If the vBGallery version is no longer going to be supported, why are you advertising it and offering it? Why hasn't the site been updated to show one install of the main PhotoPost actively developed version? Why continue to leave the process this complicated, when you could simplify things and make it easier for a new customer?
I know that it is easy to become so used to the way a site works or is laid out that it is hard to see it from the perspective of a very beginner. That is why I am offering this feedback from my perspective as a new customer.
September 10th, 2013, 10:00 PM
The details link in our header should have all the information for the gallery products and the confusing part might be that we do offer various other links to get places on other pages so sorry if that confused you some. I did not design the site.
Let me know if you have any support questions when you install things.
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