I'm sorry, Michael, but you've lost me. I am really surprised that I'm having such a hard time with this because I was able to install several MODs to phpBB before I decided to change to vBulletin, so I know I'm capable...something is just not sinking in, though.
So, should I have a photopost database as well as a forum database? That's one of the things I'm just not clear on. I am thinking I'll just start over to be sure I do this right, but I want to be sure I do it all right this time. And, at what point does the vBulletin integration stuff come into play? I know it is referred to while the install.php script is running, but I'm just not clear on what is done during the install and what I have to do manually.