I really hate asking for help, since I know it has to be something I'm over looking, but after spending 2.5 solid days, several re-installs, reading and re-reading the 32 page thread plus numerous linked threads, I've still not got PhotoPost 7.1 to integrate with my vBulletin 3.8.7.
The short description on the problem is that nothing comes up on my forum home page. The space opens up at the top of my forum but I don't even get the black images that some people saw when it wasn't working right.
I do have PhotoPost working on it's own and I've uploaded images to it (and I believe they are in a category and not just a member area). I've uploaded the photopost-plugin.xml file (plugins are enabled and it's active) and I've edited the FORUMHOME template with the $photopostfeature and $photopostcats lines that need to be added.
I used pretty much a default install using the same database as my VB
and with the pp_ prefix on the tables. I can see them if I look at my database. My vBulletin forum is pretty much a plain vanilla install, I don't have any other hacks, plugins or modifications to it. PhotoPost is actually the first one I've tried to add to it.
After I edited the FORUMHOME template, a white space at the top of my home page did open up where I believe the images would be displayed if it was working. There is no bar, no frame or any indication that anything is being put there though.
I did two installs, the first one I had PhotoPost in it's own directory on the same level as the VB
forum directory. I corrected the paths for this. After I couldn't get that to work, I did a new install and put it in my forum directory and with the name /gallery since that seemed to be what all the examples referenced and the plugin used.
I believe the problem is a path error, but I'm not sure if it's with PhotoPost, vBulletin or MySQL. I get no errors if I leave the plugin with two dots ../ but if I change it to one dot (i.e. include('./gallery/inc_features.php')
I get the same error for the second install as I got the first:
Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/tmp/mysql.sock' (2)
So I believe I actually had it configured correctly with the first install... or at least I had the same error that if I could fix the error it would have worked there as well.
I do have the /data/ (there is actually 3 places that has a path line with /data in it and I tried the data/ in all three places with no change), per the instructions I have read (and Chuck must have mentioned in just about every post he's had to write
), I've gone over the paths so many times that I'm sure if I'm missing something, my eyes have long accepted it and over look the same error each time.
I've read up on the socket error above with vBulletins but when the people start talking about making changes and restarting MySQL, especially when I've had my vBulletin working for several years, I figure that can't be it. Besides, I'm on a shared hosting system and I don't have access to all of that.
As I said, I hate asking for help since I know I should be able to figure this out, but it's either ask for help or delete it and just chalk it up as wasted attempt on my part.
If it will tell you anything, my forum URL is (unable to post due to forum restrictions)
PhotoPost is currently in (unable to post URL due to forum restrictions)
If there is anything else I need to add, let me know. At this point I'm pretty much fried working on it. Any help will certainly be appreciated.
PS, the forum won't let me post my URL's because I've not posted 15 posts yet. I don't know how a support site can work without allowing URL info to be posted as most people that buy this software wouldn't be logging in to post 15 chit chat messages before they have a problem. If you need them, I'll PM them.