I have a slight formatting problem. The background color of the PhotoPost Category directory is transparent, and the PhotoPost directory is appearing directly on my site's wallpaper, making it very hard to read.
How can I edit the background color of JUST THIS MODULE/SECTION so that the text prints on a plain background?
You will have to reupload the install folder and set all the xml files to 777 but follow the procedures out lined in the docmentation note the special things to do with vb4. Your style will look fine then.
The documentations folder is right there in the download just like vbulletin and every other software I know of and I think it is very completely laid out. No one has called you an idiot nor is there any animosity inferred my friend. I am sorry if you took it that way. Only thing I said here is if you had read the upgrade documentation then you would not have had the issue you did here. I am a very straight forward right to the point kind of person. You did not install the vb4 xml plugins and this is why you had your issue.
What do you suggest we do so that more people read the documentation?? I mean I have done what I can here to get people to read the docs. Every single release for the past two years has stated to read the documentation on upgrade in the documentations folder of the downloaded code. Honestly I do not know what more I can say on that point other than what I have done.
Well Chuck, I can't help you other than to share MY experience. My experience is that I did a full vbulletin update yesterday, a full vbadvanced update, a full vba links update, and I only stubbed my toes on PhotoPost.
That said, I just read the upgrade documentation fully. I cannot see how I can follow the instructions. I am at the section for vBulletin 4x integration:
Step 1: In the install directory I set all the appropriate file permissions to 777
Step 2: When I try to log into PhotoPost Admin, it says that for security purposes I must delete the install folder before proceeding...
What should I do?
Just to clarify... I am entering the URL directly. I see a logon screen. I enter my information. I hit enter - am kicked back to the PhotoPost page with the "remove the install folder" message.
Last edited by BonsaiNut; January 10th, 2014 at 04:52 PM.
3. 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 product_pppro.xml file. Once that is done your forum will show gallery content.
4. Thats it your done!!
You should login through your vb header if not make sure you are before you do this. If your cookies are set correctly and you entered your cookie salt from vb as noted all those new variables the upgrade talks about adding to config files you may not in older configs. You should not be presented with a login box if you go to your admin you should go right to it.
You will see the generate xml link.
If you can not go right into your photopost admin after making sure your already logged into vb then we can address that by checking your cookie and cookie_salt. With that said this is where I would suggest you look at. Or you can send me info to look at it. Did you add the $cookie_salt variable to our config file and set the proper vb cookie salt from the vb functions.php file?
// vBulletin Cookie Salt required for vBulletin integration
// You can find this number in your vBulletin includes\functions.php file
// Around line 34 line in the file looks like:
// define('COOKIE_SALT', '########################' );
// It is the ######################## number you need to place below.
$cookie_salt = '';
You can not compare our install or upgrade to vb. Remember no other product integrates with other products like ours so no other product installs or upgrades you do require the level of information required that our application does to do what it does. If you install our product as a standalone sure its as foolproof as doing an upgrade of vb.
Ok Chuck - I swear to you - I have been trying this for an hour. Checking, rechecking, clearing cookies, clearing browser caches, etc. It worked yesterday so why not today, right?
And I swear I have done NOTHING new... and suddenly I can log into the admin panel. I didn't change a THING.
/EDIT And the rest of the process went smoothly. Generated the plug-in xml, uploaded the product, etc. I wonder why I couldn't log into the admin menu for about an hour??? Regardless - everything is working perfectly now - AND the formatting is much better
Last edited by BonsaiNut; January 10th, 2014 at 05:09 PM.
Another chapter in this strange saga. It has been a week and I have done nothing administrative on the site other than standard site administration (ie no software updates, upgrades, etc). This morning I wanted to change something in PhotoPost admin... and I can't access the admin menu.
(1) I am logged into my vB site as an admin
(2) I click a direct link to the PhotoPost admin menu
(3) I am prompted with a logon screen on a brown background
(4) I re-enter my log-on ID and password
(5) I hit enter
(6) It drops me back to the forum screen - no messages, nothing
I then tried logging out of my vB site and clearing cookies.
(1) I go to back to my web site as a "guest"
(2) I click the PhotoPost admin menu link
(3) I am prompted for a login
(4) I enter my Admin login and password
(5) I get an error message "Invalid login. Please check your username and password, or register."
I checked cookie salt just to make sure and it is identical in both functions.php and in your config file.
I have no idea why I am able to occasionally access the admin menu, but other times not - using the same login and password...
You are correct that the cookie prefix is incorrect. The cookie prefix in vBulletin is set to bb. The cookie prefix in PhotoPost is set to bb. vBulletin adds an additional "_" after the prefix - so I need to set my PhotoPost prefix to "bb_" to make up for the quirk in vBulletin code.
So I should never be able to log in to PhotoPost admin, correct? Here is the strange way I have been getting in.
(1) I log out of my site and clear all cookies.
(2) I log back into my site but uncheck the remember me box (so it does not write cookies)
(3) I am logged in as "admin" but no cookies have been written.
(4) I click on the PhotoPost "admin" tab.
(5) I am prompted for a logon (even though I am already logged in)
(6) I enter the information, and PhotoPost enters cookies with bb prefix IN THE VBULLETIN DIRECTORY - but it bounces me back out to the forum.
(7) I click on the PhotoPost "admin" tab again.
(8) I am taken into the PhotoPost admin menu.
So I am going to ask the simple question - do I need to run the upgrade script to set the cookie prefix for PhotoPost? Or can I enter it manually in a config file?