Hi, I'm quite new to PhotoPost so the answer to my question may be quite obvious.
I just installed PhotoPost on my site and logging-in to PhotoPost is fine but once I'm logged in I can't access the admin page to change PhotoPost settings. When I go to the adm-index.php page it gives me a message saying: "You are not a valid administrator or moderator!" Now, I'm pretty sure I am a valid admin and PhotoPost is using the same database as my PHPBB board and so log-in works fine but obviously the permissions aren't. Is there a way to solve this? Thanks so much. Happy Christmas.
I tried this fix but it did not help. I'm not sure the problem has to do with cookies but perhaps it has something to do with usergroups. I don't recall anything in the PhotoPost install relating to usergroups so perhaps PhotoPost isn't recognizing I am an admin or I skipped over editing any usergroup info in the install? Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
Now at this time I can not upload any images to the Gallery I assume because I can not access any settings in the admin panel correct? If I can upload images without the admin panel at this time that would be wonderful. When will there be a fix for this issue?
As I stated above and explained in further detail in the other thread I linked this is an issue we are working on as several hosts have updated there servers to a new PHP release that is causing this problem.
There is no update on when a fix will be posted as the posted fix we have does not seem to work for everyone as you posted it did not work for you.
I had the same problem as you... I just installed Photopost today to use with my phpBB2 forum (version 2.0.11). I am the admin, but I could not access the admin panel. I searched here and came across this fix, but it didn't work for me.
I went in and checked the DB with phpMyAmin and found that only the user groups have been imported to the pp_usergroups table. The pp_users table is empty. So what I ended up doing was creating a new usergroups on my forum and then I manually added that group to the pp_usergroups table. I then set that group to have access to the admin panel (with me as the only user in the group) and voila! I had access to the admin panel.
It works perfectly fine to log in using the username and password from the forum, but Photo Post just isn't recognizing the permissions, I guess. And when I logged in to the admin panel, there is no listing for "Users" - only "User groups" (I looked in the online instruction manual and saw that there is supposed to be a "Users" listing, too).
I had no problems installing the program, so I'm guessing everything went well. I just think it's strange that the phpbb_user_groups table have been imported and not the phpbb_users table. Or is this how it's supposed to be? Will new registrations still be stored in the phpbb_users table?
Newbie user here, I just installed 4.8.6 with PHPBB integration and also cannot get to my admin page using an admin from the phpbb system. I suspect I have done something stupid. "You are not a valid administrator or moderator!" is the message I receive.
I did put the patch in phpbb2.php you sugguested, but to no avail.
Omegatron - I'm not sure, but this might be the problem. A user installed 4.8.6 and PHPBB and could upload etc. However, when we created usergroups for her new board and then went into Photopost admin under edit categories and clicked 'refresh usergroups from your forum software" that is when we started to have these problems.
The admin disappeared completely. I followed your other thread and made the changes to the showphoto and phpbb2 files. Now this is a new install of 4.8.6 so shouldn't they already have been fixed?
I hope this helps. I'm going into the table via PHPMyAdmin to fix that.