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Old May 26th, 2009, 06:41 PM   #1
Michael P
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PhotoPost vBGallery 2.5 Release

It has been a long time coming, I know, but it's finally here. Our customers have told us that their users are confused about the differences between vBulletin's built-in profile-isolated albums (displayed on a user's vBulletin profile page), and the PhotoPost vBGallery photo gallery. "Where does one stop, and the other start?", is the question we have heard. Everyone knows that PhotoPost vBGallery is the only real gallery choice (besides PhotoPost Pro, of course) and can't be compared to vBulletin's profile albums, since PhotoPost vBGallery is a full featured gallery, with browseable and searchable centralized category-based albums as well as dozens of other major features. So, we needed to find a way to bridge the usability gap to offer your users the ease of use of the vBulletin albums profile page integration and the best of PhotoPost vBGallery's full featured photo gallery.

To solve this, PhotoPost vBGallery v2.5 for vBulletin 3.7 or 3.8 now includes the featureset from vBulletin's profile albums. If you have been using vBulletin's profile-isolated albums, you can now easily import your users' albums and photos into your PhotoPost vBGallery photo gallery, turn off vBulletin's album feature (uncheck "Albums" in the "User Profile Options" setting group), and not miss a thing while enjoying all of PhotoPost vBGallery's rich features. PhotoPost vBGallery now displays a user's photos in the sidebar of the vBulletin profile page along with a new profile page "Gallery" stats tab, adds a link to the user's albums from the profile sidebar, adds a link to the user's albums from the User CP, and adds bold "Upload File" links to various pages to make it easier for new users to upload photos. This effectively ends any confusion between the two products and lets you use the much more robust PhotoPost vBGallery.

Check out our new PhotoPost page for vBulletin powered sites for a thorough overview, "Why PhotoPost vBGallery for vBulletin":
Why PhotoPost vBGallery Photo Gallery for vBulletin Forum Sites?

We've also added a great new feature that makes uploads (and multi-file uploads) much easier: our new flash uploader.

According to a leaked vBulletin internal discussion memo written by vBulletin's CS manager Steve, regarding vBulletin 4.0 (posted 5/13/09 at vbulletinsetup.com), they have plans to increase the cost of vBulletin and they make no mention of a photo gallery for 4.0. So, there's no point in waiting for photo gallery features from vBulletin, especially when PhotoPost has been doing this so well for so many years:
vBulletin 4.0 is going to cost even more? (vBulletin Leaked)

What's all of this going to cost you? Since we took so long to get this much needed update out there, and to give you a break in these economic times, we've decided to give it to you for free, if you purchased a PhotoPost Pro or vBGallery license after 1/1/2005, even if your members area access for that license has expired. It will cost you zero -- nada -- to upgrade from a previous version of vBGallery to 2.5. As of today, you have 30 days to download the new update. All PhotoPost gallery license holders (since 1/1/2005) have been given a 30 day download grace period to download vBGallery 2.5 only. If you bought before 1/1/2005, or if your access is expired and you want to download PhotoPost Pro, you'll need to renew your members area access.

Download PhotoPost vBGallery v2.5:
https://www.photopost.com/members/members.pl

Need to buy more licenses, installation services, brand free, or renewals?
PhotoPost Pro / vBGallery License

Check out the PhotoPost vBGallery v2.5 demo below...

vBulletin Profile Page (PhotoPost vBGallery ON, vBulletin Albums OFF):
BETA Forums - View Profile: Administrator

Main vBulletin forum page (PhotoPost vBGallery ON, vBulletin Albums OFF):
BETA Forums - Powered by vBulletin

A user's albums/uploads (PhotoPost vBGallery ON, vBulletin Albums OFF):
- PhotoPost vBGallery

Main gallery index (PhotoPost vBGallery ON, vBulletin Albums OFF):
PhotoPost vBGallery

We've also heard feedback about our support forums not allowing free guest access to browse threads. Actually, you can always browse and search for answers in our forums for free. If you need to get support from our staff, you'll need an active members area membership. That's simply because we can't afford to provide free support to 15,000 customers and while one license fee paid covers initial development costs and some ongoing fixes, it doesn't cover the cost of support staff.

Thanks,

The PhotoPost Team
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