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PhotoPost Integration with vB 5.3.1
by TexArkana
07 Jul 2017 04:25

Hi All,

We recently bit the bullet and upgraded our forum from vB 3.8.10 to vB 5.3.1. There have been several little things to take care of and tweak to make it run the way we wanted, but it's been OK for the most part. It's running pretty well in fact.

One big hurdle... we had been using PhotoPost Pro 8.5 with the previous vB software, using the vB3 integration options. We knew it would be a headache to try to get PhotoPost working again, but didn't think it would be too terrible. But alas... it is... terrible. We've used the vB5 integration option (onm with vB3 off) and followed the scant instructions we could find on integrating PhotoPost with "vB50," but to no avail. As many of you know, PhotoPost is off the grid. Their forums are not available, and most functionality of their site seems to be shut down.

After searching here quite a bit, I've come up with very little. I dread the answer, but I have to ask... has anyone had any success integrating PhotoPost 8.5 with vBulletin 5.3.x?

Thanks,

Tex

TexArkana 14 Jul 2017 04:26

So... no, I guess. Giving it a bump just in case.

IggyP 14 Jul 2017 21:41

well...i just did one to vb4 yesterday.......you might have better luck importing it on vb4 then upgrading that with a more updated gallery at least but even there, the one we used is not currently vb5 compatible....at least there is a better hope that one day it will tho.....photopost breaks on php7 what i noticed...fully...

or else perhaps as we did just take it to vb4 and sit there a year or 2 i bet you will have options by then

--------------- Added 14 Jul 2017 at 21:45 ---------------

or perhaps you could docker a subdirectory to php 5.5(5.6 works but gives warnings) and install a mirror with the user data in place on a default vb4 and integrate it to that....then link that /gallery directory from the vb5 forum as "old gallery" but they would have to login again....

idk think creative haha i understand the frustration

TexArkana 27 Jul 2017 05:55

Thanks for the reply IggyP, and the outside the box thinking. I've already embarked on a similar thought to your last suggestion. Reinstate the last backup of the vB3.8 site (including database) in a different directory (with appropriate config changes), keep it hidden, but use it to drive the old PhotoPost integration, with a link to "old gallery" added to the vB5 navbar. The only cost might be disk space. And clunkiness (wouldn't be the first time). Then find a different solution for gallery needs. I'll try to remember to let you know if it worked.

vigape 16 May 2018 20:39

In the end did you find any solution?

Dave 16 May 2018 20:47

The way PhotoPost is built makes it incompatible with vBulletin 5.
It will only work with vBulletin 3 and 4.

Like one of the other members stated, you could leave the old database of your vBulletin 3 or 4 forum up and connect PhotoPost to it whilst disabling everything else (all forum features), then have a vBulletin 5 forum as your forum with a link to PhotoPost.

This is far from ideal though.

RichieBoy67 18 May 2018 12:55

I would seriously look into switching to Dragonbyte's gallery. Photopost is problematic these days with no support or updates.

delicjous 19 May 2018 16:23

Whats the real benfit with photopost? Perhaps something similar could implemented with vB5.

davidf 04 Aug 2018 20:39

Iggy - when you went from 3 - 4 what did you do about using the vb3 template in PhotoPost 4 - my 3.7 template won't work in 4.2.5 and so my photopost is a raw skin. Trying to make it work but the documentation is so hard to find. Any help is much appreciated .

TheLastSuperman 08 Aug 2018 02:40

Quote:

Originally Posted by RichieBoy67 (Post 2594800)
I would seriously look into switching to Dragonbyte's gallery. Photopost is problematic these days with no support or updates.

Do as Richie suggested, Photopost isn't supported nor is it available anymore and if you happen to find some link to it ignore it, time to move on.

IggyP 08 Aug 2018 04:57

Quote:

Originally Posted by davidf (Post 2595846)
Iggy - when you went from 3 - 4 what did you do about using the vb3 template in PhotoPost 4 - my 3.7 template won't work in 4.2.5 and so my photopost is a raw skin. Trying to make it work but the documentation is so hard to find. Any help is much appreciated .

still having trouble? just saw this....i will have to check some settings again to see exactly what we are talking about here, but offhand i can at least tell you that yes, the style from 3.7 likely wont work...same as it wont for vb4....

i know that we got it to properly utilize the custom vb4 style we made however...i dont recall exactly...it might have taken a little tinkering, but nothing so bad...

am i right in what i think you are saying at least? sounds like u wanna use the old style "post upgrade"...i believe photopost references the style info from vb and being that vb4 will not allow a vb3 style u may not have a choice...

In Omnibus 08 Aug 2018 05:17

Quote:

Originally Posted by RichieBoy67 (Post 2594800)
I would seriously look into switching to Dragonbyte's gallery. Photopost is problematic these days with no support or updates.

DBTech is problematic these days with no support or updates.

oldengine 15 Sep 2019 14:57

DB's "contact us" concludes by labeling you a spammer, no matter what you enter into their form. It appears to be lights out just like Photopost.

https://www.dragonbyte-tech.com/misc/contact


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