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Picture and Album Gallery
Mod Version: 1.09, by HCGB (Coder) HCGB is offline
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vB Version: 4.1.0 Rating: (162 votes - 4.85 average) Installs: 1360
Released: 10 Mar 2010 Last Update: 12 Jan 2011 Downloads: 7812
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Picture and Album Gallery for vB4

This is a simple mod written out of frustration with the lack of such a basic feature in vb4 (and vb3, etc....)

Adds a Gallery drop-down menu to the nav bar OR to the navtab which allows browsing AND searching of all pictures and albums on your site.

The search function searches the album title, album description, picture caption AND username.

Note: If guest permission AdminCP->Usergroups->UserGroup Manager->Unregistered/Not Logged In->Can View Albums is "yes" then they will be able to browse album and picture thumbnails - they may NOT be able to view the full-size pictures. To hide the gallery menu from guest see Settings below.

The gallery and menu is phrased.

Tested with Vbulletin 4.0.2/3 (note: earlier versions have not been tested and are not supported) AND vBadvanced 4 beta1.

None are needed - it does what it says on the tin .

AdminCP->Options->User Profile:Album Options "Pictures Per Page" and "Albums Per Page" control the number of thumbnails displayed per page in each gallery type.

If you get images overlapping the borders then you have inconsistent thumbnail sizes - you need to:
AdminCP->Maintenance->Update Counters->Rebuild Attachment Thumbnails

If you want to hide the Gallery menu from guests then edit the Gallery navbar (or navtab) popup menu plugin and change $allowguests = from true to false

  1. Unzip the download package and copy the contents of the UPLOAD folder into your forum folder.
  2. Go to the VB AdminCP->Plugins & Products click "Manage Products". The click "Add/ImportProduct" at the bottom of the page.
  3. Click "Browse" button and point to the product-gallery-(etc).XML file included in this ZIP package.
  4. Click "Import"
  5. Once the gallery import is complete, click "Add/Import Product" again and select EITHER product_gallery_navtab-xxx.xml OR product_gallery_navbar-xxx.xml depending on where you want the gallery menu to appear (navbar or navtab).
... all done


To update from an older version you MUST uninstall the product (admincp->manage products: delete Picture and Album Gallery). Then re-install as above.

tested on vb4.0.3
Fixed navtab menu - picture and album URLS swapped

Converted navtab/bar into products to make installation easier.
Due to popular demand added navtab drop down menu (with help from
TimberFloorAu )
Cleaned up code and templates
Phrased menu items - upgrade is not required unless you use other languages.

fixed database connection issue

deleted unused template from product xml
Changed permissions to allow guests to view thumbnail galleries

Added phrasing for main gallery code.
Removed navbar template - replaced by plug-in code
Changed album display template from albumbit to album_latestbit (it works better!)
Various template mods to clean up display
Wasn't remembering search query between pages.

This is my first "proper" product so comment/criticism/etc is welcome


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Old 08 Mar 2011, 02:52
FTDave FTDave is offline
Join Date: Feb 2002
I found another plugin supporting this and was able to pull photos and put them on the bottom of the page. I really appreciate your hard work.
Thank you.
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Old 09 Mar 2011, 23:28
QuickQuestion QuickQuestion is offline
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On my forum (4.1.2), when you go to albums or pictures I get a 404 error. I'm using the navtab option. Any ideas?

Edit: Ah; not ignoring the very first step in the installation process might fix it. Problem solved. Sorry for my epic fail.

Last edited by QuickQuestion; 10 Mar 2011 at 00:21.
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Old 11 Mar 2011, 13:12
Wordplay Wordplay is offline
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thanks a lot, great mod.

nothing left to say
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Old 11 Mar 2011, 16:27
Saad1180 Saad1180 is offline
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Thank's You for this hack
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Old 11 Mar 2011, 16:52
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mgcom mgcom is offline
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Location: Dublin (Ireland)
Real name: Mark
Originally Posted by blankpage View Post
How can I change the white links on white background on Gallery tab? the links are not readable

go to your stylevars for whatever skin your using and edit

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Old 14 Mar 2011, 12:08
marius25 marius25 is offline
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It will be great to have some picture categories added by admin (or albums). ..and users to submit images into the admin categories (or albums only). In this way a forum with many images will be more organized...and the end user may search pictures by categoies.
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Old 17 Mar 2011, 18:49
ivang ivang is offline
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Comments and categorizations

I vote for the categorization of the albums. It could set by admin/creator on a preconfigured categories basis.
Another very interesting thing is to show the # comments on every image (or perhaps albums also). To do not use more space on the page than needed, it could be done over the image via css, like 8WR Media Library mod (example:

It is installed and works!
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Old 30 Mar 2011, 03:14
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maineGuy72 maineGuy72 is offline
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Real name: Mike
is there a way to have it auto resize an image with a max width? some picture go out of the set width of the template
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Old 31 Mar 2011, 04:03
insanewhip insanewhip is offline
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Great mod, marked installed
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Old 02 Apr 2011, 21:30
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Lostboyfan Lostboyfan is offline
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Is there a way to rename the gallery link to something else. Like Personal Albums?
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Old 03 Apr 2011, 20:18
ExciterNL ExciterNL is offline
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Originally Posted by Lostboyfan View Post
Is there a way to rename the gallery link to something else. Like Personal Albums?
Just change the phrase...
vB 4.1.1 + vBa CMPS 4.1.0 on
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Old 04 Apr 2011, 22:33
media3 media3 is offline
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can you in anyway add watermarking to this please
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Old 05 Apr 2011, 07:42
YkudzA YkudzA is offline
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installed !
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Old 12 Apr 2011, 09:00
sergioloporto sergioloporto is offline
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Hello, I am running VB 1.0.3 and I am going to upgrade it to 4.1.3.

I have:
Navtab menu for Gallery 1.00
Picture and Album Gallery 1.08

Will the new versions available here for download work on VB 4.1.3?
If yes, should I upgrade the plugins now or after upgrading to 4.13?
Will I loose any settings during the upgrade (I see I need to uninstall)?

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Old 12 Apr 2011, 12:46
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Videx Videx is offline
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Good idea to completely uninstall all the old mods when making such a large upgrade. Don't forget to also delete any files that may have been uploaded.

I have no idea about the "Navtab menu" but this mod should work fine in 4.1.3 (working here in 4.1.2).

Edit: In your other post I see this is a typo and you're only upgrading from vb 4.0.3. You shouldn't need to uninstall anything then. Just upgrade vb, then upgrade mods as desired.
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