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Picture and Album Gallery
Mod Version: 1.09, by HCGB (Coder) HCGB is offline
Developer Last Online: Oct 2012 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

vB Version: 4.1.0 Rating: (162 votes - 4.85 average) Installs: 1361
Released: 10 Mar 2010 Last Update: 12 Jan 2011 Downloads: 7819
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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 23 Feb 2016, 21:50
john102774 john102774 is offline
Join Date: Aug 2008
Did not work for me. Getting a 500 error. vBulletin version 4.0.3. Had to uninstall.
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Old 04 Aug 2016, 20:17
edefauler edefauler is offline
Join Date: Apr 2007

i habe the problem with vb 4.2.3 that i cant create a new album
No user an no admn can create an new album
The usergroups have the permission

Can everyone help me ?

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Old 18 Dec 2016, 16:36
powerwheelie powerwheelie is offline
Join Date: Apr 2009

does anyone know how to batch download all the files from the gallery to a local HD?
All files are stored on my server, but they do have an inproper file extension (*.attach and *.thumb).
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Old 11 Jul 2017, 22:49
Dykkesiden Dykkesiden is offline
Join Date: Jul 2012

I see there is quite a few months since there has been action in this thread.

Tested to install this and it looks fine. I am on version 4.2.3 of VB.

There is one issue though - I do not see the albums in mobile devices. It is fine on desktop - see

However it comes up blank on mobile devices.

Any tips?
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Old 13 Jul 2017, 08:37
Mark.B Mark.B is offline
Join Date: Feb 2004
Originally Posted by Dykkesiden View Post

I see there is quite a few months since there has been action in this thread.

Tested to install this and it looks fine. I am on version 4.2.3 of VB.

There is one issue though - I do not see the albums in mobile devices. It is fine on desktop - see

However it comes up blank on mobile devices.

Any tips?
If you're using the built in vB4 mobile style, then this mod doesn't have a template for that, hence the blank page.
MARK.B (Member of the vB Support Team)
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Old 01 May 2018, 04:12
RaiinbowEyes RaiinbowEyes is offline
Join Date: Jun 2011
On vB 4.2.3- get 404 Not Found Errors when I click on the album gallery or picture gallery links, sadly.
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