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Photopost to vb/Home Intergration v1.7
Mod Version: 1.07, by PixelFx (Member) PixelFx is offline
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vB Version: 2.3.x Rating: (0 vote - 0 average) Installs: 10
Released: 29 May 2003 Last Update: 30 Aug 2003 Downloads: 17
Not Supported Is in Beta Stage  

// Photopost 4.6.6 to vbhome/forum Intergration (vb2.0 & vbadvanced 1.01 vb3 Intergation
// Created by PixelFX & Respective Developers
// Version 2.0 in design

NEW UPDATE COMING: I've got this system working with vb3.o and v2.0

New Credits:
Updated Hack: PixelFX
New Thumbnail Includer: Midnightz
And Thanks to everyone below.

Update Coming Soon!

After searching the web and a few sites, I wanted a way to show single / latest gallery images on my
vbhome/vbulletin forum. This hack, was setup in hopes to help others get a similar result to get gallery
images from photopost to show up on your vbhome/vbulletin front page. The concepts for this hack came is
from a combo of locations, as well as adding some of my own custom hacks and templates.

NOTE 4 vbindex: This hack should work with both vbhome & vbindex, the only difference for vbindex is you would make changes to the vbindex index.php not the vbhome index.php, also you would setup templates for use in the vbindex templates rather vbhome. Make sence? I'll rate a seperate txt for that soon.

- Grunt for phpinclude,
- Matt Chroust for thumbincluder.php,
- Craigr for helping at vbhome, with support
- TECK for vbhome 4.2
- Enthusiast, Inc. for PhotoPost 4.1.0, RC1 & community
- Jelsoft Enterprises Limited for vbulletin 2.3.2
- for support learning how to hack vb
- PixelFX for vb/home templates & some custom php vb hacking below.
- midnightz for updated thumbnail includer (see end of thread)

Forum home addon - Mickie D Follow Link below for addon download

Catigory Exclude Addon - PixelFX Credits in zip file,

To get all required files you need licenced copy of vbulletin v2.2.x / 2.3.2 & photopost pro 4.1.0+ /

I'm working on version for vb3.0 gamma/RC1 as well, which is in testing

vBulletin 2.3.3+ (installed) Tested on 2.2.x as well
PhotoPost 4.51+ (Choose to intergrate with vbulletin when you install photopost.)
vBHome 4.2+ (clean install)
thumbincluder.php tweaked, and link to database.
thumbincluder.txt modified by pixelfx for catigory addon - coming soon.
thumbincluder.txt version 2, by midnightz

I take no credit for the thumbnailincluder.php which is needed for this hack to run. Although I have made edits
to it, for my next version of this script

(requires membership account and licence for photopost)

for the thumbnailincluder11.txt rename to what ever ya want file.php be sure you set varables to your liking.
Then upload, To your gallery's root directory. I've found you can use multiple files and it works fine See addon coming soon for that.


I will only support this hack on this thread currently. aka here,
if you would like to create addons please PM me

I've tested this on my two vb sites, and it works awesome. However I can't predict what it
will do on sites that are heavely hacked.

December 7th,2003

(note that update news info can befound at end of thread)

Note: This should work if you edit the forum/index.php but only if you want images to show up in
your forums rather than your vbhome. This is something I need to test more, so will post alternate update shortly for that.

NOTE: this version is for vbhome 4.2 to php 4.1.0 intergration, again addon will be posted soon.
NOTE: Text File Download at buttom of file,

NA - Coming soon.. for version 2.0

Addon - News & Specific Image Catigory on it's own page.
Example of addon:
- Supports Random Images
- Supports Recent Images
- Supports Most Popular Images

This works with main hack, and or sub pages (coming soon!)

vbulletin v2.3.2 Final, Photopost 4.1.0 RC2 , and vbhome v4.2 (clean install)

If you use this hack, thanks

News Update: [12.04.2004]
I'm still working on a vb 3.0.3/pp4.8.5 version of this. Its also got a unique gallery/news system with the update. It's taken a while for me to get it out as I've been swamped with contracts, but I hope to release update soon.

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Old 05 Jul 2003, 00:31
PixelFx PixelFx is offline
Join Date: Dec 2002
yup I just updated the install doc I'm working on to include vb 2.3.0 and photopost 4.0.1 should be up soon.

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Old 05 Jul 2003, 14:20
Intex Intex is offline
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PixelFX - great hack!

How easy would this be to implement with say myvbindex which is another cool homepage hack by Tigga on

I'm also running photopost 4.

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Old 10 Jul 2003, 01:09
PixelFx PixelFx is offline
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HACK UPDATED IN FIRST POST, v1.5 posted, works with vbulletin 2.30, photopost 401, and vbhome 4.2.

Things to do,

Working on Txt File Install, for the above, txt file install for vbindex, vbportal, support.

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Old 10 Jul 2003, 18:59
Intex Intex is offline
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Hi PixelFX - I tried this for myvbindex under advisement and everything went according to plan apart from when you actually view the homepage it shows 'QUERY FAILED'. I believe this is due to the relative path being incorrect for the images and data directory.

I'm on a windows system and tried various paths. My apache install is c:\program files\apache group\apache\htdocs (htdocs is the web root). Any ideas on what this should be?

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Old 10 Jul 2003, 21:28
PixelFx PixelFx is offline
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I've tested this on linux box. But not on windows. Possible sugguestion would be to try

your relitive path as

"c:\program files\apache group\apache\htdocs\forum"

or how ever it's setup on your system.

do you have phpmyadmin setup on your system? I've been debating on setting up an apache test site on my local host as well. If I do then I'll update the txt file for windows as well. If anyone has a windows local box setup, can ya please post here as well.

not sure if that helps but I'll message around with it on my xp system and see what i come up with :P
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Old 11 Jul 2003, 05:06
Intex Intex is offline
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PixelFX - yep I have phpmyadmin setup ona local system - so if you want to do any testing, just PM me.

I'll try some other path variations including the one you've highlighted above and let you know.
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Old 11 Jul 2003, 05:29
Intex Intex is offline
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OK, I've tried various variations for the path and still get the same 'Query Failed' error. My windows path to the gallery is:

C:\Program Files\Apache Group\Apache\htdocs\gallery

The thumbincluder.php file is located in the root of gallery folder above. My configurations settings are currently set to:

$Url_Path = ""; //URL of your photo album, where the index.php is (with / at end)

$data_dir = "" ; //URL of your photo dir where those jpeg stored (with / at end)

$images_dir =$Url_Path."images/"; //URL of your photopost images dir where default missing thumb image is stored (with / at end)

$rel_dir = "C:/Program Files/Apache Group/Apache/htdocs/gallery"; // path to the data directory where pictures reside RELATIVE
// to the location of THIS file (used for checking thumbs)
//Database Setting
//You must change these values in order to run this script
//These value are not visible in the output page source

$host = "localhost"; //Server Name
$user= "removed"; //Username
$password= "removed"; //Password
$database="removed"; //Photopost database name or forum database name

I've tried a variety of paths for the $rel_dir , including:

1. "C:\Program Files\Apache Group\Apache\htdocs\gallery"
2. "C:/Program Files/Apache Group/Apache/htdocs/gallery" (to make sure PHP is ok with the path)
3. "C:\\Program Files\\Apache Group\\Apache\\htdocs\\gallery" (which vB required for installation)
4. "C:\Progra~1/Apache~1/Apache/htdocs/gallery" (short name in case LFN's are causing the problem"
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Old 12 Jul 2003, 07:08
PixelFx PixelFx is offline
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Although I'm on linux this is how I have my thumbnail includer setup. Also I have the thumbnail includer setup in my gallery/root.

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rather than use path names I've used full site url etc... for linking the file up.

again it's not windows but you can see how I Have it setup... It works perfectly on my setup but I can't account for all systems, will try to help where I can though.

if anyone else us using a localhost windows box/system for running their forum and use this hack, if you find a solution please feel free to post it here.

Also if you use this hack please click installed on the forum
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Old 12 Jul 2003, 09:40
Intex Intex is offline
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PixelFX - I can confirm those don't work on my windows system.
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Old 12 Jul 2003, 12:14
PixelFx PixelFx is offline
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wonder what is missing, anyone else have ideas?
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Old 12 Jul 2003, 12:59
Intex Intex is offline
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Is there any way I can do some troubleshoot to find out? Maybe turning on / creating some debugging within the script so we can see what paths its using?
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Old 13 Jul 2003, 10:00
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Old 13 Jul 2003, 22:31
PixelFx PixelFx is offline
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Russ_T has just replied to a thread you have subscribed to entitled - Photopost, vBulletin & vBHome Intergration v1.5 - Updated - in the Beta Hacks forum of Forum. You can now reply to the thread by replying to this message. All you need to do is to make sure this code appears in the e-mail subject: [thread-53539-]

Here are the contents of the post:

Could you do a mini guide on how to upgrade from the previous version and changes please?

Russ_T, if you have version 1.0 installed it should work fine when you upgrade to photopost 4.0.1 .. a lot of the changes in 1.5 are just clean ups of code, etc.

I'm currently working on a txt file, as long as your on linux your forums, vbhome and photoshop should work. Clean install or upgrading to new versions of vbulletin or photopost.

This hack in it's current state should be compatable with vb2.2.x scripts.

when vb3.0 goes gold I'll look at trying to make a version for that
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Old 14 Jul 2003, 17:58
Intex Intex is offline
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PixelFX - did you get anywhere with your windows test box. I can't figure this thing out and I'd really like this feature on the HP.
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Old 14 Jul 2003, 19:39
PixelFx PixelFx is offline
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I haven't had much chance to work on it, still would have to setup mysql etc on the system which I've not had time to do yet... been a busy week
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