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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: 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 01 Jul 2010, 19:19
TheBish TheBish is offline
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EDIT>> This is working in 4.04.


Last edited by TheBish; 01 Jul 2010 at 20:19.
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Old 02 Jul 2010, 02:47
TheBish TheBish is offline
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Is there a way to get this into the CMS? I read every post in this thread and there has not been a single mention of this. Maybe it is not remotely possible or maybe it is so easy and I am simply missing it.
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Old 04 Jul 2010, 16:10
intelgio2 intelgio2 is offline
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I have uninstalled this but the dropdown menu is still there. Where do I go to remove the menu? I have just installed PhotoPost....
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Old 04 Jul 2010, 20:41
cmiller1014 cmiller1014 is offline
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How do you get your albums to be small and organized like that? My pictures and album previews are all HUGE!
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Old 06 Jul 2010, 02:30
onlyamd4000 onlyamd4000 is offline
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Having trouble letting unregistered members view photos. They can see the albums but cannot view images inside the album. Any advice would be great. Nice plugin!
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Old 07 Jul 2010, 02:23
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Alfa1 Alfa1 is offline
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I would love to have global categories for images, so that images from multiple users can be shown in a Gallery category.
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Old 07 Jul 2010, 23:16
[email protected] Nosfer@tu is offline
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Real name: Peter Kirk
Originally Posted by trilogy33 View Post
Have a look at mine:
My thumbnail pics are set to 100x75 which for me are ample enough.

Can you add a screenshot or link to your public albums? I may be able to help out here.
Other than that, uninstall and reinstall the product to see if that resets the dimensions.
Originally Posted by HCGB View Post
The vB CSS dynamically calculates the div size using the current admincp thumbnail dimensions - unless you've messed with the CSS as a previous poster suggested?
Where do you configure this ?
Are we talking, because that is also for posts/theads?

"Message Attachment Options"
Thumbnail Size
Maximum width and height that the thumbnail can have. The image will be proportionately resized so that the longest side is no larger than this setting. If you change this setting, you will need to go to Maintenance -> Update Counters -> Rebuild Attachment Thumbnails.

Works fine with VB 4.0.4 PL1

Last edited by [email protected]; 08 Jul 2010 at 10:51. Reason: Added Quote to make it easyer to understand :)
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Old 08 Jul 2010, 10:34
neiljedmonds neiljedmonds is offline
Join Date: Feb 2010
Installed and worked first time....I have one small problem the text in my tab is black and so is my background and I cant see the "Album Gallery/Picture Gallery etc" until I hover over the text.

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Old 09 Jul 2010, 00:15
furst furst is offline
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this has been working fine for awhile now but today im getting errors as below

The following errors occurred:

kookaburra.jpg: Unable to move/copy file
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Old 16 Jul 2010, 22:51
EquinoxWorld EquinoxWorld is offline
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Any news anyone on this mod working with 4.0.5?
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Old 16 Jul 2010, 23:02
KProjects KProjects is offline
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No problems so far w/ 4.0.5

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Old 16 Jul 2010, 23:03
EquinoxWorld EquinoxWorld is offline
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Originally Posted by KProjects View Post
No problems so far w/ 4.0.5
Thanks for the reply friend. Also received other responses that it's working ok as well.
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Old 18 Jul 2010, 16:16
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CrosseyedGamer CrosseyedGamer is offline
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Real name: Rick
it's actually mind boggling that this isn't just built into VB.

Works just great for me as well on 4.0.5.

The only thing I would ask someone is , how do I move the tab over a few spots?

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Old 20 Jul 2010, 05:15
hqarrse hqarrse is offline
Join Date: Mar 2010
Excellent mod - thank you.

Originally Posted by Verionia View Post
Can you put categories in this pretty please
I would second this. I think a cats system is essential particularly for larger forums. I'd certainly donate again if this were added
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Old 20 Jul 2010, 21:35
sergioloporto sergioloporto is offline
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Excellent! I am using it on 4.0.5 and is looks fine. However I would feel safer if you could test it
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