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    Default Gallery plugin - Can I migrate a large PhotoPost Pro user base?

    I have three vB3.8 forums, each with a fairly large PhotoPost Pro gallery. As PPPro is no longer supported I would like to migrate our users and their photos to the DragonByte gallery plugin if this is suitable. We're currently stuck on PHP 5.5 because of PPPro. The overall aim is to update to PHP 5.6 or even higher, including a move from vB3.8 to vB4 and possibly 5.

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    Hi there,

    Two things to note:
    1. Our gallery mod does not work on vBulletin 3.x, only 4.x.
    2. We do not have a vB5 version, nor do we have any plans to bring the mod to vB5 - I would strongly recommend avoiding vB5 at all costs if you plan to run custom modifications on your site.

    Regarding PHP 5.5, as it is unsupported by The PHP Group it is also strongly recommended to not run such an old version, and we don't officially support it, although I don't see a reason why it won't work. All our mods are compatible with PHP 7.0 and 7.1 as well, which are the currently active and supported PHP versions over @ php.net.

    In short, you would first need to upgrade to vB 4.2.5, then import PP Pro into our Gallery mod. We recently released an update that vastly improves the importing process, so I see no reason why the mod would not be suitable as a PP Pro replacement.

    Feel free to let me know if you have any further questions!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Belazor View Post
    Hi there,

    Two things to note:
    1. Our gallery mod does not work on vBulletin 3.x, only 4.x.
    2. We do not have a vB5 version, nor do we have any plans to bring the mod to vB5 - I would strongly recommend avoiding vB5 at all costs if you plan to run custom modifications on your site.

    Regarding PHP 5.5, as it is unsupported by The PHP Group it is also strongly recommended to not run such an old version, and we don't officially support it, although I don't see a reason why it won't work. All our mods are compatible with PHP 7.0 and 7.1 as well, which are the currently active and supported PHP versions over @ php.net.

    In short, you would first need to upgrade to vB 4.2.5, then import PP Pro into our Gallery mod. We recently released an update that vastly improves the importing process, so I see no reason why the mod would not be suitable as a PP Pro replacement.

    Feel free to let me know if you have any further questions!
    Yes, I'm aware that I am in a catch-22 situation and I have warned my users that there will be disruption while we update things.

    Updating to vB4 is fine and I am more inclined to do this rather than 5.

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    One other question - as our users have extensively used PPPro for hosting images posted to the forum, I am hoping that the location of these images can remain unchanged after the migration, even if that means keeping a legacy duplicate of all the images up to the point of migration.

    Ian

    PS Does PPPro have to be functional for the migration to work or does the import only require the database tables?
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    Unfortunately there's no way to keep the existing PP structure, sorry

    Any linked images (or inline attached images) will not function after the import.
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    Can I maintain PPPro but not for new images and simply install the Gallery plugin for use from thereon so that I don't disrupt the forum's posted images?
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    I've just paid for three lifetime installations of the Gallery - seeing as you had an incentive about to expire

    The PayPal receipt doesn't appear to have a VAT number - can I obtain a VAT invoice?
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    Quote Originally Posted by IanB View Post
    Can I maintain PPPro but not for new images and simply install the Gallery plugin for use from thereon so that I don't disrupt the forum's posted images?
    I don't see why not

    Quote Originally Posted by IanB View Post
    I've just paid for three lifetime installations of the Gallery - seeing as you had an incentive about to expire

    The PayPal receipt doesn't appear to have a VAT number - can I obtain a VAT invoice?
    Once we can verify your VAT number you will be able to download a VAT invoice from your Client Area. The VIES validation service is down, so your entered VAT number cannot be verified at the time of writing this.
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    The VAT invoice can be downloaded from here: https://www.dragonbyte-tech.com/vbec...n=transactions
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    Looks like I have the VAT invoice thanks.

    Can I just verify, if I import users from our PPPro gallery then that alters PPPro, or does this only happen if you import images as well?

    I am trying to understand the info that importing from PPPro means "Any linked images (or inline attached images) will not function after the import."

    Hopefully that simply means that there is an assumption that PPPro will be removed (manually) after the import has completed.

    It now seems that my aim is to continue running PPPro simply to maintain visibility of existing images in the forum that are hosted on PPPro. So it would be disabled for new image uploads.

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