Join Date: Feb 2003
vBPicGallery 40.0.0 RC6
Thanks to everyone that has been helping with the conversion of vBPicGallery from vB 3.x code to vBulletin 4.x code. So far we have been able to add many new features and many more optimizations resulting in a much more robust code base. What it means to you is less administration and a better experience for your members that use the vBPicGallery photo gallery for vBulletin on your forums.
So far for vBPicGallery release 40.0.0 RC6 we have fixed and improved the following functions.
Removed file vbpg_showthread_post_start.php
Removed plugin on hook showthread_post_start
Modified hook postbit_display_complete to use user table
instead of datastore.
Removed hook showthread_postbit_create no longer needed.
Edited product file
dropped datastore routines
added new column to user table for postbit display.
cached template vbpicgallery_headinclude in manage gallery.
removed 2 stat queries from manage gallery list loop.
modified datastore routines to user table entries.
Removed function update_vbpg_userid_datastore()
fixed condtion to cache vbpicgallery_forumnavtab template forum wide.
cached template vbpicgallery_memberbits on member.php view profile.
edited templates vbpicgallery_navtab and vbpicgallery_forumnavtab
added gallery search form
added drop datastore.
added drop user table additional vbpg field.
If we have missed anything you are aware of or have an idea to share, please post and let us know.
Join Date: Feb 2003
vBPicGallery 40.0.0 RC6 is posted for download.
This is mostly improvements in code. We removed the datastore routine and went with a user table field instead. The amount of processing this eliminates in rendering postbit and keeping the datastore up to date is significant. It got rid of an include file and two hooks.
We added output to the install routines so if you are on an old version of vBPicGallery and upgrading, you'll get information that will be useful if things go wrong. This will be in all new code here on out too.
We found two unnecessary queries that were redundant and in a loop. Another significant performance improvement. Quick queries, but queries none the less.
We added a search box to the nav menu too. That should be handy.
The following was added in RC5...
The latest photos on forum home and the scroll show on forum home are updated and included in this release. Both can be enabled and operate with no template edits necessary. Use one or the other or both.
A new single photo module for vBadvanced CMPS 4.0 is also coded and included in this release with instructions. I'm still thinking on if and how to do the 5 latest uploads on CMPS.