User Picture Galleries
vBulletin users can now create albums and upload pictures to their account.
The ability to view these albums and pictures can be limited by the user to just board staff and people on their buddy list if they want privacy.
To Create an album or upload pictures simply go to your control panel and it's pretty self explanatory. You have to create an album before uploading photos. You can then make your albums public or private. Their are size restrictions set, remember this is a forum not photobucket or shutterfly.
As an alternate method: Off-Road.Com also has a seperate plugin for vBulletin which allows you to go here Main Index - Off-Road.com Photo Gallery
or you can find the "PHOTOS" link at the top of the forums in the menus.
This method is not to be confused with the previous method THEY ARE NOT THE SAME!
After opening the Photos link, you will see a menu bar similar to this
My Photos · My Albums · My Favorites · Home · Search · Profile · Upload Photos
You may now click My Albums and then Press Create a New Album
After creating an album you can click Upload photos and place them into your album(s).
Also keep in mind that it also makes it very easy for you to add the vb
script into your threads and posts.
When you view a photo in your USERCP pictures&albums, below the photo it will say Picture URL: and below that BB Code:
These can come in handy if you wish to place them directly into a post.
If you choose to use the PHOTOS Plugin you can see the BB Code and Linked Thumbail Script as well.
We will use a picture of my rig as an example:
To enter it into your thread as a thumbail you would get the script and simply paste it into the thread. Once you learn the script you can simply type it if you know the URL. In this case:
[ url=http://gallery.off-road.com/photobb/showphoto.php/photo/182372][ img]http://gallery.off-road.com/photobb/data/4272/thumbs/PICT0109.JPG[/img ][/url ]
Without the spaces inside the brackets at the beginning and end. It will look like this, A Clickable Thumbnail Link to the full size photo.
To link a full size photo you do it the same way but use the other script.
[ img]http://gallery.off-road.com/photobb/data/4272/medium/PICT0109.JPG[/img ] and it looks like this.
Also if you are typing a new post and press GO Advanced, you can press the
symbol and insert a url address to any photo on any server you may choose.
Please keep in mind that you can only do thumbnails if you upload your album and photos to the PHOTOS Plugin.