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Use IPGallery for Xenforo Forum?

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by BGL, Jun 21, 2012.

  1. BGL

    BGL Well-Known Member

    Would it be possible to use the IPBoard/IPGallery as a gallery for a XenForo forum?

    IP says I need IPBoard to run IPGallery so if I purchased a hosted IPSuite that included IPBoard and IPGallery can I use that for my user album/gallery for a XenForo forum?
  2. Kevin

    Kevin Well-Known Member

    Here's a thread you might be interested in...


    Short version is that starting with the 4.0 release of the IPS products that each of them will able to be used as a stand-alone product not requiring IP.Board anymore, just a common IP framework. If there is no viable XF gallery by the time the IP 4.0 release happens I suspect that some people will look into the possibility of a bridge.
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  3. optrex

    optrex Active Member

    lol @standalone
    thats the way their products work when fully integrated, so not a big move :)
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  4. BamaStangGuy

    BamaStangGuy Well-Known Member

    That is AWESOME news. Being able to use IP Gallery with xenForo would be amazing.
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  5. BGL

    BGL Well-Known Member

    The IP web site says you do need IPBoard to run IPGallery. That's OK. I'd get a hosted solution at $10 a month that includes IPBoard and IPGallery.

    As long as I could make it seamless to the forum members.
  6. BamaStangGuy

    BamaStangGuy Well-Known Member

    Yes for the current version you do. The next version will not require it.
  7. Kevin

    Kevin Well-Known Member

    Yes, for the current version. That is why I linked to that thread that included information from an IPS staff member giving information about the upcoming 4.0 version.

    EDIT: Ninja'ed!
  8. BGL

    BGL Well-Known Member

    I read this part of it
    That "start" is after they release 3.4 so a ways out. Right now though one could get IPBoard/IPGallery for $10 a month. The real question though is can the IPGallery be integrated into a XenForo forum so as to appear seamless to the members?
  9. Kevin

    Kevin Well-Known Member

    The "real" answer is that anything is possible but to date nobody has created such a bridge. There is a limited audience for such a bridge but if you work with a custom coder you should be able to find some type of solution. You won't, however, find an already available implementation nor a quick & easy one.
  10. BGL

    BGL Well-Known Member

  11. Kevin

    Kevin Well-Known Member

    PP Pro is not something that is currently tied to a different forum platform. PP Pro already integrates with several forums or it can be used as a stand-alone product (though not used that way very often). Being able to integrate with multiple forums is one of the main selling points of PP Pro and remains a popular choice in the vB community. IP.Gallery, on the other hand, is currently tied to IP.Board. A bridge to IP.Board running IP.Gallery is not something that many people are currently after as opposed to a bridge to a dedicated gallery app' like PP Pro.
  12. Hatsu

    Hatsu Member

    The problem is simply, you won't be able to buy just IP.Gallery. You will have to buy the Core + Gallery. Core will be approx. 100$ and Gallery is 65$(?) atm. Not really a cheap option.

    Currently IP.Board contains three applications. System, Members and Board. In future Core will only contain System and Members. So you will still need the Core to run a simple gallery with their new system.
  13. BGL

    BGL Well-Known Member

    I'd consider that a very cheap option. The $120 a year for a hosted IPGallery even cheaper.

    The real question is what would be involved in using the IPGallery as a Gallery for a XenForo forum.
  14. Aisha

    Aisha Member

    You can't use xenforo on the IPS hosted package though so really that's not an option for you.

    You just merge the two member databases using IP.Converge.
  15. BGL

    BGL Well-Known Member

    Wouldn't expect that, more that XenForo would invoke the IPGallery site invisibly to the users along the lines of what PhotoPost connection does.
  16. Sammael

    Sammael New Member

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