(Applies to: all versions of FusionBB)
- To ensure that a forum is set up as a gallery, make sure that the Is Gallery box is checked. (This is located in the Admin CP, under the View/Edit Settings for the forum you want to make a gallery.) Once this is checked, instead of a list of posts in the forum, users will be able to view a list of thumbnail images.
- Another setting to consider is the Make Medium-Sized Images and Make Thumbnails checkboxes, located on the same settings page. These will allow medium-sized and thumbnail images to be displayed in the list of forum topics.
- If a Thumbnail not available message is showing up instead of the image in the gallery topic list, check to make sure that you are using ImageMagick or GD library. One of those will need to be installed to generate thumbnails. If it's ImageMagick, then the path to mogrify needs to be defined in the config file.... if you're using the GD library instead, then the path can be left blank.
- By default - GD is usually part of PHP - particularly if you are using Cpanel or one of the other big control panels. But not always.
You can create a script:
That will show you all the PHP settings, if GD is enabled.
(Thanks to FBB member KhunSanuk for posing this question and FBB Developer Josh Pettit & Admin Chris Peterson for the information!)