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Photo Galleries are back! Instructions below.

Dear forum users,
Thank you for your patience with the Photo galleries. We've got your galleries online!
We have finished writing a custom script to migrate the PhotoPlog to vBulletin5’s albums.

Unfortunately V-Bulletin killed the "Photoplogs" in their software upgrade which was unforeseen and we're the first development group to have written a script for getting the galleries back... that said, it took some time to reverse engineer the code and get the albums to move over seamlessly!

Forum users will be able to access their “PhotoPlog” images through their user profile page by clicking on the “Media” tab.
They will also be able to browse other albums by going to the albums page. (On the forum site, there is a link in the black bar beside “Forums” to the albums.)

In order for users to create an album please follow the steps below.
1) Go to user profile page and click “Media”
2) Click Add Photos
3) Enter Photo Gallery Title in the first field
4) Click Upload or Select from Photo Album to add photos
5) Click Post
6) Once posted, the album will be created as a “Topic” on the albums page for the public to see. The topic title will be the “Photo Gallery Title” they created before uploading their photos.


To create this migration path we used vBulletin5’s default album structure. Unfortunately, it won’t work like the “PhotoPlog” but is an album/gallery component on the forum now.
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  • Hello and foundation question

    Hi WFOBers (Wood Fired Oven Builders, is that ok?),

    What an amazing resource. I had found the Forno Bravo site sometime ago and thought it was just a store. I now realize the error of my ways and am very grateful for all of the information here. The free plans are really great and are much better than anything available in the books I've been able to track down from the library, but ya'll know that already, dontcha?

    I discovered the joys of baking and pizza making when my wife borrowed Peter Reinhart's 'Artisan Breads Everyday' from the library. After renewing it a few times, and possibly getting a few pages stuck together with dough, we bought our own copy. We also checked out 'Build your own earthoven' and ended up buying a copy of that as well.

    I have been baking around 20 to 30 loaves a week and several dozen pepperoni rolls and have a small business going. TN has a farmhouse kitchen certification and when there is another training class available we are planning on getting certified. We have a few acres and are planning on selling at one of the local farmer's markets and offering CSA shares as well.

    Our property came with lots of junk. At first I was overwhelmed by it all. Sometimes I still am. As I've wittled away at it all, I've come to realize that some of the junk is actually useable. Which brings me to my:

    FOUNDATION QUESTION:


    I've started on a foundation, but rather than pouring concrete or buying block, I've utilized what I have on hand and want to make sure it isn't going to come back to bite me. I used a small front end loader (48" bucket) to dig a hole approximately 5' square and maybe 36" deep. I see from the Pompeii Oven Instructions this won't be large enough, but that's easy enough to fix.

    I want to make sure that the materials I am using will work. I have filled the hole with a mix of broken concrete and sand and am planning on topping it with limestone that is around 8" to 10" thick, seated in the sand and as close to level as I can get. We have a fair bit of rock here and my in-laws are around the corner and have an old quarry on there property.

    To me this sounds like a solid base that will support the stand, also rock, and oven, but what do you all think?

    Thanks!

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    Re: Hello and foundation question

    Hey, If you can do it, that's great. Concrete is just artificial limestone, after all. Better still is if you can build your stand and enclosure from natural stone. That's a great look.
    My geodesic oven project: part 1, part 2

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