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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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where do i start?

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  • where do i start?

    i am from trinidad,my dad is from tobago. every summer when i was a lad, my dad used to take us to tobago to visit granma and grandad. thet had a clay oven where they cooked there meals, and a fire pit in the ground also. I am now in my 50s, live in the country on 80 acres just outside of winnipeg manitoba, canada. I wanted to build a clay oven like granma and grandad had, but this isn't the tropics. I think that a brick oven is better in this climate. I have plans for the clay oven which came in one of the issues of Harrowsmith Countrylife magazine. However, like I mentioned, a brick oven would be better suited for this climate. I love gardening and cooking, you should taste the roti I make. I have six gran kids, who just love coming out here. So how do I go about constructing the brick oven?

  • #2
    Re: where do i start?

    Hi Happy!
    Start by downloading the e-book from the forno bravo store (it is free). Then read a bunch of posts here and look at the photo gallery....then ask questions.

    Instruction Manuals & e-Books :: Forno Bravo Store

    Have fun!
    My Oven Thread:


    • #3
      Re: where do i start?

      thank you drakeremoray,I'll do that


      • #4
        Re: where do i start?

        Welcome aboard.

        A great place to start is Ken's thread.

        He did outstanding work, and documented his progress throughout.

        Take a look for a good visual guide.

        But remember, he set the bar really high!

        Here is a link:


        Great to have ya!

        My thread:
        My costs:
        My pics:


        • #5
          Re: where do i start?

          Hi Happy...............Welcome to the forum. Take your time............read a lot, and plan what suits your expectation. It will be a great experience.

          It's a while since I had roti........yummo as our American friends would say........


          • #6
            Re: where do i start?

            Lots of good information and experience on this site.

            If you are in Winnipeg, you should pay attention to the discussion on foundation - you will have to consider the frost depth. You can either go below (4 feet ?) or build a thick enough base slab that it can "float" on any frost heaving.

            You will also have to pay attention to the final enclosure. It will have to be water proof - freeze / thaw will damage the brickwork if water gets in.


            • #7
              Re: where do i start?

              Don't forget to check out my buddy Dave's thread; he built a favoloso oven on an amazingly tight budget!

              Ken H. - Kentucky
              42" Pompeii

              Pompeii Oven Construction Video Updated!

              Oven Thread ... Enclosure Thread
              Cost Spreadsheet ... Picasa Web Album