Coppermine with SMF and Joomla (Mambo)
We have made several integrations of Coppermine and Mambo using the Bridge Manager of Coppermine, but the results were not really satisfactory, since there were cases when the integration just crashed the Gallery.
So, we now offer an ever better option - Integrating Coppermine with SMF and Mambo / Joomla. In this way you will have one of the most powerful CMS, one of the most popular discussion boards and one of the best picture galleries all working together, sharing one username and database, so you don't have to log into each application one by one!
Step 1: Integrating Coppermine with SMF
You can download SMF here.
It is OBLIGATORY that you install SMF in the Mambo/Joomla database otherwise the Mambo/Joomla-SMF bridge would not work.
If Mambo/Joomla is already installed, you can collect the MySQL database information from its configuration file. It is located in the Mambo/Joomla root folder and is named configuration.php. After you have installed SMF, proceed with bridging it with the Coppermine Gallery as described earlier in this tutorial.
Step 2: Integrating SMF with Mambo/Joomla
For this purpose you are going to need a SMF-Mambo/Joomla component which you can download here.
Then you can follow the detailed instructions about the Joomla-SMF integration here . The Mambo-SMF integration can be completed in the exact same way as the above one.
The SMF bridge Component automatically adds a Forum link on your frontpage, so we can add a Gallery link as well. Log in as administrator on your Mambo/Joomla, click on Menu -> mainmenu.
Once inside the mainmenu, please select New - Wrapper and click Next. Select a name for the link (e.g. Gallery) and input the URL that has to be wrapped by Mambo/Joomla. When you are done click Save. Now you have a link for your Forum and your Gallery on your Mambo/Joomla's frontpage.
You can check the SiteGround Mambo and Joomla tutorials for further reference.