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  • #14201

    Alex
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    Hello,

    I have both WPUF PRO and the BuddyPress Profile Integration add-on.

    I bought the add-on in hopes of using it to map user avatars to their buddypress profile on registration but this doesn't seem possible. Every other field is there except avatars.

    Any help?

    Thanks,
    Alex

    #14208

    Mahi
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    Post count: 1555

    Hello Alex,

    BuddyPress Avatar is very complex. WordPress default avatar doesn't works with BuddyPress unless you use Gravatar.
    My suggestion is –

    1. do not add Avatar field on registration form.

    2. Allow your users to upload Avatar from BuddyPress Settings
    Navigate to Dashboard >> Settings >> BuddyPress >> Settings tab and check the box that says “Allow registered members to upload avatars”.

    Regarding BuddyPress Avatar , you can find more info here: http://codex.buddypress.org/getting-started/guides/customizing-buddypress-avatars/

    #14214

    Alex
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    Hi Mahi,

    Thanks for your reply. I'm familiar with using BuddyPress avatars which people are already doing on my site.

    My issue is that I want to make it mandatory for new registrants to upload an avatar. This would need to be part of the registration process, if possible.

    Even though it's complex, any other ideas of how to do this?

    Has anyone else ever succeeded in making avatars mandatory upon registration via other ways?

    thx,
    Alex

    #14228

    Mahi
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    Unfortunately, i can't see any other way right now.

    BuddyPress code developer doesn't recommend this as well. ( http://wordpress.org/support/topic/plugin-buddypress-avatar-upload-in-registration-form )

    #14394

    Tareq Hasan
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    Post count: 2831

    What buddypress does for avatars is pretty crazy. So I am not sure if WPUF
    will ever support that!

    #14400

    Alex
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    Hi Mahi and Tareq,

    Thanks for your comments. I read the post you linked to and I understand the reasoning behind it.

    I'm running a website (http://www.trekkingpartners.com/) where I need to have as many layers to authenticate people's identity as possible, personal photos being a big one. If they aren't required to do it upon registration, many don't take the time to do it later.

    Guess I'll figure out another way around this for now, as it doesn't seem possible/wise to do it upon registration.

    Thanks!
    Alex

    PS. Tareq, what do you mean, “What buddypress does for avatars is pretty crazy. So I am not sure if WPUF will ever support that!”

    #14401

    Tareq Hasan
    Keymaster
    Post count: 2831

    Avatar upload process in buddypress very complex. It creates an avatar folder in your wp-content directory and for each user, it creates a directory for storing avatars. When showing the avatar for a user, it reads all the files from that directory and selects the correct one. I am not sure why they choose to do all these troubles, but to me it's pretty crazy.

    #14405

    Alex
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    Gotcha. So it would be hard to hook in to…

    #15299

    Alex
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    The BuddyPress Profile Integration add-on actually has a form field for “avatar”, whereby members can upload a photo. However this form field does not show up under the BuddyPress mapping tab.

    Is this field supposed to work?

    thanks,

    Alex

    #15305

    Mahi
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    Post count: 1555

    Hello Alex,

    We already have lots of discussion about this! unfortunately, its not possible to manage BuddyPress user's profile picture with wpuf. Its very complex the way BuddyPress handle users profile picture.

    #15306

    Alex
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    Post count: 27

    I know there has been… I was just checked because I hadn't noticed the avatar field before so I got excited that it might work.

    Thanks Mahi.

    Alex

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