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Opened 15 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

Last modified 8 years ago

#501 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Allow upload of custom default member/group avatar

Reported by: jurmous's profile JurMous Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Core Keywords: needs-patch


Currently the avatar of the mysteryman is your only option of a static avatar. I want to add my own design default avatar but the mysteryman is hardcoded in bp-core-admin.php. Not nice if you want to auto update in the future to have your own default icon/options overwritten.

Solution: add a way to add your own avatar. Can be by plugin with add_filter instead of hard linking to an image in bp-core images map. Harder future option is to upload your own default avatar from the admin.

Change History (12)

#1 @(none)
15 years ago

  • Milestone Core 1.1 deleted

Milestone Core 1.1 deleted

#2 @DJPaul
15 years ago

  • Milestone set to 1.1
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

This is more of a custom site themeing issue rather than a core bug, and with the parent/child themes in BP 1.1, this should be easily achievable.

#3 @doug.daulton
14 years ago

  • Component set to Core
  • Priority changed from major to normal
  • Resolution fixed deleted
  • Status changed from closed to reopened
  • Summary changed from Change the default avatar option. to Allow upload of custom default member/group avatar

This item should be revisited as a UI/UX enhancement for the general user. I understand that it can be included asa theme extension, but for the average use case (non-dev), the ability to simply upload a new default avatar for both groups and members would be of considerable value. This is a core branding function of the initial install, just like naming the site or stting one's tagline. The mystery man, monsters and geometric patterns quickly id the site as a BP install.

#4 @boonebgorges
13 years ago

  • Milestone changed from 1.1 to Future Release
  • Severity set to normal

#5 @boonebgorges
12 years ago

  • Keywords needs-patch added
  • Milestone changed from Future Release to 1.7

It's trivially easy for us to add a filter. Let's do so.

#6 @transom
12 years ago

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from reopened to closed

With the additions of filters "bp_core_avatar_default" and "bp_core_avatar_thumb" in bp-core-avatars.php, this ticket can be closed.

#7 @DJPaul
12 years ago

  • Resolution fixed deleted
  • Status changed from closed to reopened

Do we consider adding a UI option so this can be set easily? If not in BP, maybe we could put together a patch for WP and send it upstream.

#8 @modemlooper
12 years ago

I added this to BP extended settings

#9 @johnjamesjacoby
12 years ago

  • Milestone changed from 1.7 to 1.8

Would be nice. Let's see a patch. Bumping to 1.8.

#10 @boonebgorges
11 years ago

  • Milestone changed from 1.8 to Future Release

I would like to see this implemented, but (a) it's not 100% clear that it should be a BP patch and not a WP patch, and (b) in any case, there's no patch here yet, so it's not going to make 1.8. Moving to Future Release pending further action.

#11 @DJPaul
8 years ago

  • Milestone Future Release deleted
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from reopened to closed

I'm going to close this as it had no traction, and I think our newly-defined audience of Site Builders and Developers could filter this pretty trivially (much more quickly than it would take us to build a UI for, any way). I think Boone was right to question whether this should be a WordPress enhancement or not, too.

#12 @mercime
8 years ago

Aside: There's a plugin by shanebp which also has a link to 'Bulk Generate' avatars for all users and groups who do not have a local avatar.

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