[buddypress-dev] suggestion: profile avatar functions

David J. Bisset dbisset at dimensionmedia.com
Wed May 28 04:39:35 GMT 2008

just checked in the latest BuddyPress version tonight. One thing I noticed:

function the_profile_picture() {
	global $coreuser_id;
	echo xprofile_get_avatar($coreuser_id, 2);

Any reason why we can't have a function to pull the thumbnail?

function the_profile_picture_thumbnail() {
	global $coreuser_id;
	echo xprofile_get_avatar($coreuser_id, 1);

Also I want to be able to tell if the user has uploaded an avatar so I  
can place an "add photo/avatar" button on my template. Right now, I'm  
doing that by created the above function and adding this to my code:

<?php if (the_profile_picture_thumbnail(true) == XPROFILE_DEFAULT_AVATAR) {
<div class="addphoto">
<div class="icon"><a href="#"><img src="<?php  
bloginfo('stylesheet_directory'); ?>/images/buttons/add_plus.gif"  
alt="" /></a></div>
<div class="phrase"><a href="#">Add Photo</a></div>
<br clear="all" />
</div> <!-- add photo -->
<? } ?>

Is there a better way? Hopefully you can see why I would desire to  
know if the user uploaded an avatar.

David Bisset
Director of Web Development
Dimension Media, Inc.

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