[buddypress-trac] [BuddyPress] #4132: Upload profile image at activation

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Tue Nov 12 21:01:54 UTC 2013

#4132: Upload profile image at activation
 Reporter:  sooskriszta  |       Owner:
     Type:  enhancement  |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal       |   Milestone:  Future Release
Component:  Core         |     Version:  1.5
 Severity:  normal       |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  2nd-opinion  |

Comment (by boonebgorges):

 henrywright -

 > could a less sophisticated approach be to assign the WP role
 'subscriber' to all non-activated users?

 Nope, that won't work. From the WP point of view, Subscribers are limited
 in what they can do. BP's system is totally separate. With the exception
 of Administrators (and Network Administrators), all logged-in users -
 regardless of WordPress role - are on an equal footing in terms of

 > Regarding the member being prompted to upload an avatar after logging in
 for the first time, would the prompt take the form of a template notice
 announcement? Or perhaps a redirect to the change-avatar page itself? I
 think this would be a quick win but as you mention, new user experience
 could still be improved quite a lot beyond that.

 I'd like to see this in the context of improving the NUX broadly, but I
 don't want to get hung up on it: if there are things we can do in the
 near-term to fix this issue, we shouldn't avoid doing them just because
 there are other new-user issues that still need fixing.

 But, in any case, there are many ways that the idea could be cashed out.
 Off the top of my head:

 - When the user logs in for the first time, he is directed right to the
 Change Avatar page, perhaps with a message like "Hey, it's your first time
 - When the user logs in for the first time, show some sort of
 overlay/interstitial. It'd say something like "Hey, it's your first time
 here..." and would encourage people to change their avatars. (In the
 future, we could use this same space for other NUX enhancements.) The user
 could then dismiss the interstitial and would never see it again.
 - When the user logs in for the first time, he is redirected to a Welcome
 page, with content similar to what's described above. This page could be
 revisited at any time.
 - When the user logs in for the first time, there's some sort of inline
 notification on the screen - say, a bar across the top of the page - that
 says "Hey, it's your first time here..." and asks them to change their
 avatar. The notice-bar would be persistent from page to page, disappearing
 only when (a) the user dismissed it manually, or (b) the user uploaded an

 All of these would be implemented in such a way that the content itself
 would be determined by template file, and thus could be overwritten in

 Hopefully these are a helpful starting point for different ways the UX
 might look.

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