[wp-hackers] Change the user avatar url to a user meta field url?
nikolov.tmw at gmail.com
Wed Jan 15 11:33:22 UTC 2014
I personally would go with the filters. Simply because there might be a
third plugin that says - "hey this user should have a special avatar(the
user added a "badge" to their photo for instance), I'll add my filter last
and I'll return my output".
After all that's the whole purpose of filters and actions in WordPress :)
On Wed, Jan 15, 2014 at 1:20 PM, Janneke Van Dorpe <
jannekevandorpe at gmail.com> wrote:
> You could also completely overwrite get_avatar() and point it to a meta
> field with a URL or ID to an attachment.
> On 15 Jan 2014, at 10:17, Nikola Nikolov wrote:
> > You can still use a plugin for that. For instance this plugin -
> > http://wordpress.org/plugins/user-avatar/ . It's very simple since all
> > does is add interface in the edit profile page in the admin that allows
> > to upload a photo to the media library(I think) and then use that as your
> > avatar. It also allows you to crop the photo. What I'd advice you to do
> > to simply download the plugin and go through it's source - it's basically
> > three .php files, one of which is timthumb(yeah, I know - that's not good
> > in a plugin :) ).
> > On Wed, Jan 15, 2014 at 12:03 PM, BenderisGreat
> > <greglancaster71 at gmail.com>wrote:
> >> I know there are plugins for handling a local user avatar, but it seems
> >> like
> >> a giant pain in the ass to code something myself for this. I even asked
> >> around and was told to just use a plugin, but I cannot package someone
> >> elses
> >> plugin with what I am making.
> >> So, I am wondering if there is a way to replace the user avatar with a
> >> meta field that points to a url. I know it wont technically be an
> >> in
> >> wordpress' eyes, but this would be much simple to allow front end avatar
> >> uploading. Just select an image, store the url in a custom field, and
> >> have the avatar call redirected to look at the users avatar meta field.
> >> Is this a realistic solution?
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