[wp-hackers] Change the user avatar url to a user meta field url?
Janneke Van Dorpe
jannekevandorpe at gmail.com
Wed Jan 15 11:50:17 UTC 2014
Agreed, you could overwrite it both ways. Filters are preferable.
On 15 Jan 2014, at 11:33, Nikola Nikolov wrote:
> 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
>>>> 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
>>>> 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
>>>> 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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