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Why does it have to be so difficult to load a profile photo/avatar?

Tom, Ride Safe! AMA, HOG, IBA, PGR.

The developer of the forum software is trying to stick with the Word Press standards, the developer of Gravatar is "Automattic" and they have a large presence in the Word Press community.  The idea behind Gravatar is that you wold have one avatar across the entire web.  Gravatar is a "Globally Recognized Avatar".  You can sign into Gravatar by using your Google ID.

We have asked the developer if there is a way to directly upload avatars without using Gravatar.  We're waiting for an answer.

Al Olme Minneapolis, Minnesota

OK, as a solution for profile Avatars...

We have added a separate plug in that allows you to simply choose a file from your own computer to use as an avatar.  It's pretty easy, I did it.

Go to your profile, click "edit profile" at the bottom of the page.  On the backend page you see there is a new box with a couple of simple choices.  Click "Choose File", find a picture on your computer, choose it and then click the update profile button.  Your done.

Al Olme Minneapolis, Minnesota

THANK YOU SIR!

That's exactly what I was looking for... I'm a dinosaur when it comes to all the computer operating systems and such, but that made the process much easier. Thanks again.

TOM

Tom, Ride Safe! AMA, HOG, IBA, PGR.

The same thanks from me...much easier.

Sven

Quote from Al Olme on September 30, 2018, 9:17 pm

OK, as a solution for profile Avatars...

We have added a separate plug in that allows you to simply choose a file from your own computer to use as an avatar.  It's pretty easy, I did it.

Go to your profile, click "edit profile" at the bottom of the page.  On the backend page you see there is a new box with a couple of simple choices.  Click "Choose File", find a picture on your computer, choose it and then click the update profile button.  Your done.

This doesn't work for me.  I do just as you suggest, and the page just updates without adding my photo/avatar.  The photo is still blank, and everything looks just as it did before I attempted the upload.  It lets me choose the file from my computer, but it won't upload it.

Cheers! Joe

There have been a couple of things that caused the profile image to fail.  Of course, your issue may be different but...

How big is the image?

What format is the image?

Your image icon indicates a broken or corrupt image. Can you send the image to me as an attachment?  Use dev@sidecar.com for my address.

We can start with that.

A

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