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Problems with Group and Individual Avatars on BuddyPress Solved

On the Bug Reports page, Manfred noted that he was having problems uploading an avatar for his personal profile or for his group. I tried to upload an image myself and ran into some very strange problems: first, the image wouldn’t crop at all, and then it started bouncing around the page like the cards at the end of a just-won game of computer solitaire!

After browsing the BuddyPress forums, I found a post that described similar issues. One person mentioned plugin conflicts, which made me wonder whether we had any plugins that might be screwing things up.

It turned out that the culprit was the Litebox plugin for WordPress. Deactivating that plugin seemed to solve the issue.

So: you should be able to upload avatars without problems now! Please let me know whether you continue to experience issues!

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4 Responses to Problems with Group and Individual Avatars on BuddyPress Solved

  1. Rob Whittaker March 22, 2009 at 8:10 am #

    Hi, Matthew! I managed to get an apparently oversized head shot(!) properly resized and cropped, it seems. This was Sat am (3/21) – the frame bounced around, but finally settled down.

  2. Matthew K. Gold March 22, 2009 at 9:06 am #

    Thanks for testing that out, Robert. I’m concerned, though, that the frame bounced around — I thought that that problem had been fixed. I’ll have to take a closer look. Thanks for the heads-up.

  3. Karen Greenberg March 22, 2009 at 3:14 pm #

    Matt and Joe: I still don’t understand any of these problems. Everyone should simply get a free gravatar (which I explained here: http://commons.gc.cuny.edu/wiki/index.php/Gravatars). WordPress and BuddyPress definitely support gravatars: When I registered and went to create my profile, , my gravatar loaded immediately.

  4. Matthew K. Gold March 22, 2009 at 11:32 pm #

    That’s an interesting thought, Karen. It would certainly save us a lot of trouble! Can you start a conversation about this on the Academic Commons subcommittee forum?

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