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Here’s how to install Avatar Upload plugin

  • Here is how to correctly install Avatar Upload.

    The “Additional Info” is not too detailed.

    Here is the instructions on how to get the plugin (currently) on your bbPress site:

    1. Download and upload the plugin to your bbPlugins directory.

    2. Activate the plugin in the bbPress Admin section.

    3. Follow the file movement instructions:

    In the “additional-files” folder (inside this Avatar Upload plugin directory) there is several files. These need to be moved elsewhere.

    • Move the entire “avatars/” folder to your bbPress root directory. (Including the “default.png” inside.)
    • Move the “avatar-upload.php” to the bbPress root directory.
    • Move the “avatar.php” (inside the “my-templates” folder) to your template(s) (theme(s)). Example: Move “my-templates/avatar.php” to “forums/bb-templates/kakumei/” (So it is like “forums/bb-templates/kakumei/avatar.php”.)

    I hope this helps someone :D

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  • It’s still not working for me :(

    It’s still not working for me :( Maybe somebody can tell why? When I press on Avatar icon then openning the forum homepage? I really need this plugin!!!

    Yeah, I’ve just spent the last 2 hours trying to figure this out… At first I thought I was just reading the instructions wrong. I’ve been trying to read into it and plop code randomly. I’ve gone over the instructions as to which file to put where about 5 times……..

    …I’ll let you know if I figure it out, lol.. if I don’t give up shortly and go back to phpbb. ;)

    can anyone else help me, im as the above, i click on ‘Avatars’ and it takes me back to the homepage???

    Anyone know why? Really need this plugin!!!



    I am taken back to the main forum page as well, when I use this plugin. The template/default image, works etc., but I cannot set an image for the avatar.

    I’m just setting up BBPress, as a first ever bulletin board and am beginning to think that this software is waaaayyy to complex/geeky. No Avatars on a web-forum software???




    use bavatars

    I’m having the problem “click ‘Avatar’ in profile, go back to home page” problem as well.

    I’ve narrowed it down to the bb_auth call in the avatar-upload.php file line 7. The cookies – at least for me, an admin – seem wrong. I’m going to clear my cookies and try it again. I’m also going to test with a different user – not an admin and see how that goes.



    o i think this one might help (regarding to the topic i started earlier: “Changing Avatars”). Will try this one first and get back to my thread to update if this works.



    Has anyone got this plugin to work again?



    I got avatars in my forums. If anyone needs guidance, just ask.

    Ratsoid2 – Consider this me asking. Please let us know what you did to get avatars working. Thanks :-)




    should edit avatar-upload.php

    changing line 7, the following

    do bb_auth (); / / logged in?


    bb_auth ('logged_in'); / / logged in?

    Please let me know, if this work for you, thanks




    Download User Avatar for WP here:

    1. In single-user-edit.php, Before

    <?php bbp_get_template_part( 'bbpress/content', 'single-user-edit' ); ?>


    2. In style.css add:

    .bbp-single-user-edit { position:relative; }

    #user-avatar-display { position:absolute; top:160px; right:20px; text-align:center; width:155px; }

    #user-avatar-display a { color:#000; text-decoration:none; text-align:center; };

    3. In functions.php add:

    That’s it.

    Original solution:

    It works great for me. Cheers.



    Thanks for the information friend…



    @ratsoid2 Hey thanks it worked.

    But when I click Modify your avatar. I get sent to a page. The thickbox doesn’t appear.



    Check the other solutions on the wp forum… something like:

    The solution I posted worked and I don’t know what to tell you… Maybe you can put a pop-up link instead of using thickbox/prettyphoto/any other overlay plugin.

    thanks very much for info.

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