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Allowing Users to Customize Their Background Image

  • Avatar of Will D. White
    Will D. White
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    @willdwhite

    I’ve been on the hunt for a plug-in that would allow users/groups to upload (or at least link to) a background image that would then be applied to their profile/group page.

    There are a few discussions over at bpdev – and a few attempts via plugins like Profile CSS – but so far nothing seems to allow users to do it without at least knowing CSS.

    Has anyone come across any better solutions for this? I’d really rather not custom-code this if possible.

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  • Avatar of Will D. White
    Will D. White
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    @willdwhite

    After a little more research I found a premium plugin that offers some of what I’m looking for:
    http://www.social-network-solutions.com/BuddyPress

    Figured I’d share, but I’m still open to other options if anyone finds any.

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    gregfielding
    Participant

    @gregfielding

    That looks really good – have you tried it yet? Any conflicts?

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    goldbrick
    Member

    @goldbrick

    nice one thanks for this i have been looking for something like this.

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    gregfielding
    Participant

    @gregfielding

    @WillDWhite
    Did you end up buying this? How well does it work?

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    r-a-y
    Moderator

    @r-a-y

    FWIW, I’m working on my own plugin for this, which is coming out when I’ve finished my theme. No time table for release.

    Screenie:

    Allows you to upload unlike the plugin above and supports groups. What my plugin currently doesn’t have is a default selection of custom backgrounds.

    Avatar of Virtuali
    Virtuali
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    @gunju2221

    Nice Ray! :)

    Do you have a Preview of the new plugin on your site? Would you mind giving a link?

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    gregfielding
    Participant

    @gregfielding

    Can users pick colors?

    Avatar of pcwriter
    pcwriter
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    @pcwriter

    @r-a-y

    Ooh! Very cool… I was going to start playing around with the idea for my theme too. But I’ll wait for your plugin which will likely be infinitely more robust than my n00b brain could churn out :-)

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    Bowe
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    @bowromir

    Cool stuff! Would be very helpful!

    Avatar of r-a-y
    r-a-y
    Moderator

    @r-a-y

    @virtuali- Yeah I have a link to where it’s being developed.
    It’s called http://localhost/ :D

    @gregfielding- I’ve decided not to add colors because every theme is different and the plugin has to be generic enough to suit each theme; FYI, my own theme is going to expand on this and add colors for text, border color, etc.

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    gregfielding
    Participant

    @gregfielding

    Gotcha. I was thinking of a color-picker ala twitter. Of course most would probably use images anyway. Sounds great @r-a-y

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    @mercime
    Keymaster

    @mercime

    @r-a-y I second everything. Thanks :-)

    Avatar of gregfielding
    gregfielding
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    @gregfielding

    @r-a-y
    You need a tester? :)

    @r-a-y did you ever post the plugin code on github or pastebin? I have recently forked a plugin to enable users to upload a profile image, as per Facebook timeline, but at the moment this only works for the member header – not groups.

    I chose not to provide a range of default images – but this is easily done by hacking the header function that comes with the Twenty Eleven theme.

    I will get around to sharing my modified plugin when I’ve finished tidying it up. It is also BP 1.5 compatible.

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