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Avatars created(black) FTP upload of avatars works (why)

  • johnetec


    I have really tried all of the suggestions I can find on this topic. I have the following installed.

    WPMU 2.7.1

    BuddyPress 1.01

    bbPress Latest as of 6/12

    All directories mentioned in support at 777

    GD library installed, reinstalled, working

    no server log issues

    Tried editing .htaccess as suggested

    Tried editing php files as suggested

    problems no different in safari or firefox (latest versions 6/12/09)

    I have complete WHM access

    It is on a hostican VPS. I control entire VPS


    1. Cannot crop images

    2. Images are uploaded but they are black

    3. I can replace the images created by uploading new ones with the same names to exact dimensions. (150×50 and 50×50) These images work. They show up in the profile. look great. However, I’d prefer not to have to add pics via ftp.

    What is the disconnect here? I apologize in advance to all the developers working really hard on this. I’m sure the fix to my issue is listed somewhere in the forum but I have exhausted my search efforts and I’m running out of time. Please help.

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  • johnetec


    OK, The issue seems to be with any plugin that calls jquery. I had three of them. I checked status after uninstalling each one and the cropping function kept getting better. After the third plugin was uninstalled, the cropping and avatar uploading worked fine. So no NextGen Gallery, no WP-cycle, and no jquery lightbox. Any recommendations for replacements? Basically need a lightbox plugin.

    Jeff Sayre



    I’m really not too sure what options you have at this time. But, I would strongly suggest that you contact each of the plugin developers and let them know of the issues you’ve had with uploading and cropping avatars in BuddyPress.

    WordPress 2.8 will be using an updated version of jQuery. This may very well cause issues with plugins using older jQuery based scripts. Also, BuddyPress could be using a newer jQuery codebase than the plugins that you’ve mentioned. So, this issue will continue until the plugins are updated to a jQuery codebase that is compatible with BuddyPress.




    Thanks so much for the response. I will definitely do that.




    Just to add I have had a smilar no cropping issue (leaving black thumbs) and isolated the issue down to the WP Carousel plugin which iteslf resolved a previous issue I was having with an old jQuery image gallery!

    I am now stuck between a rock and a hard place- have the nice image gallery rotating on the home page OR have the cropping fucntions working correctly wihtin BuddyPress :(

    Weirdest issue with this jquery compatabilty theory is that I actually modified the WP Carousel plugin so it didn’t pull in it’s own jquery.js file so there SHOULD be no conflicts.

    Will get in touch with the plugin authors but can I ask Jeff or anyone else what version of jQuery we can expect to see in the next BuddyPress update?

    If I know this I can at least give the plugin developers a little more idea as to what I would like in an ideal world (after 1.2.6) but I can see some late nights getting friendly with jQuery ahead zzzz

    Jeff Sayre


    what version of jQuery we can expect to see in the next BuddyPress update?

    Well, based on the new features of WP 2.8, which WPMU will merge into its codebase, I’m going to guess jQuery 1.3.2. Perhaps Andy has a different idea.

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