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Avatars, Custom Themes and Registering

  • auwagner


    I have a fairly vanilla instance of the latest wpmu release and latest trunk of bp. 3 plugins have been added: Facebook Connect, BP-events and eg-twitter.

    With the delivered home theme (buddypress-home), when I signup I am able to specify an avatar on the initial page. Then on activation, I can correctly crop the avatar and life is good.

    However, When I add a custom theme as my Home Page, I can specify an avatar on the initial page, but when I activate the account, the avatar-cropper form isn’t visible on the activation page.

    I have moved over activate, register, plugin-sidebar and plugin-template to my new theme’s home directory. I also have added the three functions from functions.php to my new theme’s functions page. I have the image software installed on my server and took out the 2 lines in .htaccess as suggested, but still no luck.

    Is there anything else I should do to ensure the avatar cropping form becomes visible in a custom theme?

    The code: In bp-xprofile-signup, It’s not executing xprofile_handle_signup_avatar (line 296) as the meta variables avatar_image_resized and avatar_image_original are blank.

    Any help would be appreciated (sorry for all the detail… :) )

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  • Jeff Sayre


    Okay, first a couple of questions:

    I have a fairly vanilla instance of the latest wpmu release…

    1. What does this mean? The latest release of WPMU is 2.7. Is that what you’re running?
    2. Also, which BuddyPress trunk revision are you running?
    3. Are you running any other plugins besides BuddyPress?
    4. Did you follow all the instructions in the first post of this thread that pertain to custom themes?
    5. Did you read post eight in this thread?

    Regarding the code line that seems to be throwing the problem, that would indicate that you do not have the proper permissions set on the blogs.dir directory. See question 5 above.



    Jeff, thanks for responding…

    1) Fairly vanilla means i have only buddypress, plus 2 other plugins. I’m running the latest WPMU (2.7)

    2) Trunk is 1324

    3) bp-events and eg-twitter

    4) This was a fresh install of the trunk, so no upgrade. It’s an environment that I created to test things. I have moved over activate, register, plugin-sidebar and plugin-template to my new theme’s home directory, plus the 3 functions in functions.php. Is there anything else I should do for a customized HOME theme?

    5) I’ve read them a ridiculous amount of times :) changes to htaccess, bp-core-avatars haven’t worked unfortunately

    Permissions are 755 on the blogs.dir folders. I’m just combing through to see if I missed anything. I have deactivated all the plugins and i’m still looking around.

    Jeff Sayre



    I\’m running the latest WPMU (2.7)

    Then you’re not running either WPMU 2.7.1-beta1 or -beta2?

    If that is the case, then this is the issue. WPMU 2.7.1 has been required since BuddyPress r1303.

    Fortunately, you’re in luck! WPMU 2.7.1 was just officially released this afternoon. Read this ( ) and get it here:




    Argh… I thought that was it! :) Unfortunately upgrading to WPMU to 2.7.1 (used the automatic upgrade) didn’t work either. My custom theme has to be missing something… lol

    I’m going to dig a little deeper and see if I can figure out what’s going on.

    In the meantime, if any thoughts pop-up that could allow the default theme to upload avatars on signup, but not on a custom theme… shoot them at me.

    Thanks for all your help…




    I’m having a similar problem. On the activation screen I get a javascript error: “v1Cropper is undefined.” I haven’t changed the buddypress theme, but I have a custom wordpress theme installed and renamed its folder to “default” to force new blogs to use the customized theme. I saved the original default theme in a backup folder. Is it possible I need some file(s) from the original default wordpress theme? I’m using wordpress 2.7.1 and buddypress 1.0.

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