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Group Avatar Cropping Problem

  • sjroda


    I’m having a problem when uploading and cropping avatars for the Buddypress groups. Here’s a picture that shows what happens when I upload an avatar:

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    As you can tell, the cropping selection is tiny and it won’t expand to the size of the picture. Also, all the avatars are very pixelated and blurry.

    I’m not sure why this is happening, but I’ll try to give as much information as possible, I’m just not sure what to start with because this is my first time using Buddypress. Thanks for your help!

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  • inkblot


    This new cropping “feature” was introduced with the release of WordPress 3.5, and what you need to do, at least what we’ve found that kind of works, is to drag that little black square with the white outline outside of the avatar entirely and then line up your cursor as close to one of the corners of the avatar as you can and then drag it across. It won’t be perfect, and it will degrade the avatar image quality somewhat (no matter what you do), but it will then work as best as can be expected.

    Oh how we miss the old way, just mere weeks ago, with how the cropping feature worked. It was quick and perfect, but not so anymore. Perhaps it does work perfectly for some folks, but not for us, and obviously not for you either.

    Hope this tip helps!



    Is there anything we can do to get the old way back? Because this new way is really terrible and I doubt anyone will be able to figure that out when they create groups. There’s no way that can be the way it’s supposed to be.

    But thank you for your reply, I know it’s not your fault 🙂



    @sjroda that happened because of the many changes wrought in WP 3.5
    We pretty much go along with what the mothership – WordPress – does. Even if you deactivate BuddyPress, you’d see the same behavior with featured images etc.

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