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How to insert animated avatar?

  • greenhope


    Hi everyone.
    I have been looking around the web for several days, but I have not found anything that satisfies me.. As the title suggests, I would like “my” users to have the ability to upload and use animated avatars.
    At the moment it is not possible because when a user tries to upload an animated gif, they are asked to crop it and there is no way to skip image cropping.
    Also the Gravatar service does not support animated avatars.. or so I have read around the web.
    As silly as it may seem, I find it highly limiting, speaking of user experience, not to be able to upload an animated avatar.
    Can someone help me?

    In case there is no way to load an animated gif without it being resized, is it possible to add a field in the front-end user’ profile where he can insert a link to an image like in the phpbb forums?

    my WordPress is updated to version 5.8.2
    my buddypress is updated to version 2.1.1

    Link to my site MRLab

    I don’t use child theme.

    In case I have created a duplicate topic, I apologize in advance.
    In my defense my English is not the best and I haven’t seen any other open topics about it.

    Thanks in advance to anyone who will help me and Merry Christmas to everyone!

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  • stylenewstrends


    Wait, you can do that?



    Sorry stylenewstrends, I’m not sure I understand your question? I am asking if anyone can help me in trying to understand why on buddypress it is not possible to do such a silly thing as using an animated avatar and how to get around this obstacle.



    Anyone who can tell me something about it? I also thought.. is there a plugin that integrates the giphy service also for the avatar and not just for the activity?

    Thanks so much to anyone who will help me.



    Interesting idea for a plugin.



    I’m glad you like the idea .. in case you need a tester you know where to find me. Happy New Year!!!

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