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How to make user Avatar photo required during registration

  • victor_moura


    I’m one of the ning orphans and trying to find my way on BuddyPress. So far it is great! Love this community.

    One of the features I liked about Ning was that you could easily choose that the “avatar photo” for new users would be a required condition for registration.

    On BuddyPress, however, it seems that it is either impossible or a very difficult tweak on code (and I am a noob on programming).

    Would anyone know how to make the Avatar Photo a required element that users have to fill during registration, so I avoid the “mystery man” or other standard/generic gravatars?


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  • victor_moura


    Since nobody replied, I assume this is a complicated thing, right?

    Newbie question: Maybe I can send this as a suggestion for developers?

    Hugo Ashmore


    From my brief experience of Ning that option wasn’t ever set and as annoying as it was to see the default avatar get displayed over and over, I think this was due to it being perceived as a barrier to people joining and possibly off putting?

    As a user I find I can’t proceed with the sign up as I have to first find some suitable graphic to upload, trouble is I don’t have anything nor do I know about the gravatar option, I’m an inexperienced internet user and haven’t got my head around avatars :-(




    thanks for sharing. Indeed, it is a barrier to user registration.

    In my case, I want to keep my network personal and do not need to expand a lot. I prefer to have a handful of people with a great vibe together (and the avatar is a key part on this).

    For that reason, in my network it pays off to turn some people off but keep the avatar as a required condition to do the sign-up (and I’d like to have it as an automated part of the system, and not have to be writing each person asking them to add the image post-registration)



    A barrier or not, I’ve got a client requesting this feature and am at odds with how to do it. Ideas?

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