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Maximum number of users

  • michoncho


    Hi guys,

    I’m using buddypress to ‘rebuild’ an existing dating website. The current user count is about 18 000. I have spotted a potential problem- each user’s profile picture is stored in a subfolder to “wp-content/uploads/avatars/”, with the user id as the name of the folder. In a linux file system, the maximum number of subfolders is 32 000(the exact number depends on the config), meaning that the website could not work with more than 32 000 users.

    Do you have any ideas how this issue can be avoided?
    Thanks in advance for your help!

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  • r-a-y


    There’s a ticket about this here:

    View the comments in that ticket for some approaches that you can take. If you need some hooks in BuddyPress to make this happen, let us know by replying to that ticket. Login using the same credentials as you use here on

    You could also think about using Gravatar and disabling avatar uploads as well. It’s probably not a valid option for your site, but just making sure you know! 🙂



    Thanks for the help!

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