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Replacing avatars with a custom avatar gallery to pick from

  • rmandersen


    I am in the proces of migrating a small community to Buddypress, but i have an issue with WordPress’ built-in avatars, and Buddypress’ avatars. What i want to do, is present my users with a collection of avatars, from which they can pick one as their avatar. This will replace the standard avatar. Simply put, i want to present users with a limited number of avatars which they can pick from.
    I have not been able to find a plugin, or figure out a way to do it myself.
    Do you have any suggestions? I’d greatly appreciate any help!

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  • @mercime


    @@rmandersen no, there’s no plugin like what you want at this time. There was someone who mentioned he would be releasing one sometime ago, but it didn’t pan out.



    I commisioned the creation of a plugin integrating the avatar creator into BP for a school community where I wanted to control the types of avatars that users create (and wanted to block local uploads of inappropriate pictures.)

    It’s a thing of beautiful, but it’s also the developers first go at creating a WordPress plugin, so it isn’t in the repo. Here’s a screenshot.

    The developer (Andrew Scott) was just talking the other day about figuring out how to get his plugin into the repo. I would email him if it’s something you think you might be interested in:">



    By repo, do you mean the list of WordPress plugins?

    It looks like a really cool plugin! Though what i wanted to do, is a bit more simple. I would just present the users with some different cartoon and comic figures, which they could pick from.
    Our users are teenagers, and might not be so fluent in English, so if the plugin would work through doppelme, it would be a problem.

    I’m not that experienced, but maybe it would be possible to replace the avatar function, with some kind of gallery function?

    @mrjarbenne, that looks fantastic.
    I am also looking for an avatar chooser for my new members. So that they will at least have avatars corresponding to their gender.

    What Andrew Scott did with the Doppelme looks like an overkill for me.
    But how does it actually work?
    When they select the doppelme avatar, it automatically becomes the user’s buddypress profile avatar?
    Maybe a default library of 10 images to choose from will be already a great addition :)



    Basically when you click on edit avatar, you are taken to A screen where you can make an avatar using the doppelme engine. It basically looks exactly like, on embedded into your community. Sorry it took so long for me to respond, this site doesn’t seem to be providing notification for mentions anymore.

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