This plugin adds the ability to manage global, local, and use twitter avatars.
Getting this plugin to work under a WordPress (WP) Multi Site (MS) configuration can be tricky, but as the instructions for WP MS installations say, you are expected to know what you are doing and have basic WordPress development, PHP, HTML, CSS, and UNIX/Linux administration experience. See http://codex.wordpress.org/Create_A_Network. However, here are some steps that have worked for others configuring this plugin for WP MS.
Often the legacy method for User Uploads is required when using sub-domains. Therefore, this is also regularly required for WordPress Multi Site setups.
The directory uploaded Avatars are stored in is set by the field next to the enable user uploads option. There is an example
/avatars given in the instructions beneath the field.
This directory must be relative to your web-root. For example, if all of your HTML files and your WP installation are in a directory
public_html provided by your web host, this is the web-root. So the
/avatars directory goes here, i.e.
Make sure the privileges are set correctly.
The options for the Avatar plugin are available on the
Avatars page, at the bottom.
If you are trying to show, say somewhere in a sidebar, the Avatar of the user who is logged-in try code something like this:
<?php global $current_user; $known = !empty($current_user->nickname); ?> <div style="float: right; margin: 4px;"> <?php if($known) echo get_avatar($current_user->id, 30); ?> </div>
If you are considering purchasing the optional user profile widget, please make sure that this free Avatars plugin is configured properly and functioning correctly first. The widget cannot work until the plugin is setup correctly. The widget is not required in any way to make full use of all the plugin's features.
Got problems with you layout? Take a look at adjusting the
avatars.css file. Perhaps removing
clear: both; if alignment is being disrupted.
Got your own great idea for addition in to the Avatars plugin's capabilities? Let me know about it and I'll consider if it's possible to include in the next release...