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  • Looking into the js code to generate the message wrap, I was wondering if the plugin can be modified to include other profile meta info along with the “nickname.”
    For example, I have a profile field that retrieves a set image for a user (not gravatar) that is called using the php code below.
    <?php echo esc_attr( get_the_author_meta( ‘image’, $user->ID ) ); ?>

    Would this be enough to call the image into a message thread so it appears next to each message? I would like it to look like this if possible. Thanks!

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  • Plugin Author Piotr Pesta


    You can try to modify pp-proess.php file, array at lines 73 and 93 🙂

    I would like some help with that. Would it go like
    $result = array(
    ‘avatar’ => array_column($text, ‘<?php echo esc_attr( get_the_author_meta( ‘image’, $user->ID ) ); ?>’),
    ‘id’ => array_column($text, ‘id’),
    ‘uid’ => array_column($text, ‘user_id’),
    ‘nick’ => array_column($text, ‘nickname’),
    ‘msg’ => array_column($text, ‘content’),
    ‘date’ => $date

    Plugin Author Piotr Pesta


    More like

    ‘avatar’ => get_the_author_meta( ‘image’, array_column($text, ‘id’)),

    then you have to modify chat.js file lines 386, 452, and showMsg function I guess line 568 to put img to chat window. Now I see that it’s pretty big mod for that plugin 🙁

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 4 months ago by Piotr Pesta.

    I tried adding this code snippit to the lines mentioned in the first reply, but it immediately crashed after doing so. Is that code missing something?

    Plugin Author Piotr Pesta


    Yes, you need to follow my second answer. It’s pretty big modification, so you need to code some lines of code.

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