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  • Hey,

    I have a folder of user images(2000+) and I’m looking to use these for the avatars of users in buddypress. I have buddypress sharing the wordpress user table and I have a plugin that picks up the users AD credentials and creates an account for them. I have a database that matches the AD credentials to the the users picture.

    Not sure what the best way to go about this would be. Should I create a plugin that overrides the bp_core_fetch_avatar filter?

    Any help would be appreciated.


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  • John James Jacoby


    BuddyPress/bbPress Lead

    There is an argument in the bp_core_fetch_avatar() function called ‘no_grav’ that when set allows you to skip the extra Gravatar processing completely. You can also hook into ‘bp_core_fetch_avatar_no_grav’ to do the same thing without needing to modify your theme.

    That, along with filtering the output of ‘bp_core_fetch_avatar’ like you said, and you should be good to go.

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