Support » Plugin: Simple Local Avatars » Change Directory to Store Avatars

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  • Plugin Author Jake Goldman


    Why do you think the “uploads” folder is not a good option for these uploads? I respectfully disagree.

    I believe in simple plug-ins that don’t litter the admin with settings fields 99% of users don’t care about. Most WordPress consumer’s don’t care where we put the files, as long as they don’t pose any harm.

    If this is important to you, and you’re a developer, you can dig into the wp_handle_upload function and look for some filters that will let you detect and override the path.

    In the future, I may add a filter in the plug-in allowing developers to override the path more easily.

    However, the plug-in will never add a user exposed option to set a path.

    A SEPARAT UPLOAD DIRECTORY FOR AVATARS would be very usefull! Especially for sites like my with 30-50 posts per day where all the time *featured images* would be generated & stored from hotlinked images! I clean up this folder every 2 months to keep my disc space usage low on my SHARED hosting account! While this proceed the user avatars will go lost! For me they are useful only the first 1-2 Months where they will be shown up on different places on my page with plugins wich need *featured images* to work! So after 1-2 months the useless & no more need to be stored anywhere! So a solution with different folder for avatars would be very very good for my usage!(choosen by site administrator for general use) 😉

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