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[Resolved] Change settings per role foor displaying easy author image?

  • Hi,

    I’m using your wonderful plugin on my website. The problem i have is that i would like to let my users change their own info like name and mailadresses, but not their photo which is inserted with your plugin.

    So the administrator of the site should have to option to add a photo to a user, but the user should not see this option at all.

    Any idee on how to make this happen?


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  • Plugin Author Lawsonry



    This is not a native feature, but it’s very easy to implement. How comfortable are you with making edits to PHP code? You’ll just need to add an “if(is_admin()){” call to the top of the code execution.

    – Jesse

    Hi Jesse,

    Thanx for the reply. I’m not a programmer, but editing code i did indeed.

    I just don’t know exactly what to edit as you mentioned above where and what to edit to make this plugin (and i have some more also) not to show in standard user profile page for registered users.

    Can you help me with that? What and where to edit ?

    Thanx! Bart

    Plugin Author Lawsonry


    Yes, you’ll want to go into the plugin editor and then find the function that shows the profile field data. At the top of that function, just after the declaration but before any code, simply add a check like this:

    if (is_admin()):

    Then just before the final } at the end of the function, but after the last parts of the code, add this:


    That will make the entire function only relevant if the current user is an admin.

    – Jesse

    Thanx jesse,

    I’ll give it a shot and let you know 🙂

    Hi Jesse,

    I keep getting parse errors. I onze got it working, but aftre that I didn;t even see the images myself, and i’m an administrator.

    I just only don’t want the option to upload the images to show in profile.php. The images used bij easy-author-images for the uses should show up.

    This is the code with your suggestions in it. I tried several options, but no success so far….i just don’t know where to put it:

    file: easy-author-image.php

    if (is_admin()):
    Plugin Name: Easy Author Image
    Plugin URI: http://lawsonry.com/
    Description: Adds an author image uploader to your profile page. Upload an author image right from your profile page with the click of a button.
    Version: 1.5
    Author: Jesse Lawson
    Author URI: http://www.lawsonry.com
    License: GPL2
    Hey I love learning from other people's code too, so please feel free to dive into this and if you don't understand anything or if you're confused about something, go to the plugin page and leave me a comment. 
    Same goes for if you have any suggestions or comments. 
    - Jesse Lawson
    - Lawsonry.com (my wordpress blog)
    // Enqueue scripts for back-end use
    function q_enqueue_backend_scripts() {
    	// Register our .js that triggers a custom media upload box to show up when we are uploading our author profile image
    	wp_register_script( 'easy-author-image-uploader', plugins_url('js/easy-author-image-uploader.js', __FILE__), array('jquery','media-upload','thickbox') );
    	// If we are currently viewing the profile field, enqueue our custom js file
    	if ( 'profile' == get_current_screen() -> id || 'user-edit' == get_current_screen() ->id ) {
    add_action('admin_enqueue_scripts', 'q_enqueue_backend_scripts');
    function easy_author_image_init() {
    	global $pagenow;
    	if ( 'media-upload.php' == $pagenow || 'async-upload.php' == $pagenow ) {
    		add_filter( 'gettext', 'q_replace_thickbox_button_text', 1, 3 ); // here we call our func to replace the button text for the avatar uploader
    // Initialize the options
    add_action('admin_init', 'easy_author_image_init'); 
    // Here we grab the css for the elements in our admin page
    function q_plugin_styles() {
    	wp_register_style('easy_author_image', plugins_url('css/easy-author-image.css', __FILE__));
    add_action('wp_enqueue_scripts', 'q_plugin_styles');
    // First, we'll add a special filter to change the text of the image uploader text when we're uploading an avatar
    function q_replace_thickbox_button_text($translated_text, $text, $domain) {
    		if ('Insert into Post' == $text) {
    			$referer = strpos( wp_get_referer(), 'profile' );
    			if ( $referer != '' ) {
    				return __('Make this my author profile picture!', 'q' );
    		return $translated_text;
    // Second, we'll have to manually push the new new profile field onto the profile page (as of 16-June-2013, user-edit.php (Core WP page) manually places the profile fields, and doesn't use do_settings_section(
    function q_add_custom_profile_fields( $user ) {
    	// Display image uploader button
    	$avatar = get_the_author_meta( 'author_profile_picture', $user->ID );
    		<h3>Profile Picture</h3>
    		<input type="hidden" id="author_profile_picture_url" name="author_profile_picture_url" value="<?php echo esc_url( $avatar ); ?>" />
    		<table class="form-table">
    				<th><label for="author_profile_picture_button"><span class="description"><?php _e('Upload a picture to use as the profile image.', 'q' ); ?></span></label></th>
    				<?php $buttontext = ""; if('' != $avatar) { $buttontext = "Change profile picture";  } else { $buttontext = "Upload new profile picture"; }?>
    					<input id="author_profile_picture_button" type="button" class="button" value="<?php echo $buttontext; ?>" />
    					<?php if('' != $avatar){?><input id="author_profile_picture_remove" type="button" class="button" value="Delete profile picture" /><?php }?>
    				<th><label for="author_profile_picture_preview"><span class="description"><?php _e('Preview:', 'q' ); ?></span></label></th>
    					<?php if ( '' != $avatar ){ ?>
    					<div id="author_profile_picture_preview" style="min-height: 100px;">
    						<img style="max-width:100%;border:2px solid #CCC" src="<?php echo esc_url( $avatar ); ?>" />
    					<span class="description">You can update the picture from above.</span>
    				<?php } else { ?>
    					<div id="author_profile_picture_preview" style="height: 100px; width:100px; line-height:100px; border:2px solid #CCC; text-align:center; font-size:5em;">?</div>
    					<span class="description">This profile does not yet have an image. Click the button above to upload one (or select one from your media gallery).</span>
    				<?php } ?>
    					<span id="upload_success" style="color: #FF0000; font-weight: bold; display:block;"></span>
    // Third, we'll create this callback function to be called when the profile field is saved.
    function q_save_custom_profile_fields( $user_id ) {
        if ( !current_user_can( 'edit_user', $user_id ) )
            return FALSE;
        update_user_meta( $user_id, 'author_profile_picture', $_POST['author_profile_picture_url'] );
    // Add our functions to profile display and update hooks
    add_action( 'show_user_profile', 'q_add_custom_profile_fields' );
    add_action( 'edit_user_profile', 'q_add_custom_profile_fields' );
    add_action( 'personal_options_update', 'q_save_custom_profile_fields' );
    add_action( 'edit_user_profile_update', 'q_save_custom_profile_fields' );
    // Now, let's create an easy function to grab our author image
    function author_image_circle($user_id=999999, $_size="small") {
    		$avatar = get_the_author_meta('author_profile_picture', get_the_ID());
    	} else {
    		$avatar = get_the_author_meta('author_profile_picture', $user_id);
    	$size = ( ($_size == "small" || $_size == "medium" || $_size == "large") ? $_size : "medium");
    	$output = '<div class="circular-'.$size.'" style="background: url('.$avatar.');"></div>';
    	echo $output;
    function get_author_image_url($user_id=999999) {
    		$avatar = get_the_author_meta('author_profile_picture', get_the_ID());
    	} else {
    		$avatar = get_the_author_meta('author_profile_picture', $user_id);
    	return $avatar;
    // Add option Use your avatar as the default avatar
     if ( !function_exists('addgravatar') ) {
       function addgravatar( $avatar_defaults ) {
       	$user = wp_get_current_user();
        $myavatar = get_the_author_meta( 'author_profile_picture', $user->ID );
         // Change path to your custom avatar
         $avatar_defaults[$myavatar] = 'My Easy Author Image Profile Picture'; 
         // Change to your avatar name
            return $avatar_defaults;
       add_filter( 'avatar_defaults', 'addgravatar' );
    // The meat and potatoes
    function get_easy_author_image($avatar, $id_or_email, $size, $default='', $alt='') {
            // if this plugin is activated, we'll assume the author wants to use their Easy Author Image instead of Gravatar.
            // This will replace it.
            $myavatar = "";
            if ( is_numeric($id_or_email) ) {
                    $id = (int) $id_or_email;
                    $user = get_userdata($id);
                    if ( $user )
                            $email = $user->user_email;
            } elseif ( is_object($id_or_email) ) {
                    if ( !empty($id_or_email->user_id) ) {
                            $id = (int) $id_or_email->user_id;
                            $user = get_userdata($id);
                            if ( $user)
                                    $email = $user->user_email;
                    } elseif ( !empty($id_or_email->comment_author_email) ) {
                            $email = $id_or_email->comment_author_email;
            } else {
                    $email = $id_or_email;
            // First see if they're a registered user with email set
            if(!empty($email)) {
                    // user exists + has email
                    $avatar_user = get_user_by('email', $email);
                    // check if author_profile_picture is set
                    $url = get_the_author_meta('author_profile_picture', $avatar_user->ID);
                    if($avatar_user && $url){
                            // there is a url so user has an author profile picture
                                    $myavatar = '<img class="avatar avatar-'.$size.' photo" width="64" height="64" src="'.$url.'"/>';              
                    } else {
                            // No author_profile_picture set OR user does not belong to blog, so default to Gravatar
                            $gravatarUrl = "http://www.gravatar.com/avatar.php?gravatar_id=" . md5($email) . "&size=40";
                            $myavatar = "<img src='$gravatarUrl' height='64' width='64' alt=".$email."' />";
                    $myavatar = "<img alt='' src='{$default}' class='avatar avatar-{$size} photo avatar-default' height='{$size}' width='{$size}' />";
            return $myavatar;
    add_filter( 'get_avatar', 'get_easy_author_image', 10, 5);
    Plugin Author Lawsonry



    1. Take all the calls to add_action and add_filter and put them together at the end of the file.

    2. Put if(is_admin()): above those calls, then endif; below them.

    3. Profit.

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