Nextend Google Connect
[resolved] Feature request: Add Google+ Avatar to existing WP user when linking accounts (6 posts)

  1. renet
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hello there,

    it would be great to have an option for existing WP users that want to link their WP user to a Google (or Facebook/Twitter) account, to manually setting their social network avatar as default avatar in WP, as well.

    Can you please consider adding such a functionality? :)



  2. Nextendweb
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #


    This feature has been implemented some weeks ago.
    Doesn't work for you?

  3. renet
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Well, it works fine, if "Nextend ... Connect" creates a new user. But if I want to add my Google account to a WP user that already exists, the old avatar of the WP user remains.

    Keeping the old avatar is actually good, when you're linking accounts, as you don't know, whether a user wants to overwrite the existing avatar, or not. But it's not yet possible for the user to "take over" the Google avatar later (at least not in my case). Adding this feature would be great, especially as it gives the user the possibility to choose, if he has connected Facebook, Twitter and Google to the same WP account.

  4. Nextendweb
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Yes, our plugin doesn't force the user to change him/her avatar when that exists. Ours only works when the user avatar isn't exists.

    In the next version the avatar will be saved in every login. I hope it will be fine :)

  5. renet
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi, I don't think that's a good idea. There might be users who don't want to change their avatar or don't want to use an avatar, at all. So here's what I think would be the best solution:

    1. New user created with Nextend plugin: Use the current avatar from the social network. (Don't automatically update the avatar when the profile picture of the social network is changed.)

    2.1. Existing user linked: Don't change the avatar.
    2.2. After linking process is complete: Add a button beside the "unlink"-button that says something like "Use the current Google profile picture as avatar"
    2.3. When this button is clicked: Add the G+ profile picture as avatar, but only once.
    2.4. When the G+ profile picture changes, do nothing (do not update the avatar with the new profile picture), unless the user clicks on that button, again.

    What do you think about this?

  6. Zeetuts
    Posted 3 years ago #


    This feature doesn't work for me.

    The user can be to connected but the avatar is not available.

    how could i repair this ?


    (my website in on construction, i'm french)

    you can test here: http://owidoo.com/wp-login.php

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