Support » Plugin: Simple Local Avatars » [Plugin: Simple Local Avatars] How to set a filesize restriction

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  • Same question here.

    Plugin Author Jake Goldman


    10up Engineer

    It is subject to any file size restriction set by PHP or your server.

    Keep in mind that you should not need to worry about bandwidth: the plug-in automatically rescales your image to a requested size on the server. A 50mb image (which could only happen, given the supported file formats, with a MASSIVELY high resolution image) scaled to, say 32x32px upon request, would be pretty low bandwidth. The original file would never be served – only used to generate the various requested sizes. Since disk space is not at a premium on my most hosts (and if it is, there are usually small server-enforced sizes), I don’t see this problem as a major issue.

    I strongly believe in simple plug-ins that don’t litter WordPress with settings options, and I think it’s a small niche that’s concerned about huge JPG images being uploaded for avatars. That said, I’ll strive to add a filter allowing developers to enforce avatar sizes in the next update.

    I had the same issue and a workaround I found is to use the “WP Image Size Limit” plugin. It does effect all image upload attempts though. The only drawback I saw when I tried to use it in conjunction with Goldman’s plugin is that it removes the avatar that the person already had when it fails.

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