Avatars for group blogs should fall back on group avatar, not admin user's
Don't know if this is a bug, or a feature request, or just me being dense.
I noticed that a lot of group blogs don't have avatars when displayed on the "Blogs" tab. Then I noticed one of mine (QCGSLIS) doesn't have one either, and I tried to change, but could not find a way. I share admin privileges with one other member. But other blogs that I share rights with post my avatar on this tab (I don't think this is quite right).
Should there be a specific avatar for a group blog, regardless of its admin(s)?
#1 Updated by Matt Gold over 8 years ago
- Status changed from New to Assigned
- Assignee set to Boone Gorges
- Target version set to 1.3
This seems related to this issue -- http://redmine.gc.cuny.edu/issues/342 -- but you're right that when blogs are associated with groups, it's a special case and it might be easier simply to assign the group's avatar to the blog.
#5 Updated by Boone Gorges over 4 years ago
This particular ticket is related to blogs that are linked to groups, and BuddyPress itself doesn't have any support for group-blog links. It's all handled by bp-groupblog. (As a side note, I think that much of what bp-groupblog does should be rolled into BuddyPress. But it's a large project that I haven't found time to pursue.)
Blog-specific avatars are a longtime feature request in BuddyPress https://buddypress.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/192 https://redmine.gc.cuny.edu/issues/342 Progress is being made to implement blog-specific avatars in BuddyPress, but it's not yet finished.
#6 Updated by Boone Gorges 6 months ago
- Assignee changed from Boone Gorges to Raymond Hoh
- Target version changed from Future release to 1.17
This seems like a fairly easy win. Ray, you want to have a shot at it? I can envision this being a part of bp-groupblog. When determining the groupblog's avatar, the order of preference would be: 1. site icon, 2. group icon, 3. site admin icon.
#7 Updated by Raymond Hoh 2 months ago
This was relatively easy to accomplish - https://github.com/cuny-academic-commons/cac/commit/47b4f293952e631d7c715d20a53e10e867f6df11
I think we can pull this back into 1.16.x if we really wanted to since this functionality is quite minor.
I've also added a pull request to the main `bp-groupblog` repo.