Support #1173

Avatars for group blogs should fall back on group avatar, not admin user's

Added by scott voth over 10 years ago. Updated almost 2 years ago.

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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)?

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Related to CUNY Academic Commons - Feature #342: Blog Listing Displays User Avatars Instead of Blog AvatarsResolved2010-09-17


#1 Updated by Matt Gold over 10 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 -- -- 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.

#2 Updated by Boone Gorges over 10 years ago

  • Target version changed from 1.3 to Future release

This will likely have to be fixed at the same time as #342.

#3 Updated by Boone Gorges over 6 years ago

  • Subject changed from Avatars for Groups to Avatars for group blogs should fall back on group avatar, not admin user's
  • Category name changed from BuddyPress (misc) to Group Blogs

#4 Updated by Matt Gold over 6 years ago

Boone, has there been any movement on this via BP in the years since this ticket was created?

#5 Updated by Boone Gorges over 6 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 Progress is being made to implement blog-specific avatars in BuddyPress, but it's not yet finished.

#6 Updated by Boone Gorges over 2 years ago

  • Assignee changed from Boone Gorges to Raymond Hoh
  • Target version changed from Future release to 1.17.0

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 about 2 years ago

This was relatively easy to accomplish -

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.

#8 Updated by Boone Gorges almost 2 years ago

  • Status changed from Assigned to Resolved

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