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Author Box Customizations and Usage

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  • #21057


    Probably a dumb question, but how do I get an image in the author box in jumpstart 2.0?
    Any links or insight on customizing and managing this area is greatly appreciated.

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  • #21058

    First off, sorry, duh… Gravatar. We have to setup an account over there or can we just insert an authors picture locally?

    Jason Bobich


    Gravatars are what WordPress use by default for the images of a user. There isn’t anything built-in to WordPress that’ll allow you to setup a user image in another way.

    But with that said, like so much in WordPress, the process is extendable. You can definitely find plugins on that will give you some way to attach custom uploaded images to user profiles, and then this should carry through to the theme’s author box, which is displaying the user image in WP’s default way of calling the gravatar.

    I had even written a little plugin for the default demo where I filtered in a bunch of locally-hosted images for the purposes of showing sample data for bbPress because I didn’t want to create gravatar accounts for all my fake little characters having the discussion.

    … So I know it’s possible 🙂 And I came across other plugins out there on when I was figuring out how to do it.

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