Local (to CS) avatar upload

I’d like the ability to upload an avatar picture directly to CityStrides so I can choose what my image will be on the main site.

@torrasca @mariobadia @luis1981 @dplanaa
A good idea to vote, and solve the problem of profile pictures :wink:

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:thinking: Wondering if using Gravatar would be ‘good enough’

I definitely need to rework the profile image setup, either allowing people to enter a URL to their preferred image or allowing people to upload files directly or using Gravatar

:man_shrugging: I went for it Updates on March 29, 2021 because it was such a simple change and offloads a ton of thinking … I’m interested in feedback.

Trying now, but first impression is that it is too much work for anyone who doesn’t already have a wordpress account just to get an avatar on my account.

I’ll follow up once I figure it out, though.

So what I had to do was this:

  1. Go to Gravatar site, pick “log in”

It takes me to a wordpress login, which I didn’t have, so I had to sign up for a wordpress account.

  1. Click through multiple pages of “pay this to get your personal domain” and “pay this to get wordpress upgrades” while having to search for the one small “or continue for free” option on each page. It wasn’t the easiest thing to find.

  2. Go back to the gravatar link and log in there, give them the desired emails and image I want to use as the avatar.

  3. Reload Citystrides and the image is updated.

The process, other than having to deal with lots of “pay this” pages with wordpress is clunky, but not terribly difficult. That being said, I think it might be more than a lot of people will want to go through.

The gravatar landing and help pages really seem geared more towards selling it and explaining it to developers, not simple users like me who just want my pic to show up on a website, so for instance the “how to use gravatar” page was basically useless to me, even though that was the first link I clicked trying to figure out what to do.

I forget where I posted it now, but would there be a way for you to link a person’s forum avatar from here to their citystrides account?


erf! Yeah, that’s a lot to go through… I’ve had a Gravatar account for ages, so I’ve completely forgotten about all the hoops (and some of them might be new).

Ugh, ok, looks like I can’t lazy my way out of this…