Question about custom code to modify default avatars

  • Participant
    Nicolas Gonçalves on #11324

    Hi guys !
    Thank you for buddypress and its plugins, it helps me a lot lately 😀
    I just read the article about custom avatars based on type : https://buddydev.com/buddypress/using-different-default-avatar-buddypress-users-based-profile-fields-member-type/

    I’m trying to do kinda the same but based on a custom field i have to every profile. Can this code work anyway or do I have to find another option ?
    Here is my non working code, just in case !

    function buddydev_set_default_use_avatar_based_on_member_type( $avatar, $params) {
    $user_id = $params[‘item_id’];
    $type = get_user_meta( $user_id, ‘billing_user_type’, true );

    if ( $type == “DAD” ) {
    $avatar = get_bloginfo(‘url’). “/wp-content/themes/listable-child/mums/visuals/avatars/picto-cigogne-05.png”;// get_template_directory_uri() . ‘/assets/images/male.png’;
    elseif( $type == “GRAN’DAD” ) {
    $avatar = get_bloginfo(‘url’). “/wp-content/themes/listable-child/mums/visuals/avatars/picto-cigogne-03.png”;//get_template_directory_uri() . ‘/assets/images/female.png’;
    elseif( $type == “MUM”) {
    $avatar = get_bloginfo(‘url’). “/wp-content/themes/listable-child/mums/visuals/avatars/picto-cigogne-01.png”;
    else {
    $avatar = ‘http://example.com/unknown.png’;//get_template_directory_uri() . ‘/assets/images/unknown.png’;;

    return $avatar;

    add_filter( ‘bp_core_default_avatar_user’, ‘buddydev_set_default_use_avatar_based_on_member_type’, 10, 2 );

  • Keymaster
    (BuddyDev Team)
    Posts: 24211
    Brajesh Singh on #11330

    Hi Nicolas,
    Will you be using BuddyPress custom field? If yes, you should consider using

    xprofile_get_field_data( $field_id_or_name, $user_id ); instead of the get_user_meta()

    If it is using the use meta(and not custom field).

    Also, If I were you, I will use get_template_directory_uri() instead of the get_bloginfo.

    The code should work though.

    You should inspect the user avatar src and see if the image src is correct.


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