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13 August 2009 - 9:39 pm
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Tripawd Discussion Forum profile avatars are now integrated with Tripawds Blog user avatars!

The good news is that this means profile avatars are now much easier to upload, and that only one avatar need be uploaded to indtify users here in the forums, on their blogs, and throughout the website in post and comment feeds.

The bad news is that users with existing forum profile avatars must upload a new one.

But the really good news is that updating your user avatar is really simple:

  1. Make sure you are logged in to Tripawds and visit your Dashboard.
  2. Click on the Users tab.
  3. Click the Your Avatar sub-tab.
  4. Notice your default avatar and click the “Choose File” button to select an image file from your local hard drive.
  5. Click the “Upload” button.
  6. Use the interactive crop tool by dragging its corners to select the image area for your avatar.
  7. Click the “Crop Image” button.
  8. Your new avatar will now appear wherever you make comments throughout the tripawds community!

Or, if you are currently logged in, just visit your Dashboard -> Users -> Your Avatar tab and follow the onscreen instructions. For a shortcut to your Profile page, Click on your name at top right of your Tripawds dashboard.

NOTE: There is no longer any need to resize or crop avatar images prior to upload. But the smaller the file size, the less upload space you will use.

We sincerely apologize to current members for the inconvenience, but going forward this a good thing for our gowing Tripawds community. Thank you for your continued support and understanding.

If you have any questions, please ask them with a reply to this topic so we can share the answers with everyone.

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15 August 2009 - 6:40 pm
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A point of clarification here regarding your “Dashboard” …

You now add avatars in your site dashboard, not your discussion forum profile.

Hopefully this will make the process more clear…

Log in to your Tripawds account here:

http://tripawds…..-login.php

Or, if you are already logged in, visit your dashboard directly at http://tripawds…../wp-admin/

On the left side of your dashboard, you should see the Profile tab. If it is not already expanded, click it and you will see the sub tab for “Your Avatar“.

Click that and you will be taken to your user avatar upload page. Not the default avatar being used and simply follow the onscreen prompts or refer to the detailed instructions above. Or, watch this informative video explaining WordPress blog user profile management.

We really hated to make current users upload new avatars, but it was the only way to make it so all new users only have to upload one avatar instead of three … for their blog, sitewide comments, and forums.

FYI: The new site dashboard gives users complete control over their Tripawds blog should they (you) choose to create one. We will be formally announcing all this very soon. Stay tuned. In the meantime, here are complete details about the new and improved multi-user Tripawds blog community. Additional help can be found in our various tutorial videos.

Thank you all very much for your continued supoort. We look forward to seeing your avatars all around the site. Like at top right, where the most recent three Tripawds blog posts will always be featured!

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3 September 2009 - 3:13 pm
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My pictures will upload fine, but only other people can see them.  When I look at my profile and posts it is still the old picture.  I've tried logging out and back on several times but still no go. 

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3 September 2009 - 3:29 pm
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jackiandmac said:

My pictures will upload fine, but only other people can see them.


You may just need to clear your browser cache to view the changes. If you see the correct image on your avatar upload page, your browser is just displaying the cached version when forum pages refresh. Right now, I'm seeing a picture of Mac hanging out by the river for your avatar. The same one I see on your User Avatar admin page.

Depending on what browser you use, instructions for clearing your browser cache may differ.

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3 September 2009 - 5:42 pm
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Ah…I had cleared my browing history earlier but one box (add-on data) wasn't checked.  I checked it and deleted the rest and it's fixed Big Grin 

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4 September 2009 - 12:13 pm
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Thanks for tip, it may help others. As a point of clarification, it is the cache that must be cleared – not browsing/download history –  to refresh new images uploaded with the same name, which avatars are.

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15 November 2009 - 2:41 pm
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Isn't there somewhere to upload just a 'blog avatar' that sits on your blog page? I did that for CR and now I cant figure out how to do it for Travis. Also, is there any way to have a different 'user avatar' for TR? I suppose not since I created his blog?

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15 November 2009 - 3:17 pm
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Codie Rae said:

Isn't there somewhere to upload just a 'blog avatar'


Yes: Dashboard -> Settings -> Blog Avatar

Codie Rae said:

…is there any way to have a different 'user avatar' for TR?


Yes, But: This requires you to create a separate user account for Travis Ray, however, with a different email address. You can do so from Dashboard -> Users -> Add New then check that email to click the confirmation link. Do this from the TR blog dashboard and he will automatically become a user of that blog. Set his role to Admin when adding him as a user and he will have all capabilities for managing the blog.

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15 November 2009 - 5:25 pm
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jackiandmac said:

Ah…I had cleared my browing history earlier but one box (add-on data) wasn't checked.  I checked it and deleted the rest and it's fixed Big Grin 


Just testing the quote button…… never mind that……………………..

Thanks for your reply Jim! Got the blog avatar up but it is way blurry, I am saving it at 0.5 inch X 0.5 inch. What resolution does it need to be—I think it was at 180ppi so its kind of strange it is blurry? I will never get this stuff down!

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15 November 2009 - 5:44 pm
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You can use larger files with the new avatar upload and crop them online. The largest Tripawds avatars will display is at 128×128 at 72 dpi. Half an inch @ 180 dpi is 90 pixels. Thus ends your math lesson for the day. Whenever you enlarge an uploaded image, it will get blurry. If you shoot for a file of at least 200×200 at 72 dpi, you should have no worries. Unles of course you crop it really tight once uploaded, then it will enlarge when displayed at bigger sizes like Blog Avatars. Hope this makes sense.

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15 January 2010 - 10:35 pm
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Dear Admin: I've had a very rough time here tonight. I think I've totally messed things up as I've been trying to improve Romeo's blog.

I started out with such high hopes—we wanted to become a supporter blog in honor of Romeo's tenth birthday (January 16th) and

his fifth ampuversary (17th). I finally figured out (thanks to your instructions) how to adjust privacy settings so Romeo's blog “Now We're a Nine Legged Family” is now listed on active blogs list. Then I tried to upload a new avatar. I then tried the “alternative upload” but kept getting directed to crop and couldn't seem to crop. I believe we're now avatarless—no cute pic of Romeo. I can't find “profile” on my dashboard.

Would it be easier to change avatar once we become a supporter? Also I think I inadvertently unsubscribed to something……Feeling very

discouraged. I really wanted to pay tribute to our beautiful boy on his big day! He's been such a trooper.

Please help. Yes, I am definitely in the running for most technically challenged pawrent.

Thanks so much, Eve

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15 January 2010 - 10:51 pm
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This a test. I think avatar is back–new and improved.

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15 January 2010 - 10:55 pm
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Ok now I am really confused. New avatar is up on dashboard, but old one comes up when I post. Are forum and blog avatars different? I thought they were now the same. I think I should call it a night! Thanks, Eve and Romeo

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Ok this really is the last post. The new avatar appears on my dashboard, but isn't showing anywhere else (blog directory, forums).

Can I just upgrade my existing blog to a supporter blog—or is it better to start fresh? I would like to keep the material I have if possible.

Thanks again, Eve

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15 January 2010 - 11:23 pm
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romeo2 said:

Ok this really is the last post…


D'oh! So sorry I missed all your posts… let me see if I can answer everything.

Supporter status has nothing to do with avatars and makes it no easier or harder to upload either a user avatar or blog avatar.

You can upgrade Romeo's blog at anytime via the Supporter tab in your dashboard. There is no need to start a new blog!

Your User avatar is the same here in the forums as it is wherever appears next to your blog comments throughout the Tripawds community. Your Blog avatar appears only in your sidebar widget if you use the Blog Avatar widget.

I am seeing a closeup picture of Romeo in the leaves with his head tilted for your avatar. If you still see his “old” avatar, simply clear your browser cache and reload the page. You are probably just still seeing the cached version.

Your profile can be accessed easily by just clicking your username in the top tight corner of your dashboard. Or, go to your Dashboard -> Users -> Your Avatar tab. Your Forum Profile is accessed via the Profile button at top here in the forums. There you will find a link directly to ypur User Profile avatar upload tab.

OK, did I miss anyhting? Oh yeah…Happy Birthday and an extra Hoppy Ampuversary to Romeo!!! Big Grin

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