Buddypress 1.6 upgrade Avatar problems

Ever since updating to Buddypress 1.6, I’ve had issues with the sizing of avatars throughout buddypress, and in the new adminbar. I’ve tried deactivating all plugins (except BP), as well as switching off my child theme (and then even to the BP Default theme) but the issue persists. For example, in the adminbar, it is pulling the thumbnail avatar, but trying to display it at 64×64, so it is stretched/blurry. On my member header (from an updated, bp-1.6 compatible member-header.php template) the avatar is being pulled with the bp_displayed_user_avatar( ‘type=full’ ), however the image is the full-35×35 version, stretched to 80×80 via css. The forum post loop is also displaying the full-35×35 avatars, although img html has width and height of 150, and the image is displaying at 80×80 through css.
All of these were pulling the correct images and displaying properly before the upgrades. I do not know if this is a Buddypress core bug, and am completely baffled… has anyone else experienced an issue like this from the upgrade, and have an idea how to fix it, or what is going on?
I am going to post in the Buddypress.org forum as well for this, but that is not the most reliable/fast place for help, and I'm hoping that the mpmudev geniuses will have some answers.... :slight_smile:

  • Mason
    • DEV MAN’s Sidekick


    I've seen this happening on another member's site who also had the AG Custom Admin plugin activated.

    Try deactivating all other plugins and see if that helps. Also if you have a link to the site we might be able to troubleshoot this a bit further.


  • astonish
    • WPMU DEV Initiate

    Hi, Mason!
    I tried deactivating all plugins other than Buddypress, but the problem was still there.

    The main (live) site's url is http://www.astonishworld.com, but my testing for the new bp update is on a testing server- how can I send you privately the address and login? (you'll need to log in in order to see the problem.)
    I've tested uploading a new avatar on the testing site through the regular front-end method, and it is not working since the BP upgrade- I can upload a file, but the image for cropping is made smaller and duplucated, and the cropping is not working properly. :slight_frown: And it worked previously.

    Another thing that I've noticed, is that in the live site (pre-1.6 upgrade) the avatars are all working properly in the front-end... but in the backend's admin bar, my avatar is pulling the wrong size, just like is happening in the upgraded site.

  • Mason
    • DEV MAN’s Sidekick


    Yeah, I'm really stumped. If you deactivated everything except for BuddyPress maybe it's something in the theme.

    Some guest credentials to take a look at this would really help. Please send a message with my name in the subject and a link to this thread along with the credentials through our contact form here:

    I'll be happy to take a look and see what's going on there. Thanks!

  • aecnu
    • WP Unicorn

    Greetings astonish,

    Just checking if this issue was eventually resolved in another thread? Or by yourself separately to us? Or by us over email with you? Or using our live support?

    If so, no need to reply, that's great news.

    If not, or you have any more questions related to this thread, please feel free to post them below including any new symptoms or errors and tick the 'Mark as Not Resolved (re-open)' box below the post area (or else we'll miss it!)

    Otherwise, happy days, glad you got it sorted :slight_smile:

    Thank you for being a WPMU Dev Community Member!

    Cheers, Joe

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