Fix for some avatar upload/crop problems

I have noticed that some people here seem to be having problems with uploading and cropping images.

I thought I would just post this to possibly help anyone that is having problems of this nature.

If you are having problems and getting error messages after you have resized the crop box and saved it, check to make sure you have the GD libraries installed on your server.

apt-get update
apt-get install php5-gd

OR

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install php5-gd

Maybe this information should be added to the "usage" tab in the plugin info page?

Regards,
Bob.

  • aristath

    Hello there Bob, I hope you're well today!
    Thank you posting this, it might be really useful to some users!
    The reaon why it's not in the usage tab of the plugin page is that this only applies to VPS/Dedicated servers where users have access to a terminal via SSH.
    Most users are on shared hosting plans where the GD libraries are already loaded so they don't have to do anything.

    An excellent advise though... I'm sending some rep points your way! :slight_smile:

    Cheers!
    Ari.

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