Icons other than gravatar

Topics: ASP.NET 2.0, Controls, Themes
Feb 17, 2008 at 9:50 PM
I'm sure this'll fall out of the scope of blogengine, but I would really like to have people making comments to not have an empty square next to their name. They're not going to sign up with Gravatar just for me.

Does anyone have any ideas of how to set up a linking system to an existing photo or some sort of logic to check poster names and assign the applicable photo? Or has anyone been able to write something to deal with this issue on their own?

TIA
Feb 18, 2008 at 5:08 AM
I was able to create a new Handler that by passed the monster.axd system. I personally used the Wavatar system. The wordpress plugin is over http://www.shamusyoung.com/twentysidedtale/?p=1462...

I haven't written an offical writeup on how to do it though because I am not sure I can (still asking the author of the wordpress plugin if it's ok).

The only thing you need to know is all inside the BlogEngine.Core monster.axd file though. The point of this was to say that it is possible, but you would probably have to create it.

It's located in BlogEngine.NET_1.3\BlogEngine.Core\Web\HttpHandlers directory named as MonsterHandler.cs

Here is one example wavatar ;) http://www.jwendl.net/monster.axd?seed=f3e34df603&size=80

All you would really have to do is insert your logic inside the MonsterHandler.cs file to handle the image any way that you wish, then recompile the BlogEngine.Core assembly and put it in your ~/Bin directory.