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Feb 2, 2011 at 10:23 PM

Is there a way to upload profile pictures for users in My Profile Photo URL field. How can my users upload profile pics and how can I access them? I might not be finding it but is there a photo upload widget for user profile?

Feb 2, 2011 at 10:34 PM

Not sure you can upload them directly into/through BE, but there *should* be a field in the user's profile that allows you to give a URL to a photo which will be used as the user's avatar. I have one in both my BE 1.6 and 2.0 installations.

Feb 3, 2011 at 12:48 AM

I see that field too but I need my users to be able to upload their pictures from their desktop and save the url in that field. Is that possible with BE?

Feb 3, 2011 at 1:08 AM
Edited Oct 24, 2011 at 8:28 PM

There is a work around.


Give users permission to make a post or page. 


Have them add image.


View the html after the image is incerted.


It gives them the URL to the image they uploaded. 


Should look like this :


<p>[No text]</p>
<p><img src="/Kbdavis07/image.axd?picture=2011%2f2%2fEA.JPG" alt="" /></p>  <--- URL


/Kbdavis07/image.axd?picture=2011%2f2%2fEA.JPG"  Just put your domain before it.


to make it


after that they can delete the post or page.


Put that URL in their profile in the image field.


Thats a work around for this issue for now.


Maybe one day BE will have an File Manager on it.  This will make it easier to do.


Java Blog

Feb 3, 2011 at 4:20 PM

You should edit your link to your blog:)

Feb 11, 2011 at 9:48 PM

I added a file upload field through visual studio and added that uploaded link to the photo Url field and it worked. I took the logic from the post page for image upload with a few additional restrictions and modifications to allow only certain type of images.

Oct 21, 2011 at 2:39 PM

I tried what is recommended above, but when I save the image path into the field the background image doesnt show up in the sidebar

Oct 21, 2011 at 2:56 PM

I have deleted every all the codes in all the Photo url fields and all except one user has the sidebar missing in there post. Any recommendations please? :/ 

Oct 21, 2011 at 2:58 PM

Wait a bit, kbdavis07 always have a solution ;)

Oct 21, 2011 at 3:03 PM

Also despite deleting the field the image shows up in my posts!?