1 (edited by none20 2016-03-06 19:13:31)

Topic: Cover images, and user avatars

Hi,
I need two things
1. Cover images - for my posts.
2. Avatars - I need to display nickname along with the avatar of each user.

I want to make blog, that will be driven by few authors. I need to let them be visible as authors of each post they write.
Is there any easy solution to do that ?

As far as I know Monstra by itself don't have user avatar upload script. How to work with that?
And how can I upload cover (hero) image for my posts? I don't think that Monstra has it as well.

It would be nice to see it in next release !
Anyone can help ?

Re: Cover images, and user avatars

http://monstrapro.com/themes/mp-002-blogie
something like this?

but Avatar is only for 1 user, to get what u wanted it has to be a totally different User plugin system, monstra does not have it

(с) Roman Art
So far So good wink

Re: Cover images, and user avatars

I very bad speak English, but I understand the question. The user database there is a field that contains email. Get it can be derived using a gravatar API - https://ru.gravatar.com/
Cover images - don't released in the Monstra, but there are plug-in BLOG or NEWS from KANekT

4 (edited by none20 2016-03-07 08:26:53)

Re: Cover images, and user avatars

sergeyterr wrote:

https://ru.gravatar.com/

Thank You, I will try to check it out smile

Re: Cover images, and user avatars

ok guys, I decided to make my website on new Bludit CMS - it has the features I need. So small things, but made my decision.
I am sad, because I have to use their theming system - Monstra's is a lot better sad

Sad that Monstra stucks in place, no updates, even this small critical hmm

Re: Cover images, and user avatars

@none20

I agree that Monstra has stalled a little, but even over the last month or so the forums have picked up again so hopefully people will get a bit more involved in maintaining it, myself included.
Having played with other CMS setups I keep coming back to Monstra as its so easy to tweak and make plugins for.

Regarding Avatars, I like the gravatar setup myself but there should be details in the profile page on this and its use.
If you are looking to not use it and not tweak the user module yourself you could simply store some avatars in the file system and assign them a name such as avatar_1 where 1 is the user ID. Then hard code the url into your HTML with the ID variable attached.
Adding a nicknames, you could with a few lines of code add a new field to the user module for this, looking at the user code and copy/ paste handling from another field (just remember to add the field to the DB first)

Cover images for blog post / pages. I agree that this is a major missing feature. I myself need this and as such will be modifying the blog plugin to have a primary image and a few others for the likes of a slide show. Again not to difficult just time dependant.

Re: Cover images, and user avatars

@Will - for someone with php knowledge maybe it's not a big deal, but I am just almost 0 PHP skilled. Check out the bludit.com - for my small website, it's just better solution on this one. I love the Monstra, so with sad I had to pick other CMS ...

Re: Cover images, and user avatars

@none20
Fair enough, bludit.com has some nice design ideas, similar to ones I'm implementing.
Maybe we'll see you in the future.

9 (edited by none20 2016-03-22 13:40:39)

Re: Cover images, and user avatars

will wrote:

Cover images for blog post / pages. I agree that this is a major missing feature. I myself need this and as such will be modifying the blog plugin to have a primary image and a few others for the likes of a slide show. Again not to difficult just time dependant.

how is it going with adding the cover functionality to blog posts ?

Re: Cover images, and user avatars

@none20

I have been focusing on a few things so little progress.

I think it easiest if I do a staged update so as to get thing moving as I know I would like it asap.
1 .  Primary image for Blog. (probably a simple upload rather than media browser to begin with)
2 .  More images i.e slideshow. (same again)
3 .  Publication delay till date ddmmyy
4 .  Filter/ search for pages

? .  Other features ?

# .  I'd like to tie blocks into this pages better, but dynamic ones. I.e blocks have fields that a used can enter data into.. text, image etc and these are then built and inserted into the page. (thought stage)

Re: Cover images, and user avatars

@will

ad. ?. Maybe categories and subcategories for posts?  just a tip.

Re: Cover images, and user avatars

@none20

Yeah categories would probably be a good feature too.