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7/18/2012 5:59:23 PM
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Show post author avatar in blog

Hey Joe,

I was wondering if it would be possible to add a feature for the blog in the comments section such that the comments authors avatar shows up beside the post as it does in the forums.

Many blogs use this and I personally think it helps make comments more visually friendly. If its possible it would be appreciated.

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-Isaac

7/19/2012 12:36:58 PM
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Re: Show post author avatar in blog

I will log this request in our project tracker. Note that if you use an external comment system like Disqus it already does that if using Gravatar.

I also plan to add support for an option to show the post author avatar and maybe a short author bio at the bottom of a post.

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Joe

7/19/2012 5:15:47 PM
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Yeah, I should have specified I was talking about the internal comment system.

Thanks for your quick response again, I appreciate all the work you put into the mojoPortal community, it's a great service.
-Isaac

2/18/2013 4:56:12 AM
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This feature is nice on a multiuser blog, but is not very nice on my personal blog

How I can disable it?

I am using 2.3.9.5 and I have the option in the html module, but I don't see it in the blog module

2/18/2013 9:43:28 AM
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Re: Show post author avatar in blog

This setting is per post in the blog. You can enable or disable it in the blog edit page for a post.

If you want to turn it off on all existing posts you could run a query:

UPDATE mp_Blogs

SET ShowAuthorAvatar = 0

Hope that helps,

Joe

2/18/2013 9:53:00 AM
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Re: Show post author avatar in blog

Ah, I misunderstood, I thought it was a global setting for the module, not a item-by-item setting

Your fix worked, thanks! smiley (I am using mysql)

2/18/2013 9:57:07 AM
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Yes since html content is just one item its a module setting there but for the blog we wanted to give more control per post. Similarly the map settings which used to be module settings in the blog are now per post making it possible to be more creative with maps in posts instead of all posts using the same settings.

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Joe

2/18/2013 10:09:11 AM
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That's perfect, it's better, I have a few guest posts that will be very beneficial of this!

Thank you!

There is a way to set new blog posts defaults? (In general posts I'd like to don't show)

I remember many years ago I saw a way to do that, but I cannot remember.

2/18/2013 11:31:07 AM
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Re: Show post author avatar in blog

Sorry but I don't have a way for you to set defaults.

6/6/2013 1:06:10 PM
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Re: Show post author avatar in blog

Hi Joe, we're upgrading and will now be dealing with this enhancement as well. In our case, almost all of our blogs are of the "news" type, so I will use SQL to turn off the "show name/avatar/bio" fields for all existing posts just after upgrading. However, we will still have a bit of a retraining issue since users will need to remember to uncheck the options each time they make a news post, and this may be error prone.

If you could put in an enhancement request to add blog-level default settings for "show name/avatar/bio" on new posts, that would be awesome.

Thanks,

Jamie

6/6/2013 1:17:42 PM
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Re: Show post author avatar in blog

Hi Jamie,

I've already implemented in the source code repository config settings for each of those checkbox defaults. You can find them in BlogConfiguration.cs near the bottom of the file. I've also set the default defaults to false for some of those such as show avatar instead of true like they were.

​So, if you build your own from source this is available today, otherwise it will be in the next release.

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Joe

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