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How to update avatar in buddypress programmatically? I have a script, which gets the image url and I want to update the url in the database, so that that image will will be avatar of the user.

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WordPress does not save the value of the avatar image in any database. It looks in the file system for avatar image and displays it on the website.

So, I am planning to download the image to the server, which is running the WordPress (BuddyPress). I need to create a directory with the name same as user ID, in the directory /wp-content/uploads/avatars/ and put two images, one as -bpfull.jpg (full image) and -bpthumb.jpg (thumbnail image). And these images will be displayed for that user, automatically.

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Sorry I flagged this as not being an answer in error. –  WebTechGlobal Mar 10 at 0:49

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