There's gotta be a way. I have tried a bunch of different multisite sync plugins and they sync users and roles just fine (even paid for plugins to do so)....but avatars don't sync.

My registration form handles the image upload just fine -- and assigns it to the user (but only on the one site the registration came from) -- and shows blank/no image/avatar on the rest.

I've nearly been pulling my hair out on this and while I don't have a lot of money, if this was a need to pay a little for some help, I'd be willing....

I really want to sync avatars across sites in a multisite - even if it's moving the upload directory for avatars in some way....or even if it links to where they were originally uploaded (the site it uploaded on) - or..... copies them to each site....I don't care how it does it, as long as it does it....

Thank you so much.

  • What have you tried so far?
    – Himad
    May 23, 2020 at 0:24
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    I've used the following plugins: wordpress.org/plugins/wp-multisite-user-sync (Actually got the pro version) and wordpress.org/plugins/multisite-user-sync and of course scoured the web for ideas and code but found nothing that worked.. I can't even go over all the thing I have scoured May 23, 2020 at 0:31
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    There were some weird snippets on the web that I think were designed around buddypress or another system as well but some were 6-8 years old and I'd rather not add buddypress on top of everything else I'm running in this network, that sounds like a large addition when my registrations and everything else is handled well as it is May 23, 2020 at 0:45
  • How do you want to perform the sync? Main site to sub sites or Sub site to main site?
    – Himad
    May 23, 2020 at 0:50
  • Ideally both ways. There are two sites (at the moment and I hope to keep it that way) that have registrations. The reason there's two different registrations, is one (on the main site) is for normal everyday users to chatroom and such with the site - whereas the other registration automatically gives musicians an Artists account (custom role which yes has been synced on all sites) which gives them the ability to create Artists/Bands profiles...something a regular account wouldn't do. May 23, 2020 at 0:52

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It looks like the plugin "Simple local Avatar" is going to do what you need, once this new PR lands: https://github.com/10up/simple-local-avatars/issues/26#issuecomment-814157532

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