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XF 1.0 External Avatar Source?

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by san00b, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. san00b

    san00b Member

    Was wondering if XenForo allowed users to have avatars hosted on a different website?

    My bandwidth usage this month has been enormous, and I've traced it all back to the avatars.
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  2. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    There is no such option. XenForo resizes the avatars for different areas so the images have to be stored on the server.

    You have the option to change the path and URL for the data directory by setting externalDataPath and externalDataUrl in the config file:


    That can allow you to offload those requests to another server.
  3. kkm323

    kkm323 Well-Known Member

    in xf you can use Gravatar, make it your main host for avatars

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