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Facebook Profile Pic -> Xenforo Avatar

Ryan Kent

Well-known member
#4
isn´t this already working when you go to "associate your account with facebook" ?

http://xenforo.com/community/account/facebook
No. To the best of my knowledge there is no relation between your XF avatar and your facebook one presently. The only benefit I am aware from the association process is when you are logged into facebook you will be automatically logged into any XF sites you visit, and can then perform social sharing such as likes, etc.
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#6
This would be a excellent feature. Definitely a good suggestion.
It would require Facebook to push the change out to the forum when an avatar is changed.
I'm not sure whether such functionality exists from Facebook.
 
#8
It would require Facebook to push the change out to the forum when an avatar is changed.
I'm not sure whether such functionality exists from Facebook.
I'm a bit in the dark with what exactly my site can do with an account that's tied to Facebook, but could it check Facebook for an updated avatar when a user with FB integrated logs in?
 

erich37

Well-known member
#10
Is there any way to link the user's Facebook profile pic to their Xenforo avatar so that if it gets changed over on Facebook it will change over in Xenforo?
definitely needed, as my users coming from FB still show their default blank FB-avatar at my Forum (blue / white man).
Can this user (who is coming from FB) just change his avatar at my Forum, just as any other user can ?

Does a user who signed-up via FB need to associate his Forum-account with his user-account at Facebook? Why?
 

Ryan Kent

Well-known member
#11
The reasons for associating a Facebook account with your XF account is to allow the automated login feature to work, and Likes to post on the user's account.

There is no means to link a user's fb avatar presently available.

If you use XenPorta and have the fb block on your portal page, then you will see user's fb's avatar appear there at random.

The only supported avatar linking within XF is Gravatar. If you encourage your user's to join that service, then they will gain the benefit on your site and any other forums they may join. That is why the service exists.