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Hello, I have a forum and i want to have a avatar system for each users avatar to appear on the side of his thread. but i am newbie to php and don't know how to do this. Can source code for this. Thankyou,
Quickbird

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It would help if we had the code that you already created for the user, so we can better integrate ours.

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You have two options:

- Store the image itself in the database.
- Store the image name in the database.

I prefer the later, because while it does require to do a bit more of job, you can still include it anywhere, and I think it woudn't cause many resource problems like storing the image itself would do.

You should really get a handle of the basics thought. Doing this requires the use of sessions when the user is online, and pulling the right information from the database when the user makes a message (for example).

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Quickbird,

There's every chance that the forum is one of the big open source systems - eg. phpBB, phpNuke, yaBB, vBulletin etc etc.

If so, then first look in the admin control panel and see if you just need to throw a switch to turn avatars on.

Failing that, you need to go to the "mods" section of the relevant forum system's web site and find a mod which adds avatars.

There's little point making a general request here for "source code for this", especially when we don't know what "this" is. The solution to your problem will be very specific to the system employed.

Airshow

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It would help if we had the code that you already created for the user, so we can better integrate ours.

The code is below but I don't know how to provide an Upload system.

<?php
    $linkIDmember = @mysql_pconnect("localhost", "user_name", "password");
    mysql_select_db("sauhnik_forums", $linkIDmember);
    $sql2 = "SELECT * FROM ibf_members WHERE id=$mid"; // note double quotes
    $result2 = mysql_query($sql2);
    list($id, $name, $mgroup, $password, $email, $joined, $ip_address, $avatar, $avatar_size, 
$posts, $aim_name, $icq_number, $location, 
$signature, $website, $yahoo, $title, $allow_admin_mails, $time_offset, $interests,
 $hide_email, $email_pm, $email_full, $skin, $warn_level, $language, $msnname,  
    $last_post, $allow_post, $view_sigs, 
$view_img, $view_avs, $view_pop, $bday_day, $bday_month, $bday_year, $new_msg, $msg_from_id, $msg_msg_id, $msg_total, $vdirs, $show_popup, $validate_key, 
$prev_group, $new_pass, $misc, $last_visit, $last_activity, $dst_in_use, $view_prefs, 
$coppa_user, $mod_posts, $auto_track, $date_modified) = mysql_fetch_row($result2);
?>

<table border=1 width=100% style='font-family:Verdana;font-size:11px'>
<TR><TH>Name</TH><TH>Comment</TH></TR>
<?php
while($row1 = mysql_fetch_object($r1))
  {
  ?>  
  <tr>
    <td width=10%>
    <?php 
    if ($avatar == "")
        {
            print "";
        }
        else
        {
            $avivars  = "$avatar";
            $pieces = explode(":", $avivars);
            if ($pieces[1] == "")
                {
                    print "<img src=$avatar>";
                }
                else
                {
                    print "<img src=http://www.gamingz.com/forums/uploads/$pieces[1]>";
                }
        }
    ?>

    <a href='http://www.gamingz.com/forums/index.php?act=Profile&CODE=03&MID=<?php echo $row1->mid ?>' target='_blank'><?php echo $row1->name ?></a></td>
    <td valign=top width=90%><?php echo $row1->comment ?></td>
  </tr>
<?php
   } ?>
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This is my Avatar script but
I don't know whats wrong with the script. It connects to my database succesfully, but it won't upload pics, neither to the folder directed, which is avatars/

<html>
<head>
<title>Avatar Upload</title>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1"></head>
<body bgcolor="#FFFFFF" text="464646" link="#468DD5" vlink="#468DD5" alink="#000000" leftmargin="0" topmargin="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0">
<?
//include dBase connect
include('./db.php');

//user defined variables
$sizelim = "yes"; //Do you want size limit, yes or no
$size = $avatarSize; //What do you want size limited to be if there is one
$maxHeight = $avatarHeight; //set the max height
$maxWidth = $avatarWidth; //set max width
$avatarPath = $abpath . "/avatars";
// Connect to database
$link = dbConnect();

if($action == ""){
?>
<table width="450" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="10">
  <tr>
    <td><center>
        <font size="4" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><b>Avatar Upload</b></font>
      </center><br>
      <font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Image must be a .JPG
      file<br>
      Dimensions can't exceed <? echo $avatarWidth." wide x ".$avatarHeight." tall pixels"; ?><br>
      File size can't be over <? echo $avatarSize; ?> bytes</font><br>
      <form method="POST" action="upload.php" enctype="multipart/form-data">
        <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Image to upload:</font><br>
<input type="file" name="img1" size="30"><br>
<input type="submit" name="submit" value="Upload">
<input type="hidden" name="action" value="uploadImage">
</form>
      <br>
      <center>
        <font size="2" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><a href="javascript:self.close()">close
        window</a></font>
</center></td>
  </tr>
</table>
<?
exit;
}
//all image types to upload
$cert1 = "image/jpeg"; //Jpeg type 1

$log = "";
$posted = time();

//begin upload
//check dimensions
$image_info = getimagesize($img1);
$img1_type = $image_info['mime'];
//compare uploaded image to our variables
if(($image_info[1]>$maxHeight) or ($image_info[0]>$maxWidth)){
   $log.= "Dimensions are greater than $maxWidth x $maxHeight<br>";
}
//checks if file exists
if ($img1_name == "") {
   $log.= "No file selected for upload<br>";
}
/*
if ($img1_name != "") {
 //checks if file exists
   if (file_exists("$avatarPath/$img1_name")) {
      $log.= "File already existed<br>";
   }
}
*/
//checks if files to big
if ($sizelim == "yes") {
   if ($img1_size > $size) {
      $log.= "Image file size was too big<br>";
   }
}

//if we have errors, send them to the user and exit
if($log!=""){
echo "<table width=\"450\" border=\"0\" cellspacing=\"0\" cellpadding=\"10\">";
echo "<tr>";
echo "<td>";
echo "<center><font size=\"4\" face=\"Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif\"><b>Avatar Upload</b></font></center><br>";
echo "<font face=\"Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif\"><b><u>Results:</u></b><br>$log<br><br><br><center><a href=\"javascript:history.back(-1)\"><< go back and try again</a><br><br><font face=\"Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif\" size=\"2\"><a href=\"javascript:self.close()\">close window</a></font></center></font>";
echo "</td>";
echo "</tr>";
echo "</table>";
exit;
}

//Checks if file is an image
if ($img1_type == $cert1) {

   $img1_name = "$userdetails[0]" . "-" . $posted . ".jpg";
   @copy($img1, "$avatarPath/$img1_name") or $log .= "Couldn't copy image to server<br>";

   //make the avatar link for the db
   $avatarLink = "$installDirectory"."avatars/"."$img1_name";

   // set avatar location using the username cookie
   $query = "UPDATE forumUsers SET avatarURL = '$avatarLink' WHERE username = '$userdetails[0]'";
   // Execute query
   if(!mysql_query($query)) {
    echo mysql_error($link);
   }
   if($log == ""){
   $log .= "<b>Image was uploaded!</b><br>";
   }
}else{
$log .= "File is not a non-progressive JPG image<br>";
}
// Close link to database server
mysql_close($link);
?>
<table width="450" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="10">
<tr>
<td>
<center><font size="4" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><b>Avatar Upload</b></font></center>
<br>
<?
echo "<font face=\"Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif\"><b><u>Results:</u></b><br>$log<br><br><br><center><a href=\"javascript:self.close()\">close window</a></center></font>";
?>
</td>
</tr>
</table>
<body>
<html>

Any help will be appreciated........

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