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{photo_link} gets thumbnail

clethrillclethrill ✭✭
edited January 2012 in Vanilla 2.0 - 2.8

Using a smarty template for a theme {photo_link) gets the users thumbnailed photo. Is it possible to get the users full size photo.


Best Answer


  • check part of the profile.php, it contains this, maybe it helps you finding out how.

            <?php if (!defined('APPLICATION')) exit();
                    if ($this->User->Photo != '') {
                    if (StringBeginsWith($this->User->Photo, 'http'))
                        echo Img($this->User->Photo);
                    echo Img(Gdn_Upload::Url(ChangeBasename($this->User->Photo, 'p%s')));
                    } else {
                        echo "No Picture";
  • Where would I find this profile.php ? there are quite a few

  • oh sorry...i am a bit sleepy..., i ment views/profile/index.php

  • Mmm, can't get it in smarty though, and I don't want to change the template to php, it is too messy.

  • clethrillclethrill ✭✭
    edited January 2012

    So I got it working by converting my template to php and using


    With the code you gave me in /views/discussions/userphoto however had to change $this to $Session.

    However no have run into the problem of not being able to display link, as in Dashboard, discussions, activity, profile, inbox etc. etc.

    I was using

    < div class="Menu Box">
    < /div>
    { if $User.SignedIn}
    < div class="ProfileMenu Box">
    < /div>
    { /if}
  • thanks for sharing!

  • RedTwentyFour said:
    thanks for sharing!

    -.- I already rejected that answer I am just going to accept this one

  • now i am confused O.o

  • you mean you can't use these links because your theme is php now? When I get home I will get you the code for these, my theme is php :D

  • smarty templates should be depreciated (which I suspect will be the case), They serve little purpose, other that one more thing to maintain, and are much more limited and more roundabout than standard code.

    Unfortunately I went on about separation for concern and template engines a couple years ago so, I feel partly responsible.

    grep is your friend.

  • gnarrr! then i gotta rewrite mine soon :/

  • RedTwentyFour said:
    now i am confused O.o

    I quoted the wrong reply, I rejected your first answer at the time but that has come out to be the answer.

    I ended up getting everything to work, however I don't know how to add in the whatever is the equivalent of {custom_menu}, I have also been receiving some weird behaviour when using certain plugins, with then being unable to find certain variable or constants that would work usually.

  • Domos123Domos123 New
    edited January 2012

    try this:

    $Session = Gdn::Session();
    if ($this->Menu) {
    $this->Menu->AddLink('Dashboard', T('Dashboard'), '/dashboard/settings', array('Garden.Settings.Manage'));
    //$this->Menu->AddLink('Dashboard', T('Users'), '/user/browse', array('Garden.Users.Add', 'Garden.Users.Edit', 'Garden.Users.Delete'));
    $this->Menu->AddLink('Activity', T('Activity'), '/activity');
    if ($Session->IsValid()) {
    $Name = $Session->User->Name;
    $CountNotifications = $Session->User->CountNotifications;
    if (is_numeric($CountNotifications) && $CountNotifications > 0)
    $Name .= ' < span class="Alert">'.$CountNotifications.'< /span>';
     if (urlencode($Session->User->Name) == $Session->User->Name)
    $ProfileSlug = $Session->User->Name;
    $ProfileSlug = $Session->UserID.'/'.urlencode($Session->User->Name);
    $this->Menu->AddLink('User', $Name, '/profile/'.$ProfileSlug, array('Garden.SignIn.Allow'), array('class' => 'UserNotifications'));
    $this->Menu->AddLink('SignOut', T('Sign Out'), SignOutUrl(), FALSE, array('class' => 'NonTab SignOut'));
    } else {
    $Attribs = array();
    if (SignInPopup() && strpos(Gdn::Request()->Url(), 'entry') === FALSE)
    $Attribs['class'] = 'SignInPopup';
    $this->Menu->AddLink('Entry', T('Sign In'), SignInUrl($this->SelfUrl), FALSE, array('class' => 'NonTab'), $Attribs);
    echo $this->Menu->ToString();
  • That looks very much familiar to the code I copied my code from.

  • clethrill said:
    That looks very much familiar to the code I copied my code from.

    It's probably standard in php themes...
    That's where I pulled it from :P

  • easier edit function.photo_link.php at vanilla\library\vendors\SmartyPlugins. I just found it @_@

    And if you want to add custom, try working with smartyplugins

  • yeah, couldn't do that though because I was working on a theme to distribute which would require others to also have to make the alterations.

  • create a separate function rather than editing an existing one.

    grep is your friend.

  • x00 said:
    create a separate function rather than editing an existing one.

    So if i created a seperate function and put it in the theme, would it work through there, or would the user have to move it to there /SmartyPlugins/ folder ?

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