mybb importer: avatar external url

  • Affected App
    WoltLab Suite Forum

    Mybb has feature to set avatar using external Url, but after imported, the avatars are not imported or at least linked to the external url.



    • Official Post

    Hi


    this is not supported for performance reasons inside the importer. When needed to download several images from slow external servers the import can run into a timeout, ultimately leading to an aborted import.

  • Hi


    this is not supported for performance reasons inside the importer. When needed to download several images from slow external servers the import can run into a timeout, ultimately leading to an aborted import.

    How about just retain the avatar URL, so importer will not download the images from external source, just link the avatar to the sources images, does it still cause performance issues?

    You could do this in a cronjob, every few hours loading an avatar etc.

    could you elaborate more Jens1o?

  • How about just retain the avatar URL, so importer will not download the images from external source, just link the avatar to the sources images, does it still cause performance issues?


    The software doesn't support external hosted avatar images.

  • The software doesn't support external hosted avatar images.

    But it can download external avatars, so I see no problem there.


    could you elaborate more Jens1o?

    I want it to has a cronjob after import, which downloads the user avatars from time to time. And after a few days, all external hosted avatar images would be imported, the cronjob would destroy itself.

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