I’m trying to get Livejournal functionality here and one of the main features I’d like to have is userpics.
In LJ they’re used to identify the theme of an entry and I’d like to do the same here. Since I have free account I only have 6 userpics but I figure if I can have that feature here, the number of userpics I can have is unlimited!
I tried the Post Image plugin which works in tandem with WordPress’s upload capability. But this meant I would have to upload a picture for every time I made a new post. Not good since I would like to re-use certain images from time to time.
Next I tried just placing in the link to the image in the Custom Fields section of the Write Post screen but I have difficulty remembering the image names and I spent too much time checking on the different pictures.
I could have used Category Icons but this is pretty much like having 6 userpics only.
The closest plugin I could find was Multi Topic Icon but I found it cumbersome to use especially in terms of positioning the image.
So I decided to make my own plugin, Post Avatar, my first by the way.
The way it works is you upload your images to a specified folder and each time you make a post, you have a list of images to choose from. There’s also a template tag that you can place in your theme to display the picture.
I’m really pleased with the way it turned out. *Go Team ME*. In the future I’ll be adding an image preview so I know what image I’m attaching to my post.
So I decided to create a plugin that would display a list of images I had already uploaded, for me to select when adding a post.