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If you're new to the site, sometimes it can be difficult to get settled in. Picking an avatar, choosing a signature and joining groups can be difficult for those who have never used MyBB software before. The following is a guide to help with adding an avatar to your profile.


Adding an avatar


The easiest way to spot a newbie is by the absence of basic profile information. To change that, you should be sure to fill out any profile info that you wish to share. None of it is required though, share only what you like. You should definitely add an avatar(or profile picture) to help people recognize that you are here to stay.

Click on the User CP link at the top right of each page:
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Find the menu bar on the left side of the screen and click the change avatar link:
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Then you will see the change avatar dialog:
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I have underlined the dimension and size limitations. For those who don't know a KB from a hole in the ground, or those who aren't familiar with graphics modification, it may be better to use an on-line photo storage site such as PhotoBucket

Make an account at Photobucket, upload your avatar and the site will provide you with a direct link to your picture that can be entered into the 'Avatar URL' field. (Note: You should select the 'Direct Link' option and not the 'IMG code' as it is for adding images to posts, more on that later) Images that are too large will be automatically re-sized. Once you've pasted the direct link into the 'Avatar URL' field, then click the 'Change Avatar' button.

If you feel comfortable using a graphics program, then you can just crop scale any photo to 100x100 to use as your avatar. To ensure that it meets the data size requirements, choose a smaller format such as PNG to store your pic in. Once you have your picture save just click the 'Browse' button to the right of the 'Upload Avatar' field. Then select the image from your computer and click the 'Change Avatar' button.

If you ever need further help with anything on the site you can always PM a mod or admin

That's all there is to it. Once you have an avatar uploaded you can ramble around the User CP and check out all the other options there.

Good luck and have fun! Smile
Great post, thanks Mark Smile
You're welcome bump Big Grin
nicely done mark Wink
Very helpful, you made it easy to find. Thanks.
Thanks for the help. Definitely made it easy for me. Now I just have to find out how to change my signature. Oh... and ten was definitely the best.. love ur avatar!!