Allow users to customize their experience.
User Options allow your users to customize their avatar and notifications when visiting your site.
- Avatars: allow users to customize the image that displays with their content.
- Follow Conversation: allows users to receive email notifications when conversations they follow are changed.
- Comment Notifier: allows you to enable a small popup on the page to notify users when a comment has been added.
- Email Notifications: allow users to select their notification frequency and content.
User avatars are displayed (by default) next to content in all Apps, and are pulled from the identity profile system used in your implementation. These avatars vary in size, according to the App in which they are displayed.
(Livefyre allows you to Disable Avatars if you do not wish to display them in your Apps.)
Note: Avatars are displayed at 25p x 25p for Chat, and 50p x 50p within most other Apps.
Avatars are loaded asynchronously in Livefyre. When a user first signs into the App, or changes their associated avatar image file, their profile image is added to a task queue. (A default avatar is displayed temporarily while your user’s is uploaded to the Livefyre avatar storage location.)
Livefyre supports the use of Gravatars. If a user does not have a custom avatar as part of their user profile, Livefyre will check for a Gravatar for that user. If no Gravatar exists, the default avatar will be used.
If Comments has been embedded using the Livefyre WordPress Plugin, the user’s Gravatar will be used if the following conditions are met:
- Gravatar has been activated in the WordPress admin panel, and
- the user has a Gravatar account, and
- a custom avatar is not provided.
For more information, please see the WordPress Gravatar documentation.
Following a conversation allows users to receive email notifications, based on activity in the conversation. Users may click the Follow / Unfollow button to set conversation-specific preferences, or use their Profile Settings page to set a site-wide preference to follow conversations.
(The Follow function is not available on mobile.)
The Comment Notifier is a small popup at the bottom right of the page, that notifies users on the page of new activity in the stream by displaying the first few words of the comment with the Avatar for its author. (Notifiers are not available for Top Comments, Hot Threads, or Queued Comments.)
Comment Notifier features
The comment notifier increases user engagement by surfacing activity happening on the page, no matter where on the page the user is currently engaged, encouraging them to click on new comments, and respond.
The notifier includes a preview of the latest comment, and the user’s avatar to the left of text. The total count of new comments is displayed in the toolbar underneath, and this number increments with more posts in the stream. If there are 2 or more new comments above or below the user’s current view of the stream, a scroll bar will appear within the notifier, allowing the user to scroll and view snippets of all other new comments.
Click the preview of a new comment to jump to the location of that comment in the stream. Click the number of new comments to expand the pane to show a preview of each unread comment.
The notifier disappears after all new comments have been viewed, and reappears when a new comment appears above or below the user’s current view of the stream.
Hiding the comment notifier
Click the x in the right corner of the New Comments bar to close the notifier for the page. Refresh the page, and the notifier will reappear.
Hide the notifier widget across your entire network using CSS Customizations.
Note: The comment notifier is not available on mobile devices.