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Pairing with Meg Gutshall

On , DEV Community member Meg Gutshall joined @coffeecraftcode and me on the pairing stream to work on an issue in regard to the link liquid tag.

Liquid Tags does not respect company avatar #11880

Describe the bug

When using liquid tags on a post that was published under an organization it shows the users avatar.

To Reproduce

  1. Create a post under an organization
  2. Add it as liquid tag into a comment or another post
  3. The avatar displayed will be the poster's.

Expected behavior

Everywhere the way a organization post's avatar is the organization's avatar and in small the poster's avatar (notification, dashboard, homepage).

When using the liquid tags it should show the avatar in the same way


Organizaiton's post avatar:

Screenshot 2020-12-14 at 10 02 49 AM

On the homepage the avatar is the same style:

Screenshot 2020-12-14 at 10 03 57 AM

When using Liquid tags we don't get this behavior:

Screenshot 2020-12-14 at 10 05 01 AM

Desktop (please complete the following information):

  • OS, version: MacOS
  • Browser, version: Firefox 83.0

Watch the pairing session with Meg below to catch up on what you missed:

On this stream, we:

  • Talked about what a liquid tag is
  • Dug into some code related to liquid tags in general
  • Found a solution for the issue we tackled

Meg is currently working on a pull request to fix it

LinkTag: correctly display organization avatar #13928

What type of PR is this? (check all applicable)

  • [ ] Refactor
  • [ ] Feature
  • [x] Bug Fix
  • [ ] Optimization
  • [ ] Documentation Update


This was part of the Live Code Pairing series with @nickytonline and @cmgorton. For this stream we worked on fixing the way avatars appear in liquid tag links when a post is written by a user, but under an organization account. The avatar was not rendering as displayed on the front page, it was only showing the user's avatar.

Related Tickets & Documents

Fixes #11880

QA Instructions, Screenshots, Recordings

This is what we were looking for on the Liquid tags: Screen Shot 2021-06-07 at 2 48 58 AM

This is the issue that we were seeing: Screen Shot 2021-06-06 at 10 39 26 PM

Here is the fix: Screen Shot 2021-06-07 at 2 48 35 AM

Here's an alternate with the author pointing solely to the organization: Screen Shot 2021-06-07 at 2 46 58 AM

UI accessibility concerns?

The images still retain alt tags and they're both wrapped in the hyperlink that will redirect to the article's author.

Added tests?

  • [ ] Yes
  • [x] No, and this is why: The existing tests would need a decent amount of work to get to the granularity needed to actually test if this feature was working and I don't have that kind of time right now.
  • [ ] I need help with writing tests

[Forem core team only] How will this change be communicated?

Will this PR introduce a change that impacts Forem members or creators, the development process, or any of our internal teams? If so, please note how you will share this change with the people who need to know about it.

  • [ ] I've updated the Developer Docs and/or Admin Guide, or Storybook (for Crayons components)
  • [ ] I've updated the README or added inline documentation
  • [ ] I will share this change in a Changelog or in a post
  • [ ] I will share this change internally with the appropriate teams
  • [ ] I'm not sure how best to communicate this change and need help
  • [ ] This change does not need to be communicated, and this is why not: please replace this line with details on why this change doesn't need to be shared

[optional] Are there any post deployment tasks we need to perform?

[optional] What gif best describes this PR or how it makes you feel?


Thanks again for coming on the stream, Meg. I’m looking forward to seeing the fix in production!

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Top comments (1)

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Drew Bragg

Awesome! Go @meg_gutshall !!!