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Add Local Avatar

This plugin adds the ability to manage global, local, and use twitter avatars.

Adds local (private) avatars for your users. Maybe your users don't want a global avatar, aren't IT savvy enough to set a Gravatar up, simply want a private avatar for your blog, or any other reason too... Well, from WordPress 2.5 onwards, you can manage local and global avatars with this plugin. Plus you can use your Twitter avatar too!

From v9.0 Avatars requires PHP version 5.1.3 or greater.

The plug-in now delivers the much requested feature of allowing users to upload their own local avatar. And, the latest new feature allows your users to use their Twitter avatar. The order of precedence is; Local, Twitter, then Global. In other words; if you define a Local avatar for a user, that will be used, if there is no Local avatar defined and a Twitter ID is given for a user, the plugin will try to use that avatar. Lastly, where no Local avatar is defined and no Twitter ID is given (or Twitter doesn't return a match), a unique Global avatar (Gravatar) will be generated.

The local avatar feature list:

  • Have global or local avatars for your users.
  • Use Twitter avatars for your users.
  • Allow avatars to be included in posts. This is achieved securely; e-mail addresses are not exposed.
  • Detailed control over the default avatar to use for those users who do not have a global or local avatar. Allows a choice of a custom image, 'mystery' blank image, blank, Wavatar, Monster ID, or Identicon.
  • Wraps avatars in code to support SnapShots (www.snap.com), should your site use these.
  • Permits users to upload their own local avatars.

You may also be interested in the sister Comments with Avatars plugin.

Plus there is now a new sidebar widget extension to the plug-in that provides a feature allowing users to manage their avatar from the sidebar without having to use WordPress' profile administration page. It provides the same capability as the profile page. This new feature provides yet more support for users who may not, for example, be savvy enough to use the WordPress administration interface. Get the extension here.

Donations are welcome and help keep development going.

Requires: 2.5 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.8.3
Last Updated: 2013-12-15
Downloads: 318,722

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