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Easy Gravatars

Add Gravatars to your comments without modifying any template files. Just activate, and you're done!

I have a Gravatar, but it doesn't appear

The Gravatar service allows you to register multiple email addresses. Make sure that the email address you use in your WordPress comments matches an email address registered on the Gravatar server.

Also, check the rating of your gravatar versus the maximum allowed rating in the Easy Gravatar options. If your gravatar is rated 'R', but you set the maximum Easy Gravatar rating to 'PG', the image will be blocked.

Some people see Gravatars, but others don't

In some cases, there have been reports that Internet Explorer 6.0 does not display gravatars properly. This is probably due to CSS bugs in IE6. I will try to isolate this as time allows, but the best advice is for users to upgrade to IE7 (for security and better standards support), or to use another browser, like Firefox or Opera.

My comment author links disappear

You may have another plugin which is conflicting with Easy Gravatars. In particular, Joost de Valk's Google Analytics plugin version 1.3 also tried to modify the comment author link. Upgrade to version 1.4 or higher of his plugin, or select the "Comment Text" API hook in Easy Gravatar's Advanced Options.

Gravatars appear, but...

The placement of the Gravatars within your comments template is controlled by the Span style and API hook options. The gravatar is rendered as an image tag within a span, which is prepended to either the comment author information or the text of the comment, depending on the hook selected.

The default options should work fine with most WordPress templates, but there's always the chance that a template with a complex layout might have a conflict. If simply changing the API hook selection doesn't give a result which is to your liking, you will need to modify the CSS in the span style.

Sorry, but help with CSS styling is beyond the scope of this document.

Doesn't WordPress 2.5 have Gravatars built-in? Why do I need Easy Gravatars?

Yes, WordPress 2.5 added native support for Gravatars. However, older themes don't support them. If you are using a theme which doesn't already support adding Gravatars, you either need to modify the templates yourself, or use Easy Gravatars to add them automatically for you.

Requires: 2.0.4 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.0-alpha
Last Updated: 2010-1-14
Downloads: 58,448

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