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Is there any way to add a personal avatar without using Gravatar in 3.2.1? (7 posts)

  1. wordman1994
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hello All,

    Why is it that we can't just upload our own avatar of choice to use in our blogs? I don't want custom avatars for my commenters, the defaults for discussions are fine. But I want MY own avatar and I really do not want to use Gravatar.

    My blog uses a modified version of TwentyTen and is WP 3.2.1

    Can I make a change to the code somewhere to allow this?

    Many thanks in advance.

    Sincerely,

    wordman

  2. MickeyRoush
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

  3. MickeyRoush
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

  4. wordman1994
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Mickey,

    Thanks for the links, I'll check them out. the bummer about this is that I have to use a plugin to add a feature that, in my opinion, should be native to WordPress.

    Does anyone know WHY this is not an available feature in WP? And if there's a simple code mod I could do to not have to rely on a plugin?

    Cheers,

    wordman

  5. chenjin
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    hello my friend, would like to be friends with you

  6. MickeyRoush
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Does anyone know WHY this is not an available feature in WP?

    I believe the WordPress developers have agreed that it should be implemented as a plugin as not everyone is desiring the ability to upload them. Especially when they can set a global one and it will work with any site that uses the gravatar network. A lot of users also like that fact that they won't have to upload an image everywhere they go. So to them a gravatar is more convenient.

    Some plugins like BuddyPress offer the convenience of uploading an avatar.

    Opinion varies, and I believe it's just something that WordPress developers believe is trivial at the moment. I'm pretty sure this has been discussed many times in the past, you'd just have to search the forums.

  7. MickeyRoush
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    And if there's a simple code mod I could do to not have to rely on a plugin?

    You can read here, but it may be outdated.

    http://www.kremalicious.com/2008/12/how-to-set-a-custom-gravatar-image-in-wordpress-27/

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