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Author Avatars List

Display lists of user avatars using widgets or shortcodes.


fixed typo fixed filter name fixed advance option not showing in widget form


Added Filter aa_user_raw_list


Added filter aa_user_show_last_post_query Added the ability to use any URL in the profile contact section as a link Added the ability for user_link to accept a comma-separated list as fall through if a URL is not found in first selection Added contact_links to the short-code


readme update removed php 4 constructors


Added sorting by white list values


Added white list for users


renamed function causing redeclare error


Added aa_user_show_last_post_type filter to allow setting of post type for last post link added defaulted to author page if no last post is returned


fixed problem with WP 4.4 and widgets not saving Add help translate link


set the page count to start at 1 not 0 Added support for UM profiles links


replaced parent::WP_Widget() with parent::__construct to remove php 4 constructors remove extract( $args, EXTR_SKIP and replaced with direct extracts Added user id to CSS Fixed Co_Author Plus listings

Added Hungarian Translation (by Otto Radics: Webmenedzser.hu - http://www.webmenedzser.hu)

Added filter (aa_user_level_for_editor) to allow control of who can see the tinyMCE editor button Added last_post_filter option to link options Fix the truncating of bio in single avatars Changed AA in filter names to aa

Fixed a problem with upgrading if you had bios

Set the bios to maintain line breaks

Fixed the random order if not logged in

deploy script failed to add new file

  • added the ability to truncate bio
  • added support for BuddyPress xprofile
  • add filter to post count number @props Andrew Minion

  • Whitespace reformat
  • removed trailing php closing from files

  • Fix mixed limmint cache ID


  • Added Ukrainian Translation (by Michael Yunat: Get Voip - http://getvoip.com)
  • Fixes around the cache id
  • Replaced Deprecated : is_site_admin() with is_super_admin()
  • Fixed path to tinyMCE js files reomved hardcoded path
  • fix static call when starting class


  • added a tile to the span arond the image.
  • disabled / delete the transit cache for logged in users to help clear them.


  • change the caching to use transits for SQL calls with a 1 hour refesh


  • Added support for tinyMCE version 4 ready for WordPress 3.9


  • Replaced the pre 2.6 wordpres widget code with the current widget API calls to enable visablity setting
  • CSS changed .multiwidget_author_avatars changed to .widget_author_avatars. This was caused by the widget API update
  • Added expemently support for Co-Author Pluss Plugin - the post count does not work for linked account - will take a patch that fixs it :-)
  • Moved the display option to the right column to make more room for roles
  • Split 'Recent Activity' and 'BudyPress last activity' (only shows when buddypress running) to septerate options in the advance ordering option
  • Split / removed 'Recent Activity' into sitewide (pages / custom page types / posts) and just posts (any old shortcode will call just posts)


  • bubfix removed an extra ' in a SQL select in get_user_last_activity() function. Thanks to "basaja" for the bug report.


  • Added Local User select to Single Avatar Shortcode creator
  • Replaced wp_specialchars() with esc_html()
  • Added BBPRESS_post_count as shortcode dispaly and sort options
  • Added show_email to shortcode display option
  • Added some translation updates
  • Fixed issue with TniyMCE breaking when using HTTPS
  • And a few other tidy ups
  • Added SQL fliter to only fetch the users for the rolls being requested rather than all users
  • Added caching to the main get_users function which will use an object cache if turned on


  • Wraped ordering code in "remove_accents" functions to to replace Uni-code accents with non unicode versions so sort works as expected.
  • Increased height of TinyMCE popup so content shows with scroll bars.
  • Replaced text donate links with image link.


  • Added display options for single Avatar options
  • Added donation link


  • Fixed a bug that stoped the loading of default CSS sheet for the plugin that I added a bug in in 1.6


  • Added the option to link to BBpress profile in the link to the shortcode and generator user_link=bbpress_memberpage
  • Fixed bug - the the shortcode generator was shown up in the tinyMCE edit if it was loaded on a page (BBpress forum posts) the popup was 404'ing so add a $pagenow != 'index.php' to make sure we are in the addmin section
  • Fixed bug causing the RTL layout to break




  • Fix a bug in the js code for the short-code generator in the tinyMCE editor.
  • It wasn't possible to set the show name / post count / biography options.


  • Added Italian translation (by Nata Strazda)


  • Added fix for buddypress which was using thumb instead of full versions of images.
  • Added support for network admin area (new in WP 3.1)
  • Added dutch translation by René (wpwebshop)
  • Fixed bug with min_post_count in shortcode


  • Fixed a number of styling issues
  • Fixed bug with capabilities (WordPress 3 multisite)
  • Removed deprecated functions


  • Fixed compatibility with WordPress 3.0 (and its new multisite feature)
  • Fixed BuddyPress integration
  • Added feature to show avatars of commentators
  • Added feature to sort by firstname or lastname


  • Added feature to show a user's biography next to the avatar
  • Added feature to limit shown users by a minimum number of posts
  • Added feature to show a user's number of posts
  • Added Italian translation (by Gianni Diurno)


  • Fixed javascript issues with widget settings page and shortcode wizard in WordPress 2.8
  • Fixed support for translations
  • Added German translation
  • Added feature to sort by recent user activity (requires Buddypress)


  • Added filters to allow modification of userlist templates
  • Added "BuddyPress? Member Page" to the list of pages which a user can be linked to
  • Changed get_avatar() call so that it works with buddypress


  • Fixed a spelling mistake which prevented the plugin from loading


  • Improved inline function documentation
  • Fixed bug which caused a faulty name attribute for checkbox lists with only one choice. Now the "show name" option is working as exptected again.
  • Removed by-reference variable which causes PHP 4 parse errors


  • Removed invalid characters from uninstall.php (fixes uninstall behaviour).
  • New feature to link users to their website or blog (wpmu).
  • Added new feature to allow specification of a sort direction for sorted user lists.
  • Changed string-based sorting to case-insensitive (strcmp -> strcasecmp).
  • Added feature to sort users by date of registration.
  • Optimised UserList filtering.
  • Fixed numeric sorting issues (user_id and post count)
  • Added "order by number of posts" feature
  • Removed user role from avatar title.


  • Fixed bug which caused the plugin to crash in PHP 4.
  • Added uninstall.php to remove plugin related data when the plugin is deleted.


  • Fixed bug which caused other tinymce plugins to stop working.
  • Improved way of detecting a wpmu install.


  • Implementation of tinymce plugin.
  • Removed personalised jquery ui script and added just the packed ui.resizable.
  • Changed script and stylesheet handling (using register&enqueue functions with proper dependencies).
  • Refactored the "resizable avatar preview" script code into separate file.
  • FormHelper: Added option to generate textareas.
  • FormHelper: Added option to show expanded choice fields "inline".
  • Added improved function for cleaning up a value to be used as html id attribute.
  • AuthorAvatarsForm: added methods to ease generation of tabs and two-column panes.
  • AuthorAvatarsForm: added new renderField methods for shortcode type, email and alignment (used in show_avatar wizard).
  • Various Documentation updates and cleanups.
  • Refactored widget form field generation into new AuthorAvatarsForm.class.php to ease devevlopment of shortcode wizard.
  • Refactored form field generation code into new FormHelper.class.php.
  • Fixed size and position of blog selection box on sitewide admin page. Changed the name of is_wpmu() function to safer name AA_is_wpmu().
  • Removed "Group by blogs" checkbox for users without the blog selection filter.


  • Fixed method chaining error that caused a critical syntax error on PHP 4


  • Added "show_avatar" shortcode
  • Small MultiWidget fix by Dan Cole
  • Refactored [show_avatar] shortcode into new file ShowAvatarShortcode.class.php to keep it all nice and tidy.
  • Added basic blog filtering feature.
  • Added classes for settings and sitewide admin
  • Added sitewide setting for the blog filter
  • Updated update mechanism in AuthorAvatars.class.php
  • Added "Group by blog" feature


  • Added new shortcode feature.
  • Fixed small bug in update procedure (version 0.1 to 0.2)


  • Fixed error that broke some javascript on "edit post" pages in wordpress 2.7


  • Widget: added avatar preview image to the control panel
  • Widget: added option to link the user/avatar to their respective "author page"
  • Widget: hiddenusers also allows user ids now (e.g. 1 for "admin")
  • Refactored the plugin to use Alex Tingle's "MultiWidget" class

Requires: 3.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.7.1
Last Updated: 2 months ago
Active Installs: 9,000+


4.8 out of 5 stars


0 of 5 support threads in the last two months have been marked resolved.

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