This is a very simple and lightweight plugin that prevents the user’s gravatar being automatically obtained from gravatar.com based on their registered email. This would be useful for sites where users require an extra layer of privacy, or if you just want to prevent potentially silly or embarrasing avatar accidents.
If you’re using Identicons or any other generated default avatar, the user should keep a consistent avatar unless they change their registered email.
This plugin is also compatible with other avatar customization plugins such as Avatar Manager, BuddyPress or Add New Default Avatar, since this plugin specifically prevents the gravatar of a specific user email being used and reverts to the default or user-defined avatar.
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Upload this plugin to the
/wp-content/plugins/directory and unzip it, or simply upload the zip file within your wordpress installation.
Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
Gravatars should now automatically stop being used.
Alternatively, download the plugin and copy disable-user-gravatar.php to your Must Use Plugins folder, it’ll activate automatically.
Works just fine with my installation of 4.7.1. I use the Avatar feature from my Profile Builder Pro Plugin so I used this to disable Gravatar.
Been looking and found some code putting into functions.php nothing work! Been doing this all day!
until saw your plugin and give it a try… BINGO!!
Contributors & Developers
“Disable User Gravatar” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
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- changed object structure to static and updated to be PHP 7 compatible
- fixed bp_core_fetch_avatar showing original avatar when only requesting the URL
- fixed avatars for post author not taken into account in certain situations
- changed member.%USERfirstname.lastname@example.org to member.%USERemail@example.com for added randomness
- added filter to remove ‘You can change your profile picture on Gravatar’ on profile page