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Gravatar Signup Encouragement

Shows a message with link to Gravatar's signup page to commenters and/or users without gravatar.


  • Released on 11th July 2012
  • Used new API for help for post-3.3 versions.
  • Made it possible to check for gravatar existence even when allow_url_fopen isn't allowed. Thanks wp.org user jlencion for report and initial patch.
  • Rating is now passed to checker if it's different than G. Thanks wp.org user Parakoos for report.


  • Released on 9th October 2011
  • Introduced gravatar_signup_encouragement_get_option() function as a replacement for global variable with options
  • Moved all code inside add_action() function so we don't have anything before init hook
  • Added hidden field inside settings form that contains options version
  • Removed notice about upgrade from admin_notices
  • Moved encouragement to install Use Google Libraries plugin to the bottom of a setting form
  • Added support for showing encouragement in admin bar
  • Added support for showing encouragement in bbPress reply form
  • Added donate links to a plugin and readme.txt
  • Added links to author's site in readme.txt description
  • Moved default options setup to separate function gravatar_signup_encouragement_add_default_options()
  • Replaced several load_plugin_textdomain() calls with own function gravatar_signup_encouragement_textdomain() that already calls load_plugin_textdomain()
  • Complete code beautification
  • Added basic documentation to all functions
  • Updated screenshots with one from Twenty Eleven theme
  • Added urlencoding of email addresses so that “@” is still in address after redirection on gravatar.com
  • Moved settings form to other file which is loaded conditionaly. Size of main file is reduced by half which means better performance.
  • Added license to plugin meta


  • Released on 22nd October 2010
  • Fixed issue when blank page was shown after comment is submitted


  • Released on 8th October 2010
  • Announcement
  • Updated "Tested up to" to version 3.0.1
  • Show message to commenter who already left comment(s) before
  • Added a security check for localized URL to gravatar.com
  • Added new default message
  • Moved localized URL forming to its own function
  • Improved function for returning message with better handling of line breaks, different cases of usage of email address
  • Added support for dialog after commenting
  • Added support for message in admin notices
  • Made function for checking existence of gravatar
  • Added links in contextual help to documentation and support forum
  • Added admin_url for settings link on plugins page
  • Replaced previous URL tp gravatar-check.php with one that uses plugins_url
  • Removed global $gse_plugin_dir and use dirname( plugin_basename( FILE ) ) inside load_plugin_textdomain functions
  • Added version in database for easier future upgrades
  • Replaced ID selectors with any type of selectors and migrate old selectors to new format
  • Replaced hard-coded curly quotes with HTML entities
  • Added filter gse_get_email_value_com_unreg for source of email address on comment forms in themes that don't follow standard naming
  • Removeed global $gse_grav_check_url and use function gravatar_signup_encouragement_check_url instead
  • Added support for message on wp-signup.php page (multisite)
  • Added filters for message in every case
  • Added filter for timeout on registration
  • Show message to those who upgraded from older version with information about updates
  • Added two new elements on profile page: header "Profile" and last input
  • Show message if plugin Use Google Libraries isn't installed
  • Moved default message to its own function
  • Added new screenshot
  • Added text 'example of how this looks' which opens thickbox with screenshot of current case in usage
  • Replaced get_header action with template_redirect
  • Added filters so that plugin can work with comment forms on Carrington Blog and Mystique themes
  • Added notices in options when site is using Carrington Blog or Mystique themes with link that opens thickbox with list of default values
  • Moved upgrade out of activation hook to new function used on admin_init


  • Moved URL localization and message preparation to function so that URL localization could work and to improve performance, as per suggestion from Otto
  • Added load_plugin_textdomain function in register_activation_hook so that default message can be localized on activation, as per confirmation from Otto
  • Fixed issue with showing of message on registration page when user change e-mail address to one that does have a gravatar
  • Added Danish translation; thanks to GeorgWP
  • Moved .pot file to root folder
  • Several small cleanups and moves of code


  • Fixed issue with showing of message to unregistered commenters who changed e-mail address to one that does have a gravatar


  • Updated plugin's meta-data


  • Fixed some grammar and spelling errors and changing several text strings.


  • First alpha version in SVN.

Requires: 2.8 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.4.2
Last Updated: 4 years ago
Active Installs: 500+


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