Letter Avatars

Description

Letter Avatars enables custom avatars for users without gravatar. Avatar will be replaced with the first letter of username or e-mail.

Letter Avatars does not use any images, scripts, or font-icons. All letters will be rendered by your theme font (or Optionally via a Google font).

Features

  • Works anywhere – Plugin hooks into pre_get_avatar function, so the avatar size is preserved
  • Highly customizable – You can change colors, letter font, as well as the font size
  • Stylish – You can change the background and letter colors or you can randomize them for all the avatars
  • Lightweight – Plugin does not use any external stylesheet, image, or js files. It only adds a small inline css in your header
  • Highly compatible – You don’t have to edit your theme / plugin files, it works automatically and plays nice with other plugins

Screenshots

  • Plugin settings page

  • Random colored avatars with user lock-in

  • Gravatars displayed alongside letter avatars

Installation

  1. Upload letter-avatars.zip to plugins via WordPress admin panel, or upload unzipped folder to your plugins folder
  2. Activate the plugin through the “Plugins” menu in WordPress
  3. Go to Settings->Letter Avatars to manage the options

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. Upload letter-avatars.zip to plugins via WordPress admin panel, or upload unzipped folder to your plugins folder
  2. Activate the plugin through the “Plugins” menu in WordPress
  3. Go to Settings->Letter Avatars to manage the options
Can I disable gravatars and use Letter Avatars for all comments?

Yes you can. By default, Letter Avatars are used only for users without gravatar, but you can change that in user settings.

Can I change the font for my Avatars?

By default, Letter Avatars will be displayed in your theme font, but you can change that in plugin settings.

Does this plugin work with bbPress / BuddyPress? / wpDiscuz

At the moment, no. This feature is planned and will be implemented in one of the next versions

What does the user lock-in option do?

If you enable user lock-in (when random colors are enabled), each user will have his own unique color which will be used for all the comments.

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Contributors & Developers

“Letter Avatars” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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Changelog

2.0

  • Fully reworked codebase
  • New Feature: Same color for repeated comments by same author
  • Improvement: Moved settings to separate page
  • Improvement: Revamped settings system
  • Improvement: Reworked avatar hookin process – better performance
  • Improvement: Reworked gravatar detection – works in all scenarios
  • Improvement: Better color randomization – each avatar has a unique color
  • Bugfix: Improved option handling
  • Bugfix: Better google font handling
  • Many more performance and stability fixes

1.1

  • Added hook for style loading
  • Added hook for plugin options
  • Improved gravatar detection
  • Improved Theme / Plugin compatibility
  • Improved performance
  • Added PHPDoc to all classes / functions

1.0

  • Initial release