WP User Avatars

Description

Allow registered users to upload & select their own avatars.

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Screenshots

  • Your Profile (+1100px)
  • Your Profile (-1100px)
  • WP User Profiles (Side)
  • WP User Profiles (Normal)

Installation

  • Download and install using the built in WordPress plugin installer.
  • Activate in the “Plugins” area of your admin by clicking the “Activate” link.
  • No further setup or configuration is necessary.

FAQ

How does this work with multisite?

It works OK, but you’ll want to consider exactly what level of privacy is best for your installation.

Where can I get support?
  • Basic: https://wordpress.org/support/plugin/wp-user-avatars/
  • Priority: https://chat.flox.io/support/channels/wp-user-avatars/
Where can I find documentation?

http://github.com/stuttter/wp-user-avatars/

Reviews

Light code, heavy disk and data

This plugin is great in that it allows all users to upload a custom avatar, and I trust there are no security implications. It has several shortcomings that make it a “no go” for my site.

The first problem is that it creates as many as 10 sizes of the avatar image – one modest test of a 512×512 .png file occupied a total of more than 320k of disk space in all the versions (images 26, 32, 52, 64, 96, 128, 192, 250, 500 pixels square), *plus* the space of the original image. In jpg format, it was smaller, but still close to 200k.

These do not show up in the media library (a plus and a minus) so there is no easy way that I can see to manage the huge number of photos we would end up with (other than to go to each user’s profile page…)

A test user I set up was able to directly upload a photo, no problem, but the displayed “Choose from Media” just took me to an eternally-rotating “wait” icon as that user did not have access to the media library.

The usermeta table also is filled with an array of the full URL of every size – this ends up being quite large. I could see this bogging down the type of listings I need to make (a school intranet – listing full lists of classes with avatars).

Seems to be an okay plugin, clean and simple for users, but I fear it would swamp even a modest site and end up as difficult to manage. There are trade offs made in every plugin, and some of those decisions won’t work for my site. If you have a small community site, this plugin will probably work great for you.

Nice and clean

Nice and clean.

I wish there was a short code to show the Avatar selection area on a page.

I just don’t like users having access to the WordPress Dashboard. It isn’t aesthetically pleasant to allow this.

Works great

Light-weight plugin, works exactly like it’s supposed to. Thumbs up!

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Contributors & Developers

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

Contributors

Changelog

1.3.0

  • Fix local avatars in comments

1.2.0

  • BuddyPress profile styling support

1.1.1

  • Rename functions.php to common.php

1.1.0

  • Compatibility with future versions of WP User Profiles

1.0.2

  • Fix bug with “Default Avatar” display introduced in 1.0.1

1.0.1

  • Improved mu-plugins location support
  • Use WordPress 4.2+ functions & filters

0.2.0

  • Support for User Profiles 0.2.0

0.1.8

  • Hide “Profile Picture” section (WordPress 4.4)

0.1.7

  • Improve capability mappings
  • Improve required file loading
  • Remove unused action hook

0.1.6

  • Improve support for user dashboard

0.1.5

  • Support for WP User Profiles 0.1.7

0.1.4

  • Bump assets & update readme’s & metadata

0.1.3

  • Improve compatibility with WP User Profiles

0.1.2

  • Improve avatar styling

0.1.1

  • Retina support for user profiles

0.1.0

  • Initial release