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  • The new wp_list_comments means that the size of avatars can no longer readily be set manually, but I don’t see anywhere in the admin panels to set the size. Presumably this should be added under Settings > Discussion, with the other avatar settings.

    The other quirk I’m running into looks like a layout issue: on short pages the Settings menu item is hidden underneath the admin pages footer and I can’t click on it. Yay for absolute positioning; perhaps a z-index statement is in order?

    Similarly, if any content in the main area overflows the right side, no scroll bar appears and there’s no way to get to that, either. So far this has happened with the auto-upgrade messages and one plugin. Overflow:auto, please?

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  • Moderator Samuel Wood (Otto)

    (@otto42) Admin

    wp_list_comments has an option called “avatar_size”. You can set it through that. Like so:


    Here’s the point where that was added to 2.7:

    There is no admin panel setting for this size at present. Considering that size of the avatar can be highly dependent on the theme, there may not be one added in the future. Let the theme take care of sizes and looks and such, is the general idea.

    but if the theme’s css set avatar size more than 32px, the picture will be resized from 32px, it will get fuzzy…

    Moderator Samuel Wood (Otto)

    (@otto42) Admin

    If you use CSS, then yes, it’ll be fuzzy.

    But if you do it the way I said above, then it will not get fuzzy. The avatar_size parameter is not a simple HTML resize, it changes the request to the gravatar servers to actually get a bigger avatar picture.

    Gravatar supports avatars up to 512×512.

    OK. I’m using 2.7 in the iNove theme, in comment.php it says

    // for WordPress 2.7 or higher
    			if (function_exists('wp_list_comments')) {

    I don’t know where to add it. (I’m a total newb in codes)

    Moderator Samuel Wood (Otto)

    (@otto42) Admin

    Like this:


    &avatar_size=64 won’t work. No change.

    I tried to make it into
    wp_list_comments(array(‘avatar_size’=>64), ‘type=comment&callb……
    a default avatar of 64px showed, but the rest of the comments are gone.

    Moderator Samuel Wood (Otto)

    (@otto42) Admin

    Well, then you’ll need to ask the theme author. Perhaps he has the avatar size hardcoded.

    That code works in normal WordPress. However, the theme author has clearly chosen to use a custom comments callback function. So, he may not be following the same standard that WordPress uses.

    Thank you all the same, for your patience. 🙂

    never mind i found my answer.

    Here’s a howto which is tested at 2.7.1 and includes CSS fixes:

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