Support » Plugin: FV Gravatar Cache » Bug in new version 0.4.5

  • Resolved roam92



    Thanks for this great plugin! Unfortunately, it appears a bug was introduced in the new version 0.4.5.

    I upgraded the plugin from 0.4.3, cleared my site’s gravatar cache, and then let it do its work to run through all the comment emails again…

    However, even after this process completed, all comments that have no email address never get cached gravatars – instead, they fall back to pulling the default gravatar from the remote site… Ugh.

    So I reverted my website back to version 0.4.3 of the plugin, and now everything works as it should again. All commenters without email addresses get the default gravatar locally from my site’s cache, as they optimally should.

    Thank you again, and hope that helps the development of the plugin!

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  • Plugin Author FolioVision


    Thanks for the bug report Roam. Yes, we’d definitely like to fix this.

    Thanks, Alec

    Hi Alec,

    Thanks for your fast response! I’ll look forward to the new update.

    In the meantime, here are a few other thoughts I had about your helpful plugin:

    Thank you again.

    Plugin Author FolioVision


    Thanks for your suggestions, Roam. They were very interesting reading. I don’t know how we missed them the first time. With the endless breaking updates on WordPress for the last few years, it seems only pro plugins can be successfully maintained. It’s a pity as the incredible volunteer plugins and collaborative atmosphere of WordPress (typified in your very specific and expert suggestions) was the real strength of WordPress.

    We’ll look into fixing these issues when we can. If you run out of patience and would like to make some changes to the version on Github, we’d be happy to check them out and merge them.

    Thanks, Alec

    Thank you, Alec!

    It’s been a few months now since this bug was found, which is keeping us from upgrading to the latest release of FV Gravatar Cache…

    We are not PHP developers in order to address the issue ourselves. Is there any chance this bug will be fixed in the near term?

    Thanks again!

    Hello again,

    I see that version 0.4.7 of FV Gravatar Cache has just been released…

    Is it safe to assume this bug has been addressed in the new version?

    Thank you very much!

    Plugin Author FolioVision


    Hello roam92,

    the plugin has been improved to use a WP_Http class for HTTP calls. Perhaps it will help with your situation, although there was no change in that part between 0.4.3 and 0.4.5.

    Do you get any errors in the PHP log with the latest version?


    Hello again Martin, thank you for your fast reply.

    I upgraded to version 0.4.7 of FV Gravatar Cache in a Staging environment today, and I regret to report that unfortunately the bug described above has not yet been fixed…

    In other words, all comments without email addresses never get cached gravatars – instead, they fall back to pulling the default gravatar from the remote site…

    I am disappointed as I was hoping to be able to upgrade my Production site up from version 0.4.3, but it is not possible at this time.

    Is there any expected timeframe on when this problem might be addressed? Unfortunately I do not have the coding skills to attempt to remedy it myself.

    Thank you so much!

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