I thought this plugin blocks all third-party requests for better privacy, I will not need it otherwise. Gravatar should not get the IP addresses of active users on the Internet, which is also sent with the HTTP referer header of the website visited.
The code I shared to disable Gravatar for BuddyPress completely blocks gravatar.com requests.
you stated you fixed this here but the plugin says it has not been updated in over a year. I’m having issues with my avatars and thought I’d try this but not sure if it will be more work than it’s worth or not. Thanks for supporting Buddypress
@baptx I missed your reply, whilst BP might allow a hook to block requests easily, WP in general does not, hence my workaround in that other thread you mentioned. I’ll address this at a later time when time permits.
Is looking at the Network tab sufficient to check for all Gravatar requests? I really don’t like the idea of any 3rd party info getting sent, it kind of defeats the whole point of building my own virtual community. Thanks for this awesome plugin.
@okonno, not sure what you mean about checking gravatar requests via a network tab.
This plugin doesn’t prevent requests to gravatar, but ‘anonymizes’ the gravatar instead. You’re essentially not sending any personal info to gravatar.com, but a fake email that in turn gets gravatar to return a default image or a generated one, depending on the type of gravatar you chose on your site.
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