Support » Plugin: Disable User Gravatar » [Plugin: Disable User Gravatar] Works, but not exactly as I'd hoped…

  • I’m don’t know the specifics of your formula, but from what I can tell your plug-in doesn’t actually prevent WP from phoning home to the gravatar mothership. Instead it just changes the letters so gravatar won’t be able to track specific individuals by their e-mail address. At first I thought it was a slick hack, but it still lets gravatar collect the IP addresses whenever any avatar is displayed as they visit a wordpress site. While better than nothing, it’s still capable of tracking people across the internet. Any thoughts?

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  • Plugin Author Marcus


    you are right about that. The point wasn’t really to cut communication with gravatar altogether, but more to allow websites to have their own gravatar system and email, or just prevent the default gravatars from showing. Not too concerned about gravatar recording IPs, they’re not evil people there 🙂

    For example if you allowed members to have emails like that plugs into some sort of private messaging system (e.g. buddypress), they could also create gravatars on and use it on other sites.

    I guess one interesting way this plugin could be extended is by plugging into the gravatar api and uploading gravatars via an interface on the website with this plugin activated. I didn’t go that far since it wasn’t something that was needed when creating this plugin.

    I have Ucan post plugin and the Plugin: Disable User Gravatar.

    But the gravatar is still comming up on the page?

    Is there something I sall do or is it not just to active the plugin?

    please see here:
    Thank you

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