Rocket Lazy Load is a simple but powerful plugin with a tiny (less than 2kb) lazy load script without any jQuery and others libraries. What all this script does is, it displays images on pages only when they are visible to your user’s eyes i.e. only when show up on screen with down scroll. Hence, this trick reduces the number of HTTP requests mechanism and improves your website’s loading time.
Here are three cool plugins you can for transforming default WordPress avatars to something else so that you can get something new when any avatarless reader comments on your blog post. Using following plugins you can add comic avatars like those popular in Reddit or you can display robots and monster avatars or you can only display name of Gravatar-less commenters.
Cache is basically a component used for storing data transparently for fast processing of requests. Data stored in cache can be the computed values or duplicates of original values stored somewhere else. If data is stored in the cache then requests are served simply by reading the cache which is comparatively faster. This tutorial explains you how you can enable cache for Gravatars of your WordPress site.
WordPress Plugins Repository has a brand new plugin for displaying your website user avatars/gravatars in a beautiful grid view. The plugin is much different and more powerful than other avatar widget plugins. With this new plugin you can customize the default gravatar display size, you can choose what user roles to show or you can simply set it to display all users from all roles, the plugin also lets you exclude those user avatars who don’t have any published post.
BuddyPress allows its members to upload a custom avatar but WordPress doesn’t provides you any option to upload and use a custom avatar directly from your website, instead you have to use Gravatar.Com This is OK because provides you avatar that can be used globally in all WordPress sites simply by using your email address. But some site admins running a multi-user WordPress site face problems because they don’t get any option for uploading avatar image for the users who are not registered on Gravatar.Com
There many WordPress plugins you can use for displaying most commented or most viewed WordPress blog posts as sidebar widget. But, in this article we are discussing about a tabbed widget plugin that lets you show most commented, most viewed, tags and more at the same time using different widget tabs as shown in the given screenshot.
Bloggers running a multi-author WordPress blog can display avatar list of their site authors using a widget or shortcode. Here are two WordPress plugins that allows you to do so very easily.
Today iMath launched a new BuddyPress plugin that allows site admins to add an avatar suggestions list that lets your BuddyPress community members to select one of the pre-loaded avatar from their profile page. The list only shows up to users who hasn’t uploaded any profile avatar.
I already discussed about WordPress hacks for adding custom default avatar in WordPress-BuddyPress Sites. Now I am telling a quick and easy option of using plugin. Kailey Lampert‘s free WordPress plugin simply allows you to change default WordPress avatar i.e. Mystery Man to something else, may be your site’s logo etc.
You might have seen in Facebook and other popular sites, they allows you to upload your avatar from webcam. if you are running BuddyPress site then you can add webcam avatar feature in your site too.
Some people don’t use Gravatar, some don’t use Twitter and there are some who don’t use Facebook also and when they leave comment on your blog they leave a mystery man image (or your site’s default avatar) in their comment which sometimes does’t look nice. But you can allow them to choose their comment avatars manually by selecting a avatar from their social profile, email or choosing it from a list of your site’s custom avatars. I know about few plugins that allows you to do so.
Add some image services in your WordPress site discussions. Add a step between “no gravatar account” and “default gravatar sent back”. Make comments system automatically search and set the commenter’s image.