You can allows your BuddyPress site members to turn their avatars i.e. profile pictures private, keeping them only visible to friend connections and not other members and guests on your BuddyPress social networking website.
In this lesson you will learn how to create and save avatars locally on your BuddyPress site, get rid from generic WordPress avatars and avoid calls to Gravatar for displaying user avatars. Continue reading Generate And Save Avatars Locally On Your BuddyPress Networking Website
By default WordPress uses your Gravatar profile image or the mystery man avatar. Earlier we have discussed about enabling custom user avatars in WordPress, we have also discussed about enabling comic avatars and setting up a default avatar image. Continue reading Allow Users To Randomize Their Avatars In WordPress
Unlike to Gravatar which works universally on all WordPress sites showing one common avatar by email address you can add avatars of your choice for your WordPress site authors, editors and subscribers etc. There are several good WordPress plugins that allows you to upload avatars locally on your blog right from the user profile page. Following are some free plugins ordered by their popularity and downloads.
BuddyPress site owners now can easily enables their site admins site to upload and use custom avatars for their blogs. BuddyPress Blog Avatar is the new BuddyPress plugin by BuddyDev developers. The plugin simply activates a new admin section feature where site admins can upload blog avatar using backend settings options.
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Install and activate the BuddyPress Blog Avatar plugin. Upon activation visit your admin area Dashboard -> Settings -> Blog Avatar page and upload blog avatar, crop it and save the changes.