Tag Archives: Gravatar

Generate And Save Avatars Locally On Your BuddyPress 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

Tiny Script For Lazy Loading Heavy Content Along With Users Scroll In WordPress

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.

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Few Plugins For Applying Custom Comic Avatars In WordPress Comments

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.

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Cache Gravatar Into Your Host For Speeding Up Your WordPress Site

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.

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Extend Default WordPress Widgets With More Powerful Cutomization Features

You can easily extend default WordPress widgets and add a few more widgets with more powerful features and customization options. GD Simple Widgets is a package of powerful and user-friendly widgets which expands default widgets features with few more must-have widgets specially for displaying posts, authors and comments.

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How To Display WordPress User Avatars In A Beautiful And Customizable Grid View ?

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.

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Easiest Way To Add Custom Default Avatars In WordPress-BuddyPress Sites

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.

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Allow WordPress Commenters To Select Comment Avatar Manually Or Use Custom Avatars Stored In Your Website

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.

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Finally You Can Add WordPress.Com’s Like Button In Your Self Hosted WordPress Blog

UPDATE: NOW JETPACK BY WORDPRESS.COM PLUGIN ALREADY PROVIDES YOU OFFICIAL WORDPRESS.COM LIKES MODULE SO THERE IS NO NEED OF USING THIS PLUGIN. 

You might have noticed a content like feature at the bottom of most WordPress.com’s blog posts. There is a “Like” button, which when clicked, displays a Gravatar image of the bloggers who liked that post. JetPack by WordPress doesn’t provide you with this feature but still you can have it for your self hosted WordPress blog.

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Gravatar Google Image In WordPress Comments

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.

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WordPress Launched Retina Support In Gravatar, For Both WordPress.Com And WordPress.Org Weblogs

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WordPress Hack To Set A Custom Default Avatar

  • Create a new custom Avatar. It should be 60px*60px PNG format.
  • Name it custom-avatar.png.
  • Upload this avatar image in your /wp-content/themes/yourtheme/images directory
  • Open you theme’s functions.php file
  • Copy the following given code and paste it in your functions.php file:

if ( !function_exists(‘custom_gravatars’) ) {
function custom_gravatars( $avatar_defaults ) {
$myavatar = get_template_directory_uri() . ‘/images/custom-avatar.png’;
$avatar_defaults[$myavatar] = ‘people’;
return $avatar_defaults;
}
add_filter( ‘avatar_defaults’, ‘custom_gravatars’ );
}

  • Open your Admin Section (Dashboard)
  • Visit Settings >> Reading section and select your newly uploaded avatar as default.