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.

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