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.
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.
Now you can easily (in just a click) override default WordPress recent comment widget to display avatars with it , just like P2 Theme’s recent comment widget. WP Recent Comments With Avatars is a lightweight but powerful WordPress plugin that automatically overrides default recent comments in WordPress and adds an avatar display for visitor comments and quotes length of 50 characters.
Google has already introduced Google+ comments for Blogger’s weblogs but now you can have them for your WordPress site. From the day Google+ introduced its comments for Blogger.com, WP plugin developers started posting various hacks and plugins for adding the same feature to WordPress sites but most of the plugins in WordPress Plugins Repository that enables Google+ comments to WordPress are broken. But now there is a new plugin called Google+ Comments, it allows you to enable Google+ comments in your WordPress based website.
Disqus is a popular global commenting system for weblogs which improves discussion by connecting conversations across the world wide web. Recently Discus Comment System for WordPress has dropped support for recent comments widget. This tutorial explains you how you can easily enable Discus recent comments widget in your WordPress site.
Here is a list of four selected WordPress plugins which you can use for boosting your website page views as they keep your visitors engaged with your content by showing them what they are looking for in your website.
You can encourage conversation, build strong reader community, get more comments and boost page views by IntenseDebate in your WordPress website. IntenseDebate is powerful, popular with more than four lakhs downloads and yet its free. You can download it from WordPress Plugin Repository.