How to Disable BuddyPress Avatar Uploads
Want to remove the ability for your users to upload avatars in BuddyPress? It’s very easy with BuddyPress version 1.5+. Enabling or disabling avatar uploads is built into the core. You can access it by going to Dashboard » BuddyPress » Settings.
Now I’m a big fan of users being able to choose their own avatars – it’s probably one of the most important aspects of any social network. However, disabling uploads will still allow Gravatars, so your users won’t be completely without avatars. The advantage in this is that Gravatar hosts all of your avatars and you don’t have to worry about it. Enabling or disabling avatar uploads is as easy as flipping a switch with BuddyPress 1.5.