Avatars plugin transition

Hi, I've been using a wp repository that is no longer maintained called Avatars by Peter Sterling. It has continued to function through various WP version upgrades. I also use the Author Avatars List plugin. However, I'm trying to improve the accessibility of my website and WCAG compliance. I'm trying to stomp on accessibility bugs created by certain plugins. Alt text features prominently in this effort. All my avatars are displaying the same alt text of "avatar." This is showing up on testers as issue. I'm thinking of transferring to the WPMU Dev Avatars plugin. I have several questions:

1) All my avatars are located in https:disappointed:domainname.com/avatars. Can you plugin access the avatars there or do I need to transfer them one by one?
2) Can I assign a my own unique alt text for each image?

  • Kris

    Hi wadams92101

    Hope you are doing good today.

    1) All my avatars are located in https://domainname.com/avatars. Can you plugin access the avatars there or do I need to transfer them one by one?
    By default our Avatars plugin store those files in this folder:
    wp-content/uploads/avatar
    and during the upload it create sizes like 16,32,48,96,128,192,256 and the final name is:
    user-ID-size.png (ex.:user-15-96.png)
    Not sure what sizes you have inside you /avatars/ folder.
    So they only option will be move those files manually and also check does your users come from other blog ID's because or plugin create also separate folders for each blog ID.

    2) Can I assign a my own unique alt text for each image?
    As for this part we base on \wp-includes\class-walker-comment.php file which display avatar in comment section for ex.

    In both cases this will require custom coding to move those images and add additional field for ALT attribute.

    If you are not comfortable with coding I can suggest checking our partners page, where you can find developer who can do it for you:
    https://premium.wpmudev.org/partners/

    Kind Regards,
    Kris

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