Facebook avatars visible in user table, but not on the theme?

Hi guys,

I’m not sure if this is an issue with the plugin or not, but I’m in the midst of setting up a network and have discovered that the Facebook avatars are coming across to the wordpress profile, so the pictures are visible in the user table, but then they are not displaying in my Buddypress enabled theme.

Do you have any ideas as to why this might be happening? It looks like my theme is pulling from gravatar images, but I because I can see the photos in the user list I’m wondering if the profile pictures got filed somewhere else.

And will this change dynamically if a user updates their user profile?


  • Philip John
    • DEV MAN’s Apprentice

    Hiya and welcome to WPMU DEV!

    I’m a bit confused about the issue here I’m afraid so if you could clarify that’d be great.

    You mentioned Facebook avatars so are you using some sort of Facebook plugin?

    You’ve also selected the Avatars plugin so are you using that, or the defaults?


  • deltakid
    • Design Lord, Child of Thor

    The problem is the following. If someone signs up via Facebook on buddypress the gravatar image is shown in some places, while in others the Facebook picture is shown.

    If you use the plugin along with Q&A and buddypress for example I can not get rid of the facebook avatar in the Q&A area but everywhere else the Avatar from buddypress is shown.

    What’s needed is a way to simply override the Facebook avatar for all plugin or whatsoever.

  • Philip John
    • DEV MAN’s Apprentice


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