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Get full control over what avatar images display for both users and individual sites on your Multisite. Avatars give your site a personal feel and help connect users across a network.

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Version 4.1.8

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Version 4.1.8
  • Fix: Membership Pro was not uploading avatars from registration page
Version 4.1.8
  • Fix: Membership Pro was not uploading avatars from registration page

Version 4.1.7
  • Fix: Updated old constructor
  • Fix: Fixed PHP 7 warnings

Version 4.1.6
  • Fix: Mixed Content warning on SSL enabled site
  • Fix: All avatar options in Settings->Discussion displaying the current admin profile

Version 4.1.5
  • Fix: Pro Sites incompatibility

Version 4.1.4
  • Fix: Javascript error on signup page when New Blog Templates was activated

Version 4.1.3
  • Fixed: Avatar uploader in signup page was not working with Membership 2

Version 4.1.2
  • Fixed: Deprecated widget notice

Version 4.1.1
  • fixed: Pro Sites incompatibility

Version 4.1
  • Enhancement: Added two new sizes: 192 and 256 px

Version 4.0.2
  • Fixed: Fatal error when calling an Avatars function through Ajax in Signup

Version 4.0.1
  • Fixed: Default avatar in signup was not working in some cases.

Version 4
  • New: Added size selector to widget
  • Fixed: Mystery Man selecion in Discussions settings displayed Super Admin avatar in blog Avatar
  • Enhanced: Improved performance
  • Enhanced: Minor improvements

Version 3.9.3
  • Fixed: Temporary files were not being deleted sometimes.

Version 3.9.2
  • non-empty Avatars folders were being delete in some cases when deleting a user/blog.
  • Avatars now delete users files instead of folders.

Version 3.9.1
  • Non existant users/blogs folders ar e now removed on upgrade

Version 3.9.1
  • Non existant users/blogs folders ar e now removed on upgrade

Version 3.9
  • Added front-end avatar submission on signup page
  • Fixed issue with legacy upload folders
  • Avatars are now deleted when a user/blog is removed
  • Minor improvements/fixes

Version 3.8.1
  • Added Nginx compatibility

Version 3.8
  • Removed globals variables
  • Removed deprecated functions
  • Changed directory system.
  • Plugin ready to get avatars when upload folder is not the default one.
  • Fixing bug when redirecting pages when a user is not attached to any site

Version 3.7.1
  • Fixed bug when cropping images

Version 3.7
  • Added SSL compatibility
  • Cropping images under https was fixed
  • Fixed button styles
  • Added file validation when uploading a new avatar
  • Improved crop page

Version 3.6.1
  • Blog avatar filename fix.

Version 3.6
  • Added settings section title.
  • Introduced optional avatars url rewriting override.
  • Fix for profile link generation.

Version 3.5.8
  • Fix for loading cropper dependencies in Easy mode.
  • Fix for duplicated menu items issue.

  • More Fixes for profile page access

Version 3.5.7
  • Add user avatar to user dashboard as well

Version 3.5.6
  • Fix for profile page access: user identity checks are explicit.

Version 3.5.5
  • Fixed warning messages for alternative upload.
  • Fixed l10n issues.

Version 3.5.4
  • Bug fix: issue with email_exists in WP 3.0.*
  • Enhancement: include POT file

Version 3.5.3
  • 3.1+ compatibility
  • Return correct avatar content type
  • Bug fix: avatars display in users list

Version 3.5.2
  • Enhancement: no avatar for pingbacks and trackbacks
  • Enhancement: added 'alt' parameter to get_avatar()
  • Enhancement: better filesystem handling
  • Bug fix: images missing on admin page "Settings > Discussion"

Version 3.5.1
  • Enhancements

Version 3.5
  • Enhancements

Version 3.4.1
  • WP 3.0 Multi-Site compatibility. This version is NOT backwards compatible.

Version 3.4
  • WPMU 2.8.1 Compatible

Version 3.3.3
  • WPMU 2.7 Compatible

Version 3.3.2
  • WPMU 2.7 Compatible

Version 3.3.1
  • WPMU 2.7 Compatible

Version 3.2
  • WPMU 2.7 Compatible

Version 3.1

    Version 3.0.2
      Control both site and user avatars on your WordPress Multisite network.
      • Easily integrate with your own theme
      • Integrate with WPMU DEV plugins
      • Crop and trim avatars on upload
      • Create a community feeling
      • Give your users identity
      • User and Site avatars

      Avatars lets Multisite users upload, manage, and share profile and site avatars.

      From ‘selfies’ to company logos, images help us personally connect with other users and companies on the web.

      This plugin integrates profile images in a way that feels native to WordPress core. Adding a simple avatars settings feature to the user profile, and a ‘Site Avatar’ option under ‘Settings’, brings a surprising new level of user participation.

      New avatar settings give you control
      Included avatar settings give you control

      Better design. Big payoff.

      Add profile pictures to comments, friend lists, and member and site directories without having to configure a thing. WPMU DEV themes and directory plugins take full advantage of Avatars extensibility and offer complete plug-n-play integration.

      More flexibility and safer than Gravatar

      Rather than sending your users to a third party site like Gravatar, and not being able to control the avatars they use, this plugin allows you to manage and control the avatars used on your site.

      Perfectly crop any image

      Upload a picture, of any shape, and use the crop tool to make the perfect selection. Avatars are stored in their own unique folder, protecting your Media Library from getting filled with all the amazing profile images your users will be uploading.

      Grab the perfect image with crop and trim
      Grab the perfect image with crop and trim

      User AND site avatars

      You want users to have great avatars for commenting and to go in their author profiles, but what about when you want to list your sites in a directory or feature them on the homepage of your network? Avatars takes care of that problem by allowing users to set both personal AND site avatars.

      Connect usernames with faces and site titles with company branding – add profile images to WordPress with Avatars.

      For help with installing plugins please refer to our Plugin installation guide.

      Once installed navigate to Plugins in the network admin dashboard and network activate the plugin.

      Please note: This plugin isn’t designed to be used with BuddyPress since it has its own inbuilt avatar system.

      Using with bbPress

      • Optionally you can network activate the Avatars (BBPress) plugin if you are using bbpress along with your WordPress install.
      • If you have an integrated bbPress install, you can install this optional plugin to allow custom avatars in your bbPress template. This plugin will only work if your bbPress install is integrated to use the WordPress user table.

      To Use:

      With this plugin, your users can upload both a ‘user avatar’ and a ‘blog avatar’ which displays on any comments they leave across your network and in site and user listings on your network.

      Uploading your user avatar

      1.  Go to Users > Your Profile

      2.  Scroll to bottom of page and click on change avatar.

      3.  Browse to locate your Avatar and then click Upload.

      4.  Drag the select the area of your Avatar you want to include and then click Crop.

      5. It’s done !

      6: Here is now it looks in action

      Please note:

      If you still see the original comment avatar try clearing your browser cache by holding the Ctrl key and pressing F5.

      Uploading your blog avatar

      1.  Go to Settings > Blog Avatar

      2.  Browse to locate your Avatar and then click Upload.

      3.  Drag the select the area of your Avatar you want to include and then click Crop.

      4. It’s done !

      5.  To display the blog avatar in your sidebar go to Appearance > Widgets and drag the Blog Avatar into the desired sidebar.

      Cool eh!

      And as always, if you get stuck then pop over to the community and get your questions posted.

      Avatars is covered by the WPMU DEV Guarantee

      WPMU DEV Guarantee

      We guarantee that...

      • Avatars will work as advertised
      • You will receive 24/7 365 expert support for any problem
      • If you cancel your FREE trial, you can keep Avatars
      • Avatars is secure, always updated and well coded

      Money back guarantee!

      While you have 30 days, no obligations risk-free trial of WPMU DEV if you become a paid member and are dissatisfied with any of the above we'll refund you, no questions asked.

      Avatars Features

      Give users a profile picture

      • Both user and site avatar options
      • Choose perfect trim and crop on upload
      • Quickly enhance site design with included Avatars widget
      • End-user setup and configuration
      • Isolated avatar image directory for simplified Media Library navigation
      • High level branding and user self-expression
      • Fully WordPress and Multisite compatible
      • Settings UI integrates flawlessly with Core
      • Comment avatar code included with every WPMU DEV theme
      • Instant avatar display with every WPMU DEV user and blog directory plugin
      • High-quality code foundation for easy third-party theme and plugin integration
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