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You can use the [avatar_upload] shortcode to add a standalone uploader to any page.
In this article, we’re going to talk about how Word Press’ default Gravatar system works, and explain what its downsides are.
Then we’ll teach you how to replace it with a better version in three simple steps. By default, Word Press uses the Gravatar platform to handle profile pictures.
If “Show Avatars” is enabled in your WP User Avatar settings, you will see avatars to the left of each username instead of in a new column.
shortcode to put a standalone uploader in a front page or widget. If you want to integrate the uploader into a profile edit page, see Other Notes.
This system enables you to upload avatars and use them on any site that incorporates Gravatar, by logging in with the same user credentials.
On paper, this sounds like a smart idea since it can save time.
Note: If you are using one shortcode without a caption and another shortcode with a caption on the same page, you must close the caption-less shortcode with a forward slash before the closing bracket: In your WP User Avatar settings, you can select “Disable Gravatar — Use only local avatars” to disable all Gravatar avatars on your site and replace them with your Default Avatar.
Introducing Pro Version of WP USER AVATAR We have developed a Pro Version of WP USER AVATAR by getting valuable features request from thousands of users especially about Storage options and how user upload the avatar.
Here is a quick highlight on the numerous customizable features offered by the WP USER AVATAR PRO .
Fortunately, Word Press enables you to tweak almost any aspect of your site using plugins, and profile pictures are no exception.
By using the right plugin, you can overhaul your entire profile picture system to make it more user-friendly, and avoid relying on a third-party service.
It’s best to use this uploader by itself and without other profile fields.