[wp-hackers] Change the user avatar url to a user meta field url?

Janneke Van Dorpe jannekevandorpe at gmail.com
Wed Jan 15 11:20:36 UTC 2014

You could also completely overwrite get_avatar() and point it to a meta field with a URL or ID to an attachment.


On 15 Jan 2014, at 10:17, Nikola Nikolov wrote:

> You can still use a plugin for that. For instance this plugin -
> http://wordpress.org/plugins/user-avatar/ . It's very simple since all it
> does is add interface in the edit profile page in the admin that allows you
> to upload a photo to the media library(I think) and then use that as your
> avatar. It also allows you to crop the photo. What I'd advice you to do is
> to simply download the plugin and go through it's source - it's basically
> three .php files, one of which is timthumb(yeah, I know - that's not good
> in a plugin :) ).
> On Wed, Jan 15, 2014 at 12:03 PM, BenderisGreat
> <greglancaster71 at gmail.com>wrote:
>> I know there are plugins for handling a local user avatar, but it seems
>> like
>> a giant pain in the ass to code something myself for this.  I even asked
>> around and was told to just use a plugin, but I cannot package someone
>> elses
>> plugin with what I am making.
>> So, I am wondering if there is a way to replace the user avatar with a user
>> meta field that points to a url.  I know it wont technically be an avatar
>> in
>> wordpress' eyes, but this would be much simple to allow front end avatar
>> uploading.  Just select an image, store the url in a custom field, and then
>> have the avatar call redirected to look at the users avatar meta field.
>> Is this a realistic solution?
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