Gravatar is known as an essential service to show users avatars on many WordPress websites. If you have decided to upload your local avatar, you can use an avatar manager plugin. For this purpose, WP ULike Pro provided one of its useful solutions to upload user avatars.
What is Gravatar?
Gravatar is a Globally Recognized Avatar by which you can upload and use your specific avatar. It is enough to register by your email address and upload a digital avatar just once. After that, your avatar is supported on any Gravatar-enabled website such as WordPress and Woocomerce. This image is displayed when you share a post, like, or comment on shared content.
What is the Main Point of Avatar?
Although avatar is an optional feature when you fill the signup form, it could be beneficial for online interaction with users. One of the first steps to assure followers of healthy online interaction is to upload a public image on your website. This public image that appears is considerably tangible and visible helps your followers to accept your human being. So, virtual relationships throughout the websites will be stronger.
Local Avatars in WordPress?
There are various WordPress avatar plugins that allow users to upload their local images. WP ULike is a profile builder that contains many services and features and it has provided one of our main features for you and your followers to upload, edit and remove your local avatar. While they do not need extra avatar plugins.
At present, it is easier for you to upload and modify these public avatars. The first and common way, you can enable Upload Local Avatar on plugin settings (WP ULike PRO > Configuration > Profiles). After that, your users can upload and customize their local avatar in the “Profile Edit” or their front-end profiles easily.
How Can I Customize Local Avatars?
When you activate the “Enable Upload Local Avatar” option it is possible for you to set your custom image for the first time. You can click on the default avatar and select your local image from your computer.
After choosing an image, you can crop, rotate, zoom, and delete It. Finally, you should confirm your image. At present, you can edit your current avatar. To edit consists of the options you accessed when uploading an avatar for the first time. However, you can change and edit your avatar by using the upload option again. Moreover, the “Delete” option allows you to delete your local avatar completely.
Disable User Gravatars
When you fill a registration form your Gravatar is displayed by default. You can disable your default Gravatar and upload your desired default avatar. When you disable Gravatar service, you are provided with the “Use Gravatars?” option to represent your default avatar as your profile picture until you upload a local avatar.
Why Disable Gravatars in WordPress?
Although Gravatars are useful to prepare customization and convenience for your users, there is a noticeable drawback crucially for popular websites with hundreds of comments. These websites are facing delays in retrieving information on the websites. So, this considerable issue could be lowering speed.
Other features are beneficial to customize your local avatar. It allows you to use the maximum size and width of your avatar. Also, you can change the quality of your avatar easily
Time to Upload Your Local Avatar
What we introduced is a new optional feature provided by WP ULike Pro. It is your turn to upload a local avatar as an admin of the site or in your profile directly. While you can edit, change, and delete your custom image without needing free WordPress avatar plugins. Furthermore, in any situation, we welcome your comments and suggestion about this feature