How to Add an Author’s Photo in WordPress
Do you want to add author photo to your WordPress website? By default most WordPress themes bring in Gravatar to the dashboard to the author’s dashboard and what Gravatar is. Is you can go to gravatar.com and sign up for it.
You can add different email addresses and different images or profile images to go with that email. And that is great for a lot of people but sometimes you want to add your own local profile image or allow local authors to add their profile image to your WordPress website. Well to do that let’s go to our WordPress dashboard. I’m going to go into full screen here.
We’ll go over to Plugins-> Add New.
And we’re searching for a plugin called WP User Avatar this is the one we want to use.
So let’s install that.
And once it’s installed let’s go ahead and activate it as well.
Now that’s activated you see this area over here we can go under Settings to set it up.
And by default it’ll show the avatar for author or above but here you can allow it to do contributors and subscribers as well.
You can also disable Gravatar completely and only use local avatars. Without this checked it will actually use both.
If someone has a Gravatar coming in from the Gravatar site it will only use that otherwise it will use the local avatar. Scrolling down a bit you can see that these are the default avatars that you can use. If someone doesn’t have an image anywhere or you can upload your own.
Once you save changes,
now we can go in under a User, go under Profile.
And you see here’s the original where it pulls in from Gravatar.
And scrolling down you have this area where they can choose an image we can click Choose Image.
For instance we have different images here that we can Select.
And now that will be the new avatar for the profile.
Now when we go to the site anything that has this profile will bring in that avatar.