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It appears that either TML or worpdress has updated in a way that recommend Avatar plugins no longer work with TML out of the box or with a patch.

I’ve had to replace WP User Avatars on 2 sites with the TML extension which is very limited in features…

Thank you for letting us know – we will run some tests to see what the issue could be. My guess is that TML disabled something so that their avatar plugin would be compatible. It may be better to hide the avatar section on the TML profile (if there is a hook to filter OR just use CSS) and either set a different page for your avatar plugin’s frontend shortcode or show it in a sidebar or below the TML form.

Hi all,

Looks like the WP User shortcode in the example above is no longer working.

I was able to replace that ones with other shortcodes and get the same functionality.

From the Plugin support page:

“Use the [avatar_upload] shortcode to add a standalone uploader to a front page or widget. This uploader is only visible to logged-in users.
Use the [avatar] shortcode in your posts. These shortcodes will work with any theme, whether it has avatar support or not.”

Hi Kim. I tried adding your code to resolve the simple avatar problem running with PMP but it just crashed my site. Wondering if I am doing anything wrong? Thanks. Matt.

Hi Kim! I’ve run into some incredible conflicts with some avatar plugins I’ve tried, and I haven’t emerged from the thicket yet. I’m definitely experiencing a “clash of the titans” after installing Buddypress, just as you wrote above.

I just wanted to see if you have any updates to this excellent article – which avatar plugins would you currently recommend?



Thanks for this excellent post, Kim! I was just on the verge of installing Simple Local Avatars, and since we are using Theme My Login, it’s nice to have been steered away in the nick of time. I’m going to give Basic User Avatars a try.

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