Migrating From WP User Avatar to Basic User Avatars

The core WordPress software doesn’t include a way for users to upload their own avatars. Instead users are encouraged to use the Gravatar service. There have been many discussions about building in an avatar upload feature, and I think it may actually make it into a future release of WP any day now. In the (more…)

Custom User Avatars with Register Helper for Paid Memberships Pro

There are many options when it comes to choosing an avatar management plugins for your WordPress site. These plugins allow users to adjust their profile picture without needing to edit the Gravatar for their account email.

If you’d prefer a native solution for your PMPro site, this guide will show you how to add avatar management without the need for a third party plugin. The recipe uses the field field type in Register Helper to add an avatar upload form at membership checkout or on the frontend member profile edit page.

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How to Show the User’s Avatar in the Log In Form Widget

Screenshot of the Log In Form widget with user avatar

Give members a more personalized experience on your membership site by showing their avatar in a widget.

This recipe demonstrates how to add a user avatar to the “Log In Form” widget. This is available in PMPro v2.3+ using the pmpro_logged_in_welcome_before_menu hook.

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