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Display Name If No Gravatar


This Plugin replaces the get_avatar function in pluggable.php to pass an alternate image to that generates the user’s display_name if they do not yet have a gravatar.

More features coming soon…

Plugin Updated Nov-17th


  • A comment on my blog from a user with no gravatar.


  1. Download and unzip the plugin into your WordPress plugins directory (usually /wp-content/plugins/).
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in your WordPress Admin.


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Contributors & Developers

“Display Name If No Gravatar” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



  • Increased performance by sending the URL for the auto-generated display_name to as the d parameter instead of checking for a 404 on every gravatar.

  • First versions uploaded to WordPress.