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Add New Default Avatar [Emrikol's Fork]


I’d been manually adding custom default avatars in functions.php for a while, and it was always a hassle to edit it to change them. I decided to see if there was a plugin available to do the job, and stumbled upon “Add New Default Avatar” here:
It was nice, but it was missing some features such as the ability to manage avatars, upload images, and automatically resize thumbnails. So I made a few modifications 🙂


  • Saves current default avatar before activating and restores it when deactivated
  • Upload images using AJAX directly from the plugin page
  • Ability to remove unneeded custom default avatars from the default avatar list


  • The plugin page showing a few added avatars.

  • The “Discussion” settings showing the available avatars.

  • twentysixteen theme showing the Hellow World post and comment with new avatar


Extract the zip file and just drop the contents in the wp-content/plugins/ directory of your WordPress installation and then activate the Plugin from Plugins page.


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Setyembre 3, 2016 1 reply
Hi, Effective plugin, thank you. I have found a piece of code which seems to set a default avatar based on the gender : Male / Female. Do you think you are able to adapt this code with your plugin? add_filter( 'bp_core_fetch_avatar_no_grav', '__return_true' ); function myavatar_add_default_avatar( $url ) { global $bp; $gender = xprofile_get_field_data('Gender', bp_get_member_user_id()); if ($gender == "Male") { return $img_url = SECU.''; } else { return $img_url = SECU.''; } } add_filter( 'bp_core_mysteryman_src', 'myavatar_add_default_avatar' ); add_filter( 'bp_core_default_avatar_user', 'myavatar_add_default_avatar' );
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It’s been five years since the last update, and I finally took another look at this plugin. Unfortunately it was full of security holes and coding standard issues. Things have come a long way since the last version. There aren’t any more known security issues, and it’s unlikely that I’ll update this plugin again unless any new issues arise.

  • Major refactoring to remove security vulnerabilities and poor coding standards


  • Small bug. I left a WB_DEBUG on 🙁

  • Fixed small problem in readme.txt


  • Upgraded to latest TimThumb, 2.8.10
  • Fixed “wp_enqueue_script/wp_enqueue_style was called incorrectly” bug.
  • A bit late, but thanks to Honza for letting me know about a bad CSS bug that killed the bullets on all li tags. Fixed.
  • Cleaned up a lot of code, moved some actions to only admin area


  • Upgrade to the more secure TimThumb 2.8


  • Initial Release