How to Set Custom Avatars for Users in WordPress (Gravatar Alternative)
Have you ever wanted to set custom avatars for users who leave comments with no Gravatar? Or want to get rid of gravatar altogether and speed up your page load time? In this article, we will show you a gravatar alternative that allows you to use the first letter in user’s name as their avatar for WordPress comments.
WordPress currently only allows you to use custom avatars that are uploaded through Gravatar. WP User Avatar enables you to use any photo uploaded into your Media Library as an avatar. This means you use the same uploader and library as your posts. No extra folders or image editing functions are necessary.