As the name suggests, this plugin allows you to use the social profile picture as your WordPress Avatar.
Why this plugin?
If you are me, who gets bore of using the same gravatar for few days or months then this plugin is totally for you.
This plugin provides option to the user to use Social media like Facebook and Google plus profile pictures as the gravatar instead of the one from en.gravatar.com.
WP Social Avatar Settings:
After activating the plugin admin will see WP Avatar, under Users menu. Here the admin can set the minimum role/capabilities required to avail this feature.
The allowed users will see the available options in their Your Profile sub menu under Users menu.
For the first version I only have two social options available, Facebook and Google plus. You need to add either the Facebook handle like mine is maruti.mohanty or Google plus id like mine is 104852475872564383886 in the corresponding fields.
Once done with the above, check the social profile picture you want to use as the gravatar and click Update Profile and you are done.
After saving the profile you can see all the gravatars in the site has been replaced by the respective social media profile picture.
With this you will get rid of the boredom of looking at the same gravatar all the time. With the change in the respective social media profile picture, the gravatar of your site will also change.
With Version 1.4 Cache functionality is implemented for Google Plus avatar, this optimizes the functionality. I have added a clear cache button for Google plus, anytime you upload a new profile picture in your Google Plus account click the “clear cache” button and you will get the latest image else the code will make a request and pull the latest image after every 48 hours. This has been done to make the Google Plus functionality faster.
Download the plugin from WordPress.org
Happy WordPressing 🙂