Simple Local Avatars
Adds an avatar upload field to user profiles if the current user has media permissions. Generates requested sizes on demand just like Gravatar! Simple and lightweight.
Just edit a user profile, and scroll down to the new “Avatar” field. The plug-in will take care of cropping and sizing!
Stores avatars in the “uploads” folder where all of your other media is kept
Has a simple, native interface
Fully supports Gravatar and default avatars if no local avatar is set for the user – but also allows you turn off Gravatar
Generates the requested avatar size on demand (and stores the new size for efficiency), so it looks great, just like Gravatar!
Let’s you decide whether lower privilege users (subscribers, contributors) can upload their own avatar
Enables rating of local avatars, just like Gravatar
Install easily with the WordPress plugin control panel or manually download the plugin and upload the extracted folder to the
Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
If you only want users with file upload capabilities to upload avatars, check the applicable option under Settings > Discussion
Start uploading avatars by editing user profiles!
Use avatars in your theme using WordPress’ built in
get_avatar() function: https://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/get_avatar
You can also use
get_simple_local_avatar() (with the same arguments) to retreive local avatars a bit faster, but this will make your theme dependent on this plug-in.