Change admin profile picture wordpress

Rakesh Sharma      No Comments  

Change admin profile picture wordpress

Default wordpress provide you gravatar for admin profile picture. I am also stuck with this issue that how i can change admin bar profile picture and remove gravatar from wordpress site. cause gravatar means you are calling a remote url for getting image on each time. may be it’s effecting our site page speed. so i have search many time for this and not found a good solution. for solve this i have coded manually. after that i can see my new image for my blog admin.
Let’s see how to remove gravatar from wordpress and setting new admin profile picture.

1. Go to “wp-includes/pluggable.php” and find below code (under function get_avatar()):-

$avatar = "<img alt='{$safe_alt}' src='{$out}' class='avatar avatar-{$size} photo' height='{$size}' width='{$size}' />";

And replace it with below code :-

$get_admin_user = get_user_by_email($email);
if(is_super_admin($get_admin_user->ID)) {
  if(($useravatar = get_user_meta($get_admin_user->ID, 'admin_user_thumbnail', true)) !== false AND strlen(trim($useravatar)) > 0){
    $avatar = "<img alt='{$safe_alt}' src='".get_template_directory_uri().$useravatar."' class='avatar avatar-{$size} photo' height='{$size}' width='{$size}' />";
  }
}  
else {
  $avatar = "<img alt='{$safe_alt}' src='{$out}' class='avatar avatar-{$size} photo' height='{$size}' width='{$size}' />";
}

2. Add or insert new row in user_meta table in your database.

user_id = 1 //admin userid if any other
meta_key = admin_user_thumbnail
meta_value = /images/myadminimage.png  // give a path "your_active_theme/images"

3. upload your admin image(myadminimage.png) in “wp-content/themes/your_active_theme/images/”.

Now refresh your site you will get new image on admin bar and every where you have admin profile pic on site. so this is a manually doing simple method to change profile picture in wordpress.