Leira Letter Avatar

Description

Letters Avatar allows you to generate automatically user avatar base on their initial letters.

Fully customizable from admin area. You will be able edit avatar settings like shape, background color, etc.

Compatibility

This plugin is compatible with any properly coded theme. However, some plugins may cause conflicts with this one. If you find an issue with your theme please create a post in the community forum.
So far this plugin is compatible with:
* BuddyPress
* Ultimate Member
* wpDiscuz
* BuddyPress Profile Completion
* YITH WooCommerce Advanced Reviews
* Flyzoo Chat
* BuddyBoss

Contributors

This plugins has been possible thanks to:
* Jose Luis Chavez – Icons, banners and designs
* ivankuraev – Support for russian characters

Screenshots

  • You will find a new menu item "Letter Avatar" under "Settings" menu.
  • A new option "Letter" will be available for "Default Avatar".
  • Comments list with generated user letter avatar.
  • Users list with generated user letter avatar.
  • Comments in Dashboard with letter avatar.
  • Comments in frontend with letter avatar.

Installation

  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/leira-letter-avatar directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress
  3. Use the Settings->Letter Avatar screen to configure the plugin
  4. Happy coding 🙂

FAQ

What is the format of the generated avatars?

You can select from .svg (Recommended), .png and .jpg.
To use .png and .jpg you will need GD image library installed in order to work.

Which format should I use?

The recommended format(.svg) is the best option. This option generates the images with the best quality and the resource required to generate it is very low.
However there are some cases where you will need to user .png or .jpg, for example if you are sending avatar images in your emails.
There is a know issue that email clients like gmail uses a proxy to show the images and at this point does not support .svg format.

How avatars are generated?

The plugin generates the avatar automatically using defined config.
Avatars are generated only once so your site performance wont get affected

How avatars are stored?

Avatars are stored in your uploads folder.

Will I be able to select my own letters?

No. The plugin automatically generates the image with the initial letters of you First name and Last name.

Can I use gravatar if the user has one?

Yes. There is an option in plugins settings that allows you to show user gravatar if available instead of letter avatar.

I see a black background in the avatars

Probably you are using .jpg format to generate a round avatar. This format does not support image transparency.
Use .png format instead.

Reviews

January 8, 2021
the only letter avatar working on 2021... with bunch compatiblity especially with buddypress
September 25, 2020
OMG THANK YOU for the great plugin! This is exactly what I was looking for! The many options are great too! Thank you very much 1
August 8, 2020
Thanks a lot for Ariel or Leira 🙂 I always wanted this. While I readily give you 5 stars I wanted to add something. It was always been perfectly compatible with Buddypress from the day I first installed it, but not with many new themes I tried of late. These themes replace Leira's avatars with a totally archaic Font Awesome icon in WP posts, although Leira is recognized by WP. The latest update didn't solve the problem.
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Contributors & Developers

“Leira Letter Avatar” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

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Changelog

1.3.1

  • Change deprecated method get_user_by_email in favor of get_user_by
  • Bug fix. Upon deactivation set avatar_default option back to mystery

1.3.0

  • Adding support for .png and .jpg image formats
  • Fix https avatar url issue

1.2.6

  • WordPress 5.6 compatibility check
  • Handle other plugins incorrect usage of um_user_avatar_url_filter filter

1.2.5

  • Fix random background color generation issue

1.2.4

  • Match plugin version with readme.txt version

1.2.3

  • Adding Github Actions automatic deploy
  • Adding Github Actions automatic update assets and readme file

1.2.2

  • Adding support for letters color
  • YITH WooCommerce Advanced Reviews compatibility

1.2.1

  • Bug fix incorrect avatar size
  • BuddyPress compatibility improved

1.2.0

  • Ultimate Member compatibility
  • wpDiscuz compatibility
  • Support for russian characters
  • New option to use gravatar if available
  • Rate us link in admin area footer
  • Some code refactored
  • Bug fixes

1.1.0

  • BuddyPress integration
  • CSS fix in admin area
  • Support link updated
  • Source code refactored
  • Screenshots description updated

1.0.0

  • The first plugin release