Do you want to add a Wordpress author image? By default, most of the WordPress themes display an author’s gravatar image as their profile picture.
But what if you wanted to replace the default gravatar image with an actual author photo?
In this article, we will show you how to easily add a WordPress author image.
If you run a single author WordPress site, then you can simply use an image widget to add your photo and an about page with more information.
On the other hand, if you manage a multi-author WordPress website, then you may need to add an author bio box at the end of your articles.
Author bio box typically shows an author’s profile photo, brief bio, and links to their website or social profiles.
By default, most WordPress themes display an author’s gravatar image as their author photo.
However, sometimes an author may not have a gravatar image or they may not want to use it as an author image on your site.
Having said that, let’s find out how to easily add author photo in WordPress and allow authors to upload a photo to their profile.
Add A WordPress Author Image
The very first thing, you need to do is install, activate and setup the WP User Avatar WordPress plugin.
For more details, see our step by step guide on how to set up a WordPress plugin.
After plugin activation, the plugin will add a new menu item labeled Avatars in your WordPress admin bar.
Clicking on it will get you to the plugin’s settings page.
Here you can choose how you want to display the user avatars on your WordPress site.
By default, this WordPress user plugin allows users with at least an Author role to upload their own profile picture.
You can change that and allow contributors and contributors as well.
It also permits you to completely disable Gravatar on your WordPress site and only use local avatars.
Once you are comfortable with the settings, go forward and click on the save changes button to save them.
you can go to Users page and click on the edit button below a username.
On the edit user screen, scroll down to the bottom, and you will visit the Avatar section.
You can click on the ‘Choose Image’ button to upload the user picture.
Don’t forget to click on the ‘Update profile’ button to save your modifications. Similarly, users of your WordPress site will be able to upload their photos by deleting their user profile.
Right away, you can now visit your website to see the plugin in action. It will start showing local author avatar as an author photo for the posts/articles. If a user does not add an author photo, then it will show their default image.
If a user doesn’t have an author photo or gravatar image, and so it will fallback to the default gravatar image. You can add a branded custom gravatar image to be used as the fallback image.
We hope this post helped you to learn how to add an author’s image in WordPress website.
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