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  • Hello ,

    try .



    That’s pretty cool, but the plugin is only available for WordPress. That means you’d have to call the wordpress tag within bbPress, and I dont load wordpress with my forum (way too complicated for what i need)

    However, somebody could take the wordpress code and customize it for bbPress :)

    No , there’s a very simple way , simply use this url as the image url :

    MD5 should be replaced by the md5 hash of the poster’s email address .

    Look at the “How the URL is constructed” section on if you need more options like the size , rating …

    Well u can try this. Donno if it gonna work or not .. right now 12:54am so i dont have the time to test it :) Try at ur own risk. Got problem dont blame me XD. Well if this was wrong feel free to fix it.

    function get_post_author_avatar() {

    global $bbdb;

    $id = get_post_author_id();

    $user = bb_get_user( $id );

    $usermail = $user->user_email;

    $default = “”; // Put your default avatar link

    $size = 40;

    $grav_url = “”.md5($email).”&default=”.urlencode($default).”&size=”.$size;

    echo “<img src=”$grav_url” alt=”Gravatar” />”;


    Thanks Atsutane , $user->user_email is what i searched for !

    Hi, because I am a bbpress baby, where does one make that change ?

    Shuldn’t have to change anything. That’s all bbpress code.

    It works for me, just had to change your variable name $usermail because it’s supposed to be $email – so the code looks like this:

    function get_avatar() {

    global $bbdb;

    $id = get_post_author_id();

    $user = bb_get_user( $id );

    $email = $user->user_email;

    $default = ""; // Put your default avatar link

    $size = 40;

    $grav_url = "".md5($email)."&default=".urlencode($default)."&size=".$size;

    echo "<img src="$grav_url" alt="Gravatar" width="$size" height="$size" />";


    You say this is bbpress code but after searching through every file I couldn’t find any reference to avatar in any of the code. Where exactly is this block of code placed?

    Does anyone know?

    U can put that code as a plugin.



    Or you can use either of the avatar plugins available.

    Well thats a no go it screwed the whole forum up and I had to re-install. Has anyone acually got this thing working? If so can you post the exact instruction here please!!!!

    I use this plugin for MyBlogLog avatars, but looking at the code it seems to be already setup for Gravatars as well! Maybe take a look at it!


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