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Opened 5 months ago

Closed 5 months ago

#59928 closed feature request (duplicate)

Add media library user profile / avatar option (i.e., in addition to Gravatar)

Reported by: xroox's profile xroox Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
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We need to do away with only supporting Gravatar for WordPress user profile images.(Random/abitrary! There is no reason to assume that a WP user/author wants or needs a] a Gravatar account at all, and/or b] to use the same profile image on their own personal, self-hosted website that they may want or use on other hosted services that use Gravatar... [whatever those services might be].)

As we know, these user profile images are the same images that themes and page builder plugins use for author images—and IMO rightly so.

Requiring an abritrarily assigned third party, hosted service to support a basic core feature (profile images) that has been in use for many years is not in the spirit of the open source, self-hosted platform that is.

WordPress website developers, designers and administrators need to be able to upload (and update) user profile images from within the WordPress system itself—without needing access to extra accounts or permissions (e.g., from clients).

The good news is that using the built-in WordPress media library for this is readily at hand! 🫨

Workarounds such as plugins or custom code are not acceptable solutions... In fact, if anything, it should be the other way around (e.g., a plugin to use Gravatar).

As such, request is:

a) At a minimum, to support both Gravatar and media library as options. To me, this makes the most sense in the short term in order to support the tens of people who actually want to keep using Gravatar (being facetious, what I mean is, so a bunch of websites don't suddenly lose their user profile images).

b) Or just do away with built-in Gravatar support altogether. I'm sure the people will recover if this were to be the route.

I hope the sanity of this request shines through any of the murky waters that may exist when it comes to updating the product accordingly! Thank you talented and committed people for receiving this FR. 🤗

Change History (1)

#1 @swissspidy
5 months ago

  • Focuses ui administration privacy sustainability coding-standards removed
  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to duplicate
  • Status changed from new to closed

Thanks for your report! We're already tracking this in #16020

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