Update: I recommend using my completely new version Add New Default Avatar. Click the link to go check out the details. This plugin is no longer being maintained.
Not happy with the default avatar options built into WordPress? Neither was I (actually, I never gave it much thought – someone else pointed it out to me).
So, I put my fingers to work and made a plugin that will allow you to a new picture and set it as the fall-back options for commenters without gravatars. Other features include:
- Enable/Disable without activating/reactivating
- WPMU compatible
Questions/Comments/Issues? Let me know in the comments.
- Download the .zip file
- Unzip the file, upload it to the plugins directory of your WordPress installation – or upload the zip file through the WordPress dashboard (Plugins > Add New > Upload)
- Activate the plugin
- Go to Custom Default Avatar under Settings.
- Upload. Crop. Save.
Screencast (with FTP method of installing the plugin): http://screencast.com/t/MzhlMzc3MDEt irrelevant, considering the first version was broken and the second works differently
Update! It’s officially been added to the wordpress.org plugin repostitory, complete with an embarrassing typo! http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/customize-defatul-avatar/