Some bloggers find it annoying when someone leaves a blog post comment but doesn’t use their own Avatar image?
It can look like they’re hiding something when they don’t have an image of their face next to their comment.
By default, WordPress gives you a choice of what image you want to use when your commentators don’t have one of their own.
If you don’t find any of the default options appealing, here’s 3 alternatives options you can use to change the avatar used by your site visitors who leaves comments.
The 1st 2 solutions are all plugins and the 3rd is custom code.
1. Add New Default Avatar
Install a plugin and use your own logo image instead.
Simply install the Add New Default Avatar plugin and go to Settings > Discussion to add an image url.
After you add the URL to your custom image, make sure you have selected custom and save the changes.
2. Twitter Avatar Reloaded
Do you know many bloggers that don’t own a twitter account? Most do, so what you can do is install a plugin which replaces the default avatar with their Twitter profile image.
The name of the plugin is: Twitter Avatar Reloaded
There’s no settings for this plugin even though it does have a settings page. You’ll notice a twitter username field added below the standard comment details after installation of this plugin.
3. Use Code
You can add this PHP code to your child themes functions file to pull an image from your child themes images folder.