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How to Add a Custom Avatar in WordPress

Have you noticed the rather odd looking default Avatars that WordPress ships with?  And who is Mystery Man?

Change that Avatar

You can add a default avatar of your choice.  Add the following to you functions.php and upload the avatar to your images directory.

Gravatar Before and After

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Alan Smith is a web designer and web developer using WordPress as a CMS and the Genesis Framework. I am a devoted husband and father, a Christ Follower and a Georgia Bulldog Fan (Go SEC!)


  1. Alan, Great post. You should put a picture of the finished customized one, so everyone sees what it looks like. Also without coding one could just add a customized Avatar. Good tip.

  2. Terry, Good suggestion.

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