Letter Avatars

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Sets custom avatars for users without gravatar. Avatars will be replaced by first letter of usename (or e-mail) on a colorful background

Author:Sibin Grasic (profile at wordpress.org)
WordPress version required:4.8
WordPress version tested:5.3.3
Plugin version:3.1.0
Added to WordPress repository:04-01-2016
Last updated:03-03-2020
Rating, %:92
Rated by:9
Plugin URI:https://wordpress.org/plugins/letter-avatars/
Total downloads:14 255
Active installs:900+
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Letter Avatars enables custom avatars for users without gravatar. Avatar will be replaced with the first letter of username or e-mail.

Letter Avatars does not use any images, scripts, or font-icons. All letters will be rendered by your theme font (or Optionally via a Google font).


  • Works anywhere – Plugin hooks into pre_get_avatar function, so the avatar size is preserved
  • Highly customizable – You can change colors, letter font, as well as the font size
  • Stylish – You can change the background and letter colors or you can randomize them for all the avatars
  • Lightweight – Plugin does not use any external stylesheet, image, or js files. It only adds a small inline css in your header
  • Highly compatible – You don’t have to edit your theme / plugin files, it works automatically and plays nice with other plugins
  • Works with BuddyPress – Users and groups without gravatar / local avatar will use Letter Avatars
  • Works with YITH Reviews for WooCommerce – Avatars in reviews support Letter Avatars
  • Works with WP User Avatar – Users with Custom Avatar will use those, users without avatar will default to Letter Avatar