Settings - Avatars

You can configure settings related to avatars in Settings -> Community -> Avatars.

General

Enable pre-defined avatars

If checked, it will be possible to select one of the shared, predefined avatars when choosing a user or group's avatar image. If disabled, only custom uploaded avatars will be allowed.

This setting does not affect Gravatars.

Avatar type

Determines what kind of user avatars will be usable on the website. The following options may be selected:

  • Avatar - users can either upload their own image or choose a predefined one. The images are stored locally in the website's database or file system.
  • Gravatar - the system will automatically load and display the globally recognized avatars associated with the e-mail addresses of users. Users must be registered at http://gravatar.com/ to have a custom avatar, otherwise a default image will be assigned to them. Note that switching to this option will change the avatars of users who have uploaded a custom image locally on the website.
  • User can choose - users will be able to choose if they want to use a local avatar or a Gravatar when configuring their profile. Gravatar support will be enabled for public users.

Gravatar rating

Gravatars are rated according to the maturity level of their content. Through this setting, you can specify the maximum rating that will be allowed on the site. The following options are available:

  • G - suitable for display on all websites with any audience type.
  • PG - may contain rude gestures, provocatively dressed individuals, the lesser swear words, or mild violence.
  • R - may contain such things as harsh profanity, intense violence, nudity, or hard drug use.
  • X - may contain hardcore sexual imagery or extremely disturbing violence.

If a user's Gravatar does not meet the site's rating requirements, the default image is displayed instead. Note that the rating of a Gravatar is entered by its owner, so it may not always be accurate.

Gravatar default image

Determines what type of image should be displayed as the avatar of users who do not have a valid Gravatar registered for their e‑mail address.

If the (none) option is selected, the local avatar image specified as the default option for users in the Avatars application is used. The remaining options provide various types of default Gravatar images. Most of the options automatically generate a different default image based on the e‑mail address of the given user.

User avatars

Avatar max side size

Sets the maximum allowed size of user avatar images. If one or both dimensions of the uploaded image are larger, it will be resized so that the larger dimension matches the entered value.

If 0 is entered, the Avatar height and Avatar width settings will be used instead.

Avatar height

If the Avatar max side size setting is set to 0, avatar images will be resized to this height.

Avatar width

If the Avatar max side size setting is set to 0, avatar images will be resized to this width.

Group avatars

Group avatar max side size

Sets the maximum allowed size of group avatar images. If one or both dimensions of the uploaded image are larger, it will be resized so that the larger dimension matches the entered value.

If 0 is entered, the Group avatar height and Group avatar width settings will be used instead.

Group avatar height

If the Group avatar max side size setting is set to 0, images will be resized to this height.

Group avatar width

If the Group avatar max side size setting is set to 0, images will be resized to this width.