WEBFI-WordPress-How to Add an Author's Photo in WordPress

Are you looking to display an author photo on your site? Most WordPress themes allow you to display an author’s gravatar for their profile but sometimes you want to have a different photo for the author. In this video we will show you how to easily add an author’s photo in WordPress.

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Summary of this tutorial:

For this tutorial we will be recommending the WP User Avatar plugin:

With that plugin installed and activated you will go to the new area labeled Avatars.

In this new area you will choose how you want to display the user avatars as well as if you want to disable Gravatars on your site and only wish to use local avatars.

Users with the author role can upload their own profile photo by default and this is changeable to whatever role you desire.

Once you save your changes to the settings you can go to the users page and edit the user you want to add the image to.

On the bottom of the edit user screen there will now be a section for setting an avatar.



  • Maurice Hason on May 29, 2017

    This is helpful, thanks for the tip!
    Do you also have a solution how to add authors and associate them to blog posts without having to open WP accounts for each author?

  • shivam mishra on May 29, 2017

    after all tutorial you should show to us preview of website that what the changes after apply this tips

  • Surya Prakash on June 2, 2017

    please tell me
    how to implement Facebook login with code without plugin in WordPress
    it is very need for us

  • Lee Katherine Herczogh on October 2, 2017

    This is what I needed. Thanks!

  • Ryan Iz Christian on October 30, 2017

    This is perfect – exactly what I have been looking for

  • The War Gamer on February 18, 2018


  • Joseph Babson on April 21, 2018

    Thanks, very helpful.

  • Missi Jarrar on April 25, 2018

    Great. Thanks for the help.

  • Asela bro on June 27, 2018

    very helpfull

  • santosh kandpal on September 13, 2018

    thanku it is really perfect video which i have been searching for

  • Carlos Alberto De Castro Guerrero on October 2, 2018

    Hi, thanks for the video. There would be a way to upload several photos in addition to profile ones. An example instagram, that besides having profile picture, also have other photos also.

  • Andreia Esteves on March 6, 2019

    Hi, thanks for the video! What should I do to guarantee that my avatar appears on other sites comments?

  • Dayana Deschamps on April 17, 2019

    Thanks so much that was very helpful. Well made video and very detailed.

  • The life thriver on May 18, 2019

    Thank you !!!

  • Rod Machado on June 7, 2019

    Perfect. Exactly the info I needed! You're the best.

  • Success Bevy on June 21, 2019

    Thank you so much

  • CarolAnn Merry on August 15, 2019

    Perfect, thank you so much 🙂

  • Gley Del Capo on September 1, 2019

    Thank you so much

  • True Freedom38 on October 27, 2019

    This is confusing. I added my avatar for myself, and now everyone who comments on one of my web posts gets my avatar (which is my face) by their name! How do i fix that

  • Jess Volina on January 13, 2020

    Published almost 3 years ago and her videos are like the gold standard imo. Simple and straight forward and she has such a great, calming speaking voice! Thank you!!!

  • Anthony Nyemah Williams Jr. on February 3, 2020

    does this plugin not have a bug mam??

  • Jens De Wulf on March 4, 2020

    If I do this, my profile picture is the profile picture for all people that comment on my blog post…What should I do?

  • Arlen Hobbs on March 29, 2020

    It worked like a charm even in these days. You are awesome.

  • Web Access Pro on January 19, 2021

    Thank you

  • Andrea on May 17, 2021

    It just changed completely and now it slows the website a lot. I will look for alternatives

  • Dan de on November 12, 2021

    This plugin is no longer available

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