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Opened 10 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

Last modified 8 years ago

#2367 closed enhancement (worksforme)

get rid of gravatar.com

Reported by: erich73 Owned by:
Milestone: 1.2 Priority: major
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Core Keywords: dev-feedback
Cc: stas@…

Description

could you please make an option in order to totally disable the Gravatar.com service.

My website is loading forever because of slow connection of Gravatar.com

Even when trying to disable Gravatar.com completely from my website, there is currently still some code in BP which prevents to remove Gravatar.com completely (I guess it is checking whether there is an avatar saved for a specific user).

I understand that WordPress wants to utilize their Gravatar-service, but sitting at the other end of the world makes gravatar quite annoying.

Change History (5)

#1 @sushkov
10 years ago

  • Cc stas@… added
  • Keywords dev-feedback added

We can server a static file uri instead of Gravatar.com and that's all.

#2 @DJPaul
10 years ago

  • Milestone changed from 1.2.4 to Future Release

There's zero chance that something like this would get into 1.2.4. Putting it to future release until an updated roadmap is produced, then we can update the ticket.

#3 @cnorris23
10 years ago

I'm pretty sure there are filters in the bp_core_fetch_avatar() function in bp-core-avatars.php, and the bp_get_signup_avatar() function in bp-core-templatetags.php that allow you to do this. I haven't taken the time to figure out the exact steps to take, but then again, I don't have the problem. The filters of interest are 'bp_core_fetch_avatar' and 'bp_get_signup_avatar', respectively. Also, is this really major?

#4 @johnjamesjacoby
9 years ago

  • Resolution set to worksforme
  • Status changed from new to closed

You can actually set 'nograv' to true when using bp_core_fetch_avatar() and BuddyPress will skip over gravatar completely.

That doesn't stop WordPress and get_avatar from doing it though.

#5 @johnjamesjacoby
8 years ago

  • Milestone changed from Future Release to 1.2
  • Severity set to normal

Moving closed ticket out of Future Release.

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