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WP Avatar not working anymore with the new BuddyPress

  • dasde


    I’m using BuddyPress on my website ( for several month, I was using a “hack” in functions.php to use my WP avatar in BuddyPress and it was working like a charm until the last version of BuddyPress. I have updated the plugin yesterday and now all my members have the default avatar instead of their custom avatar.

    The code I was using in functions.php :

    add_filter('bp_core_fetch_avatar_no_grav', '__return_true');
    add_filter( 'bp_core_fetch_avatar', 'revert_to_default_wp_avatar', 80, 3 );//late load
    function revert_to_default_wp_avatar( $img, $params, $item_id ){
    	//we are concerned only with users
    	if( $params['object']!='user' )
    		return $img;
    	//check if user has uploaded an avatar
    	//if not then revert back to wordpress core get_avatar method
    	//remove the filter first, or else it will go in infinite loop
    	remove_filter( 'bp_core_fetch_avatar', 'revert_to_default_wp_avatar', 80, 3 );
    	if( !emi_user_has_avatar( $item_id ) ){
    		$width = $params['width'];
    		// Set image width
    		if ( false !== $width ) {
    			$img_width = $width;
    		} elseif ( 'thumb' == $width ) {
    			$img_width = bp_core_avatar_thumb_width();
    		} else {
    			$img_width = bp_core_avatar_full_width();
    		$img = get_avatar( $item_id, $img_width );
    	//add the filter back again
    	add_filter( 'bp_core_fetch_avatar', 'revert_to_default_wp_avatar', 80, 3 );
    	return $img;
    * Check if the given user has an uploaded avatar
    * @return boolean
    function emi_user_has_avatar( $user_id=false ) {
    	if( !$user_id ){
    		$user_id = bp_loggedin_user_id();
    	if ( bp_core_fetch_avatar( array( 'item_id' => $user_id, 'no_grav' => true,'html'=> false ) ) != bp_core_avatar_default() )
    		return true;
    	return false;

    Please help me to solve this annoying issue.


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