apply_filters( 'pre_get_avatar_data', array $args, mixed $id_or_email )

Filters whether to retrieve the avatar URL early.


Passing a non-null value in the ‘url’ member of the return array will effectively short circuit get_avatar_data(), passing the value through the ‘get_avatar_data’ filter and returning early.

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(array) Arguments passed to get_avatar_data(), after processing.


(mixed) The Gravatar to retrieve. Accepts a user ID, Gravatar MD5 hash, user email, WP_User object, WP_Post object, or WP_Comment object.

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File: wp-includes/link-template.php

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Version Description
4.2.0 Introduced.

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User Contributed Notes

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    Contributed by wpexplorer

    Can be used to display an image from your media library for a specific user to prevent requests to Gravatar and speed things up.

    add_filter( 'pre_get_avatar_data', function( $data, $id_or_email ) {
    	if ( 'author_email_to_check' == $id_or_email || 'author_id_to_check' == $id_or_email ) {
    		$img_src = wp_get_attachment_image_src( 'attachment_id_to_display', array( $data['width'], $data['height'] ) );
    		if ( isset( $img_src[0] ) ) {
    			$data['url'] = $img_src[0];
    	return $data;
    }, 10, 2 );

    Be sure to replace “author_email_to_check”, “author_id_to_check” and “attachment_id_to_display” to their corresponding values.

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