Implement Gravatar On…

April 03, 2010 | Posted by Beau Lebens

We’re always really happy to see submissions from folks like you that make it easier to implement Gravatar within different programming languages, software packages, frameworks and tools. Recently we’ve received some more, so here’s a list of new implementations (which I’m also adding to the Developer Resources section of the site):

Thanks everyone for submitting details and for helping spread Gravatar to become a truly Global avatar. If you know of any other implementations that we’re not aware of, please let us know in the comments!

26 Responses

  1. Max Battcher says:

    I bet you saw it earlier, but did you catch Stack Overflow’s April Fools prank? They replaced Gravatar for a day with Unicornify, a drop-in replacement that uses Unicorn avatars (like the monster generics). Not quite a new implementation, but an interesting use of a Gravatar-like service.

  2. Your Django custom tag link is broken..

  3. Milan says:

    There is also error with link “Developer Resources”.

    As for other implementations, if you just read archive of this blog, you’ll see that most implementations mentioned in it are not on “Developer Resources” page. There are implementations with some forum software but I didn’t use any of them so I can’t link to them.

  4. Dwight says:

    I’m really happy to see the extended profile information on Gravatar. Is there some plan to include that in WordPress 3.0? Seems like a no brainer, but haven’t seen anything about it.

  5. Jeffro says:

    Hey Beau, did you ever get a chance to reads this post I wrote last year?

    Wondering what your thoughts are on that particular question.

  6. […] has yet to live up to the G (Global) in its name but it’s slowly getting there. Beau Lebens has published a few more developer resources that have been submitted to the Gravatar site including a Gravatar extension to […]

  7. Thanks everyone for submitting details and for helping spread Gravatar to become a truly Global avatar.

  8. Rob Babcock says:

    The PHP sample code on page needs to be updated. The first parameter after the hash code needs to be prefaced by a ?, e.g. “?default=” and then the subsequent parameter would use the “&” character.

  9. kcarhi says:

    Ummm, what’s changed? I can’t crop my photos anymore *sad face* I can “grab” the outline, but it won’t pull out or in. Can anyone help????

  10. Marcus says:

    Every time I go to the gravatar site it all comes in Thai. Fine, except I can’t read Thai! Wher4e is the language button on the main page? On any page? Please help!!

  11. Milan says:

    Marcus, is Thai your prefered language in browser’s settings (not language of your browser!)? On Gravatar you are redirected to locale site if your language in browser’s settings is same as on that locale site.

  12. charles says:

    I’m a big fan of Gravatar, I try to push it on my employee’s blogs. As all people who invest time in websites they love I hope it stays focused and free. As a host I can’t send my people here to get Gravatars when they will be forced to see low ball ads. Thanks for not doing that! If you ever need a server sponsor let us know. We love your site/service.


    President DWHS Inc.

  13. Milan says:

    @Beau: Maybe no one used it πŸ˜€

    (btw, you should enable threaded comments here)

  14. Worldly says:

    I run a forum with vbulletin and it would be great there and two social networks with phpfox, especially on the social network it would be great for people not have to upload a image by default.

  15. Doug Smith says:

    Thanks for the updates. I love seeing Gravatars expand their reach and become even more useful.

    Your post prompted me to revisit some old articles I had done about using Gravatars in AppleScript. I’ve created a new post with updated techniques showing a couple reference implementations in AppleScript that others may find useful.

    I’ve also built a downloadable AppleScript application that will mass update your Mac Address Book pictures with Gravatars. (This is different than the existing Address Book plugin that only looks up one address at a time.) Of course, once the pictures are in Address Book they automatically sync to your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad, which is really nice.

    Everything is GPL and free to explore, modify, and enjoy. I hope it spurs others to build more cool Gravatar integrations.

  16. Lisa Bridson says:

    Where is the help on gravatar apart from the faqs? Or where do you ask questions? While it is good to have all the whizz bang stuff, it would be nice to have all the basics too.

    • Beau Lebens says:

      You can email us at support (at) if you have any questions — we don’t currently have forums or any other great on-site place to ask questions for other users to answer I’m afraid.

  17. the tutorial here was quite an easy step by step procedure,i easily set it up on my friends blog when he called for my assistance.

  18. My company runs a forum with vbulletin and it would be great there.

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