Leira Letter Avatar


Letters Avatar allows you to generate automatically user avatar base on their initial letters.

Fully customizable from admin area. You will be able edit avatar settings like shape, background color, etc.


This plugin is compatible with any properly coded theme. However, some plugins may cause conflicts with this one. If you find an issue with your theme please create a post in the community forum.
So far this plugin is compatible with:
* BuddyPress
* Ultimate Member
* wpDiscuz
* BuddyPress Profile Completion
* YITH WooCommerce Advanced Reviews


This plugins has been possible thanks to:
* Jose Luis Chavez – Icons, banners and designs
* ivankuraev – Support for russian characters


  • You will find a new menu item "Letter Avatar" under "Settings" menu.
  • A new option "Letter" will be available for "Default Avatar".
  • Comments list with generated user letter avatar.
  • Users list with generated user letter avatar.
  • Comments in Dashboard with letter avatar.
  • Comments in frontend with letter avatar.


  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/leira-letter-avatar directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress
  3. Use the Settings->Letter Avatar screen to configure the plugin
  4. Happy coding 🙂

Preguntas frecuentes

What is the format of the generated avatars?


How avatars are generated?

The plugin generates the avatar automatically using defined config.
Avatars are generated only once so your site performance wont get affected

How avatars are stored?

Avatars are stored in your uploads folder.

Will I be able to select my own letters?

No. The plugin automatically generates the image with the initial letters of you First name and Last name.

Can I use gravatar if the user has one?

Yes. There is an option in plugins settings that allows you to show user gravatar if available instead of letter avatar.


25 de septiembre de 2020
OMG THANK YOU for the great plugin! This is exactly what I was looking for! The many options are great too! Thank you very much 1
8 de agosto de 2020
Thanks a lot for Ariel or Leira 🙂 I always wanted this. While I readily give you 5 stars I wanted to add something. It was always been perfectly compatible with Buddypress from the day I first installed it, but not with many new themes I tried of late. These themes replace Leira's avatars with a totally archaic Font Awesome icon in WP posts, although Leira is recognized by WP. The latest update didn't solve the problem.
28 de julio de 2020
This is a really nice plugin. Probably the best of its kind right now, we tried different ones, and they all had some issues. We have it up and running in a very high traffic site with over 15K registered users and it has worked without a hiccup. Just recently it got a new update which made it even better supporting WPDizcuss (Our discussion system) and Gravatar (When available) the absence of these two were its weakest links and this is now covered. Great work with the plugin @arielhr1987 and thanks a bunch for the fantastic job, keep up the good work!
28 de julio de 2020
Nice plugin that does what it says. Had a support issue with WPDiscuz compatibility and the issue was resolved very quickly with the developer releasing an update to the plugin right away so that other WPDiscuz users wouldn't have the same issue. Recommended.
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Registro de cambios


  • Fix random background color generation issue


  • Match plugin version with readme.txt version


  • Adding Github Actions automatic deploy
  • Adding Github Actions automatic update assets and readme file


  • Adding support for letters color
  • YITH WooCommerce Advanced Reviews compatibility


  • Bug fix incorrect avatar size
  • BuddyPress compatibility improved


  • Ultimate Member compatibility
  • wpDiscuz compatibility
  • Support for russian characters
  • New option to use gravatar if available
  • Rate us link in admin area footer
  • Some code refactored
  • Bug fixes


  • BuddyPress integration
  • CSS fix in admin area
  • Support link updated
  • Source code refactored
  • Screenshots description updated


  • The first plugin release