Point Gravatars to their respective sites

Paul Stamatiou does the grunt and provides a little code snippet for improving a Gravatar enabled blog. By default, the gravatar plugin redirects clicks to Gravatar.com. A simple copy n’ paste will have Gravatars on your site redirected to their respective authors page.

<?php if (function_exists('gravatar')) { ?><a href="<?php comment_author_url(); ?>" title="<?php comment_author(); ?>'s website"><img src="<?php gravatar("X", 32, ""); ?>" class="gravatar" alt="Gravatar Icon" /></a><?php } ?>

The key calls being comment_author_url and comment_author. Whodathunk?

Discuss - 4 Comments

  1. Adam says:

    This is something that has always bothered me, if there is a mug shot of some one or a picture they have chosen to represent themselves why not click it to find out more.

    I was never sure if there was a hidden reason for every gravatar to point back to gravatar’s, so i never changed anything and carried on my sheep like existance.

  2. Derek says:

    It used to bother me as well, until I decided to remove the link because it seemed a bit repetitive to have so many different links pointing back to Gravatar. ET phone home I guess.

  3. Poldo says:

    Thank you for opening my eyes, Derek. This is really helpful.

  4. Jamie says:

    Thank you for this little fix- it woks wonderfully :)