Public avatars v1.01

Release Notes


This plugin allows for administrator to upload avatars that everyone can use. This can save some brandwidth and disc space, and creates better user experience. You can upload avatars that match your site's theme.



After enabling the plugin, a new link to user avatars page is created in the left menu on the administration page. The main administrator (the one whom you registered after installing your Elgg site) can add public avatars to the site by this page:




Administrator can also view and delete avatars that were already uploaded:




After clicking on an avatar, it's enlarged version is shown in the lightbox:




After administration has uploaded avatars, a new section appears on the 'edit profile icon' page. Users can view existing public avatars there, and choose the one they want to use as their own:




This plugin don't block the private avatars (the ones that user uploads). It adds the possibility to use both private and public avatars.


This is the GPL version of the plugin. It has a limit of 3 avatars that you can have on your site at once.


  • Elgg 1.5



  • copy the plugin to mods folder and enable
  • if you use vazco_profileup plugin, make sure it's below the vazco_avatar plugin on the plugin list


  • issue with character encoding on some servers was removed

Mike Zacher (vazco)

I'm an Elgg expert and CEO of - the first plugin store for Elgg. We focus on development of highly scalable and highly customized Elgg websites.


  • Category: Uncategorized
  • License: GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2
  • Updated: 2014-11-17
  • Downloads: 3158
  • Recommendations: 3

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