How to replace default avatars with some other avatars image


In my installed discourse instance I want to
change default avatar with some other kind of avatar, can you tell me how can I
do that? I tried looking for setting in Admin section but could not find any
setting to change default letter based avatars to some image based avatars?

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It is a per user setting:

  • gravatar
  • custom avatar
  • default local letters

We do have a long standing request to make those user settings a global default for all users that the site admin can set, but we haven’t gotten to it yet.

Thanks @codinghorror,
Actually I want to change default local letters to some default images corresponding to each letters, please let me know how can I do that? so that whenever new user register he will get a image instead of letters

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My users have set their avatars with gravatar, but they still have the default letter in Discourse (using the same email addresses). Why would this be?

Just figured it out. Under “Settings” -> “Login” uncheck “sso overrides avatar”. I’m using Wordpress for SSO:

Now my users can edit their avatar/profile picture on their preferences page.


Is this already implemented? I’d be really interested but I have not seen anything about it on meta.

@naggar & @dani14_96, you might find this new feature interesting :wink:


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