Twavatar – Twitter Avatars For Your WordPress Blog

by Steve on March 25, 2009

An update: Twitter has seen fit to deprecate (discontinue) the search function that this plugin depended on. Until I can come up with some kind of solution, you should deactivate the plugin if you’re using it; you might have some unexpected errors.

Today is release day for Twavatar – Twitter Avatars For Your WordPress Blog.

It is a simple plugin that displays a commenter’s Twitter profile image in place of the standard WordPress gravatar. If a Twitter image can’t be found, the regular gravatar is displayed.

Twavatar is nice to twitter – it only looks once, and if it finds a profile URL, it caches it in your database for future use. Future versions of the plugin will have an expiry time on the cached URL to ensure avatarial freshness.

You can download the plugin from its page.

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TotalMusicLive March 25, 2009 at 4:49 pm

I installed this plugin (2.71) And it crashed my website and it also included seen code at the top of the admin panel. I deleted the plugin to disable it and tried again with a clean download and it happened again.


Steve March 25, 2009 at 4:55 pm

I’m sorry you’re having troubles with the plugin. Can you tell me exactly what you saw at the top of the admin panel? And maybe what other plugins you’re running?


Steve March 25, 2009 at 5:19 pm

Never mind, TML. I determined that a development copy of the plugin was committed to the SVN repository in error. The file has been updated, but it will be approx 30 min from now before the download file is refreshed.


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