Change Your WordPress Profile Picture with ProfileGrid
A WordPress profile picture is the main marker of a user profile. Among all the editable fields in a user profile, members prefer to change their profile pictures more often. So as an admin, you also need to offer that facility to your users in a membership site.
When users find their images on their WordPress user profiles, they find it more relatable. The profile comes alive to them and gives the site owner the liberty to create a custom user profile.
A dynamic user profile is one which holds complete information about the user. The WordPress user profile picture is one such field that a user uploads while registering.
However, a default WordPress form does not offer the liberty to add a profile picture on WordPress. To achieve that, you need to create a WordPress registration form with custom fields.
Moreover, ProfileGrid is one user profile plugin that helps users to add additional user profile fields in WordPress user registration.
So, in order to change WordPress profile picture in WordPress have to first install the ProfileGrid plugin.
How to Add Profile Picture in WordPress
After installing the ProfileGrid plugin, you have to first create a Group. Then you make a registration form with the WordPress user profile picture field.
Whatever fields you add on a Group registration form, appears on the frontend user profile.
So, to create a Group, first, click on the ProfileGrid link on the plugin menu.
Now, you will land on the Group Manager page.
Click on the Add New link at the top corner of the page. The page where you will land is called the Custom Fields Manager page. It has an option on the top left corner called, New Field. By clicking on this option, you will see a list of fields opening up; from here you can add your desired fields to the group registration form.
The list contains predefined fields like Time zone, Date, Country, Profile Image and many more.
Click on the Profile Image field and you will now land on the New Field page. Here you can determine the description, name, and type, etc. of this field.
Users can change the field type even in the New Field page from the Field Type drop down. Now, since it is the Profile Image field, the plugin does not ask if admin wants to add this field to the user profile. For all the other fields admin has the right to decide if that field data should display on the frontend.
Now, after doing all the configurations click on Save.
Your registration form will now allow users to add profile picture in WordPress.
Now your users can have a profile on your site with a WordPress user profile picture.
Frontend WordPress User Profile
How to Change WordPress Profile Picture
The WordPress user profile picture set with ProfileGrid is editable on the frontend as well as backend. The user can change the cover picture and their WordPress user profile picture.
Hover on the WordPress profile picture and you will find the Update Image hover text.
Then click on it and you will be asked to upload a new image and thus change your WordPress profile picture. In this same way, you can change your profile cover image.
Now, there are two options:
first – upload a new image
second – remove image
So, when a user removes their WordPress user profile picture, a gravatar appears in the area.
Gravatars stands for Globally Recognized Avatar. They are a pictorial representation of the users, often a random image. WordPress has Gravatar as a built-in feature. So, the default profile picture WordPress generates is a Gravatar.
From the Global Settings menu of this plugin, click on the General option.
You will land on the General setting page. From here, you can enable/disable the Gravatar icon.
How to Change WordPress Profile Picture by The Admin
With ProfileGrid, now even admins can change WordPress user profile picture from the backend. From the WordPress user profiles plugin menu, click on the User Profile link.
The admins can manage and check all the users on their site from here. They can also activate, deactivate and even add new users here. Then by clicking on the View link beside each user, they can view and edit each user data.
Now, by clicking on the edit link on each user profile the admin will land on a page where all the user data is present.
From here, the admin can change the user role, group, first name, profile picture and all the fields except for the username and password. Thus user management for the admin becomes quite easy.
This feature helps to maintain sites that contain a user directory, for example, a school or office member directory. The admin can then edit designations of employees or class, sections, and roll numbers of pupils. With every passing year, the site can work as a yearbook where one can update the profile pictures of employees or pupils.
Profile Making Made Easy
So, you saw, how easily we could change the WordPress user profile picture with ProfileGrid. This user profiles plugin is a boon for amateurs and pros who want to create an efficient membership site. There is no need for coding or designing. The frontend user profiles are smart and interactive while the admin has an easy site and user management feature on the backend. So, give your online business the boost of ProfileGrid and open new horizons for your site.