How To Allow Users To Upload Personal Profile Photos On Their User Profiles?

You can allow your users to upload personal user profile photos on your website with a simple extension.

If you are willing to improve engagement between your users, there’s no better option than allowing them to share personal user profile photos.

Today, we have a bias toward visual data. In every social community, images and visual data are consumed more by users when compared to written data.

To incorporate this feature into your website you can utilize the Users Profile Photos extension by ProfileGrid Memberships.

With the help of this extension, you can allow your users to upload profile pictures and manage them from their profiles. Additionally, users can share the album with a specific set of audiences only.


Overview of User Photos Extension

The User Photo extension allows your users to upload custom photos to their profiles. Further, the extension is easy to use and set up. Within just a few clicks you can add this feature to your website.

You can seamlessly activate it on your profile, change preferences, and allow your users to add or change default user photos and manage images on their profiles.

They can upload user profile pictures from the front-end. After you activate this extension, a Photos tab would be added to user profiles automatically.

Features of User Photos Extension

Here are some features of the User Photos extension:

  • Add the Photos tab to the profile page of users
  • Users can upload profile photos and create photo album in WordPress
  • Users can also change the visibility of any album
  • Only the users to whom the album is visible will be able to post a comment on the photos
  • If an album is public, then any registered user can view the pictures and comment on it
  • Users can delete or discard their photos and albums along with the comments on the pictures
  • Users can delete the comments posted by them on a picture

Stepwise Guide to Setup User Profile Photos Extension

To add this feature to your website, you need to download the extension from the button below. Once downloaded install the plugin on your backend.

Try User Photo Extension!

If you already have the premium or premium+ version of ProfileGrid Memberships, you do not need to download the extension separately. Both the packages include the User Profile Photos extension.

Once downloaded, install the extension on the backend of your website. Follow the steps below to set up the extension:

Step1: Go to ProfileGrid left menu and click on Extensions.

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Step2: Scroll down, find User Profile Photos extension and click ‘Activate Now.’

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Step3: Once the extension is active, go to Global Settings.

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Step4: Scroll down, find the extension setting and click on it.

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Step5: Click the toggle button to Enable User Photos and save the settings.

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Similarly, you can disable the setting as per your requirements.

How to upload multiple photos on WordPress user profiles?

Step1: Users need to go to their profile page.

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Step2: When the user clicks on the Photos tab, they will get two options Photos and Albums.


Step3: On the Photos sub-tab, an option to Add Photos would appear. The user can either click on it or simply drag photos to the below box to start uploading images.

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User Profile Photos

Step4: They can also add a caption or description for the photos being uploaded by the user.

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This is how the uploaded photo will look:

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Step5: Similarly, on the Albums sub-tab, the user needs to type Album Title, Album Description, and Album Privacy to create an album.

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Privacy setting options for albums:

User profile photos

Step6: Once the album is created, users can add images to the albums.

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Step7: The albums and pictures can be edited by clicking on the Settings icon beside the album.

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Step8: Other users can open the images from this user’s profile page and comment.

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Users can also delete and edit any album and user profile picture at any time they want. Just follow the above step to edit or delete photos and albums.

This extension makes the user journey extremely simple for your users. It additionally helps your users to connect and interact with each other.

Concluding Note

WordPress plugins and extensions can help you improve the features of your website. This extension allows your users to share photos with each other and interact.

It further allows your users to upload, manage, and share their images and albums with other community members.

Check out the above steps to understand how you can install the User Photos extension to your WordPress website. If you need any further assistance, please feel free to comment below. We would reach out to you with a solution.


  1. Eckiebd

    It is a nice plugin, however i am missing an overview of who had or not placed images on their profile, there is no way to find out if a user has posted any in his profile or look for new posted images or anything (life a little overview of all user created albums for example, sorted by ‘latest images posted by users) – if you have thousands of users on a site and want to find if there is a new image posted, you have to click through every single user profile to find out….

    1. ProfileGrid Editorial Team


      As of now, the feature is not available. We have noted and forwarded this to our development team to review and add a feature to allow admin to view the images posted by the users.

      Thank you,

  2. Bruno lacroix

    How could I force the display of the pictures (photos tab) by default? When the profile page is displayed it is empty, I have to choose by clickin either on Photos or on Albums to see something, I do not want visitors to have to do that, I need something more immediate.

    I shifted the order of the users profiles tabs so that the photos are shown instead of the about section that is secondary to me.
    Other question : I would like to disable comments on the photos is it feasable?
    Thanks for your answer,

    1. ProfileGrid Editorial Team

      We have noted this issue and forwarded it to our development team to fix it in one of our future releases. Currently, comments on photos cannot be disabled. You may hide the comment box using custom CSS.

  3. annelies

    can I make a few restrictions for the users like no album and max 3 photos

    1. ProfileGrid

      The requested feature is not available as of now.

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