Applies only to the Pro version of the plugin, release 2.2.4 or higher.
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This shortcode allows you to display the avatar of the current post author(s) if no attributes are provided or the avatar of a given author if you provide the author ID and author type.

It can be used anywhere within WordPress where shortcodes are supported. For most users, this will primarily be within the content of a WordPress post or page or the sidebar.


A trivial shortcode to display the author avatar looks like this:

Editor input


That would display the current post’s author(s) avatar as an image. Very useful in many cases. Check below the what the output would be:

Frontend output


Check out below all the available attributes this shortcode can take:

Author ID whose name you want to be displayed.
Accepts integer as author ID.
Defaults to current post author ID.
Available since version 3.1.9.
The type of author to display.
Accepts Accepts "user" or "guest".
Available since version 3.1.9.
Size the displayed image must have.
Accepts Default WordPress image size ("thumbnail", "medium", "medium_large", "large" and "full") or height and width in pixels.
Available since version 3.1.9.
Whether to display a message in case of error retrieving the author name
Accepts Accepts "yes" or "no".
Defaults to yes.
Available since version 3.2.6.

Updated on September 17, 2020

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