get_avatar_url()WP 4.2.0

Retrieves the avatar URL.

Used By: get_avatar()
1 time — 0.00008 sec (very fast) | 50000 times — 1.67 sec (fast) | PHP 7.0.8, WP 4.5.3

No Hooks.


String|false. The URL of the avatar on success, false on failure.


get_avatar_url( $id_or_email, $args );
$id_or_email(mixed) (required)
The Gravatar to retrieve a URL for. Accepts a user_id, gravatar md5 hash, user email, WP_User object, WP_Post object, or WP_Comment object.

Arguments to return instead of the default arguments.

Default: null

  • size(int)
    Height and width of the avatar in pixels.
    Default: 96

  • default(string)
    URL for the default image or a default type. Accepts '404' (return a 404 instead of a default image), 'retro' (8bit), 'monsterid' (monster), 'wavatar' (cartoon face), 'indenticon' (the "quilt"), 'mystery', 'mm', or 'mysteryman' (The Oyster Man), 'blank' (transparent GIF), or 'gravatar_default' (the Gravatar logo).
    Default: value of the 'avatar_default' option, with a fallback of 'mystery'

  • force_default(true|false)
    Whether to always show the default image, never the Gravatar.
    Default: false

  • rating(string)
    What rating to display avatars up to. Accepts 'G', 'PG', 'R', 'X', and are judged in that order.
    Default: value of the 'avatar_rating' option

  • scheme(string)
    URL scheme to use. See set_url_scheme() for accepted values.
    Default: null

  • processed_args(array)
    When the function returns, the value will be the processed/sanitized $args plus a "found_avatar" guess. Pass as a reference.
    Default: null


Since 4.2.0 Introduced.

Code of get_avatar_url() WP 6.0

function get_avatar_url( $id_or_email, $args = null ) {
	$args = get_avatar_data( $id_or_email, $args );
	return $args['url'];