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Is is possible to add an author photo (gravatar), while developing our WordPress site offline in a /localhost environment? I see that the gravator process is requesting for an online site to be associated to, but my site is still in a development stage offline.

Thanks for any tips

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You cannot make gravatars work offline (they completely rely on remote service), but you can get rid of erorrs and slowdown when offline by overriding them. You can use get_avatar filter for it.

There is an Airplane Mode plugin for offline WP dev that does this (among other things). You can use that or just check out its implementation.

  • Thanks for the clarity on the topic and I will check out the resource as well. – klewis Oct 27 '16 at 20:00
  • I just checked out the plugin. This was such a clever idea. Thanks again for bringing it up! – klewis Oct 29 '16 at 18:16

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