I'm using the Simple Local Avatars plugin so my bbPress forumgoers can upload their own avatars. Now, when a user logs in, I want his/her avatar to display next to the relevant links (i.e. logout, edit profile, etc.). I tried the call below but it only keeps showing the default mystery man gravatar.

<?php echo get_avatar( $current_user->user_login, 48 ); ?>

Is there something I overlooked? How can I get the user's uploaded avatar to show up?

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And of course as soon as I post the question, I find the answer.

slaps forehead

        global $current_user;
        echo get_avatar( $current_user->ID, 48 );

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