Gravatar Signup

This plugin inserts a checkbox into the comment form for users who don’t have a Gravatar (based on the e-mail they typed in). If they check the box and submit their comment, it will initiate the first step of signing up for Gravatar, on their behalf. They’ll receive an e-mail directly from Gravatar and will have to follow the instructions there to complete the process.


Latest version: Download Gravatar Signup v2.0.1 [zip]

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  1. Upload the gravatar-signup folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Verify that your comment form has the comment_form hook installed by inspecting comments.php in your theme’s directory


Q. What if my site requires registration for comments?
A. It should still work, pulling the e-mail address from that user’s profile.



  • Oops! Forgot to commit the jquery md5 plugin with 2.0


  • Support the new Gravatar signup form
  • Check via JS whether the currently typed email has a Gravatar
  • Massive code rewrite


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