Option to disable (gr)avatar in adminbar

If (gr)avatar is used, provide extra option to disable the (gr)avatar icon in adminbar, it currently allows external tracking of all admin navigation.

Read-only archive: https://petitions.classicpress.net/posts/18/option-to-disable-gr-avatar-in-adminbar

Author: Dora D.

Vote count: 30

Status: open


  • request-modify-feature
  • difficulty-easy


This already exists in ClassicPress core.

Navigate to Dashboard > Settings > Discussion and (all the way at the bottom) you will find a checkbox to “Show Avatars”. Uncheck that box and save the settings. The Gravatar (and the external request) are removed from the admin bar and an internal dashicon is used instead.