Before the last update, the avatar selected in the wordpress "discussion" settings would be used for the user. For example, the gravatars is what I was using - and what the users were given as profile pictures if they did not select a custom one.
This is no longer happening, users who do not set a profile picture are simply having a white box displayed as their picture. Those who choose a custom avatar via the forum menu get one, but everyone else has ugly white boxes instead of ugly (but unique) gravatars.
Forum is here:
I am pretty sure this was not the case before the last update - but I may be wrong.
You might be right here @tgw. I've just tested on this site -modified my profile, added a avatar based on URL, saved - all good - until you logout and back in again where the image is reset.
EDIT: Just tried again, and now it seems to hold. Strange.
This is an issue with one of Profile Avatar Type. At the moment we see an issue with URL type of avatars. I recommend use the WordPress and the Custom Uploaded Avatars till next version release.
Any update on if this will be fixed?
Gravatars still just white boxes