Version 4.3 of the Author Image Plugin has been released. Besides compatibility with WordPress 3.6 and PHP 5.4, this version adds 2 new features.
- The first enhancement is that an alternative link can be set when you click on the Author’s Image. Previous versions would link to the standard WordPress /author/authorname permalink. For example, a site may have an “About Me” page for the author you would want to link to. There is a new setting in the User’s Profile entry that allows a different url to be entered. If this field is set then this is the url used in for the image. If empty the standard /author/authorname link is used.
- The second enhancement centers around gravatars. This version will now use the Author’s Image for his/her gravatar in comments and posts as implemented by the theme developer. Previously you’d have an image for the author but if you never established a record at the gravatar site, a default image would be used. Now the same image is used for both the Author Image widget display and the author’s gravatar.