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Release status: stable
Description Provides generic and individual user pictures
Author(s) Hallo Welt! GmbH
Maintainer(s) Hallo Welt! GmbH
Latest version 4.3
Compatibility policy For every MediaWiki release that is a Long Term Support release there is a corresponding branch in the extension.
MediaWiki 1.39 (LTS)
Composer bluespice/avatars
License GNU General Public License 3.0 only
Download See BlueSpice on SourceForge
Example en.demo.bluespice.com
  • $wgAvatarsGenerator
Quarterly downloads 11 (Ranked 151st)
Translate the Avatars extension if it is available at translatewiki.net
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Not to be confused with Extension:Avatar.

Avatars handles profile images of wiki users. If a user does not upload a profile image, an automatically generated avatar is used instead.

Usage / features[edit]

This extension adds an option to each user's page to change the profile image. At the top of their user page, users can see their current profile image with a menu option to change the image. Users have several options for setting a profile image:

  • upload a new image
  • use an image that is already on the wiki or an image from the web (through URL)
  • generate a new avatar

In the configuration, an administrator can choose from two types of avatars:

  • InstantAvatar - random, the image contains initials of the user's name.
  • Identicon - not random, the image is based on the user's IP address.


Avatars requires BlueSpice Foundation.

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This extension was originally made for BlueSpice. BlueSpice is a MediaWiki distribution for enterprises and organizations. It enhances MediaWiki, in particular in the areas of quality management, process support, administration, editing and security.

You can download this extension with BlueSpice free.