Letter Avatars 1.0.2

10 Oct 2018 Edited
Letter Avatars lets you create Google-style default avatars using usernames' initial letters; give your board an elegant touch without being obtrusive or heavy on server's resources. Letter Avatars uses an external server – ui-avatars.com – to provide crisp dynamic images extracting user's username initials.

You have fine-grain control over the hue range, luminosity, font size, shape and letter case of avatars.

Avatars have an average load latency of 2 ms; you will not even notice them loading, and they will not block page rendering.

You decide how many letters you would like to display. 1 resembles Google the most, but 2 is usually the best choice for style and readability.

Whether if you choose dark or light luminosity backgrounds, the text's color will be automatically adjusted to ensure the best contrast possible.

Minimum requirements

MyBB 1.8.0
PHP 7.1


Upload Letter Avatars to your MyBB installation maintaining its folder structure integrity. Install and activate from the plugins manager.

This project is licensed under


A simple license with little to no use restrictions, except for author's crediting. Read the provided LICENSE file for more informations.


Commercial use
Private use


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HMR, Enes Palit, Fahim95 And 7 others like this post
honger 31 Jul
Is it possible to change the resolution of avatars? Despite of using 2:1 (125x250px) avatars, the plugin forces 75x75 resolution (in the inline styling) and I can't really find a way to change it.
Shade 31 Jul
Unfortunately no, ui-avatars.com only allows for 1:1 ratios.

ui-avatars not working?
Is there a solution?
Shade 15 Oct
Seems like their servers are adjusting, just wait it out a bit. Remember to clear your cache and try again in some hours. If the issue persists, let me know.
@Shade I cleared the cache. The problem persists. Has anyone found a solution?
Shade 15 Oct
Seems like that particular background color (7f3ebc) is not supported. You can remove the user avatar or reassign avatars with the button in your ACP to solve.

Example of a different color working: https://ui-avatars.com/api/?name=test&si...t-size=0.6
Randomize Letter Avatars.

The problem seems to be solved temporarily. The same problem persists with newly registered members.
Shade 15 Oct
I have no control over the server, I am not its owner. They must have changed something lately, I am sure they are aware of the issue since it's a high volume website. Be patient a little bit.