The super fantastic way of getting Gravatars. By Chris.
In less than 5 minutes you can add Gravatars to your Ruby project. It works in Rails, Merb and plain ol' Ruby.
The best way to learn more about Gravtastic is to look at the source. It's one file, about 80 LOC and really pretty simple. If that isn't for you, then follow the instructions below!
sudo gem install gravtastic
Add this to your
config.gem 'gravtastic', :version => '>= 2.1.0'
Next, say that you want a Gravatar for your model:
class User < ActiveRecord::Base is_gravtastic! end
And you are done! In your views you can now use the
<%= image_tag @user.gravatar_url %>
If you want to change the image, you can do this:
<%= image_tag @user.gravatar_url(:rating => 'R', :secure => true) %>
That will show R rated Gravatars over a secure connection. If you find yourself repeating that all around your app, you can set the Gravatar defaults. In your model, just change the
is_gravtastic! line to something like this:
is_gravtastic :author_email, :secure => true, :filetype => :gif, :size => 120
Now all your Gravatars will come from a secure connection, be a GIF and be 120x120px. The email will also come from the
author_email field, not the default
#gravatar_url like before).
Note: You can use either
is_gravtastic, they both do the same thing.
So you just have a regular ol' Ruby app? No Rails and ActiveRecord?
require 'gravtastic' class BoringUser include Gravtastic is_gravtastic! end
And wallah! That works exactly the same as in Rails! Now all instances of the BoringUser class will have
#gravatar_url methods don't get included until you specify the class
Complete List of Options
|secure||Gravatar transmitted with SSL||false||true/false|
|size||The size of the image||80||1..512|
|default||The default avatar image||none||Any URL, or "identicon", "monsterid", "wavatar"|
|rating||The lowest level of ratings you want to allow||G||G, PG, R or X|
|filetype||The filetype of the image||png||gif, jpg or png|
Making Changes Yourself
Fork the project, submit a pull request and I'll get to it straight away. Or you can just view the source like:
git clone git://github.com/chrislloyd/gravtastic.git
- Xavier Shay and others for Enki (the reason this was originally written)
- Matthew Moore
- Vincent Charles
- Paul Farnell
Copyright (c) 2009 Chris Lloyd.
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