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Essential Gravatar support for Django. Features helper methods, templatetags and a full test suite!


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A lightweight django-gravatar app. Includes helper methods for interacting with gravatars outside of template code.

A Note on Continued Support

Hey Folks, I haven't actively maintained this project for some years now. Please let me know if there are security issues or regressions in basic functionality. I will do my best to address those. However, I don't have the time to invest in other changes to the project. Additionally, I haven't been involved in Django development in many years now. If you're interested in adopting this project please shoot me a message.



  • Helper methods for constructing a gravatar url and checking an email for an existing gravatar
  • Templatetags for generating a gravatar url or gravatar <img> tag.
  • Full test suite!


Install from PyPi:

You can pip install the app directly from GitHub:

$ pip install git+git://

Alternatively, you can now install directly from PyPi!

$ pip install django-gravatar2

Make sure you install django-gravatar2 as there are several other incompatible django-gravatar libraries available.

Add django_gravatar to your INSTALLED_APPS in

    # ...

Basic Usage

Use in code:

from django_gravatar.helpers import get_gravatar_url, has_gravatar, get_gravatar_profile_url, calculate_gravatar_hash

url = get_gravatar_url('', size=150)
gravatar_exists = has_gravatar('')
profile_url = get_gravatar_profile_url('')
email_hash = calculate_gravatar_hash('')

Use in templates:

{% load gravatar %}

{% gravatar_url 150 %}

{% gravatar 150 %}
# <img class="gravatar" src="" width="150" height="150" alt="" />

{% gravatar 150 "" %}
# <img class="gravatar" src="" width="150" height="150" alt="" />

{% gravatar_profile_url %}


The following options can be configured in your

GRAVATAR_URL # Gravatar base url. Defaults to ''

GRAVATAR_SECURE_URL # Gravatar base secure https url. Defaults to ''

GRAVATAR_DEFAULT_SIZE # Gravatar size in pixels. Defaults to '80'

GRAVATAR_DEFAULT_IMAGE # An image url or one of the following: 'mm', 'identicon', 'monsterid', 'wavatar', 'retro'. Defaults to 'mm'

GRAVATAR_DEFAULT_RATING # One of the following: 'g', 'pg', 'r', 'x'. Defaults to 'g'

GRAVATAR_DEFAULT_SECURE # True to use https by default, False for plain http. Defaults to True


Feel free to fork django-gravatar on GitHub! We'd love to see your pull requests. Please make sure you run tests before submitting a patch.

Run tests:

$> cd example_project
$> ./ test django_gravatar


Essential Gravatar support for Django. Features helper methods, templatetags and a full test suite!