How to Load Gravatar Image in Laravel

Published on Mar 27, 2020

Today, I’m going to let you know how to load the gravatar image in Laravel. We’re going to use creativeorange/gravatar package.

Table of Contents

  1. Install Package
  2. Use in Controller
  3. Use in Blade File
  4. Configuration

Install Package

Run this artisan command to install the package:

composer require creativeorange/gravatar

For Laravel 5.3 or below, we need to add this service provider and aliase in config/app.php file:

'providers' => [
'aliases' => [
	'Gravatar' => 'Creativeorange\Gravatar\Facades\Gravatar::class',

Finally, publish the config by running the php artisan vendor:publish command.

Use in Controller

We can easily get gravatar image using this package. Here’re some examples:

// import
use Creativeorange\Gravatar\Facades\Gravatar;

// get image
Gravatar::get('[email protected]');

// set fallback image
 Gravatar::fallback('')->get('[email protected]');

Use in Blade File

Here’s the example to use in blade (view) file:

<img src="{{ Gravatar::get('[email protected]') }}">


We’re able to define some sizes & options in the package’s config file. The config file is located at config/gravatar.php. Here’s an example of config:

return [
    'default' => [
        'size'   => 80,
        'fallback' => 'mm',
        'secure' => false,
        'maximumRating' => 'g',
        'forceDefault' => false,
        'forceExtension' => 'jpg',
    'small-secure' => [
        'size'   => 30,
        'secure' => true,
    'medium' => [
        'size'   => 150,

Then we use the following syntax:

Gravatar::get('[email protected]', 'small-secure');
Gravatar::get('[email protected]', 'medium');
Gravatar::get('[email protected]', 'default');
Gravatar::get('[email protected]'); // will use the default group

We can also pass config like:

Gravatar::get('[email protected]', ['size'=>200]);
That’s all. Thank you. ?

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