What is a WordPress Gravatar? While browsing through other WordPress site you may see a picture next to some of the users or visitors names. Similar to the picture below. This is called a Globally Recognized Avatar aka Gravatar. If a WordPress Gravatar image is not shown then a generic default icon will appear.
How to Setup a WordPress Gravatar
To setup your own Gravatar follow these steps.
Step 1. Take Note of your Email Address – Gravatar will match the email address that you have in your user profile settings. If you are not sure which email address you are using… you can take a look by logging into your WordPress dashboard then click on “Users”. Find your user profile then take note of the email address.
Step 2. Setup an Account with Gravatar – Visit Gravatar’s Site then either login with your WordPress.com account or create a new account.
If you are creating a WordPress.com account for the first time… visit this link if you need more help.
Step 3. Add Your Photo – If you are not there yet… click on “My Gravatars” or “Add an Image” if you created a new account. Upload the image of your choice.
Click “Crop Image” then “Set Rating”.
Choose which email address you want to use and that’s it! You’re all set!
Gravatar Not Showing
If your Gravatar is not showing, try these few tips.
Troubleshoot 1. Click on Settings >> Discussions & be sure that that “Show Avatars” is checked.
Troubleshoot 2. If it’s still not showing… try clearing your browsers cache files and your site cache files.
If you are still having problems… here is the link to Gravatar’s support page.
Wrapping It Up
Having a Gravatar will make you look like a pro. Setup your Gravatar then leave a comment below. We would love to see your pretty Gravatar!
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