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Creating Your Own Gravatars

Have you ever noticed, while reading various blogs, that some people have their photo next to their blog comment, while others don’t?

This picture is known as a Gravatar – Globally Recognised Avatars.

Your Gravatar is an image that follows you from site to site appearing beside your name when you do things like comment or post on a blog.

Creating a Gravatar is easier than you think. What you will need is a Gravatar account, added to an email that’s the same as the email account you use on your own self-hosted WordPress server.

Here’s how you do it:

1. Go to: www.gravatar.com

2. Create an account.

3. Link the e-mail address that you use on your WordPress blog/server to post/comment; then add your picture/logo/etc. to Gravatar. Hint: if you use multiple accounts on your own WordPress site or other sites that use Gravatar, you can simply add the e-mails for those accounts to display the same Gravatar image that you uploaded.

4. Your new Gravatar will appear once you add a comment to any blog post.

It’s that simple! You should now be able to post on blogs with your Gravatar happily displayed alongside your comments.

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Written by: Nicole Graham


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