Get a Gravatar

Whether you just comment on blogs or run one, you should know about gravatar’s.

GravatarGravatars stands for globally recognised avatar, and as you may have guessed it acts as your avatar when commenting on a wordpress blog. Most wordpress themes include gravatar support as standard, although some blog owners do choose to replace the gravatar space with a MyBlogLog (or other similar service) avatar area. Either way, if you actively comment on blogs and want to attach a visual representation of yourself to these comments, gravatar is the way to go.

Getting yourself a gravatar is simple, its free and all you need is an email address, just head on over to the official website and follow the simple instructions. Once you have uploaded an image (80×80) which represents yourself online, you then simply attach the image to any email addresses you may use when leaving comments, once confirmed, your gravatar will appear on the comments section of any blog you have commented on with gravatar support. Simple!

If you want to add Gravatar support to your blog, or if you just want to learn more check out WordPress’ documentation here. Why not make a gravatar now, and come back here to test it? Just leave a comment.

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  1. I’ve had the same gravatar for years! It’s wierd how some internet startups just kinda bubble for ages before getting snapped up by wordpress or google or something 🙂

  2. i installed gravatar but i don’t know why it didn’t work so i got mybloglog gravatar since most bloggers are now part of mybloglog. works fine!

  3. Sorry to hear you had troubles with getting it to work, but I recommend signing up even if its just to have your image show on posts on blogs that do use it, like this one! 😉

  4. I am a big fan of the gravatar, makes me enjoy seeing who has come to my blog. I think I have to reactivate that plug in.

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