If you have a website online and it is using the most popular blogging platform, WordPress, then chances are you are wondering how people are commenting on your posts and their icon is displaying with their comments.
The answer is Gravatar. All you need to do is go to Gravatar and setup an account with your primary email address that you use to setup your websites, comment on other people’s content, etc.
Once you setup your Gravatar image on the email address you use to comment on other people’s blogs, you’ll notice that your image will suddenly appear! Now, any service that uses Gravatar to pull in avatar images will show your icon!
What is Gravatar?
A Gravatar is a Globally Recognized Avatar. You upload it and create your profile just once, and then when you participate in any Gravatar-enabled site, your image will automatically display in those locations. The Gravatar service is completely free to use. No catches, no excuses, no fluff, there is no reason not to setup your Gravatar today.
This site supports Gravatar natively, so if you look through the comments on our Google Plus Guide, you’ll see a ton of comments with images. These people were smart to setup a Gravatar because it catches the eye. You should setup yours immediately!
How to Setup Gravatar
The process is extremely easy.
- Click here to go to Gravatar.
- Insert the email address you use to comment on blogs with.
- Insert a password
- Verify your email address.
- Click “Add one by clicking here” to the error you don’t have an image setup yet.
- Click one of the options above (on their website, not here) and follow the instructions.
- Select which rating your image is. For most, you’ll use the “G” rating.
Now, whenever you comment on other people’s blogs, WordPress powered websites, and on any other site that is powered by Gravatar avatar technology, your image will appear!