Last Updated on March 4, 2021 by Harsh Patel
Want to move forward straight to the answer? Yes, Gravatar Image in WordPress is known as the globally recognized avatars. So basically, a gravatar is an image and public identity that follows you from site to site appearing just beside your username when you perform any action like commenting or posting on a blog.
Gravatar (Globally Recognized Avatar)
There are over billions of times per day. Popular companies like WordPress, HootSuite, American Idol, Stackoverflow, Disqus, Github, Techdirt, Battlefield are some IT brands that are using Gravatar on daily basis.
This is a venture of Automattic Team, the owner of WooCommerce (online e-commerce platform).
You might be wondering that Why this image is known as Gravatar? So the answer for your question is below:
Gravatar is an open-source & free service for site owners, developers, bloggers, contributors, editors, users, etc. It is been automatically installed inside every WordPress account which is run and supported by Automattic.
In fact, this actually helps you out to build your personal brand. Commenting on other people’s blog posts with the same profile image & visuals will help to develop your brand image and equity.
Pro tip: Keep your profile image the same on each and every social media or online platform you’re active on whether it is Facebook, Instagram, Reddit, Quora, Linkedin, Twitter, WordPress, or any other platform. Don’t keep on updating it again and again. Just keep it simple & unique.
The above tip is very much important if you want to acquire your online identity then you will have to use the same profile picture everywhere. It should be clear & sober.
I have been getting many queries regarding to this Gravatar image in WordPress topic from my subscribers who are new to blogging. So here it is,
How to Sign Up for a Gravatar Account in WordPress?
So, signing up for a Gravatar Account will benefit you as it will help you to build your brand in your industry. Most of the WordPress comment boxes which we see are already Gravatar installed in it.
Steps to follow for signing up to Gravatar are:
- Step 1: Go to Gravatar.com & Click On “Create Your Own Gravatar” text button as shown below
- Step 2: Fill Up Information asked in the Form then Submit it.
As I mentioned above that you’re building your online brand authority by uploading the profile picture everywhere (i.e Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin, etc.)
By keeping the same profile picture on all social media platforms will help the visitors/users to recognize you by viewing your profile picture among the millions of other users on various platforms.
Thereafter after signing up successfully you will have to complete your gravatar profile by filling information as below:
- Full Name
- Display Name
By doing this your Gravatar profile will be visible on the websites on which you have commented or posted anything. (the site only which supports Gravatar’s image service).
One more thing, if you want to manage your Gravatar Profile from the WordPress dashboard itself then you can go to Settings > Discussion
Let me know in the comment section if you’re still having any questions related to Gravatar or adding images to the WordPress comment or post box?
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