Are you looking for a way to add gravatar to WordPress site of yours? Well, look no more. In this post, I have shown the way to add gravatar to your website. After you do it, you will be able to comment anywhere with the same id and the face that you choose.
What is gravatar?
Gravatar is a kind of avatar that was created for commenting purposes. It stands for Globally Recognized Avatar. This service allows users to upload an avatar, which is then associated with their email address. This way, when someone logs in to WordPress with their email and leaves a comment, their avatar will automatically be shown next to the comment.
Why Use Gravatar?
Repeating tasks is always boring. Gravatar saves you from the trouble of creating a new avatar on every blog that you want to comment on. Gravatar is easy to create, and you can use this service to comment globally. If you don’t have a gravatar, then WordPress will show the default gravatar image.
The default avatar may allow you to comment but won’t establish global recognition. Therefore, it is recommended to use the image that identifies you.
Add Gravatar to WordPress
To add gravatar to WordPress, you must first set up an account. In the next step, you will have to manage the settings on your website. Here, the whole process is shown step by step.
Set up a Gravatar Account
First, navigate to the Gravatar website and sign up for a gravatar account.
You may use Google or Apple id for quick account creation or hit “Create a new account” for the manual process. By creating an account here, you are creating a combined account for WordPress.com and gravatar.
If you already have a wordpress.com account, provide your credentials and log in to gravatar.
Update Your Profile
Next, it’s time to add or update the photo. Just drag and drop your image below or click on choose file button.
If you want to customize further, you can click on the “My Profile” tab and update your profile will all your desired information.
You will be able to add name, about, photogallery, your website, background, contact information, verified services, cryptocurrencies, etc.
Remember, you have to use the same email address(WordPress.com) on your website and on Gravatar account. Else the default gravatar will appear.
Manage your Website’s Gravatar
Now login to your website and navigate to Settings -> Discussion. Scroll down to Avatars section.
From the Default Avatar, choose “Gravatar Logo”. Now your gravatar that you created earlier will be shown everywhere you comment.
Please keep in mind, to show your gravatar image everywhere, you have to log in to gravatar and WordPress site of yours with the wordpress.com id. If you liked the post, then share it with your friends, and don’t forget to leave your thoughts in the comment box below.