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Unify your Avatar images with Gravatar

Now if you have used many online services, you know that whenever you want to signup you probably should upload your avatar image for your profile.

When you use many services and you have many accounts uploading or changing your avatar becomes a big issue.

Thats where Gravatar comes in, it combines an image with your email and wherever you use that email your avatar will be setup easily, and can be changed easily.

Gravatar

Gravatar stands for Globally Recognized Avatar. It is called that way because millions of people and websites use them. Most popular applications like WordPress have built-in support for Gravatar.

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.

Why use Gravatar?

You upload it and create your profile just once, and then when you participate in any Gravatar-enabled site, your Gravatar image will automatically follow you there.

Gravatar is a free service for users, site owners and developers,. It is automatically included in every WordPress.com account and is run and supported by Automattic.

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Benefits for Users

  • You don’t need to setup avatar for every site you visit, just use Gravatar
  • You can update the Gravatar you use across multiple sites by uploading a single image in a single place

Benefits for Administrators

  • You can add user Gravatar with very little effort
  • You don’t have to manage user accounts images for commenters that use Gravatar on your site

How to get a Gravatar?

Simply go to Gravatar’s website. Signup with the email that you use the most often to comment. Add an avatar of yourself. This could be a picture of yourself, your company’s logo, or something unique. You need to do this only one time, and you’re done.

To see how this works, just, after you create you Gravatar profile, make some comment on our post and test it.

 

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