How to set up your avatar – the little picture that appears next to your name

An “avatar” is an image that represents you online—a little picture that appears next to your name when you interact with websites. 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 Gravatar image will automatically follow you there. Gravatar is a free service.

Getting started with Gravatar is easy; you’ll need to have a WordPress.com account and then authorize that account to connect to Gravatar.

These steps take about 5 minutes and will save you time in the long run.

  • Step #1: Go to gravatar.com
  • Step #2: On the Gravatar home page, click on the Sign In button at the top-right of your browser window.
  • Step #3: Enter your email address (make sure this is correct) and select a username and a password,
  • Step #4: An email will be sent to confirm your address. Click on the Activate Account button to finish the process.
  • Step #5: You’ll be taken back to WordPress.com where you’ll see a message thanking you for confirming your email and asking you if you want to head back over to Gravatar.
  • Step #6: Assign an image to your email account(s). Click “My Computer’s hard drive” to select a photo from your computer.
  • Step #7: Choose file and find the photo you want to use on your computer.
  • Step #8: Crop the photo. This is fun and fairly self explanatory. Then click “G” for your rating.
  • You’re done! Now your comments on blogs and forums around the world will have your avatar.

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