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What is Gravatar – How to change avatar in wordpress

Question : What is Gravatar ?

Sofia Lauren from Boston asked this question

Answer : Dear Sofia, thanks for contacting starredreviews for your question. Gravatar is a kind of Acronym or rather a short for of Globally recognised Avatar. Gravatar comes as a plugin and appears in the comments section of any site, especially the wordpress based sites that supports the Gravatar plug-in.

Each Avatar in associated wih the user email. When a use enters his or her email during the comment the avatar associated with the email is displayed. It is also possible to change the gravatar image in the wordpress.

If you are a commenter on a wordpress and you wish to change your avatar, here is what you need to do.

1. Goto Gravatar and create and account in Gravatar. If you already have an account you Go directly to step 2.

2. Login to the Gravatar account and Click on “Add a new image.”

3. Upload an image from your hard disk by choosing “pick an image from hard drive”. You may also choose to upload the image from internet or webcam.

4.  Go to the next step, crop the image and Finish. You are all set. Next time if you  comment with this email your avatar will appear with the comment.

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  1. Adam
    May 27th, 2011 at 22:05 | #1

    Most of the persons do not have a Gravatar, which leads to random avatars for posters and commentors. This does not look good.

    I think it may be a good idea to disable the gravatar. Any idea how to disable the Gravatar in WordPress ?

  2. admin
    May 27th, 2011 at 22:22 | #2

    Hi Adam,

    Thanks for your interest. To disable the Gravatar in wordpress, you may like to check this one.