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How to set up Gravatar on WordPress

How to set up Gravatar on WordPress


You’ve heard about it, know it’s something good but don’t know how to set up Gravatar on your WordPress blog or website? We will walk you through the steps and explain everything in no time!

What is Gravatar?

First things first, let’s just pause and talk about Gravatar itself. Gravatar or “globally recognized avatar” is that little pic that appears next to your comments. Moreover, it stands to the email you’re leaving when commenting. Gravatar is more than a simple interaction image; it is also a powerful brand tool by which people recognize you online. Many websites are using it, and WordPress has built-in support for it.

So, no matter what business you’re in, learning how to set up Gravatar and use it helps you in building your identity and achieving more visibility.

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How to set up Gravatar on WordPress?

If you use WordPress, Gravatar will automatically be included in every account. If you run on self-hosted WordPress, in just a few steps you’ll become the owner of a Gravatar. All you need to do, basically, is going to Gravatar’s website and signup with the email you use the most and ad an avatar of yourself or your brand. This can be your own picture, a brand logo, some unique feature you want to be recognized for. To have a Gravatar is an easy and free way to build your online identity and presence and is very customizable – you can change and pick new image if needed.

This way, you no longer need to be a no name or a mystery guy online. Now you get a full identity person or a brand that represent your blog/business/website. A profile photo beside your name is a go-to way to gain credibility, visibility and in time respect. Cause, you know, no one likes anonymity online, right?

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Now, go on and set up gravatar then come back and introduce yourself to us. Let us know if it was as easy as we described.



Ivana Cirkovic

Ivana is a Digital Marketing, PR and Social Media consultant with over nine years experience in the field. She is also a WordPress enthusiast and an active member of WordPress community who lives online almost 24/7. In love with Twitter, WP, photography and NYC.

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