how to get your own avatar

You may notice that I enlarged the avatars (pictures) in the Recent Comments in the sidebar.  The site is finally working correctly, so pictures are now showing up for your ID.  The idea of global avatars is really neat, and I’m glad that feature is available in WordPress.

Do you want your own?  It’s really simple.  Just go to, create an account, and upload a picture to go with your e-mail address.  Then when you write a comment using that e-mail address on a WordPress blog (or possibly others, too), the image shows up next to your name, if they have avatars enabled.

One thing I’ve noticed is that I had to use all lowercase when putting my e-mail address in the comment form.  Perhaps that will get fixed, but try doing that if you’re having any issues with it not showing up.

3 thoughts on “how to get your own avatar

  1. Buffet o' Blog Administrator

    It’s obvious why it works here and not at all other blogs — this blog is superior! 🙂

    Seriously, though, sometimes it takes a while for them to work on all WordPress blogs (although I thought they had that fixed). And, of course, the blog owner must have enabled gravatars.

What's on your mind?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s