Changing WordPress Admin Profile Picture or wordpress user picture, commonly known as Avatar or Gravatar, is one of the common problem faced by many wordpress users.
Many people faces a problem while setting up their self hosted wordpress site as well as wordpress.com blogs. The problem can be the admin profile picture or other users profile picture. It is also called “Avatar” picture.
How to change or add new picture to you avatar? Let us check how to use your favorite image as your Avatar or Gravatars images.
Avatars popularly knows as Gravatars are graphic image which represent you and/or your blog. Gravatar is owned by Automattic (wordpress) and when you upload an “avatar” you are actually uploading a Gravatar.
Adding Avatar/Gravatars to WordPress and WordPress.com Blogs.
Let us discuss how to use custom Avatar/Gravatars images to your wordpress.com as well as the self hosted wordpress site or blogs.
Add custom image Avatar/Gravatars to WordPress.com Blogs.
Gravatars support was enabled for all WordPress.com users. WordPress.com bloggers can add an avatar image to their blog using the admin panel. Go to the Users > Your Profile panel and use the box currently on the left side is where to upload your image. Ideally the image should be no bigger than 128 X 128 pixels.
Add custom image Avatar/Gravatars to self hosted WordPress Blogs.
Adding custom images to your blog avatar is also easy. There is no direct option in wordpress admin console to change your avatar image to something different.
To use your own image as your profile image you’ll need to sign up at http://www.gravatar.com with the email address that you’ve associated in your blog with your admin user account. After sign-up you can upload you image to gravatar.com. Once you have uploaded the image that image will appear as your profile image whenever you post on your own blog.
The profile image also will show up on other WordPress blogs when you add comments on other wordpress blogs using the same email address into the mail field of the comment form at that other blog.
You can upload and configure the profile image at Gravatar. See the screen-shot below.
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