How to add an avatar image next to your posts

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  • #6577

    Trevor Larkum
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    Background

    When browsing different web sites, you may notice that many users have a picture next to their name. These pictures are called “avatars.” WordPress, however, which this site is based on, uses a specific type of avatar called “Gravatars” – short for “Globally Recognized Avatar.” Unlike standard avatars, Gravatars follow you around the web and automatically appear when you post a comment on a WordPress site.

    Example of a Gravatar on a Comment

    WordPress integrates Gravatars into every WordPress site. Once registered with Gravatar, the service matches your WordPress profile information to the email address registered with Gravatar and displays your custom Gravatar image next to comments and (optionally) elsewhere on the WordPress site. If you choose not to sign up with Gravatar, a default icon appears next to your name.

    Process

    This is very straightforward – the Gravatar site will lead you through it – but here’s what to expect:
    1. Go to Gravatar.com and sign up or log in.
    2. Click on the My Gravatars link to manage your gravatars, if you already have one go to 6.
    3. If you don’t already have one click on the ‘add a new image’ link, then you can choose the source from either your hard drive or the internet (or in fact a webcam if you have one).
    4. Enter the address of the image, and press Next. Then you will be able to crop the image to choose just the part you want – but note the final Gravatar will always be square. Press Crop and Finish.
    5. Choosing a rating for the image. Currently this site only accepts ‘G’ (same as ‘U’) but I don’t mind raising this up to ‘PG’ if there’s demand. For now click the G button.
    6. You’ll be on the manager your gravatars page. Select an image to be your Gravatar if not already done.

    #6581

    pauledg
    Participant

    Thanks, Trevor – job done!

    #6582

    Trevor Larkum
    Keymaster

    No problem. The pics do brighten up the forum nicely.

    #9178

    Dr Steel
    Participant

    Trevor my picture keeps coming thou on its side can you help

    Freddy

    #9182

    Trevor Larkum
    Keymaster

    If you upload it as an attachment I’ll set it as your avatar.

    #9184

    Dr Steel
    Participant

    Thanks Trevor

    #9212

    Trevor Larkum
    Keymaster

    Dr Steel, that picture won’t upload here as it’s too big – maybe it’s the same problem at Gravatar.com.

    #9399

    Indi
    Participant

    How do you do start a thread again or ask a question …it’s not obvious…I can’t see link/button?

    #9450

    Trevor Larkum
    Keymaster

    To create a thread (called a ‘topic’ with this software) you go to the Forums page, then go into to the most relevant forum, then go to the edit box at the bottom of the page. E.g. for a ZOE topic go here.

    #10420

    astromouse
    Participant

    Oh Oh does it work? does it work?

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