What is Gravatar & Why You Need a Gravatar Account?

Gravatar Account

Images help a lot in branding, and when it comes to blogging commenting, I have always mentioned how it helps you to correct new connection and brand yourself. Though, many new comers who just started with Blogging, are not sure how to add images to their name, when they comment on a WordPress powered blog. WordPress uses Gravatar.com, to show user image in post comments. You can see an example below form the attached image:

WordPress Commentator Image

WordPress Gravatar

Another thing that we need to acquire our online identity is by using the same avatar (Profile picture) everywhere. Most important is using them when you add a WordPress comment anywhere it shows your Gravatar and people starts recognizing you.

How to add your profile picture in WordPress comment form?

Most of the WordPress comment box are Gravatar ready, all you need to do is sign up for Gravatar.com add your Email Ids and associate an avatar with it.

Register for Gravatar, Add your email address and associate any image for your Email id. You can associate different email ids for the different avatar.

The process of associating an Image with your Email address is very easy. All you need to do is add an Email address, verify it and upload an image to associate with that Email id. By associating an Image to your Gravatar, you are creating your online brand and identity. The best way should be using the same Image everywhere like Twitter, Facebook, and Gravatar.com.

Register for Gravatar

Another good part is, there are many 3rd party services which use Gravatar.com to get user picture, which is associated with the image. So, if you are starting online, Gravatar.com is one of the website where you should add your Email address, connect a picture to that and get ready for branding. One rule that will help you to improve your branding is by using the same image on all your social networking site. Usually, your profile image on Facebook, Twitter and Gravatar.com should be the same, this will help other users to quickly recognize your profile among thousand others.

Do let me know if you have any questions regarding adding Images to your WordPress profile using Gravatar?

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Harsh Agrawal is a blog scientist and a passionate blogger. He is blogging since 2008 & writes about Blogging, SEO, Make money online & tech. His blog, ShoutMeLoud receives 1 million Pageviews/month and have over 700K subscribers.


COMMENTs ( 14 )

  1. Sumit says

    Hello Harsh!
    I created the Account in Gravatar but my profile pic did not changes. How to set the profile pic in WordPress..
    Thank you

  2. says

    Thanks Harsh, i was wondering how most of the users having a Gravator .I thought that i need to sign up as a subscriber for this site to get a Gravator, later i found this article and it helped me …..

  3. Muhammad saleem says

    Thanks Harsh I am finding the way to add my pic in comment so if found this which really help me in this regard.

  4. Sami says

    I power my blog through wordpress.ORG and I keep hitting roadblocks with Gravatar without a wordpress.COM blog. I can’t seem to find any clear answer on what to do. Can you help?

  5. Saket Jajodia says

    I had a/c in Gravatar v.lang time but never knew that I have to upload our pic to Gravatar, few days back I asked someone then I get to know…

  6. Ravi says

    Yes, indeed a good way to brand yourself on the net. I did not know about it, but now I have realized its importance and done it.

  7. CA Karan Batra says

    Harsh, the best thing i like about your posts is the simplicity of language used..
    I’ve been through many blogs and the prob. I used to face was of technical words which are tough to understand for a beginner like me

  8. George Serradinho says


    I try and send my commentators an email or comment on their site saying they don’t have a avatar. I would say half listen and signup and the others probably just ignore me.

    Great post :)