Create A Free Icon (Avatar) For Blog Posts With Gravatar

Have you ever wondered how you add an icon (avatar) to  your blog posts?  You can make your own post icon for free!

Visit the website www.gravatar.com and simply enter the email address you wish to associate with the icon.  Gravatar.com will email you a confirmation link which will take you back to the site. The next step will be to design your new icon. You can upload a photo and crop and resize within Gravatar. You can rate your gravatar as ‘G’ or ‘PG’.  I always recommend putting up something rated ‘G’ otherwise your gravatar may be blocked on many sites and not displayed anyway. Save, and  you’re done!

From this point forward your blog posts will have your new icon attached.  If it doesn’t appear it may be because the site administrator (in WordPress) has selected gravatars not to be displayed -they may be replaced with another more generic icon.  Administrators can also select to display only ‘G’ or ‘PG’ rated gravatars (all the more reason to upload only ‘G’ rated gravatars).

About Ken

Ken Hook is a Partner with 45 Degrees Latitude Digital Filming & Production Co. He is a Videographer and an Apple Certified Professional Video Editor, FCPX. Versed in website development and SEO, Ken helps businesses combine video with the web.
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