If like me you’ve often wondered how you set up an Avatar piccie when you post to someone elses blog, then wonder no more because I’ve finally discovered the answer.
It always used to really bug me when I commented on someone else’s blog and they had avatars of other commentators showing photos and piccies etc. Call me sad, (folks often do), but it made me grit my teeth when the space for my avatar came up blank. So in the interests of discovering how to do it, I actually asked a friend of mine who is very knowledgeable in all things WP.
Apparently it’s done through a site called www.en.gravatar.com where you have to make an account.
You also have to have an account at www.wordpress.com so if you don’t have an account there go over and sign up (It’s free), then sign up at Gravatar. Gravatar uses the same details as your WP account).
Once you’re signed up to both, login to Gravatar where you can add as many email addresses as you wish. You then give each email address its own avatar, so whatever email address you use to comment, it will use the avatar for that particular email.
This apparently also works for information on your own blog, (I’ve not tried that yet), so if you have an avatar plugin on your own blog, any comments you reply to will show your piccie.
I’ve signed up and it works perfectly, so that’s one of those stupid little mysteries that really used to annoy me solved. 🙂