What is Gravatar?
A Gravatar is a Globally Recognized Avatar. An “avatar” is an image that represents you online—a little picture that follows you from weblog to weblog appearing next to your name when you interact with websites. Gravatar follow you around the web and automatically displayed your picute when participate in forum discussions, blog commenting, directories and other websites that are gravatar enabled. It is a free service for site owners, developers, and users.
How gravatar works?
Gravatar generates an avatar image from e-mail addresses. Therefore when you set up your Gravatar account it is important that you use the e-mail address which the most often you use to comment. Your e-mail address is what will trigger the image associated with it.
Steps to get a Gravatar for your blog:
- Go to gravatar.com.
- Register your email address
- Now Check your email.
- Click the confirmation link in your email that will bring you back to the Gravatar site
- Upload a photo
- Rate it “G.” (to show up publicly.)
7. You’re done. Wait few minutes for avatar changes to take effect.
Gravatars are a global Internet version of an avatar. It allows you to have multiple email addresses in your account, and multiple images. Within one Gravatar account, you can control which image appears on different websites based on the email you use when you sign in to write a blog post or leave a comment on sites that use the Gravatar system. It is a universal method of controlling your image from one location across the entire web.