Did you heard about Gravatar already? If you haven’t then you must belong to those who are pretty unfamiliar with WordPress and are using my most hated blogging host, else, if you are a WordPress User, it may be that you are simply not updated or not geek enough to know about Gravatars, but don’t worry, let me tell you more about it.
Gravatar stands for Globally Recognized Avatars, it’s a little image that will be attached to your email address and whenever you comment on Gravatar enabled blogs, that image will appear along with your comment.
Gravatar is part of the Automattic Family and has been a nice complement not only to WordPress, but other systems who are making use of it. It’s pretty easy to get an account and get started with Gravatars. And it’s highly recommended to do so asap. (You can also make use of your WordPress.Com account to sign up login)
You might question me, why it’s so highly recommended to have one, and I’ve prepared an answer for you:
Having a Gravatar along with your post or comments will help you stand out from the lone boring comments that are using Identicons or just a default image for those who have none. You can add a personal photo or simply any image that could represent you best along with the blog or comment that you write or left on, respectively.
All you have to do is sign up, verify your email address, upload a picture, crop it as desired and you are done.
It couldn’t be more easier than that, go get a Gravatar now, I’m hoping to see your faces or a custom image next to your comments soon here 🙂
Before I forget, here is a nice plugin for WordPress that enables you to use Gravatar on it, if in case your theme is not capable of showing the default Gravatar template. It’s called WP Gravatars, go get it now 🙂