Here’s a situation for you… let’s say that a visitor has a Gravatar profile set up to display a picture whenever they author or comment on a WordPress site.  That generally works quite well and makes your site more personable.  But what if either you, as the site owner, or the visitor, want to have a different picture displayed for a specific site?  What do you do then?  Your could set up a separate email address and register that with Gravatar.com, but often times that is an administrative headache. A nice solution for local avatars There is a nice little…

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Here’s a neat little addition to your WordPress site that should help make your site a little more personable – display someone’s Gravatar (what is a Gravatar?) on your site when they visit and leave a comment.  This post isn’t about how to display those nice little pictures as that is covered elsewhere.  But what we do want to do is encourage people to have one of those pictures to display in the first place. Making it easy to get a Gravatar My guess is that the vast majority of people and commenters on your site do not know how…

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If you have noticed, some web sites and blog sites show a picture of the author somewhere near the post.  And in addition, pictures of people that leave comments somehow show up by magic.  How is this done? The Magic of Gravatar Pictures Those little pictures that you see are called “Gravatars”  and they are supplied by a number of service providers.  If you have a WordPress site one of the most popular services is Gravatar.com.  This site hosts your picture and profile for free and associates it with an email address.  When you login to a WordPress based site…

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