You know when you are commenting on a post you like, you hit enter, and a grey background with a white outline of a face shows up next to your comment? How boring is that?
Well, there is a solution to this problem. Instead of being the ghost guy in the grey square, you can have a super cute photo or your logo pop up next to your comment.
Today, I am going to take you through a step by step tutorial showing the VERY simple steps necessary to set up your own gravatar.
Once this is set up, whenever you comment, your new shiny photo will show up and make your comment more personal. 🙂
This is another “hand holding” tutorial. So, while there are 13 steps below, they are all Very easy steps, and should only take you a few minutes.
STEP 1: This is the home screen for gravatar.com, the easiest spot to create your own gravatar. Enter your email where the orange arrow is pointing.
STEP 2: After entering your email in step 1, you will come to this screen where you will enter your username and password.
STEP 3: You will arrive at this Confirm Email screen.
STEP 4: You will receive this confirm email. Click the link highlighted in blue, and you will be taken back to gravatar.com.
STEP 5: Click on the My Account drop down menu on the right. The orange arrow is pointing to the menu. Click on “Manage My Gravatars” to go to the sign up screen.
STEP 6: Click on the link indicated by the orange arrow.
STEP 7: Click on the box indicating where you will be importing your photo from. I chose the first option, “My computer’s hard drive”.
STEP 8: Click on the “Choose File” button and upload your photo.
STEP 9: I used my bobble head photo for our example. This is the screen that pops up. You will then crop your photo to your heart’s content.
STEP 10: Click the “Crop and Finish” button indicated by the orange arrow.
STEP 11: Click on the blue “Confirm” button.
STEP 12: This screen is where you will rate your photo.
STEP 13: Last Step! Yay! Choose the image you want for your gravatar by clicking on it where the orange arrow is pointing, and you’re all set!That was super easy, wasn’t it? If you ever want to change your photo, just go back to your gravatar account, and upload a new one, and select it on the screen above. Easy peasy.
Now, go out there and use your beautiful gravatar. 🙂
This is a great tutorial ! I just did it. It took about 10 minutes for my picture to pop up, and then it popped up on all of my previous comments. Neat.
Melinda (Mom on the Make) says
I’m so glad it worked well! It really is super easy, and very cool that all your old comments suddenly have your photo next to them. 🙂