How To Add Your WordPress Blog To Your Gravatar

How many times have you clicked on the Gravatar image of somebody who has left a comment on a blog post and not been able to find their blog details? Frustrating, isn’t it?

The image that appears next to a comment is known as a Gravatar. Here’s an example.

Example of an Gravatar

If I hover my mouse over Ritu’s image, the following happens.

Example of a Gravatar

If I wanted to find Ritu’s blog, I would need to click on the ‘View Complete Profile’ button.

When I do that, I’m taken to her Gravatar page.

Example of a Gravatar page

Ritu’s websites, including her blog, are listed towards the bottom of the page. All I have to do is click on the ‘But I Smile Anyway‘ blog image (under ‘Websites’) and, hey presto, I’m taken straight to her blog.

But how do you add your WordPress blog to your Gravatar profile?

  • Using a search engine, search for Gravatar.
  • Sign into Gravatar by using your WordPress sign in details (top right of the page).

Example of Gravatar

  • You’ll be taken to your Gravatar page.
  • Click on ‘My Profile.’
  • In the right-hand box, click on ‘Websites.’

Example of Hugh's Gravatar page

  • At the bottom of the page click on the ‘Add WordPress.Com Site’ button.

Hugh's Gravatar profile

On this page, you can also add other websites, such as your Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites, by clicking on the ‘Add Website’ button.

  • Select the WordPress blog you want to add.

Adding your WordPress blog to your Gravatar.

  • Click on ‘Add Check’ and/or ‘Save’.

Your WordPress blog will now be added to your Gravatar.

Any questions? Leave me a comment and I’ll get back to you.

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66 thoughts

  1. I feel flattered and honored to be your example here Dear Hugh!!!!
    Thank you for the article, I can see a few more things I can now update too! 😁😁😁😁😁

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  2. Hugh you have brilliant tips. I tried your idea for increasing blog traffic in your last post, and it’s worked amazingly with my latest story. Would never have done it but for you. Thanks a million

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      1. Well look what you’ve learned. Now your teach others. It’s like school, we learn there from teachers, and what we become, the possibilities are endless. ❤

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  3. Thanks for that, Hugh. I’ll have to check it out. I usually just right click on the person’s name and open up their blog in a new tab. I’ve never bothered about the gravatars.

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    1. Hi Norah, thank you so much for this tip. I never knew you could do that. I just tried it out by just clicking on the name and, although a new tab did not open, I was taken to the blog page of the person who left the comment. Brilliant! I thought it might make Gravatars redundant, but I see your Gravatar follows you from site to site and is used on many other sites and forums. I guess there could be a possibility of it not working on all sites. That’s something I’ll need to check out.
      Thanks once again. 😀

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      1. I’m pleased I could be helpful in return, Hugh. 🙂 I right click, and then click to open in a new tab. I guess that’s a habit I’m in so I don’t lose the page I’m on in case I want to return to it. I look forward to learning what you discover in your research.

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      2. Hi Norah. I did quite a lot of research into this. I’d still recommend that you attach your blog to your Gravatar. When on other forums and sites that use Gravatars, if you click on the name of the person who left the comment then you are taken to their home page of the site you are on (not their WordPress Blog). Of course, they would only know you had a blog if they clicked on ‘view complete profile’ and saw your blog there.
        My stats do show traffic from other sites, but what I don’t know is if any of these were from clicking on my Gravatar. I suppose it’s better to have your blog attached to your Gravatar just in case anyone does click on it from another site.
        However, thank you for your handy tip. I’ll certainly be using it when on WordPress.

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      3. Thanks for doing the research and sharing your findings, Hugh. It’s interesting the way different hosts work. I’ll have to add updating my Gravatar to the list of things to do! 🙂

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  4. Hi Hugh. You are so right. I try to “return the favor” and “share the love” despite having no time at all for it. The chase to get to another blog can be maddening. And then — take what happened to me recently. Someone left a comment on my blog, asking me to please leave a like and follow theirs. (I really don’t appreciate that behavior in the first place, but I told myself it was a lesson in generosity, gratitude, and PATIENCE.) However, the Gravitar went nowhere, there was no blog address in the “guts” of my comments. Finally I got to their blog — and there was no place to put a like or leave a comment. Seriously???

    TGI(my)F(riday off) is almost here. 😀 Mega hugs.

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    1. Sounds to me as if they need to go on one of the free online blogging courses WordPress offer, Teagan. They are a wealth of information. I think part of the problem is that too many new bloggers tend to chase the numbers. I was much the same, but then I started reading blogging tips posts and started to put into practice what they were telling me. The followers soon started coming in without me having to chase them to come and read my blog.
      I think you have a lot more patience than me. I always check out the blogs of new followers, but if there is no ‘about me’ page or it takes me more than 30 seconds to find it, then I gave up. Oh, and not to mention the ‘about me’ pages that start with “This is an example of an about me page…” Urrrrrr!
      Happy Friday.
      Hugs.

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  5. Wow, I’m so embarassed that I didn’t have my wordpress blog linked to my gravatar profile, you never stop learning do you? Thanks so much for this very easy to follow and very useful tutorial 🙂

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