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.

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

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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.

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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).

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  • You’ll be taken to your Gravatar page.
  • Click on ‘My Profile.’

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  • In the right-hand box, click on ‘Websites.’
  • At the bottom of the page click on the ‘Add WordPress.Com Site’ button.

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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.

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  • Click on ‘Add Checked’ 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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  1. This was really helpful! I actually had some of my profile already set up on Gravatar, but did not have my websites linked, so thank you for helping me figure that out! I also needed to update my profile since it was clearly an old one lol.

  2. Reblogged this on WordPress Guidelines and commented:
    Do you know that you can add your WordPress Blog name to your “Gravatar” which is what readers will see when they hover their mouse over your icon / gravatar when you Comment upon a post? Here is how it is done.

  3. I am definitely saving this for later. I keep seeing things about putting in a gravatar, but haven’t given much thought to it. How do I come up with a logo?

    1. A logo for your Gravatar? Just replace the current picture on your Gravatar with a logo. Under ‘My profile’ click on ‘Photo Gallery’ then on ‘add new image’ and add the new image of your logo from there.

  4. I remember not being able to do this and finding it frustrating. Your post gave me a nudge to check out mine and make sure everything was all good- it is! I had completely forgotten about this and had a momentary panic that I had never figured it out. 🙂

  5. I think I’m all set up with my Gravatar, but need my computer to double-check. Since I have not sat at my desk for a few days, I will finally leave a comment first and check tomorrow. 🙂 As to reposting older blogs, I’m playing with the idea to do so myself in a little while. But, I’d like to share some of my “adventurous” sailing posts from my previous blog as a preface to my memoir stories or something like that. Few people, if any of my recent followers, have seen those.

    1. All of the archives of our blogs are filled with treasure, Liesbet. It’s definitely worth bringing out those old blog posts and giving them another airing. I don’t think many readers have the time to delve into them to see what might be in there. I’m sure you’ll see that they will be very successful when you republish them.

  6. Great timing on this post, Hugh, I think there are many newer and inexperienced bloggers out there that don’t use this feature. Some don’t want to show their picture (which is ridiculous). I tend to NOT follow bloggers who don’t take this important step, because honestly, spam sites don’t have gravatars and you can’t tell the difference. I hope people read this and take it to heart, to help improve their blog’s credibility. And you gave me a great idea for sharing some older posts of my own 🙂

    1. I agree, Terri. I can’t remember when I first came across this tip for the Gravatar, but I know just how much I appreciated coming across it. I know that for those of us who are a little camera shy, Gravatar also allows images for each profile, so there’s no excuse for not having some kind of image on a Gravatar if you don’t want to show yourself. And that’s a great tip about spammers not having any image on their Gravatar. I never thought about that.

      That’s great that I’ve inspired some ideas for you about sharing older blog posts. Our blog archives are full of treasure that was not discovered enough when we first published those posts.

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