Home » WordPress Tutorials » Basics » How to use Gravatar with Your WordPress Profile

How to use Gravatar with Your WordPress Profile

Gravatar is a service that allows WordPress users to create a profile with an avatar image that can be used on various web places such as online blogs, comment sections, and email accounts.

Setting up your profile is one of the first things you should do when you install WordPress.

All WordPress websites come with Gravatar support and the platform automatically assigns default settings to each individual WordPress role. This means that the setup is very easy and does not require any technical knowledge or using WordPress plugins.

It is always a good idea to personalize your Gravatar info, as this gives a more human feel to your online presence and also more details about yourself and your online activity. Not to mention that a unified online profile greatly increases your credibility and authority.

This is why in the following paragraphs you will read how to personalize your Gravatar settings.


How to use Gravatar with Your WordPress Profile

To be able to use Gravatar with your website, you should first register for the service. You can do so via the admin dashboard:

First, go to the Users->Profile. This will open the options page for your WordPress profile:

WordPress Users Profile Page


While on this page, scroll down until you see the Profile Picture section. Just below the image, there’s an anchor text stating “You can change your profile picture on Gravatar”:

WordPress User Profile Picture Settings


Click this link, so it directs you to the Gravatar official website.

From there, follow the instructions and register your profile for the service:

Gravatar official website


Once you’ve done so, via the Gravatar website, you can add a picture to your account:

Gravatar site add new image


At the final step of the setup process, you will be asked to check your new gravatar settings via an email confirmation. Once you receive an email, follow the instructions and you will finish the setup:

Gravatar Email Checker


Now, if you open your WordPress admin panel again and once again go to the profile page (Users->Profile), you will see that your profile picture has automatically changed with the one you selected for your Gravatar:

WordPress Gravatar Connection


How to Customize Your WordPress Gravatar Settings

Although the Gravatar setup is finished, there are yet other settings you can tweak for an even more custom appearance.

To access these, via your WordPress admin panel, go to Settings->Discussion:

WordPress Dashboard Discussion Settings


This page contains various settings regarding the comment section on your website.

When you scroll down, you will notice an Avatars section. From here you can change various aspects of your profile such as:

  • Avatar (Gravatar) displays settings
  • A rating that suits your website audience
  • Default Avatar display

WordPress DIscussion Settings Avatar Changes


Once you select your preferred settings, don’t forget to save the changes.



Gravatars are very useful, as they offer you the use of a unified username across various online platforms that makes communication across the Internet not only easier but also helps you build trustworthiness and credibility.


Was this article useful?

Click on a star to rate it!

Average rating 0 / 5. Vote count: 0

No votes so far! Be the first to rate this post.

Newest Articles:

How to Fix Error 405 Method Not Allowed in WordPress (5 Quick Fixes)

Method not allowed is an error message that WordPress displays in a very specific situation – your web browser has requested access to one of your web pages, the server has received and recognized this request, but rejects it. In short, Error 405 message points to a...

How to Fix Error 401 Unauthorized in WordPress (7 Methods)

If you see the Error 401 Unauthorized message on your WordPress website, don’t panic. There are a few quick fixes that can get your pages up and running. When learning how to build a website, it is highly likely that you will stumble upon various error messages....

How to Fix HTTP Error 429 Too Many Requests in WordPress

You are seeing 429 Error Message Too Many Requests on your WordPress site? Although frustrating, you can resolve the issue in a matter of minutes. When it comes to response errors in WordPress, they can appear quite common among your pages. Therefore, when learning...

How to Fix Too Many Redirects Error in WordPress

There are times when your website works just fine and there are times when you stumble upon the error message Too Many Redirects. Although annoying, this issue can be quickly fixed with a few clicks here and there. In the following paragraphs, you will read how to do...

Ready to Create Your Website?