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What Is Gravatar And Why Should Every Blogger Need it?

What Is Gravatar? A startup question that may arise on every beginner’s mind. So, What actually is a Gravatar? Hi, My name is Iqbal and in this article, I am going to give a quick intro about Gravatars to new WordPress users.

What is gravatar
When browsing different websites, you will notice that a lot of users have an image next to their name. Mainly, in the comments section. These photos i.e. the square measure images known as “avatars.” But WordPress uses a particular form of avatar known as “Gravatars”–short for “Globally Recognized Avatar.” not like normal avatars, Gravatars follow you round the internet technology. That means, you just need to upload your image only one time and if you comment on other WordPress powered website it will automatically display your image there. Avatars help to identify your posts on blogs and web forums, so why not on any site?

Why Should every blogger need a Gravatar?

It’s not just an avatar, hovering over your picture people can get an at-a-glance view of who you are and the places you keep your media and ideas online. If people click through they will find your personal universal profile with any information you want to share with them.

what is gravatar

So instead of being another faceless commenter or anonymous blogger, you become a real person with real ideas and a real online identity. So, anyone can check out further. It’s simple, it’s portable and is supported by millions of blogs and websites. So it saves your time logging in every time whenever you have something to say.

How can I get a Gravatar?

It’s simple and it’s free. Simply visit Gravatar.com and sing up with the email that you use to comment. Then upload an avatar of yourself. You can use your own image or maybe your brand logo. It’s up to you. Whatever you like. You really need to do it only one time. To see the live demo of your gravatar in action simply comment below. It would be cool to see new faces in our comments. If you have a gravatar, then make a comment below. We really like to see a new face in our comment section.

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