CREATE A GRAVATAR
Okay, this is a really quick and easy tutorial on creating a WordPress Gravatar (aka Globally Recognised Avatar).
It’s worth doing, otherwise your username on the Encounter Youth website will be referenced by the very unsexy “mystery man” avatar by default. Not cool.
Logged in to WordPress…
(On the Encounter Youth website)
Select Users → Your Profile in the left-hand sidebar.
Scroll down to the Profile Picture section and click the Gravatar link.
You’ll be redirected to the Gravatar website. Click the “Create Your Own Gravatar” button.
You’ll need to create an account at WordPress.com. It’s free, of course.
Use the same login details (email, username and password) you use for the Encounter Youth website.
(The email address must be the same to link your Gravatar account to the website. If you want to create a new username or password, you can do so by all means. However, it will be yet another combination you’ll need to remember or record discreetly. See our tutorial on Choosing a Password.)
Our website is built with WordPress.ORG software. It enables us to build a custom website through coding and plugins, allowing us to control our webhosting environment.
WordPress.COM is the sister company and serves a different purpose. It provides standardised templates for bloggers, hosting each blogsite on the WordPress.com platform.
However, we import several useful WordPress.COM features into our WordPress.ORG environment, one of which is Gravatar.
For more information, see WordPress.COM or WordPress.ORG?
Once you’ve created an account at WordPress.com, follow the prompts to upload and crop your profile picture.
Use your Encounter Youth avatar.
And you’re done! Do the dance of joy.