Someone asked in the comment section how to add a picture to her blog comments, so this video is made specifically for her; although, if you wondered the same thing, this video will help you as well.
If you prefer text, I included a step by step blueprint below.
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What is a Gravatar?
Gravatars are tiny images you can use to identify your comments on blogs and discussion forums. The easiest way to add your gravatar to a blog comment is to link it to your email address by using a free site called, Gravatar.
If you want to add your photo next to all your blog comments, here’s how to do it – step by step.
Go over to Gravatar.com (Gravatar.com) and enter your main email address into the “Get Your Gravatar” box. Then, click Get Your Gravatar.
Check for the confirmation email sent to you. Gravatar.com will send this email to the email address you placed inside the box during the previous step.
Go to your email and look for the “Welcome to Gravatar” e-mail. Open the email and click on the confirmation link.
You’ll return to Gravatar.com automatically to finish setting up your account.
- Enter your chosen username, which is permanent.
- Enter your password in box 1 and again in box 2.
You should be back at the starting screen. Next, choose the “My Account” button in the upper right side of the web page. Click the button and choose “Manage My Gravatars” selection on the menu.
The next screen will show the email address you used for the account. Since you didn’t upload your photo yet, it shows a Gravatar icon next to your email address. Click the “Add one by clicking here” link to choose a photo for your blog comments.
There are three ways to choose your image, such as, my comptuer’s hard drive, an image on the Internet, and a previously uploaded image. Since this is a brand new account, you choose the first or second choice since you wouldn’t have a previously uploaded image.
I choose to grab a picture from my hard drive. Select the “Choose File” button to open a window on your computer so you can select the picture you want to upload. After choosing your photo, click the “Next” button.
Next, you’ll go to the cropping photo section. Move the transparent window over your picture until it looks good to you in the small and large preview pictures, shown on the right hand side of the screen. Once you’re happy with how your preview pictures look, click the “Crop and Finish” button on the bottom of the screen.
It’s time to rate your Gravatar (picture). Since you’re going to use this photo next to your blog comments, you should choose rated G, which is suitable for all websites and any audience type. And I would hope it is suitable! 🙂
The last screen shows that you have successfully uploaded a photo and attached it to your primary email address. Congratulations, you did it! 🙂
If by chance you still had a problem getting it to work, let me know and I’ll see what I can do to assist you further.
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