Gravitar… Avatars: Why Your Picture Doesn’t Show Up Next To Comments

Avatars & Gravatar

Quick Tip for my readers today about gravatar. When you comment on other people's blogs you may wonder how you can get your picture to show up next to your comment; as it does in the case of many others.

Within blogs on those images come from each individual's Google profile since blogger is owned by Google and is part of the Google account system.


Outside of Blogger you need to get a Gravatar. is the home of Globally Recognized Avatars. You setup a free account, upload your image, and decide what email addresses to associate that image with. Most web platforms (including WordPress) work with to display images.

Want to test it? Go setup your account right now and then come back here to this post and leave a comment below. As long as you use an email address below that is associated with your Gravatar account your image will be displayed!

Jacob S Paulsen


  1. Dr Ned on April 25, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    Checking to see if Gravatar actually worked.

  2. Dennis Mee on April 29, 2011 at 11:31 am

    Your Basic test

  3. summer on February 10, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    Testing out avatar

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