If you spend a little time on Peach Pundit, you will notice that some of the commentors have a picture to the right of their username. The picture is called a Gravatar (Globally Recognized Avatar) and is a service offered by WordPress. Once a Gravatar is set up, it will show up on sites that both have enabled Gravatars in their WordPress settings and that you have an account setup with them that is the same email address used to create the Gravatar.
If you are interested in creating a Gravatar to use on Peach Pundit, you can use the brief guide below. It should be enough to help you stumble through the process.
1. Head over to https://en.gravatar.com/
2. Click on the blue “Create Your Own Gravatar” button about halfway down the page on the right. If by some off chance you are already logged into that site, log out.
3. You will either need to register for a WordPress account OR login with an existing WordPress account. IMPORTANT: The email address that the WordPress account is registered under must be the same as the one that you use for Peach Pundit.
4. If you are simply logging in, it will take you to the place to upload your Gravatar(s), so SKIP TO STEP 6. If you are registering with WordPress, there will be several intermittent steps to authenticate your account. Once those are done, CONTINUE TO STEP 5.
5. Once your WordPress account is setup, head back to https://en.gravatar.com/ Click on the blue “Sign In” button in the upper right hand corner.
6. Find or create a picture to upload. The default Gravatar size on Peach Pundit is 50×50, so keep that in mind when choosing (or creating) a picture to use. My Gravatar is 200×200, but it is automatically resized to 50×50.
7. Click on “add a new image” to upload your image. You will have an opportunity to crop your photo after uploading.
8. Click on a rating of your photo. I will interject here: Please don’t be stupid and keep the image clean.
9. Your image may take a little to bit to show up. I just changed mine, though, and it was instantaneous. Sometimes it takes a little longer.
Have any questions or issues? Feel free to share them in the comments.