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Gravatar Widget

The Gravatar Widget allows you to display a Gravatar image along with some custom text. This is ideal for displaying a brief About Me section on your blog sidebar.

Here’s an example of what it looks like:

gravatar widget display

Once you add the widget to your sidebar from Appearance -> Widgets, you’ll see that the widget settings look like this:

widget config

Title – The title of your Gravatar image. (i.e. About Me, About the Author)

Select a user – Select a registered user of your blog, or pick custom and enter an email address in the box below.

Size – Select a size for the Gravatar image (small, medium, large, extra large).

Gravatar Sizes

Alignment – Select an alignment for the Gravatar. Left and right will allow the text to flow either side of the image, while center will put the image in the center. No alignment will place the text underneath.

Gravatar link – If you want your Gravatar image to link to another page (i.e. your About Me page) then enter a URL here.

Text – Enter the text (HTML allowed) that you want to display with your Gravatar.

Note that this widget is available for WordPress.org blogs as a plugin: Gravatar Widget

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Troubleshooting

  • My Gravatar is not showing up!
    Please make sure to choose the correct username from the dropdown menu or enter the email address associated with your Gravatar image. You can check your Gravatar email address from the Gravatar.com admin page (log in using your WordPress.com username/password).
  • I’ve double-checked the email address (or username), but I’m still not seeing the image.
    Please try additional image troubleshooting tips on Gravatar support page.

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