Your Gravatar, or “globally recognized avatar”, is an image that represents you online — a little picture that appears next to your name on websites. Whenever you post an article on your Blog, the date and your name, as author, appear underneath the article title. If you click on your name and all you get is your name with a “grey blob face” then you have a Gravatar issue and you need to do 2 things.
1 – Go to the Gravatar website to create an account (free) and add your photo. The service is actually run by Automattic, the founders of WordPress. Make sure the email you associate with your Gravatar account is the same email as your WordPress user Contact Info – go to Users / Your Profile in your WordPress Dashboard to find out which email this is.
2 – Next, in your WordPress Dashboard, go to Users / Your Profile and fill in your Biographical Info with a few lines about yourself.
Now go back to your website Blog and click on your name – you should see something like this :
Visitors often click on authors’ names when viewing blogs so it’s important to have a Gravatar. If you need any help just drop me an email and I’ll set it up for you.