I was a little mystified exactly how to get a Gravatar image working for my local WordPress account (the one I use to post, comment and administer my blog).  Turns out it’s a piece of cake – all you need to do is to create a Gravatar account and add an e-mail that matches the e-mail account you use on your self-hosted WordPress server.

Here’s the quick and dirty:

  1. Head over to Gravatar.com by clicking here: www.gravatar.com.
  2. Create an account.
  3. Link the e-mail address that you use on your WordPress blog/server to post/comment; then add your picture/logo/etc. to Gravatar.  Hint: if you use multiple accounts on your own WordPress site or other sites that use Gravatar, you can simply add the e-mails for those accounts to display the same Gravatar image that you uploaded.
  4. In my experience your new Gravatar won’t appear without you adding a comment to any blog post.  I added one, saw my picture displayed, then immediately deleted the comment.  At that time all my existing comments (some from years/months prior) displayed my new Gravatar image.

Boom-shaka-laka!  You’re done.

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71 Responses to Adding a Gravatar Image to your own, self-hosted WordPress site in 4 easy steps

  1. beans says:


  2. Image Upload says:

    it works perfectly ? It is working now?

  3. Mentorithm says:

    Yes, we are having a few issues with it. Testing it here!

  4. dba says:

    I added one, saw my picture displayed

  5. Charlotte says:

    Didn’t work for me 🙁

  6. Charlotte says:

    Hey it just showed up! Didn’t on my last post. Great!

  7. Cocktail Memento says:


  8. MarvellousM says:

    Well, might as well check if this works!


  9. seshu says:

    I am already created, but not shown want to see my gravatar in my my blog at author page.

  10. Asif says:

    testing 🙂

  11. Emma says:

    Testing..1…2..3 lol

  12. Yasmine says:

    Did this but still don’t see my avatar 🙁

  13. Maistcom says:

    Lets hope this work

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