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What is Gravatar?


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What is Gravatar?

Gravatar stands for Globally Recognized Avatar. It is a service that allows users to have a consistent avatar image across different websites and platforms. An avatar is a small image or icon that represents an individual online.

What is a Gravatar?

A Gravatar is a small image or icon (an avatar) that represents an individual online. When you sign up for a Gravatar account, you can upload an image that will be displayed whenever you comment on a website that supports Gravatar. This means that you don’t need to upload your avatar separately on each website you use.

What is the history of Gravatar?

Gravatar was created in 2007 by Tom Preston-Werner, the co-founder of GitHub. It was later taken over by Automattic. The idea behind Gravatar was to provide a simple way for users to have their own avatar image without needing to upload it separately on each website they use.

Why is Gravatar important to WordPress users?

Gravatar integration is built into WordPress, which means that WordPress users can easily link their avatars to their email addresses through the Gravatar service. This makes it convenient for WordPress users as they don’t need to manually upload an avatar on every WordPress site they comment on.

Who is Gravatar for?

Gravatar is useful for anyone who wants to have a consistent online identity across various platforms and websites. It benefits bloggers, forum participants, social media users, and anyone else who wants their profile picture or avatar to be automatically displayed whenever they engage with different websites.


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