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Gravatar allows you to create an avatar that represents your online persona in addition to powering your public profile, visibility, and everything you do online such as post, comment, and so on. The platform is built into millions of websites and is completely free for developers, site owners, and others.

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  • Cynthia June L.Freelance Writer
    Review
    5.0

    I love the ability to be able to use one profile, including photo if I choose, across many platforms, including but not limited to my Wordpress account, Reddit, and many others, even my YouTube account which, to my dismay, was taken over by Google. Integrating Gravatar with my Wordpress account has been a struggle. I've been having trouble with it for months and have just about given up on the idea. I'm not a developer and cannot understand all of the acronyms being used these days, but I can write some html and squeak by, but this has got me perplexed. It's something I have to sort out with support from Wordpress and/or Gravatar, but it seems that software that's been around as long as Gravatar has, ought to be more user-friendly. Gravatar has come a long way since I first used it many years ago on bulletin board sites. Now it's possible to integrate it with almost every major (and some minor) sites such as Google+, LinkedIn, YouTube, etc. Gravatar frees up a lot of my time when my demographic or photographic changes need to be made in my profiles on sites I'm registered on. As a freelance writer, it is of utmost importance that clients be able to get in touch with me, and Gravatar makes it simple and easy for me to update my profiles on almost all of the platforms I use. My time is very limited and inputting my information into every site that I am registered on takes up more time than I have. Besides, it is very boring and gives me a headache to have to repeat that process over and over. Not only that, but having to go through all the sites I am a member of, plus all of my own sites and change my information is very overwhelming. The ability to do all of those changes, including changing my photograph that identifies my brand, is amazing. Gravatar has saved me a lot of time and headaches.

  • Bruce R.Management Consultant
    Review
    4.5

    Being able to have the same profile picture is something I really like. Even though it seems like adding a profile picture is an quick and easy task, it can sometimes be more complicated when adjusting the look for the right dimensions and positioning. I like that I can just log into whatever commenting account I plan to use and my image is set for me with the look that fits the platform I'm using. Setting the Gravatar image is a quick process that I only need to do once. I can also change it once across all platforms. There isn't a whole lot that Gravatar can do aside from setting my profile image. I think since Gravatar has been around a while, they might be able to develop other convenient features that can maybe integrate multiple social accounts. I can't really say much that's negative about Gravatar since it does do what it's supposed to do. I would recommend Gravatar for just about anyone that has many commenting accounts. It is a simple application that can be set up within minutes and can save you much more time from repetitive account updating tasks. With Gravatar, I can maintain a consistent profile image across multiple commenting accounts. I can also change the image once in Gravatar and have the image automatically updated in multiple accounts. Using Gravatar can save time from having to go through the steps for updating an image within each account. Also, I have found that having a consistent image across many platforms helps for branding and networking purposes. It also makes it easier for people to find and get in touch with me.

  • Verified User in Information Technology and ServicesSmall-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
    Review
    4.0

    What I like about Gravatar is that it helps people to recognize active users easily because of their avatar. While it is hard to remember names, it is very easy to identify a specific image. You also do not have to post your original picture so it addresses our privacy concerns as well. I had a Wordpress account but it was tied to an old email address. Gravatar had my avatar linked to a defunct email address which they say I could not delete but I could add a new email address.This seems to be a very common problem with gravatar I believe I think Gravatar is a very good product. It helps you drive more engagement with your potential customers on your website and blogs. It gives a unique identity to all the users that remains consistent across different platforms . It's a unique product. It helps your employees and users with their privacy as well. User avatars of any kind provide a improved user experience for your WordPress website by enabling differentiation between users in your community.It helps users to have their own unique identity. Gravatars encourage engagement by prompting readers to leave comments and participate in the conversations in the comments sections on posts and pages of your website.It drives more engagement with your potential clients on your website or blog. More engagement ultimately leads to more sales.

Negative Comments
  • Verified User in Information Technology and ServicesSmall-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
    Review
    4.0

    What I like about Gravatar is that it helps people to recognize active users easily because of their avatar. While it is hard to remember names, it is very easy to identify a specific image. You also do not have to post your original picture so it addresses our privacy concerns as well. I had a Wordpress account but it was tied to an old email address. Gravatar had my avatar linked to a defunct email address which they say I could not delete but I could add a new email address.This seems to be a very common problem with gravatar I believe I think Gravatar is a very good product. It helps you drive more engagement with your potential customers on your website and blogs. It gives a unique identity to all the users that remains consistent across different platforms . It's a unique product. It helps your employees and users with their privacy as well. User avatars of any kind provide a improved user experience for your WordPress website by enabling differentiation between users in your community.It helps users to have their own unique identity. Gravatars encourage engagement by prompting readers to leave comments and participate in the conversations in the comments sections on posts and pages of your website.It drives more engagement with your potential clients on your website or blog. More engagement ultimately leads to more sales.

  • Anshul C.Search Engine Optimization Specialist
    Review
    4.0

    Gravatar is a great service website which helps ease your blog commenting or posting with a unique photo or avatar. So you don't have to put your favourite pic or photo manually every time you post or comment. Just make an account on the website with gmail and upload the photo or pic into that account. so if the website is linked to the gravatar or supports gravatar, just fill in your gmail id and the the post or comment will be shown with the pic or photo uploaded on gravatar automatically. Also It supports wordpress that makes a great advantage for the web designers and developers as most websites are made with the help of wordpress. There is a gravatar plugin in the wordpress which you can install to make the website support and work with your website. It shos your photo automatically by the side of your name in the post / comment. Gravatar does not supports much cms other then wordpress, which makes difficult for the web designers using other cms other then wordpress. Also it does not supports all the websites and popular websites. It is a great service and very user friendly for the seo person and webs designers spcially who works on wordpress. Gravatar is highly reccomendable to eveyone. It helps me posing comments and posts on different websites with showing my favourite pic withour manually uploading it everytime.

  • Morgan T.Marketing Manager
    Review
    4.0

    I like not having to upload a fresh avatar image to every blog, website or message board type of platform. I can just upload a photo once through Gravatar and have it appear throughout all the platforms that participate in the Gravatar program. Signing up for Gravatar is easy. I can just do so through WordPress, which is a platform I often use anyway. Gravatar isn't available in many platforms. So while it is helpful wherever it's accepted, I don't think it's accepted in enough places. I would like to see Gravatar expand their reach as much as possible. Right now, the minimal reach probably doesn't make it worth it to use for many people. If you have a strong online profile presence across many platforms, you should definitely check out Gravatar to make the avatar uploading process easier. I think having an avatar can make you more reputable to many people. It shows that you're more likely to be a real person, so I would encourage anyone to use an avatar whether it's through Gravatar or not. Gravatar makes having an avatar throughout many platforms easier for me. When I want to update my avatar image, I can just do so in one place and save time from having to upload it over and over again. Even though Gravatar isn't accepted on many websites, I still think it helps for the ones that it is accepted on.