Hello my dear friend,

I'm Usiba, TheBuilder and today I'll be your guide to create your own Gravatar account.

Learning Outcomes

So at the end of this training session you will be able to easily create your own Gravatar account.

Before we start

You will need to have the following:

1. An image that will be your profile image for the Gravatar account

2. An email address (In this training I'm using a webmail)

Getting Started

So lets get started. This training session consists of 7 stages, therefore 7 pages.


STAGE 1 - Edit Profile

1. Log in to your website

2. In your dashboard click on the top right icon as show in the diagram below

3. A pull-down menu will appear. Click on "Edit My Profile"


4. A new screen will appear. So scroll down until you see the following

5. Then click on "Gravatar" (encircled in red). The screen will change as in the next stage on the next page.

So now lets move on the next page for the next stage.





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Is it necessary to upload your image I mean even if we do not upload an image will it create any difference?
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tpietro91 Premium
You can create a gravitar without an image but personally I think it’s better if you use an image. This removes any transparency between you and a potential customer if they check to see who you are.

Tom
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1signbanner Premium
That is a good point. I had to get it into my head when a few members here said to get a gravatar. I at first wondered, "What the heck for!??" Your answer is correct!

frank
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TheBuilder Premium
Greetings My dear friend,
Well I think it makes a big difference.
The idea behind having a Gravatar account is really to show a photo of yourself; as such this will create trust between you and your customers.
Yes TRUST is the word.
And I'm convinced that with a photo of yourself, you'll get more engagement as far as your online business is concerned.
Hope it helps.
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1signbanner Premium
Yes, Nushy, "Trust" is the word here. People like to talk to a human. Thank you!
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Hello !! Can you tell me about the importance of creating a gravatar account????
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DynamicDavid Premium
If you leave comments on your website or other sites, the image associated with your Gravatar account may be displayed. Useful if you are building your own brand and people like to see photos of people because it is more personal that way.
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TheBuilder Premium
Sure, as I said previously this will create TRUST. Yes trust is something very important to be successful in any business. So go ahead create your gravatar account now. If you have any difficulty, you know how to reach out to me. All the best.
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By the way ... in the previous comment you said it can make us famous. However, I like being famous and surely I will get one once i will decide
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TheBuilder Premium
So all the best my dear LilNia.
I'm always here for you, should you need any assistance.
I want to here about your success stories.
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Dear surely you will become famous since you've done the job of joining the WA platform ....anyways wish u all the very best and keep the spirit
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Ok my dear. It was a successful entry. Thank for replying mAh friend.
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TheBuilder Premium
So sweet.
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TheBuilder Premium
Lovely.
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hello it was nice of you to guide us on how to create a gravatar but sir is it obligatory to do it..??
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onmyownterms Premium
It's not obligatory, but it's a good idea so that when you comment on other blogs, you're using a standardized image.
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TheBuilder Premium
Greetings my dear friend,
As Mel said, it is not obligatory. However, I recommend you to have one if you are serious about your online business and if you want to brand yourself and become famous in your niche.
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I guess I need to have a website before creating a gravatar account, isn't it?
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tpietro91 Premium
You get access to a gravatar once you have your wordpress website
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TheBuilder Premium
Greeting my dear Naushad,

No, not necessarily. If a platform supports Gravatar, or uses a compatible comments system such as Disqus (used by our local newspapers), then no problem.
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Hello Sir can u tell me about the use i don't understand cleary
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TheBuilder Premium
Gravatar stands for Globally Recognized Avatar. ... When a user leaves a comment (with email) on a site that supports Gravatar, it pulls their Globally Recognized Avatar from Gravatar servers. Then that picture is shown next to the comment. This allows each commenter to have their identity through out the world wide web.
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Thank u for giving us some of yr time
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TheBuilder Premium
The pleasure is mine.
Hope that you have been able to create your first website by now.
Now it's time to create your Gravatar account.
Keep me updated of your progress.
All the best my dear Joomun
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Hello Mr Usiba.........thanks for the information how to create a gravatar account and it is also very interesting thanks once again
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TheBuilder Premium
You are welcome, you are welcome my dear Aishoux. So wait not and start your training. Keep in touch. As you finish creating your first website, try to create your gravatar account. If you have any problem, the knock at my door. All the best.
By the way, if ever you have any problem choosing a niche, please let me know.
Cheers
Usiba.
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Thanks for the reply
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Wow the information on how to create gravatar acount looks really interesting but tough but I'll surely try to create one as it seems to have a lot of benefits which help me in the future anyways thank you a lot Mr Usiba for explaining how to create gravatar account steps by steps it becomes a lot easier and it's helpful also thanks once again
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TheBuilder Premium
Greetings my dear Nushy. Many thanks for the appreciation of my training. Hope you start you first website soon. Then you create your Gravatar account. If ever you have any problem, I'll always be here to reach out to you. No worries my dear friend.
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Hi thanks for the explanation about creating your gravatar account it is very helpful. What is the benefits of create a gravatar account?
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onmyownterms Premium
Gravatar is an easy way to associate an image to your email address that provides a consistent visual representation of 'you' across the Internet.
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TheBuilder Premium
Did I not tell you that this community is very helpful. You see by the time that I'm free to login, a member is already here to support you. This is the power of this platform. And don't forget to spend some time in the live chat. You will love it my dear Rabeea. See you tomorrow in class.
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Hello Mr Usiba...thank you that you took all your time to explain how to create a Gravatar account...but i didnt understand why we should create a Gravatar account..?
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TheBuilder Premium
Gravatar stands for Globally Recognized Avatar. ... When a user leaves a comment (with email) on a site that supports Gravatar, it pulls their Globally Recognized Avatar from Gravatar servers. Then that picture is shown next to the comment. This allows each commenter to have their identity through out the world wide web.
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Hii.. Thank u @TheBuilder for taking your time to explain step by step how to create a gravatar account... But is it necessary to create a gravatar account?
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onmyownterms Premium
Gravatar is necessary in order to have an image associated with your username.
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TheBuilder Premium
Do you see my dear Saba, as I told you, this community is very helpful.
Go ahead, create your Gravatar account. If you have any problem, post a question.
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TheBuilder Premium
Thank you my dear Mel, for your valuable help and support.
It's so kind of you my dear friend.
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Ok... Thank u for replying me
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Yeah they are indeed vey helpful
I will try to create my gravatar account.. I will surely post questions if I have any problem... Thank u
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TheBuilder Premium
You are welcome my dear Saba.
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After creating our gravatar account can we later change the gravatar image ?
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newmarketpro Premium
Yes you can change the image anytime.
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Cool then! Thank you for helping:)
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TheBuilder Premium
Thank you my dear Joe.
It's so kind of you my friend.
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TheBuilder Premium
You see Hajirah, as I told you, our community is very helpful.
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What is the use of Gavatar i don't understand can u plz help me
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newmarketpro Premium
Gravatar is your image. People trust picture of real person. So when are responding to people comments, your small image (gravatar) will appear as representation of yourself.
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TheBuilder Premium
Thank you once again my dear Joe.
It's a pleasure following you.
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TheBuilder Premium
Hi Camillou, hope that now you can create your Gravatar account. If ever you have any problem doing it, please don't hesitate to post another question.
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what is the difference between webmail and email?
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onmyownterms Premium
Webmail is the name of the client you use to read your email.
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thank you for helping me
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TheBuilder Premium
You see, the community is very helpful here.
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yeah that's true it's very helpful
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TheBuilder Premium
Have you been able to great your Gravatar account?
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no -_-
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TheBuilder Premium
So try to do it. If ever you need a helping hand, i'm here, no worries.
Keep me updated of your progress.
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ok! I'll try.
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TheBuilder Premium
Keep me updated of your progress.
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What is a gravatar account??
How can it be useful..??
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TheBuilder Premium
Gravatar stands for Globally Recognized Avatar. ... When a user leaves a comment (with email) on a site that supports Gravatar, it pulls their Globally Recognized Avatar from Gravatar servers. Then that picture is shown next to the comment. This allows each commenter to have their identity through out the world wide web.
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Oh!! NOW i inderstand
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TheBuilder Premium
That's wonderful.
Let me know when you finish creating your Gravatar account.
Cheers
Usiba.
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MJL71 Premium
Hi, Builder. I got a question. I got my Gravatar account and an image. I signed in thru Google, so I don't know if that matters, but I didn't get an email confirmation, just a confirmation on the Gravatar site. I don't know how to get that Gravatar to my site, if that makes sense. I connected my site URL with my Gravatar account. Nothing so far. Does it take time and did I do that right thing? Really appreciate any help. Thanks.
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Acoetzee29 Premium
I will suggest checking again tomorrow you will then be able to use it. It does happen that at times it takes a few hours I hope this helps
Kind regards
Angeligue
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ldava10 Premium
I am having issues changing it on my website. I have linked the right emails I believe and not just not seeing the option to change it on the website. Do you have any suggestions on this?
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TheBuilder Premium
Sure, can you please be more explicit about the issue.
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ldava10 Premium
I might have figured it out. Still checking. There is so much info my mind is on overdrive and about to explode. :o
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TheBuilder Premium
Hope it's all good for you.
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laurus935 Premium
The same to me. Thank you Builder for this tutorial.
I created one account and it doesn't work, I created second account with gravatar and still no image.
Unfortunately it doesn't work for me.
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TheBuilder Premium
It should work. Just create a new email, then a new user using the new email (make sure you use the same email). And finally you create a new gravatar account.
You know, for one of my websites I have many users; and for each one I have a new gravatar account. Each one needs to have his own email. Don't use forwarded email, it won't work.
Do it and keep me update.
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laurus935 Premium
Wow, so this is why it did not work!
Thank you!!!
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TheBuilder Premium
Is it ok now?
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laurus935 Premium
Yes, it is correct! I have now three emails connected to three admins on my three websites.
Thank you very much Usiba!
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TheBuilder Premium
I'm so happy for you my dear Larissa.
All the best with your online endeavour.
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DorcasW Premium
I have followed the instructions and for over two months my pic shows on the outside of the website but when I log in it was never there. After much seeking for help it began to work I was able to add images to my post.

Now my pic is still showing on the top right corner but I cannot get an image in my post.

I contact WordPress who said they do not know my email. This is strange, I use the email to set up Gravatar. and the user name was given to me by Wordpress.

I have some post that I have published without any image only to keep my site active but I do not request any comment on them to avoid criticism.

Won't I have some issues opening a new account?
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TheBuilder Premium
No worries. I would advice you to create a new email, then a new user using the new email. And finally you create a new gravatar account.
Do it and keep me update.
All the best.
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MsMerry Premium
Yes, as TheBuilder says. It should work then.
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TheBuilder Premium
Thanks for your support my dear Merry.
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MsMerry Premium
The pleasure is all mine
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Maddy55 Premium
I followed those directions when I first opened a Gravatar account, and it worked well with providing my chosen photo for my 'admin', but later when I followed Kyle's lesson and added 'author', the gravatar photo did not follow there. So now when I reply to comments on my posts, there is no photo at all. What do I do?
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Triblu Premium
Hey Marilyn,

You need to use the exact same email address for your website as you used to create your Gravatar account, and then your gravatar photo will show up.

Hope this helps you.
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TheBuilder Premium
Thank you my dear Trish for the nice reply. It's so kind of you my dear friend. I wish you all the best.
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TheBuilder Premium
In addition to the nice reply of our friend Trish, you may also create a gravatar account for the new user. You may also have many users, and each one with their own gravatar account.
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Maddy55 Premium
Shortly after I posted the question, I decided to look at the back office of my profile again and I discovered that I had put in the wrong email address. I had entered iam@raisingagooddog.com instead of the iam@raising-a-good-dog.com which is the email I chose for the website. Silly me :) Thank you for the kind reply. Usiba, Good idea about the extra Gravatar account, that would be handy if I wanted seperate photos I guess.
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TheBuilder Premium
Yes you got it. So happy for you.
All the best in your online endeavour.
Wealthy Affiliate is a unique platform. Enjoy.
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Rblam Premium
I'm not understanding the difference between my email address for my web site and now a different email for site comments
do I use my site email for setting up my gravatar
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TheBuilder Premium
Yes you can use your site email for creating your gravatar account. But it needs to be a webmail and not a forwarded email. Read the following for more details: Feel free to ask for more clarifications.
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Rblam Premium
the photo file I'm trying to use after I see the file name the photo does not show in the next step I think my file is to big I'm not sure what to do at this point, I'm using the same picture you see here next to my name
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TheBuilder Premium
I would suggest that:

1. You open the photo in powerpoint (or any other editor you are familiar with) then,
2. Crop the picture, and/or
3. Resize it, then
4. Right click on the picture, you will get a shortcut menu from which you need to choose, "save picture as..."
5. Then you save it as a jpeg, (not png)

Keep me updated. thx.
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Rblam Premium
the builder
thanks for the help I was able to get my picture and finish the last few steps your lesson was exactly what I needed I like those type of instructions step1/step 2/ etc /done
take care
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TheBuilder Premium
The pleasure is mine.
I'm so happy.
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Ziyaad Premium
I am having a real issue trying to create a Gravatar account for some or other reason. I went through the "create a new account" process the first time and registered my domain specific email address with the Gravatar account. I never received the confirmation email from Gravatar.
My domain specific email was being forwarded to a Gmail account, but this forwarding has been working fine.

Everytime I now try to reset my Gravatar password (by clicking on "I lost my password") it tells me that an email has been sent where I can change my password, but that email also never arrives.

Has anyone else had this issue and how do you resolve this??
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Ziyaad Premium
Thanks. Another (maybe stupid question) ...... do we as WA premium members need to sign up with Wordpress separately? I mean do I need to get onto a paid subscription with Wordpress or is that covered under the WA Premium membership?
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TheBuilder Premium
Hello my dear Ziyaad, thanks for dropping by. Here is the answer to your question: Hope it helps.
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TheBuilder Premium
For your second question: No you don't need to sign up separately with Wordpress. No paid subscription with Wordpress. Yes it is included in your WA premium membership.
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DW66 Premium
This question maybe silly because I haven't got to that stage: What are benefits of creating a gravatar account?
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Rharris19 Premium
Gravatrs follow you around and will automatically put your photo on the site instead of a generic icon. Branding yourself becomes more important when marketing online.
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TheBuilder Premium
Hello Dorothy, no question is silly my friend. I have the reason on my profile description. Just have a look if you have time. Thx.
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TheBuilder Premium
Thank you Robin for the nice reply. In addition I would say trust. I have the details on my profile description, you may wish to have a look.
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jtaienao Premium
Excellent tutorial Usiba. Very thorough and easy to follow. This will surely be helpful for many of our members. Thanks for taking the time to create and share it.
Jerome
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TheBuilder Premium
Many thanks my dear Jerome for the feedback.
You are so kind my dear friend.
I would appreciate if you share it to all your loved ones.
Thanks again my dear friend.

Sharing is caring
Usiba.
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ILMI Premium
really helpful training. thanks a bunch!
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TheBuilder Premium
The pleasure is mine my dear friend.
Have you been able to create your gravatar account easily with the training?
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ILMI Premium
Yes!. thanks to you, again :)
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TheBuilder Premium
:)
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MizBurke314 Premium
Hey, Usiba--

Thank you for PMing me! I had actually forgotten a step and so my image did not change when I tried it before. With your walk-through, I finally got it done!

That just made my morning! Thank you again. :)

Linda
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TheBuilder Premium
Oh, I'm so happy for you then my dear Linda.
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SadieChan Premium
Thanks for the training, Great help for those who need to create the Gravator Account.
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TheBuilder Premium
You are welcome my dear Sadie.
Keep smiling.
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celiacman Premium
Very useful training, when I did my Gravator account I was frustrated and confused this training will make it much easier for new members

Jeff
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TheBuilder Premium
Thank you Jeff for the feedback,
It's much appreciated.
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TheDummyOfWA Premium
Very good training, and very easy to follow and understand!! :)
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TheBuilder Premium
Many thanks my dear Terry.
I really valued your feedback.
It's really of great help to me.
I guess you already have your gravatar account?
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TheDummyOfWA Premium
You're very welcome, and what a nice compliment that you value my opinion! :) Yes, I do have a Gravatar account, but this is excellent training for others who don't! :)
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TheBuilder Premium
Thank you for your support my dear friend.
I wish you good health.
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PBitzer Premium
Really great understandable training! Thanks so Much!
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MsMerry Premium
It really is. I had my Gravatar account already but it sure was easy to follow for anyone who didn't. Usiba is so cool.
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TheBuilder Premium
Thank you my dear Patricia.
Have you already created your gravatar account?
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TheBuilder Premium
Thank you for your support my dear Merry.
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MsMerry Premium
always a pleasure
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abdul11 Premium
good training
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TheBuilder Premium
Thank you my dear Abdulrahman.
Have you created your gravatar account yet?
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JulietAA Premium
Great training
Thanks Usiba
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TheBuilder Premium
You are welcome my dear Juliet.
Do you have a gravatar account?
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JulietAA Premium
Yes, I do have one.
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TheBuilder Premium
Good.
All the best my friend.
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Anandhijohn Premium
Hi, Usiba thank you so much
Take care.
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TheBuilder Premium
The pleasure is mine.

If you have not yet created your gravatar account, please go ahead create one now.

Wish you success.
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Carol46 Premium
Thnk you, Usiba!
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TheBuilder Premium
You are welcome my dear Carol.
Do you have your gravatar account?
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Carol46 Premium
Yes, I do :)
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TheBuilder Premium
Emm, very good.
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I really love the step by step approach.

The training was very easy to follow. I'm sure that once I buy my own domain, I shall be able to create my own gravatar a/c without any problem.

I have also bookmarked it for future reference and for sharing.

You said it well - Sharing is caring.

Thank you Mr TheBuilder.
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TheBuilder Premium
Indeed step-by-step is a great approach.

I'm glad that you find it easy to follow.

I wish you upgrade to premium soon and become the owner of your domain. It's really a great feeling to own a domain.

I wish you all the best in your online endeavor.

Usiba.
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I also have the same wish.

When will you prepare another training?

It has come to my knowledge that you are a Training Manager in a Computer Training Centre. Isn't it?
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TheBuilder Premium
Sure more training in the pipeline.

Training Manager; yes some years ago, from 2002 to 2013.

One of my tasks was to prepare training modules.
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What training modules did you loved most preparing?
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TheBuilder Premium
Well there were many, if I can recall a few;

1. PC assembly, configuration and upgrading
2. A+ hardware/ Software (for Comptia exam)
3. Structured Programming
4.
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PatrickM1 Premium
Usiba - Excellent training. Thanks for sharing.
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TheBuilder Premium
The pleasure is mine my dear Patrick.
Thanks for sharing it to your friends.
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DarleneB Premium
Great tutorial & easy to follow
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TheBuilder Premium
I'm glad that you find it easy my dear Darlene.
Let me know if you have already created your gravatar account.
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TTedesco1 Premium
Hi..Question can you use Gravatar for a site that is not word press????
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TheBuilder Premium
Thank you Thomas for raising the question. I have posted it in the question thread. Hope to get some good answers.
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bigrog44 Premium
Thanks for sharing, Usiba.
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TheBuilder Premium
You are welcome my dear Roger.

Do you have a gravatar account?
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bigrog44 Premium
I believe I do.
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TheBuilder Premium
Sounds good.
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MsMerry Premium
Awesome training. Thank you for the clear and concise instructions. The best.
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TheBuilder Premium
Thank you so much my dear Merry for your expression of appreciation.

Good health to you my dear friend.
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It-Is-John Premium
Excellent training, Usiba. All the best!
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TheBuilder Premium
Thank you my dear John.
Do you already have your gravatar account?
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McWord Premium
Bookmarked. Thanks for sharing!!
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TheBuilder Premium
Thank you for the bookmarking and sharing.
It's so kind of you my dear Mitch.

When you'll create your gravatar account, please let me know how successful it was.

All the best my friend.
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McWord Premium
I've already set it up. I did that when my web site was indexed. I check Google Analytics almost on a daily basis but, I'm sad to say, not a lot of traffic yet. So, my task now is to work on my site to make traffic friendly!

There is much to do, but I'm up to it. You can bet if I get stuck, I'll give a shout out!!

All the best!!

mitch
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TheBuilder Premium
Be my guest my dear Mitch. To my mind, now you need to concentrate more on creating contents with good keywords.
Keywords is key my dear friend. Check my blogs on keywords, that may help you.
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MKearns Premium
Saved and referenced. I think this is the first training I've seen on this Usiba!
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TheBuilder Premium
Hello my dear Michael, thank you so much my dear friend.

Yesterday after completing the training I took a long break and finally went to bed.

I had in mind to contact you today. The message that I panned for you is as follows "Hello my dear Michael, I've just created my first training, It would be a honor for me if you were among the first to comment".

I'm doubly honored because I received your encouraging comment without sending you the message.

You are so kind my dear Michael.

I wish you good health always.

Usiba.
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MKearns Premium
Thank you my dear Usiba. Quite a journey here isn't it!?
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TheBuilder Premium
My pleasure. Indeed a long journey, but just the beginning I guess.
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Numbergurl Premium
I wasn't sure what Gravatar was until now. I am definitely going to set up my account as soon as I finish typing this. Thank you. You always have great training that is really useful for all of us.
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TheBuilder Premium
Hi my dear Nancy. I'm so happy then.
Let me know if you have been able to create it. Thx.
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pablocortina Premium
Thank you for the training
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TheBuilder Premium
You are welcome my dear Pablo.
Have you already created your gravatar account?
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pablocortina Premium
Not yet, but I am going to do so
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TheBuilder Premium
Excellent, keep me updated of the progress. Thx.
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