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A Gravatar is an "avatar" image that follows you from site to site when you do things like blog or comment on blogs.

Creating a gravatar associated with all of your Wordpress comments is very important as it adds credibility and humanizes not just the comments you post on your website, but the comments that you post on others' websites. This leads to a better, more interactive and trustworthy discussion.

To create a gravatar, it is a very easy process. You simply go to Gravatar.com and set-up an account.

==> Gravatar.com

**Do know that you can only have one gravatar per email address, so if you want multiple gravatar accounts you will need to use unique email addresses that are not registered within the gravatar.com platform.

In this video I am going to walk you through the following:

  • Creating a Gravatar.com account
  • Adding an image to your gravatar account
  • How to test your gravatar live
  • Associating a gravatar with a user in Wordpress.
  • Adding a gravatar to the SiteComments platform

Note, if you are wanted to add a brand new User to Wordpress, you can follow this training which will walk you through the process;

===> How to Create a New User in Wordpress

If you have any questions about how gravatars work, how to set them up or anything discussed in this video, please leave your comments below and I will be more than happy to help you out. :)

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LBurke Premium
Well, it has been almost 2 weeks now and I still can not get to Gravatar website to sign up. I type in www.gravatar.com and all it does is spin until it times out. The same thing happens when I put in en.gravatar.com. I have flushed DNS. I have deleted cache, I unplugged router, I even went as far to contact my ISP and they even gave me a brand new router. I don't know what else to try.
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EConley Premium
I am in H-E- double toothpicks trying to get one of these special emails associated with a Gravetar sp? so I can finally get going on this site commenting project. I've been at it for days now.

So confused. So confused. So very, very frustrated.

Aggghhh! I'm so turned around I don't know what to ask any more.

First wordpress asked me to sign up, and kept claiming they were sending me confirmation emails. They weren't. No way in heck. I've looked everywhere for 'em. Seriously! Who do I talk to at wordpress? I can't seem to find any help with them.
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Monikap Premium
I had the same problem and frustraition

Go into site-Rubix manager
then look at the top you see site email
click on that

it will open the emails that you set up and if you didnt set one up yet go ahead and do so.

Then click on the email you would like to use (I set up a Me@mysite to only use as my gavatar email easy to remember)

then click on the sign in and copy your password

Proceed back to the gavatar site and input the information as per the training.

Hope this helps
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EConley Premium
My problems were much worse than that - really complicated. Gravatar is incredibly fussy about the email you use to sign up with them, and not in the least bit transparent about their secret rules.

1. It can't be an email that forwards to another email
2. Using an email associated with a wordpress account from the distant past (>5 years, causes weird problems)
3. Just removing the forward or deleting the old account will not clear the email problems initiated by circumstance 1 or 2

I was obliged to create a new email address that was entirely untainted by any previous problems in order to establish the Gravatar.

This is not my only headache with Wordpress. When it works it's idiot simple, but when it doesn't it takes hours or even days to find the solution and apply it.

I am very grateful to be at WA and have friendly folks like you to network and compare notes with. I can't imagine facing this alone!

Thanks for reaching out with a solution - it WILL help someone!

All the best,

Elizabeth
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Monikap Premium
I hope your find resolve with this issue soon.
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Turbogirlie Premium
Hi Elizabeth.

I had the same problem, so I had to create a new email address and go through the process of opening a Gravatar account to that email address after I'd done all of this to an address with a forward.

Guess this discussion board proves we are not alone in our struggles, which does help!

Hopefully you are now making further progress and your headaches with Wordpress are less.

With best wishes for your online success.

Kaz :-)
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EConley Premium
Thanks. All the best to you as well. Thank you for reaching out!
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TJnow Premium
Thanks Elizabeth,
you helped me out.
Didn´t receive a mail because the adress was forwaded to another mailadress.
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LStensgard Premium
Hey Kyle,
Thanks for the video.I am going to set up a gravatar account, but my question is on the email. I want to set up an email for my website here. Everything seems to be going to my personal email address from mywealthyaffiliate and now I have like 16,000 emails and can't get through them all. How can I set up an email for my homesafetyfrobabies.com account? Which lesson is that again? Too many emails and a little overwhelming.

Thanks in advance!
Lisa
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Turbogirlie Premium
Hi Lisa,

If you click on the siterubix icon on the left, select Site Manager - it will open the site builder page - click on site email (along the top, 2nd to the right) and you can create a new email address there for your http://homesafetyforbabies.com site.

With best wishes for your online success.

Kaz :-)
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Monikap Premium
Ok I am having an issue.. I am trying to set up my Gavatar and for some reason I am unable to get signed up. It says that I have the wrong information. Feeling a bit silly here... We set up our wordpress via siterubix so I used that email as my gavatar sign up and it doesnt recognize it.. Is there a place that I can confirm my sign up email. addy as I do have other non WA wordpress websites.. I am thinking there may lie the issues...
Feeling confused.
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Turbogirlie Premium
Hi Monika,

Gravatar will only work to an email address which isn't a forwarded email address. I had issues until this was pointed out to me, I then set up an email address within the SiteRubix purely for this (you could use admin@ or info@ as examples) which then worked.

Hope this helps.

Kaz :-)
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Monikap Premium
Thank you so much Turbogirlie... yes that totally helped.
cheers
M
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Monikap Premium
Thanks Turbogirlie.
That helped
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Turbogirlie Premium
Hi Monika,

No problem at all.

All the best,

Kaz :-)
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jdive138 Premium
Well, I signed up for the gravatar account, I used the email I have set up for my website but I didn't receive a confirmation email. The email address I have for my site is forwarded to my main personal email address. When I try to sign in to gravatar it tells me to check my email to activate my account. Checked my other folders, nothing. I feel like I'm at a stand still till someone can help me out.
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AshleyFisher Premium
Hi John,

The same thing happened to me, too. I have a site forwarding email to my personal email and I kept trying for days to have the Gravatar site resend me a notification because I would never get one.
I finally figured out that Gravatar hates forwarded emails so I resigned up under my main email account and I got a notification right away. It sucks because I wanted my website email to show up, but in the end I was getting super frustrated that it wasn't working. It was more trouble than it was worth.
Try using your yahoo mail or even better a gmail account. I used my gmail and it worked like a charm.

Hope that helps!
Ashley
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jdive138 Premium
Hello Ashley
I ended up doing the same thing and I feel exactly like you do, a bit frustrated that I can't use the email I want but I do have an activated account now so I'll just suck it up and move forward. Thanks for your reply and good luck!

Jon
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AshleyFisher Premium
Hi Jon,

You're welcome! The bummed out feeling ends up going away :)

Good luck and best of success in 2017!

Ashley
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Turbogirlie Premium
Thanks Ashley, that's saved me days of heartache, frustration and generally being bummed out with the entire situation!

All the best,

Kaz :-)
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AshleyFisher Premium
Hi Kaz,

You are very welcome! I'm glad I could help :) Good luck with your photography niche. It sounds super exiting and intriguing! I wish you a fantastic year in 2017 and I hope you fulfill your dreams of leaving that corporate job by year end!

All the best,
Ashley
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