QUAERITUR: How do you get an image next to your comments around here?

A couple readers have asked about the images/icons/avatars next to the comments some readers leave.

Here is an entry which deal with that question and gives some answers.  Click HERE.

Would some kindly and geeky reader would post a step-by-step guide in combox?

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  1. Joseph-Mary says:

    Lets hope for a nice “gravitar”!

  2. Supertradmum says:

    I wonder how long it takes to generate?

  3. Ben Yanke says:

    Let me give it a shot:

    1) Click this link to go to the gravatar site registration page
    2) Enter the email you used to register on WDTPRS, click signup [This is the most important step. Make sure you have the same email as you use on WDTPRS]
    3) Go to your inbox, find the message from gravatar (check your spam if you don’t see it)
    4) Click the link in the email
    5) Once you click the link, complete the registration on the website
    6) Click the link that says “Add one by clicking here!
    7) Select an image using any number of options shown (I’ll use “Upload from Hard drive”)
    8) Select an image, upload it
    9) Crop your image to your liking (Don’t forget it will be shown pretty small on sites)
    10) Click “Crop and Finish!
    11) Select a “rating” for your image (the rationale being you can upload multiple images, some of them questionable, but the questionable ones only show up if the site owner allows questionable images. Just click “G”. Anyone reading this shouldn’t really be uploading anything else)
    12) If you have additional email addresses you also want to use this image for, click “add a new email“, and complete steps 2 – 4 again. This way, multiple email addresses can all be on the same account.

    This should be everything. Someone correct me if I’ve missed anything.

  4. Robert_H says:

    That’s pretty easy-peasy.

  5. RichR says:

    I hope this worked…

  6. Ben Yanke says:

    That’s what I think too. Glancing at my list above makes it look waaaaaay too hard. You really just go to that first link, stick your email in the box, and follow the instructions. It shouldn’t take you 5 minutes to set up from scratch.

  7. AnAmericanMother says:

    It was a little cranky — wouldn’t upload images from my computer or from my photobucket account — and I never was able to crop any image (could not click on and hold the margin of the cropping tool). But I finally was able to upload a pic from one of my Facebook photo files.
    It needs to be cropped, though.

  8. Trad Catholic Girl says:

    I’m checking to see if it worked – if so, it was easy! Ben Yankee, your instructions are perfect!

  9. Paul says:

    We shall see…

  10. letchitsa1 says:

    I think it worked….

  11. Elizabeth D says:

    Let me see if it worked

  12. downyduck says:


  13. benedetta says:

    This is a test…

  14. benedetta says:

    This is only a test…try again?

  15. GREAT! The variety will be nice.

  16. Ben Yanke says:

    Ahh! You’re Elizabeth D! I finally put the name with the face!

  17. Christo et Ecclesiae says:

    This is exciting!

  18. Christo et Ecclesiae says:

    Well… I hope this will be exciting lol.

  19. The Egyptian says:

    we’ll see i seem to have a conflict with another wordpress account

  20. trespinos says:

    Nice to see so many new icons bloom. Mine was grandfathered in, so to speak. I never dealt with gravatar, only with some other service whose name is now lost to me.

  21. The Egyptian says:

    it worked, yippie, I was a cute kid wasn’t i

  22. UncleBlobb says:

    Is this thing on?

  23. Emilio III says:

    Seems easy…

  24. ipadre says:

    You have to send Fr. Z a really nice gift! ;-) Kidding!

  25. pseudomodo says:

    oh oh!

  26. BV says:

    ’twas simple enough. Grazie Ben Yanke!

  27. Let a hundred new gravatars bloom! Let a hundred schools of thought contend!

  28. Mitchell NY says:

    OK let’s see if I did that right.

  29. Tina in Ashburn says:

    Technology melts in my presence. I have tried several times today and when I upload the picture to the Gravatar site,the result is a blank white page. oh. well.

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