Link your WORDPRESS blog manually to Gravatar or We Won’t Find YOU!

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Gravatar 2.0 – retouched (Photo credit: Daniel Semper)

Dear Bloggers, my Friends~

I have been visiting many Gravatar Profiles as of late in an effort to do more reading of the blogs of others. I have noticed that I am *not* able to find the WordPress link for many of you. I end up calling in the CIA and the FBI to locate you! I do not mind the extra effort that I put in to reach you, however, I learned from my own experience, and after having it pointed out to me by a fellow blogger, Steven,  that we have to MANUALLY LINK our WordPress address to the Gravatar image.  You do this by following the steps below:   (A note of encouragement to the technologically challenged, like myself, TAKE HEART, it is not difficult, because even I could do it! LOL)

PLEASE be sure to Manually LINK your WORDPRESS address to your Gravatar Image!

How to Add Links to Your Gravatar Profile

If you would like, you can add links to your personal pages that are not available as Verified Services. Your Gravatar profile will display a snapshot of the linked page, along with a title you select. To add a link:

Log in to your Gravatar account...I was told this link does not work and I have no idea how to make that happen! So…I would suggest if you need the steps to do this…print it out…and then log into your Gravatar account and you will be on your way…!

Click on My Account, then click Edit My Profile.

Click on My Links to the left.

To add your link, type in the URL (page address) and a title for the link.

Click Add.

We’ll list your links right above where you added the information. To remove a link you’ve previously added, click the “X” located next to the link in the list.

Links you have added will appear below your biography information on your Gravatar Profile.

62 thoughts on “Link your WORDPRESS blog manually to Gravatar or We Won’t Find YOU!

  1. Renard Moreau says:

    [ Laughs ] From day one, I linked my blog to my Gravatar.

    Great article by the way!

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    • All the little things we have to do, to keep up with this fast paced world of technology! I get so frustrated–I finally understand HOW-TO handle a new site…and then “the little people inside the machine” think that the site needs to be *improved!* Well…it keeps the synapses going! LOL

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  2. Jerry says:

    Thank you Jane. I just finished doing that, hopefully it was right. 😉

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  3. Jerry says:

    Reblogged this on PhoPort.

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  4. clarabetty says:

    Thank you for posting this. I don’t know if I can do it or not, I haven’t even got a picture posted yet. Have you read my latest 2 poems I posted day B-4 yesterday? I commented on your latest poems too. Miss Betty

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  5. Sara says:

    It’s so true! At first I didn’t know about this either, but as soon as I started noticing this problem on other bloggers gravatar profiles, I went and linked mine too.

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  6. shlehora says:

    Awesome! Could you explain how to fulfill the requirements when receiving an award also? Link this, do that, hover this! All this new technology and lingo is exhausting! Lol!

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    • Well, I will try to explain it to you. I had to think it through myself when receiving an award, so I do hope I tell you everything correctly. Basically, when a person receives an award, the person who sends it to you should provide a link back to their website, because most of the time, they have just received the award and are passing it on to you. Then you go to their site and COPY and PASTE (C & P) the award into your dashboard. Next, delete their responses and nominations, and add yours. I am sure I am making this much more difficult than it is–I never take the easy way out! LOL I also go to their website, and click on the AWARD ICON, COPY and PASTE it into my dashboard new post space. In essence, I have to go to the giver’s site and copy and paste at the minimum twice. I usually C & P the icon first to my new post site…then I return and C & P the remainder of the award info into my new post space. I have tried and failed many times! If this does not make sense, ask me more questions and I will respond as best I can! Best of luck to you!

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      • shlehora says:

        Oh my gosh thank you, thank you! Finally I might be able to do it. I guess I was making it out to be much harder than I thought. Thank you, thank you!

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      • Shelhora, if you want me to preview it…then just Copy & Paste it and send via email: janejohann126@gmail.com…..and I will check it and return it to you!

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      • shlehora says:

        Thank you so much! Would you be able to see if the links for the others are there if sending thru email?

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      • shlehora says:

        Thank you! So far I have copied the blog and now I need to know how to link their name to their sight. When trying one name it did it automatically but I have no idea how that happened. I have 14 more names that need to be done. I wish you could preview my draft. I hate to post it then have to fix all my mistakes but thats how I am learning. Thank you!

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      • If you want to copy and paste it to me…I will do what I can to help you! My email is: janejohann126@gmail.com

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  7. QueridaJ says:

    Thank you for saying so! =) It’s true you would think your gravatar profile would automatically link you to your blog but nope…
    may i suggest for future use the importance of a search widget…people can delve into your archives with keywords they find interesting…your past stuff gets a chance to shine again! =)

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    • Thank you, QuerideJ for the suggestion about the “search widget”…but I do not know where this is or how you do it??? You can email me at janejohann126@gmail.com if you find the time to respond to this tech question…thank you! I did have the widget of ARCHIVES…but somehow, it keeps disappearing…I am sure my blog could appear in better form…I just do not understand WordPress sufficiently.

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  8. YES!!! I find it terribly sad when people make comments ect, and I want to find them to check out their blog only to find myself brought to a dead end at their gravatar profile!!!

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  9. Yoshiko says:

    Thanks, Jane 🙂

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    • thank YOU, Patty! I do not think I have been much of a shining star today—BUT I will give it my all tomorrow! Thank you so much! I will work on these awards tomorrow! Thank you! Love you!

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  10. I’m so happy to find this information within the body of your blog. I’m not officially enrolled as an e-mail notification follower. Your blogs were not dropping nto my reader. I’d run back through numerous comments looking for your directions on how to do this, and now I have a print of how to perform this task step-by-step. Thank you so much.

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    • Glad that it has been helpful. What I have found over my years using the computer and technology, the “experts” have a more difficult time writing it so we “Newbies” can understand it…then a friend asked me a question…and I thought to myself, “Maybe there are other people out there struggling as successfully as I am”…LOL…so now I am on a mission to share the “Easy Route” for those who want it. LOL

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      • You have no idea how much ‘we newbies’ need your step-by-step instructions. I hope to have uninterrupted time this week to set down and really put into place not only the avatar guidance but follow your steps on posting pictures as well. Do you have tips for plugging in music videos, etc. I don’t think I’ll have a lot of use for them–but the few times I’ve wanted to do so, I haven’t had a clue. Thanks again.

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  11. LOL…now you are getting beyond my capabilities…lol…However, I was thinking of attempting to figure it out for myself–so as soon as I do, I will pass it on! I have my grandchildren with me at the moment…4 and 5…so I am FULLY OCCUPIED–they just gave me a minute to check my mail…how gracious of them! They are darling! I will work on the video & music this week, and let you know what I discover—just thought–maybe Patty [petitemagique@wordpress.com] has the answer! She is brilliant with computers…I will drop her a llne or maybe she will see this posting! Later..have a good evening!

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  12. Celestine of readinpleasure.wordpress.com….I think your Gravatar profile page is not linked to your wordpress sit…or perhaps, i just did not find it? I want to share your blog with others– it is a GEM of GLORY!

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  13. Thanks so much! I can never seem to find the blogs of my followers. This was great advice and I will certainly pass it along! Thanks, btw, for following my blog. I’m enjoying yours as well!!!

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  14. jalal michael sabbagh.http://gravatar.com/jmsabbagh86@gmail.com says:

    Very interesting and informative post..Electronics and technology are changing the core of our society.The many are becoming addicted to the point of no return.Thank you for liking my post ( The L.A. Times ) Blessings and regards.jalal

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    • Thank you for visiting my blog. Yes, we have a choice to join or not, I guess…part of the dialogue today…but there is still a need for quiet and meditation to attain tranquility–which I desperately need!

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  15. kayuk says:

    I love this post! So many times I can’t find the way back to the blogger who ‘likes’ my blog. Thanks for posting this. By the way, I’ve been coursing through your blog for a while now and I really love the way you post little snippets of information and ‘How To’ for those who need it to make their blogging experience easier and more fulfilling. If you don’t mind, I would like to nominate you for the WordPress Family award. There may be more, but I’m starting with this one.

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    • thank you for your kind words and for visiting my blog…I am honored that you wish to nominate me for The Word Press Family Award –it is kind of you, but not necessary…I have only posted how-to’s twice…I think you write so well! I am so glad I found you and your blog! You offer so much to us all!

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  16. Thanks for the advice…I’ll have to check my Gravatar profile to make sure I have my blog address listed there.

    Vijay
    – HalfEatenMind

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  17. WordsFallFromMyEyes says:

    Excellent – this is excellent. I TOO have often hit a gravatar and not been able to get to a blog.

    I especially like to visit people who have subscribed, so I can see their style & who they are but soooooo often I can’t get to them via their grav. This is just wonderful – should be freshly pressed!

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  18. g4giraffe says:

    Thank you for your post. However, Im still confused, why when I hover the mouse over your wordpress name (i.e. johannisthinking) in the comment I can see that it’s directly linked to your wordpress. Im trying to do the same to mine but I’ve failed. Can you tell me how I can achieve that? Many thanks.

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  19. I found this on the web. Maybe it will help you: http://codex.wordpress.org/How_to_Use_Gravatars_in_WordPress
    “WordPress integrates Gravatars into every WordPress site. Once registered with Gravatar, the service matches your WordPress profile information to the email address registered with Gravatar and displays your custom Gravatar image next to comments and (optionally) elsewhere on the WordPress site. If you choose not to sign up with Gravatar, the default icon set by the Administrator appears next to your name.”
    Does this answer your question?

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  20. Reblogged this on Riley Amos Westbook and commented:
    I liked this so much, I had to reblog it! Thanks to Johannisthinking for the Info!

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  21. writersideup says:

    Johann, thank you for this! Just tweeted about it ’cause I saw the link/reblog here:
    http :// rileyamoswestbrook. wordpress. com/2014/08/17/link-your-wordpress-blog-manually-to-gravatar-or-we-wont-find-you/

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  22. debooWORKS says:

    thank you very much

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