Add An Icon To Your Comments

Gravatar logo

In the comments on our Listening Post Eromnim3 once asked: “How do you add an icon to your name?”

The small photo you see beside some users’ names in the comments at Fresh On The Net is called a Gravatar. To create your own, prepare a square image (up to 512 x 512 pixels) then head along to and create a free account there, using that image and your regular email address.

Whenever you post a comment on any WordPress blog in future, the server will look up your email address and add your Gravatar photo beside your posting (see comment)… For more comprehensive details about how Gravatars work, see this helpful explanation by Brilliant Little Business:

Tom Robinson

London-based broadcaster & songwriter, born 1950. His best known songs are 2-4-6-8 Motorway, Glad To Be Gay and War Baby; he has also co-written songs with Peter Gabriel, Elton John, Dan Hartman and Manu Katché. Read More...


  1. Tom

    …like this 🙂

  2. Tom,
    Thank you for this info. Icon now created.

  3. Tom Robinson

    haha – why so it is!

  4. Thanks, now let’s see if it’s worked…

  5. Tom Robinson

    Welcome to the Gravatar club, Big Jim

  6. fingers crossed!!

  7. <—————– HERE I AM.

  8. Tom

    Hurrah – welcome to the Gravatar club, Barney!

  9. And then I appeared – thanks Tom –

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