Gravatars Engaged

For no real reason other than that I felt like it, I added the single line of code to my WordPress theme to make gravatars show up. I’ve had an account at for a long time but I’ve really been underutilizing it. In fact, although I had uploaded my logo as my avatar, I had not correctly selected it as the primary picture. I was surprised when I first enabled the gravatars as many people’s showed up immediately but mine never did. That’s all rectified and now all is well.

I like the effect of seeing these pictures in the comment page. Because a lot of people seem to have the same picture as their gravatar and FriendFeed logo, it actually ties together the native comments with the imported FriendFeed comments. It makes it look like more of a coherent conversation, particularly when the same people are commenting in both places.

Let me know what you think. And of course, when you do let’s see your picture!

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Dave Slusher is a blogger, podcaster, computer programmer, author, science fiction fan and father. Member of the Podcast Hall of Fame class of 2022.

5 thoughts on “Gravatars Engaged”

  1. Ken Nelson says:

    From the EGC Style Council pic -> Twitter -> -> FriendFeed -> favicon on my blog -> gravatar , it may not be much of a mug, but I rather like it.


  2. Ken Nelson says:

    And, in yet another senior moment, I realize gravatars are enabled in my blog aw well. Damned if I remember when’how I did that.


  3. Danny says:

    Dave this is a great idea. IMHO Gravatar provides a great starting point for associating EGC commenters to FF folks following you while folding in their presence on other services. Nice!

  4. dave says:

    I’m a little embarrassed at how long I had my gravatar screwed up. I actually set up the account and then just never actually clicked the right button. Pretty weak on my part.

  5. Ken Kennedy says:

    I just recently set mine up as well…I’ve had a Gravatar account for awhile, but hadn’t gotten around to uploading the photo. Should be working now, though!

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