Hopefully you’ve noticed that on the www.nazareneblogs.org homepage we now have a list of recent posts that show an avatar next to the post. An avatar is just an image that is associated with the person who wrote that post. Avatars also show next to comments posted by registered users. We’d love to have everyone set up an avatar image. There are several places you can set up an avatar, but below I am going to show you how to do it through Gravatar.
Step # 1: Sign up for your Gravatar account.
Signup at http://www.gravatar.com. All you need is your email address! Use the same email address you used to create your nazareneblog account. You will then receive a confirmation email including a link that will activate your Gravatar account and allow you to set your password.
Step # 2: Set up a password.
Click on the link in the confirmation email. You will then be taken to a page where you will be asked to type in your password. Set your password.
Step # 3: Upload a picture, set up your Gravatar
You are now told you have no gravatar. Click on Add a new one. You can choose and upload this image from your computers hard drive, from the internet somewhere or use a webcam to capture a new photo. The picture can be anything you like.
Step # 4: Crop your picture and set up a rating for your picture.
Yes, you get to set a rating for the picture you just uploaded as G, PG, R or X rated. X rated means you uploaded an inappropriate picture. We’ll ask that all bloggers here go ahead and use a G rated picture. Thanks
Step # 5: Associate your Gravatar with your Email address
This is the last step. Once the image is uploaded click on it and click confirm to associate that picture with the email address you signed up with. Once done you are all set. As long as you are logged in, any blog post or comment you post on another blog will show your Gravatar.
-special thanks to our blog technical crew for writing these instructions-