WordPress in the comments system always displays a small image known as an avatar or gravatar. When WordPress users leave a website or blogs built with WordPress, it will automatically display their avatar image with the gravatar image that they have previously created via the gravatar website. here. But if they didn’t make it before in gravatar then what is shown is a gray and white image of a “Mystery Person”.
On WordPress tutorials this time, I will show you how to change or add a new avatar image in WordPress, so you can use your own avatar on your favorite blog to replace the “Mystery Person” avatar with your logo.
Why Change Avatars?
By default, WordPress uses Gravatar to display user avatars based on their email and if the user is not registered with a gravatar, it shows a misteryman avatar which looks less attractive, so if the user does not have an avatar image, you can replace with your logo as the default avatar and This is useful to make it look more attractive and your blog’s brand logo will stick in the memory of blog visitors.
How to add an avatar image in WordPress?
To start adding a new avatar image in WordPress, just install and activate it Add New default Avatar Plugin .
After the plugin is activated, please upload the image you want to become the default gravatar by going to Media »Add New. It might be better if you upload the right image size for your gravatar which is 48 x 48 pixels, and after your image is uploaded don’t forget to copy the URL of the image to enter it in the new avatar settings column in the menu Settings »Discussion. And please paste your avatar URL earlier into the Add New Default Avatar column on the right and on the left is your user name. When all is done, please click the “Save Changes” button and now the default “Mystery Person” avatar on your blog has changed with your own logo.
If you want to change your own avatar to be displayed on Author box as in article ⇒ How to create an author box on WordPress. You can set it in the menu Users »All users, and choose your username, look at the bottom and upload your avatar.
And above is a short guide on how to easily change or add to the default WordPress avatar image, I hope this article was useful and good luck. 🙂