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The Blog Avatar is used to display your avatar in the sidebar of your site.

Here’s what it looks like when it’s added to a sidebar.

Blog avatar widget

Settings

Once you add the widget to your sidebar in Appearance > Widgets, you’ll see that the widget settings look like this:

Blog avatar options

There are no configuration options for this widget because it’s only intended to display your blog avatar in the sidebar.

Upload Blog Avatar

You upload your blog avatar as follows:

1.  Resize your image to 200 pixels wide by 200 pixels high.

2.  Go to Settings > Blog Avatar.

Blog Avatar page

3.  Click on Browse, select the avatar you want to upload and then click on Open.

Click on Browse

4.  Click on Upload.

5.  Expand the crop area to include your full image and click Crop image.

Drag crop area

6.  Go to Appearance > Widgets.

Widgets page

7.  Drag the Blog Avatar widget from the Available Widgets into the desired Sidebar.

You drag by click on the widget with your left mouse and moving the widget.

Blog avatar widget

8.  When you view  your site you’ll now see your blog avatar displayed in the sidebar.