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Your avatar is an online representation of you.

Types of Avatars

There are two types of avatars:

1.  User Avatar

The user avatar is also known as your comment avatar.

You upload the user avatar via Users > Your Avatar and it displays in places where you leave comments and next to posts you publish on some themes.

Below is an example of a user avatar next to a comment.

Comment avatar

Here are online tools you can use to create an avatar:

  1. DoppelMe
  2. Avachara Avatars
  3. Cartoonify

2.  Blog Avatar

The Blog avatar is uploaded via Settings > Blog Avatar and it is displayed in your sidebar when you add the Blog Avatar.

Upload User Avatar

You upload your comment avatar as follows:

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

2.  Go to Users > Your Avatar (or Profile > Your Avatar)

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.

Click on Upload

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

Crop image

6.  Now when you view a post where you’ve left a comment you will see your new comment avatar.

If you still see the old avatar it may be your web browser remembering your old image. Right mouse click and select Refresh (Reload) to clear your web browser cache to view the latest version of your image.

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.