Do you have a Gravatar (Globally Recognized Avatar)?
As a loyal fan of the WordPress software that runs each of my weblogs, I feel that it is important to support WordPress in any way that I can. A couple of days ago I announced some big changes to the theme here at Kyle’s Cove, and probably the biggest change of them all was my switch from the MyAvatars plugin to displaying Gravatars with post comments.
You may remember that last October Automattic, the company behind WordPress, purchased Gravatar. In the time since, they have revamped the infrastructure of Gravatar to drastically speed things up, integrated it into the WordPress.com platform, and then updated the Gravatar WordPress plugin.
Now that Automattic is supporting it, I think that over time Gravatars will continue to grow and the service will get better, so it is with that decision that I decided to make that switch over to using Gravatar images on this blog.
If you don’t already have one, I recommend you sign up with Gravatar for a free account and then upload the avatar you want to use. Once done, you can leave a comment below to test it out and see if it works. You’ll need to use the e-mail address used for your Gravatar in the e-mail address field of the comment form (all lower case).