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You thought Gravatar Profiles were cool? Wait until you see them on your WordPress.com blog. Today dawns a new era in Gravatar awesomeness: Gravatar Hovercards. It’s now easy to find out about who is behind your favorite comments simply by moving your mouse. This new feature is now enabled by default across WordPress.com. What’s a […]
Back in March when we announced Gravatar-powered profiles on WordPress.com, your profile page remained private so that only you could access it. Now that you’ve had a chance to update your information and make sure that only details you want public are there, let’s open things up. It’s been just over 2 months and more […]
We’ve always sort-of had profiles here on WordPress.com — you probably remember giving your name and such when you first signed up for WordPress.com — but they’ve always been a little lame. You’d see your information when you wrote comments, or with some themes, or on the forums. Such basic functionality worked, but you guys […]
Howdy there bloggers! You’ll no doubt remember that when we acquired Gravatar.com, just over a year ago, we intended to fully integrate it into WordPress.com. It’s been a long time coming, but we’ve finally replaced the WordPress.com avatar system with those Globally Recognized Avatars. What does this mean? It means your WordPress.com avatar can now […]
Now you can customize how avatars show up on your blog, including some cool never-before available options. You can find these options under Settings > Discussion. Here’s what you can do: Turn avatars on and off, which applies to their display on your blog. Choose a rating, which right now only works for Gravatars but […]
Now when you go to your comments, moderation, or Akismet screen you’ll see avatars or gravatars for people who have them. Like so: Also check out the effect when you approve or unapprove comments. Hopefully this livens up your comment moderation experience a bit! (We seem to be all about livening up lately, we need […]
You may remember a little while back we bought Gravatar. We now have the infrastructure to a point where we feel comfortable sending a lot more traffic to it. So we’ve enabled Gravatar support for all of WordPress.com. What’s that mean? When you have a WordPress.com account you can have an avatar by your comment, […]
Gravatar is now part of Automattic. What’s that mean to you? The avatar features around here will be getting an upgrade soon. If you’d like to find out more about what the heck is or comment here’s the announcement post on the Gravatar blog.
Have you seen the WordPress.com front page lately? Everyone gets to see the updated design but English readers get a special treat: News Departments. Learn how we decide which posts to feature and how you can get your link and your pretty face on the front page. The links on the old front page are […]