Update Your Avatar on WordPress.com

Manage, upload, and edit your profile photo at wordpress.com/me.

We’ve given one of our favorite features a boost! You can now manage your profile photo, or avatar, right on WordPress.com. This avatar, powered by a service called Gravatar, is the image that represents you online — a thumbnail that appears next to your name when you interact on blogs and websites. With this recently refined feature, you can upload, edit, and update your avatar at wordpress.com/me.

Your avatar shows up in many places on WordPress.com. For example, you’ll see it on your site next to your blog posts:

And when you like someone’s post:

Or when you comment on a post:

As you can see, your avatar helps to establish your identity and credibility on WordPress.com — but also across the internet. It will also appear on other websites that use Gravatar, like Stack Overflow and Hootsuite. This means that you don’t have to re-upload the same photo multiple times across the web.

How to Update Your Avatar

While logged into your WordPress.com account, go to wordpress.com/me or click your profile icon at the top-right corner of the screen. You’ll see the edit screen for your profile:

From here, you can either click on your photo to change it:

Animated GIF showing clicking the button to change the Gravatar

Or drag and drop a new photo from your computer:

You can also edit the photo — rotate, flip, or crop — before setting or changing it:

Animation showing editing image

When you’re happy with your image, click Change My Photo and you’re all set!

We’ve also made this update for the desktop app. If you have questions, refer to the Gravatars Support page or contact Support for assistance. We look forward to seeing your faces around the web!

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  1. africabookchallenge

    Thank you – I just did mine and it was super easy. I had always been confused about where it would show up if I did it on the Gravatar site.

    Liked by 14 people

  2. Ben Aqiba

    That is great. Thank you

    Liked by 7 people

  3. Genly Dwi

    Favorite with who? What I would like is to be able to set my avatar on my own website(s) without depending on a third party and with the ability to choose whether I used a consistent avatar across networks.

    Liked by 9 people

  4. Piyush Joshi

    Very helpful post for me .
    Thanks For Sharing It .
    Now I learn That What is Gravtar And How it is work..
    Gravtar Gives Backlink To Site this Is Important Point you have not added in your article ..

    Liked by 7 people

  5. mrgoodquote

    That sounds so easy ! Thnk you .

    Liked by 7 people

  6. adkinsdomain

    This is great info! I never really understood what a Gravatar was or the importance of it before.

    Liked by 6 people

  7. Piyush Joshi

    Very helpful post.

    Liked by 3 people

  8. Valerie

    Oh no, sorry to hear you’re running into trouble! I’m not able to help directly here – would you be able to explain what’s going wrong on our free support forum? It’s here: https://wordpress.com/forums Folks there would be happy to help you get started 🙂

    Liked by 5 people

  9. Crystaleyes20

    I’ve been debating on changing mine up…hmmmm…

    Liked by 7 people


    I like this feature, it’s like your insignia on the net.

    Liked by 5 people

  11. Your Aurora

    Oh thanks. This was so helpful

    Liked by 5 people

  12. aboveuniverseexpress

    It’s awesome.. It’s easy to use also.

    Liked by 7 people

  13. deepanilamani

    Some times when we go to do changes some of us do get stuck and confused. You have given a very clear picture on how to do it and also how it is being shown in different places in the blogs.Thank you very much for the guidance 🙂

    Liked by 7 people

  14. Douglas Knight

    Thanks for the upgrades that have made posting easier and more fun.

    Liked by 7 people

  15. Radhika Acharya

    That was well explained. Thank you.

    Liked by 7 people

  16. Katharine

    Y’all are too generous! ❤

    Liked by 8 people

  17. Osinakachukwu Wisdom Okoro

    That’s Great Always Enjoy your update WordPress.Com

    Liked by 5 people

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  19. Agung Rangga

    This is a very great feature! Now I can change my Gravatar easily to match with my profile picture in other social media accounts! 😀

    Liked by 4 people

  20. Shawn Ewig Fitness

    Thank you for this article! Great stuff!

    Liked by 4 people

  21. vladislalebedev

    Cool !!!

    Liked by 3 people

  22. brendaismental

    I’m just starting on WordPress, in fact I’ve just started a blog – at least I think I have. I know what I want to talk about and I really want to reach out to others, reading this has given me a little bit of a boost… Thanks

    Liked by 7 people

  23. Dei Bae

    Thank you for your tips

    Liked by 7 people

  24. Image Earth Travel

    Thanks for the great informative post!

    Liked by 7 people

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