Getting Your Headshot Shown With Comments

One of the big reasons I switched from Typepad to WordPress was the awful way in which Typepad handled comments. It was just horrible and clunky and usually ended up in me not engaging as much as I wanted to do as the system would get in the way.

Now I am on WordPress, that should all change as comment handling and responding is so much easier and faster. I did run into one little problem yesterday though. I responded to a comment on my new blogsite but WordPress did not produce my headshot next to my comment.

Do you have this problem also?

If you do, the solution is very simple.

Just sign up for a free account with Gravatar, attach your accounts, such as your blog (using the API key – don’t worry, it’s REALLY easy) and upload a headshot photo. From that point on, leaving comments SHOULD also include your photo.

Having a recent and decent headshot is so important as in this day and age, most people get to know each other online before physically meeting, and you want to be recognised by your online friends and colleagues when you are at industry gatherings.

Onwards and upwards!

Chris Jones, Film Maker and Author

7 Responses to Getting Your Headshot Shown With Comments

  1. Oli Lewington August 4, 2011 at 10:40 am #

    Et voila!

  2. Chris August 4, 2011 at 10:42 am #

    There you go, did you just do yours?

  3. Chris August 4, 2011 at 10:42 am #

    I am just LOVING the way wordpress handles comments!

  4. Graham Inman August 4, 2011 at 10:46 am #

    Great improvement to the site.

  5. Andy Wright August 4, 2011 at 11:30 am #

    A definite improvement – looks great!

  6. Alan Campbell August 4, 2011 at 11:31 am #

    Hey Chris

    Definitely liking the look of the new site it seems so much clearer, WordPress is the way forward

  7. Chris August 4, 2011 at 11:58 am #

    Thanks, yep liking the new clean look. Lots to add though 😉

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