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How to Use Your Gravatar as Your Favicon

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jerry gravatarNow that you have a gravatar on your blog wouldn’t it be great if you could use that image as your favicon? What’s a favicon you ask. It’s that little image at the right of the url in the address bar above. And if people bookmark you site it also shows up on their bookmark list. That how you get you brand out there for the more people see your picture the more they will come to know you and that’s how you brand yourself. Well below is how you do it.

How to use your Gravatar as a favicon on your WordPress blog

First, edit the following function by adding your email adress on line 3, then paste it on your functions.php file.

function GravatarAsFavicon() {
	//We need to establish the hashed value of your email address
	$GetTheHash = md5(strtolower(trim('you@yourdomain.com')));
	echo 'http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/' . $GetTheHash . '?s=16';
}

Once done, open the header.php file of your theme and paste this:

<link rel="shortcut icon" href="<?php GravatarAsFavicon(); ?>" />
<link rel="apple-touch-icon" href="<?php GravatarAsFavicon(); ?>">

Thanks to Adam Whitcroft for the cool tip!

Now if you need any help with this just let me know and I’ll help you get this neat little thing on your blog also.

How to Add a Gravatar to Your Blog

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jerry gravatarAs I go through setting up my blog I thought it would be good to tell you how to do certain things when setting up a blog so you will know how to do it when you go to setup your own blog.

What is a gravatar you might ask? It’s that little picture that shows up at the bottom of the posts by your name as poster. Anyway on themes that have them which this one does. It’s the canvas theme from WooThemes which I get from a great program I belong to call Profit Marketing. I like this theme for the way it shows quoted information that I get from other web sites. I always give credit to the web site that I get the information from which is a good idea so that way you not really copying the information and using it without telling people where it came from. I don’t think most people will care as it gives them a link back to their web site.

To add your own gravatar you have to go to https://en.gravatar.com/ and sign up with the email address that’s the one you use for your blog. After you have signed up at this site you can then add the picture you want to use for your gravatar and after you upload it you have to select the image you want to use with that email address. You can add other email accounts to have different gravatars for different email accounts.

Then once the gravatar is associated with that email address it will show up on your blog. Now isn’t that cool. And when you post on certain places that have gravatars it will show up there also. Great way to start branding yourself.

Welcome

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Men on beachWelcome to my new blog where I will post things about my life and business. And give some tips on using wordpress and other things of a techie nature. If you have any questions that you want to know about techie stuff just ask and I will find the answer if I don’t know it.

There are so many things you can do with wordpress that you need to keep up to date on all the different things going on. I will try to look at some of the more interesting things and write about them so you don’t have to spend a lot of time searching to find them. If there’s something you want to know about or need help with just ask.