Posts Tagged ‘avatar’

Gravatar Encouragement

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October 19th, 2009
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Back in August, I asked the following question: Why Is Gravatar Still Not Mainstream?. You folks supplied a wealth of answers to the question but many of the answers suggested something along the lines of making it easier to obtain a Gravatar through registration if they didn’t have one. While I’ve yet to see news on such an integration, there is a plugin that has been developed by Milan Dinic called Gravatar Signup Encouragement which enables you to encourage Gravatar registration to anyone who is not a registered member on your WordPress powered site. Message can be shown to: unregistered commenters when they leave text input field for e-mail address registered commenters to whom their registered e-mail address is checked registered users on their profile page, to whom their registered e-mail address is checked users who fill registration form when they leave text input field for e-mail address You can […]

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Why Is Gravatar Still Not Mainstream?

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August 17th, 2009
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Remember Gravatar? That service Automattic acquired back on October 18th, 2007. It’s nearing two years since the acquisition and I don’t know about you but, I don’t feel as though Gravatar has gone mainstream. Just as a refresher course, the idea behind Gravatar is to host a globally-recognized avatar that is tied to an email address. This means that using your Gravatar is as simple as using the same email address to sign up to supported services/software that you used on Gravatar.com. Doing a bit of history, Gravatar has been around since at least 2004. At least that is as far back as the Web Archive has records of it which makes it all the more surprising that more services and software do not support it out of the box. For example, Twitter, Facebook, phpBB, all have their own way of handling avatars. No support what so ever for the […]

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WordPress.com: Avatars

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August 31st, 2006
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WordPress.com: Avatars WordPress.com offers personalized avatars for your hosted blog, much like GMail. Visit Mac Daddy for a tutorial on these avatars.PS: Do you recognize the cute kid in the example avatar?

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