Posts Tagged ‘gravatar’

Add Hovercards to Your WordPress Blog

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October 10th, 2010
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Gravatar recently launched Hovercards, a new feature that servers as a nifty bridge between your Gravatar and your Gravatar Profile. Hovercards have already been enabled throughout WordPress.com and WordPress.org, and there is an official plugin in the works, but what if you can’t wait for the official plugin to add Hovercards to your WordPress blog? If your theme has a functions.php file, just add the following line within the file: wp_enqueue_script( ‘gprofiles’, ‘http://s.gravatar.com/js/gprofiles.js’, array( ‘jquery’ ), ‘e’, true ); If your theme doesn’t have a functions.php file, or you’d rather not mess with it, use a plain text editor to create a file called hovercards.php with the following content, then use an FTP or SFTP client to upload it to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory, and activate it via the Plugins section of the admin panel. <?php /* Plugin Name: Hovercards */ wp_enqueue_script( ‘gprofiles’, ‘http://s.gravatar.com/js/gprofiles.js’, array( ‘jquery’ ), ‘e’, true ); ?> […]

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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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WP Plugin: MyAvatars, a Gravatar replacement

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December 15th, 2006
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LinkyLoo, WordPress Plugins

WP Plugin: MyAvatars, a Gravatar replacement You can now use MyAvatars, a plugin that shows MyBlogLog’s avatars in your comments instead of Gravatar’s ones even if you’re not subscribed to MyBlogLog.com. Very cool! I did not see anything about image caching and the ability to use the MyBlogLog avatars on posts would be a cool addition, but this is much appreciated and much needed plugin. Thanks MyBlogLog Blog (that was a mouthful)

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Gravatar Replacement?

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December 6th, 2006
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Business of Blogging, LinkyLoo

Gravatar Replacement? With Gravatar’s Outage and Suckage (apparently the word was used as a comment in testing), Should A New Avatar System Take Its Place? Some nice research into what is available and the possibilities.

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