Functioning much like a digital identification photo, Gravatars are widely used on many of the world’s most popular websites, including Twitter, GitHub, WordPress, and Tumblr. According to Gravatar, some 8.7 billion Gravatar images are served (displayed) across the internet every single day.

What do people use Gravatar for?

Gravatar helps you create a unique user avatar that you can easily use at a ton of different websites across the Internet. Or, if you have a website, Gravatar helps you easily display unique avatars for all of your users. Gravatar is a portmanteau of the phrase globally recognized avatar.

Should I use Gravatar?

If you want to be identified on the web, then you should use a gravatar. If you are a blogger, non-profit, small business, or anyone who wants to build a brand, then you need to start using gravatar. Chances are that you read and comment on blogs. At first your gravatar might not get as much attention.

Does WordPress use Gravatar?

WordPress integrates Gravatars into every WordPress site. Once registered with Gravatar, the service matches your WordPress profile information to the email address registered with Gravatar and displays your custom Gravatar image next to comments and (optionally) elsewhere on the WordPress site.

Is Gravatar com safe?

Security concerns and data breaches

Gravatars are loaded from the Gravatar web server, using a URL containing an MD5 hash of the associated email address. This method has, however, been shown to be vulnerable to dictionary attacks and rainbow table approaches.

What is a WordPress Gravatar?

Gravatar means Globally Recognized Avatar. Once you configure your avatar, you’ll see it when you comment on blogs, when you post to the forums, with any post displayed in WordPress.com’s community features, and on any other site using Gravatar’s feature.

What is WordPress used for?

WordPress is a content management system (CMS) that allows you to host and build websites. WordPress contains plugin architecture and a template system, so you can customize any website to fit your business, blog, portfolio, or online store.

How did Gravatar get my info?

Gravatar utilizes WordPress.com accounts to sign in, so if you created an account with any of our other products that use WordPress.com accounts (such as WooCommerce or Akismet) then you also received a Gravatar account.

What is Gravatar service?

What is Gravatar? Gravatar stands for Globally Recognized Avatar. This web service lets users upload an online avatar and will associate the avatar with their email address.

What is Gravatar breach?

A data breach is defined as when an unauthorized person gains access to information that is not publicly available. The Gravatar information was publicly available but an outsider would have to know the username of the Gravatar user in order to gain access to the Gravatar user profile.

How do I delete my Gravatar account?

If you wish to permanently close your account, you can do so by closing your WordPress.com account.
How to Disable Your Account?

  1. Make sure you are logged in to your WordPress.com account.
  2. Go to the Disable My Gravatar page.
  3. Click Disable My Gravatar to confirm you want to disable your account.