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How to keep profiles and gravatars for each blog I own separate?

  1. How do I create different gravators and profile descriptions for each blog that I own as each blog will be about different topics and I want them to remain independent of one another when commenting or replying. Or is it best just to open a whole new word press account. Or can I hide my profile and gravator for one blog but let it display for another?

    The blog I need help with is ilovewigsandhair.wordpress.com.

  2. I have the same question, I hope there is a solution because unfortunately I have the blogs set up already, and only just now realized that I cannot answer comments on one because it contains the profile for the other blog. I will watch here for an answer as well.

  3. Interesting? That is unfortunate. I was hoping for a quick answer.
    Yes it sort of defeats the purpose doesn't it? I am a writer with very different niches and I loved the fact that I could start so may different blogs on here but having the profiles connected is a conflict of interest in a lot of ways. If a person is writing about cats, they would not need 3 blogs about cats, hence one profile but if you are writing about cats, politics and flowers, well it is only natural??? You'd think?
    I hope this question gets more attention and this is something that can be fixed. I appreciate your replying. Hoping for a quick resolution to this.

  4. WordPress.com and Gravatar identify who you are by your email. If you want separate accounts (and various gravatars) for various blogs/sites, then you will need to set up separate emails for each.

    Set up another email and transfer one of your blogs/sites to it. Then you will have separate gravatars as well. You will have to log in and out from one account to the other(s). Or use different browsers: my work account is on Safari, my personal account is on Firefox. So when I want to use my work account I use Safari because I'm already logged in on that browser. Visa versa for my personal accounts…

    Here is how to transfer an account to a different email address (ie different user):
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/moving-a-blog/#transferring-your-blog-to-another-user-or-account

  5. Hello. Thanks for your instructions. I am going to try this but the only thing I am not sure about is you say that you will have to login with a different account. I had previously already assigned different gravatar photos to the 2 blogs I own and designated a different email address for each yet this never addressed this issue when replying or commenting as it always went back to my main blog gravatar not the other. So having said this, if I follow your instructions, essentially I am opening up a new wordpress account right? If that is so, that is what I was hoping to get away from. I like the fact I can use one login and switch back and forth in between blogs. And that is what I was hoping there was a work around for? I hope that made sense.

  6. As far as I know, you get one gravatar per account. An account is identified by the email. One WordPress account can have multiple blogs, but they will all share one email and thus one gravatar.

    Gravatar may have accepted your different pic for another email, but when you are commenting while logged in with your WordPress account, it will use the pic associated with your wp.com/email account.

    I have multiple blogs on wp.com, associated with multiple accounts (emails) and depending on which I'm signed into that is the gravatar which appears.

    I have never tried a gravatar account associated with only an email only to comment anywhere.

    So yes, I am saying that you need to separate your WordPress accounts in order to have different gravatars when you comment.

    I'll modlook this thread for staff to look at. They may have different information about how to do what you want.

  7. I appreciate you getting back to me. I will give it a few days before I make the transfer as keeping everything in one place is my long term goal for manageability sake. I was a blogger.com user before and I was able to have everything in one place without the fear of profiles and avatars being attached but when I came over to wordpress, I fell inlove. It is a writers dream and I am hooked. If I can make this work, I am rolling! If there is no resolve I will gladly do what you have recommended as it is a good work around. Thank you again.

  8. I like the fact I can use one login and switch back and forth in between blogs. And that is what I was hoping there was a work around for?

    That's why I suggested using different browsers for different accounts. You can have Firefox, Safari, Opera, Explorer, Chrome, etc open in different windows on a computer at the same time… Maybe that's not the best solution? Logging in and out is a pita…

  9. Yes, you are right! You have a good point there with the browsers. And then I can just essentially stay logged in all the time and keep the windows open for switching. Multitasking is the key!

    I noticed that on the transferring emails instructions, there was a note (or caution) about sending to someone who does not already have a wordpress account. Now since I have 2 emails already one the one I am trying to lose the avatars for, I am wondering if I initiate the transfer if it will pick up the fact that email is already registered elsewhere or should I remove that other email address first, then do the transfer?

  10. Oh, we were writing at the same time! Yes, WordPress.com is a great platform for so many types of sites/blogs and its association with wp.ORG is useful too.

    It's sometimes very complicated as it adds more features…
    and as you want to do more things with them.

  11. eee! We are having a chat here! >^!^≥

    I'm not sure. Sorry.

    Maybe another volunteer knows? Or let us hope staff will clarify.

    Best wishes to you mgmlmx

    Tess

  12. by chat I only meant that we were writing at the same time here…

    again, best wishes.

  13. Best wishes to you to. Let's wait and see what the staff have to say. Take care, nice chat!

  14. Hi mgmlmx,

    Tess was right, you can set up different WordPress.com accounts by using different email addresses.

    I'm sorry, but I do not quite understand what you mean by

    I noticed that on the transferring emails instructions, there was a note (or caution) about sending to someone who does not already have a wordpress account. Now since I have 2 emails already one the one I am trying to lose the avatars for, I am wondering if I initiate the transfer if it will pick up the fact that email is already registered elsewhere or should I remove that other email address first, then do the transfer?

    Could you explain again what your question is?

  15. Hi Richardmtl, That is not what I want. I want to have one acccount and different avatars for each blog on one account. I do not want to open up 3,4 or 5 wordpress accounts. The mere fact they allow you to have more than one blog on one account should allow you to respond using more than one avatar. I hope this is clear to you now. Thanks

  16. Hi,

    There are to things: one is the Gravatar for your WordPress.com account, and one is the Blavatar for your site. A WordPress.com account can only have 1 Gravatar, but each site can have it's own Blavatar. When commenting, however, the system uses the commentor's Gravatar, irrespective of which site they are commenting on or which sites they own.

    Does that clarify things for you? Please let me know if you need more help with this.

  17. Thanks. So there is no work around is what I am asking right?
    If not, I will go and create new wordpress accounts and close this question. But if there is an alternative then that is what I wanted to know.

  18. That is correct, you can't change your Gravatar per site, it's a per user setting. You are free to create as many WordPress.com accounts as you'd like, but each needs to be associated with a different email address.

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