Can’t change avatar

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  • #357441

    spaninquis
    Member

    When I changed the theme about 2 months ago, I also changed my avatar to match it in the general settings. I uploaded a new image, cropped it, etc., and it shows up properly on my Settings page. But it’s been a few months, and despite deleting and re-uploading, it never shows up anywhere, any place it should, such as in comments, in the widgets, on someone else’s WordPress comments, etc. The old avatar still does, though, but that matches a previous theme. What the hell am I doing wrong? How can I get the new avatar to show up?

    #357551

    raincoaster
    Member

    Please tell us what your old avatar and your new one look like. We can see one, but we have no idea which it is.

    Also: are you changing the Gravatar (on Gravatar.com), Avatar (on your profile page), or Blavatar (on your Blog Settings)?

    #357690

    spaninquis
    Member

    The one you see above your reply (attached to my original inquiry) is the old one that I cannot get rid of. The new one is similar, but is just a cropped section of the image on the right side of my present banner.

    I’m just trying to change my avatar on my profile page (Settings|General|Blog Picture). I haven’t evren attempted to use Gravatar or Blavatar, whatever they are.

    #357692

    ellaella
    Member

    Gravatar is WordPress-speak for avatar.
    Blavatar is WordPress-speak for favicon.
    Favicon is tech-speak for those teeny little pictures in the browser bar and tabs.

    :)

    #357699

    spaninquis
    Member

    Color me clueless. :)

    Hence my inquiry, I guess.

    #357916

    ahhh….
    Registering with Gravatar.com is the answer!
    And SIMPLE …. even for this newbie! :-)

    #357917

    raincoaster
    Member

    I’d bet anything the OP’s problem is that the new file has the same name as the old file. Try changing the name before uploading.

    #357932

    spaninquis
    Member

    OK. I renamed the image and uploaded the newly renamed image. No change. Still have the old avatar, it just won’t go away.

    I have not signed up for Gravatar. I don’t see why I need to sign up for an outside service when the settings page says that the image I upload will be used as my blog picture. That makes no sense to me. What would be the point of having a blog picture setting in the first place, if I have to go outside the settings to get it to work?

    And Christ ain’t returning anytime in the future …or ever. :-)

    #357933

    @spaninquis:

    – What you have succesfully changed is the blavatar: the little picture that shows up before your URL in the address bar of your browser. As raincoaster told you, you don’t change your avatar in Settings|General|Blog Picture but in your profile page (My Account|Edit Profile, or Users|Your profile).

    – Visiting gravatar.com was offered to you as a surefire solution in case uploading through your profile didn’t work. And that’s because some things, especially cropping, are a bit cranky at the moment. You don’t see why you need to sign up for an outside service, but I don’t see why you prefer not solving your problem.

    – Gravatar.com is not exactly outside: it’s a project of the same people that run wordpress. That’s where your avatar will end up, even if you upload it in your profile page.

    #357936

    gottabkd
    Member

    My Avatar has disappeared from the avatar area in Settings|General|Blog Picture but in your profile page (My Account|Edit Profile, or Users|Your profile).

    I have not changed it for some time now and have not signed in for a week to check my site… Is there some problem I should be aware of that I can no longer see it?

    #357938

    spaninquis
    Member

    panaghiotisadam

    As raincoaster told you, you don’t change your avatar in Settings|General|Blog Picture but in your profile page (My Account|Edit Profile, or Users|Your profile).

    Thank you! That wasn’t clearly stated previously. I didn’t even realize I had a second profile page, independent of the General settings page. Now I guess I’ll wait and see if it changes across the board. I’ll also check the gravatar site.

    Thanks again.

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