Truncated Links!

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    On you wrote: “Add links to your website and blogs, or any sites that help describe who you are.” However, every time we try to add links to any external sites, they are truncated. For example, your system always shortens to and that’s that. It does it on almost ALL links we provide at

    Any help?


    The blog I need help with is



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    Thanks for the reply. I posted the question directly on the link provided at – If you don’t host Gravatar anymore or never were, that’s another question, yet that is the link they provide ;-) THX



    PS See the link to your WordPress Forums, at


    Hi timeship,

    I’ve looked into this but haven’t been able to replicate the behaviour you are describing. A screenshot of the link would be helpful if can make one:

    Please upload it to your Media Library and I’ll take a look.




    Excuse me, a screenshot of what? How can you see the ‘truncated links’ in a screenshot? ;-) It’s in my library, anyway. THX



    PS I uploaded the image in original screen size but it shrinks it, so…


    Hi timeship,

    Thanks — Gravatar only supports links to top level domains in My Profile > Websites, which is why is shortened to — even though the preview image is correct on the editing screen.

    As a workaround, the link you have already added to your bio could be made clickable using this HTML:

    <a href="">Amazon - Bobbello</a>

    Please let me know if you have any questions.



    Thanks for workaround, but it doesn’t work on the Gravatar page. It allows only Link URL and Link Title, no codes. See the new screenshot. THX


    Hi –

    I’m following up for gemmacevans here…

    Just to clarify, you tried to add the following HTML to the bio section?

    Amazon – Bobbello




    PS If you can’t reach it, then look here: – scroll all the way down to Website Links and try all links. All except one (WP), do not lead to my pages, but to their main URLs: Amazon, Facebook, CDbaby, etc. That was my question from the very first post of this topic. THX


    Hmm. Strange.

    I added to my websites section of my own Gravatar section with the label of “Author”.

    Now, when I click through that “Author” link I am brought to the correct Amazon author page.

    However, if I back out of Gravatar a bit, and use the profile link to see my full profile the Amazon author preview for “Author” link is showing a generic Amazon page, and when I click the link it takes me to the Amazon home page rather than the author page.

    I think this is what you’ve been trying to explain to me. Sorry, it took me so long!

    If you like, I can try to help you get these custom links set up in the bio section of the profile.

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