The longer I maintain the site, the more frustrated I get that Gravatar is the default way users create and manage their profile image.
It appears near your name after submitting a comment at different blog platforms or forums.
As the network has grown and our audience expanded, the system has grown with it – but there are some rough edges in places that can use a bit of smoothing.
You’ll be seeing a lot of improvements over the next few months, but today I’d like to announce the first bit of polish: built-in profile pictures.
I maintain a website with active user registration and a common support question I’m asked is, “How do I change my profile picture? Word Press’ profile image system is powered by Gravatar, an Automattic owned service.
It replaced the old method of uploading a profile picture in Word Press 2.5 “Brecker”.