For your Gravatar to appear on another site you use, comment on, or interact with, here’s what needs to happen:
- The site you’re using needs to support the Gravatar service for loading images. Though many sites and blogs do this, Gravatar isn’t yet in use everywhere. Notable exceptions are services like Facebook, X, and LinkedIn, which don’t yet support Gravatars.
- The email address you use for your account on the other site must be one of the email addresses that is registered to your Gravatar account. Gravatar uses your email address to provide your image to other sites. If we don’t have any record of your email address, Gravatar won’t be able to display your image.
- Your selected Gravatar must use a rating that’s permitted by the other site. Lots of sites restrict Gravatar images to G or PG ratings only. WordPress.com blogs are set by default to only permit G-rated images. If your Gravatar’s rating is higher than the rating allowed by the site, a default image will appear instead of your chosen Gravatar.
If you need to check your Gravatar to see how it will appear, we’ve set up a page where you can check the Gravatar for your email. Enter your email address and click check. We’ll show you the image for that email and what it’s rated.