An avatar, what is that ?
An avatar is an image which is supposed to represent you, it is your visual identity, often used on Internet. Most websites use it because it is always nicer to have an image linked to a nickname/name.
How to have your own avatar in the comments ?
Two options are available on our website to enable you to manage your own avatar. They work the same way : you link an image to an email address. This way, when you leave a comment indicating your email address, your avatar shows automatically next to your nickname.
Gravatar is the service used by default by WordPress. You just need to create an account on http://gravatar.com then transfer your image by linking it to your email address which will enable this one to show in your comments.
Recently, we have implemented a new service which gives you an extra option.
Libravatar is a free service inspired from Gravatar. It is easier to use for those allergic to English. There again, you just need to create an account on http://libravatar.org then transfer you own image by linking it to your email address which will enable this one to show in your comments.
You have no more excuses for not having a nice image next to your comments and take advantage of the comments to show us your cute avatars !