Get Your WordPress.com Sites More Love with a Simple Change to Your Gravatar Profile

I was disappointed recently to see that my WordPress.com sites display below the fold on my gravatar profile. You can add all sorts of services to the sidebar (Facebook, Twitter, etc), but not WordPress.com resources.

Unfortunately, this means that if someone follows your Like thumbnail on a post to your gravatar profile, they might miss the below-the-fold content and then never navigate from there to your WordPress.com site. Missed followers make for a sad panda.

But there is a bit of a hack that can make it easier for people following your Like thumbnails to find your site (especially if they don’t remember to scroll down to see the websites on your gravatar profile.)

You can edit the information displayed in the top left corner of your gravatar profile and add links to achieve similar effect. Here’s how: Sign into your gravatar.com account, and select Edit Profile. Under Name and Details, look for About Me and enter links to your WordPress.com sites there. You can use a fair amount of HTML in the About Me box – things like <b> and <a href=”…”>

Here’s what I ended up with:

Screen Shot 2014-10-15 at 4.30.36 PM

WordPress.com is what matters most to me, and now my gravatar profile reflects that. How about you?

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Allen

Husband. Father. Proud Virginia Tech alum. Software Developer. Hardware Whisperer. Amateur Radio operator. Motorcyclist. Coffee lover. Stuff.

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