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WordPress Words: Avatar

An avatar is an important part of your online representation of yourself, usually a picture of you that shows up in places where you leave comments or forum posts.
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Example: He used a graphic of a purple penguin as his avatar on League Of Legends.

About The Word

The word avatar is from the Hindu language Sanskrit meaning descent. It’s translation refers to the English word “incarnation”, but towards more as appearance or manifestation.

How Avatars Are Used

An avatar is used to represent someone from behind a computer and/or gaming system. It is an image or an icon that symbolizes who the person is or wants to be. Avatars are commonly seen in multiplayer gaming like World of Warcraft, online communities like The Sims Online, or web forums like the one in WordPress. Avatars are also seen for users around the world to interact and chat without leaving their building.

A gaming forum for a game called Metal Gear Solid.

Dealing with the avatar settings.

see also WordPress Words: Gravatar
see also WordPress Words: Blavatar

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WordPress Words: Blavatar

“Blavatar is term we came up with by combining blog and avatar. Blavatars are used in a number of ways. It will be displayed as the favicon for your blog, which shows up in a browser’s address bar and on browser tabs..”
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Example: Blavatar can be used as icons for your blogs.

About The Word

A Blavatar or also known as a Favicon is an icon used for ones blog. “It will show up in the comments section of a blog if you send out any Pingbacks” (WordPress Support).

Example of a Blavatar:Image of blavatar

Notice the icon, that is a Blavatar. The picture that shows up to represent your post or blog.

If you wish to upload a Blavatar go to settings then go to general and at the right you will see something that says Blog Icon, click that then upload your picture then you have your Blavatar!

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WordPress Word: Gravatar

Gravatar is a free service for providing globally unique avatars. It is a type of avatar—an image or picture which represents an individual when they interact with websites, and is integrated it into the WordPress blogging platform.
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About Gravatar

Gravatars were created by Tom Preston-Werner and has been ran and supported by a free service called Automattic since 2007. It’s included with every WordPress account, and always lets every user to authenticate themselves during login, comments are manage not only WordPress, but hundreds of other websites that use it.

“Gravatar” stands for Globally Recognized Avatar, because it works as a single person across multiple websites, removing the need for multiple separate accounts and bios. Prior to Gravatar and similar services, an avatar would included a person’s name. The picture and bios associated with their logon credentials on only a single site.

A gravatar is different than the similarly-named blavatar, which represents an individual blog—not a single person.

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