At the beginning of my blogging career, I wished that my visitors see that who is the author/editor of every article published on this blog. Not only by name also with an image that who is Chandan Sanwal.

At that time I don’t know how to add an author photo in WordPress. Because website having author image is more attractive than without author image. I thought that it can happen only through coding and I don’t have any knowledge about any type of coding. Also, don’t know about any plugin through which we can add author photo in WordPress site.

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But when I searched for it then I found that it’s very easy and simple to add author photo in site. No need of any kind of coding. You can add author photo in WordPress without any coding through a Plugin i.e. “User Photo”.

So after adding author image in the blog, Now I’m sharing this with you so that you can also add an author photo in your blog.

Steps to Add Author Photo in WordPress

1. Create an Account in Gravatar

To Add author photo on a WordPress site, you must have to create an account oo

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To create your account on Gravatar, first you have to enter your email id. They will send you an activation link through the mail. Click on the link and fill out your details. Edit your profile and upload your image. After uploading the image click on “Edit your Gravatar”. Then select your photo. That’s it.

2. Which Photo to upload?

Select your smart & clean image for your website. It is obvious you will select best one :).  Because this image will be shown on your website to your visitors and all across the world where your site link goes.

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3. Check your image

You can check your image whether it’s working or not by commenting below. If your image will appear with the comment then it is working otherwise not.

4. Install Plugin to add Author Photo

Now you have to install a Plugin to add author photo into your website below every post.

For this

  • Login your WordPress dashboard
  • Go to Plugins
  • Add new Plugin
  • Search for User Photo Plugin & type “User Photo”

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You can also download & upload User photo Plugin manually from WordPress site.

5. Upload Your Image

Now go to User link at left side of your dashboard. Click on your profile. In bottom/the end of the page, you can see Your Photo option and upload the image file from your hard drive. The image you are uploading here is should be same as on Gravatar.

Now Update your profile and enjoy blogging. 🙂


Let me know if you are facing any problem to add author photo using this (I am also using this plugin) then comment below.

Note:- Now there is no need to install User Photo Plugin, author image will start working when you create an account in Gravatar.



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