Blog Tip Tuesday: How To Set Up Your WordPress Profile Page

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Whether you are just starting your blog or you have been blogging for a while, today’s Blog Tip Tuesday post on how to set up your WordPress profile page should be of interest to you. 

So why should you set up a public profile page on WordPress?

Much like your blog’s About Page which gives readers an insight into what they can expect from your blog, your WordPress profile is a way of others learning a little more about who you are when you leave a comment on their blog.

There are two parts to setting up your WordPress profile page.

(1) Public profile information – your name and whatever biographical details you wish to share with the public;

(2) Your Gravatar (which stands for “Globally Recognized Avatar”) is an image you choose that will appear next to your name when you comment on or post to a blog.

Even if you are an experienced blogger who has already done Steps 1 and 2 above, take the opportunity today to review your information and see if you can improve on your WordPress profile page.

(1) To fill out your public profile, log in to your dashboard and click on Users >> My Profile.


Fill out your information and click Save.

(2) Uploading your Gravatar

To create your Gravatar, go to Users >> My Profile and click on Change your Gravatar:


You can choose to upload a photo from your computer, take a picture of yourself using the camera on your computer, link to a photo of yourself online, or use a Gravatar from a previous account. Alternatively you can choose to upload your business logo instead of a personal image.


Our blog tip today focusses on the WordPress blogging platform, but the same advice to fill out your profile in a way that is informative and engaging applies to all blogging platforms.


Is there a blogging topic you would like to see covered in our Blog Tip Tuesday slot? Then please leave a comment and we will try to cover it for you in a forthcoming post.


Marie Ennis-O’Connor BA, MIAPR, holds an Honours degree in History from University College Dublin. She is a graduate of the Irish Academy of Public Relations and has worked in a variety of PR roles over the past 12 years. Marie is editor of several award-winning blogs ranging from life sciences to health to business. She is a panel member of the newly established Bloggers International and is a regular contributor to Health Works Collective, an online community for thought leaders in international healthcare. She is a featured blogger on Webicina, an online service that provides curated medical social media resources in over 80 medical topics and over 17 languages, and has been awarded a top blogger accolade by Empowered and most inspiring writer by WegoHealth. Marie is also in demand as a trainer in social media marketing and travels the country teaching small business owners how to get online and maximise their online presence.

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  • Alice

    Hi Lorna do you do this even if your blog is on your website (eg like my blog is on my website)

    • Marie

      Hi Alice, apologies for delay in responding to this. I wrote it with reference to (the wordpress hosted blogging platform) which platform are you using on your website?

  • Maurice

    Do you mind if I quote a couple of your posts as long as I
    provide credit and sources back to your site? My blog site is in the very same
    niche as yours and my users would really benefit from a lot of
    the information you present here. Please let me know if
    this alright with you. Appreciate it!

    Feel free to visit my site; afternoon tea – Maurice -

    • Lorna Sixsmith

      That’s fine Maurice :)

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