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  • So I’m brand new to WordPress. I’m setting up a blog and here is what I want:

    The blog will have multiple authors. I would like each author to have a small picture of themselves (I would prefer it to be a private, local thing, but Gravatars would be fine if that’s the only way) that shows up next to each post they write right alongside the time/category/comments information.

    I thought the new version of WP had the abiity to upload pictures in the user’s profile – but I don’t see that in my installation.

    Here is what I thought was the right answer: http://themeshaper.com/how-to-add-gravatars-for-the-post-author-in-wordpress/
    But I can’t figure out how to do what he’s saying.

    also – I would like my posts and post info to be arranged similar to Gizmodo: http://www.gizmodo.com, where the author’s name is listed (and off to the side is nice – is that simply a theme thing?)

    lots of questions, I’d appreciate any help,
    thanks!

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  • Moderator Samuel Wood (Otto)

    (@otto42)

    WordPress.org Admin

    I thought the new version of WP had the abiity to upload pictures in the user’s profile – but I don’t see that in my installation.

    No, it has the ability to use Gravatars. Upload your pictures there, using your real email address.

    Then, somewhere in your theme, in the Loop, add this code:
    <?php echo get_avatar( get_the_author_email(), '80' ); ?>

    That will display the gravatar for the post author by the post.

    OK, I tried that. But I’m stil a bit unsure about the ‘loop’ business.

    i put that code in Single.php in my template files, saved it and replaced it. What i’m getting now is that on the main page of the blog, no avatars show up. when i click on a particular post, a box for the avatars show up but without the picture (it uses a default picture.

    But when I post a comment, the avatar shows up correctly.

    Moderator Samuel Wood (Otto)

    (@otto42)

    WordPress.org Admin

    Read this first: http://codex.wordpress.org/The_Loop

    Next, if you put it on your single.php page, then of course it won’t show up on the main page. The main page doesn’t use single.php, it uses index.php.

    As for the default picture, the code must be INSIDE the Loop. After the call to “the_post()”, basically.

    ya, im working my way through that – it’s not exactly a quick read though.

    but your help did work. i assume more investigation will let me work on justification and other things. thanks!!

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