How to … add a blog avatar

So you have created your user avatar which now shows whenever you leave a comment on someone’s blog. But you want to show your avatar on your blog.

How do you do this?

Answer: Add a blog avatar.

Step 1. Dashboard> appearance> widgets> drag across blog avatar box

Step 2. Dashboard> settings> blog avatar > browse to find the avatar saved on your computer> alternative upload if it is the correct size.


If your avatar doesn’t appear straight away, you might have to clear your cache. Here is a post about how to do that depending upon what browser you are using.

If your avatar appears as a black box, then the avatar has to be resized to fit the box. Here is a post explaining how to do this.

7 comments to How to … add a blog avatar

  1. Mackenzie says:

    Hello Miss W,
    I have not talked to you in a long time!
    So I thought I might have a look at this wonderful blog. So then I had a look at this very nice post and I tried it but it did not work. when I went to Dashboard> settings> blog avatar
    when I clicked on Blog avatar it came up with a white page but still the thing down the side that said users and appearance but the page was white and it came up with nothing then I tryed my mums laptop it came up with the same thing but instead of being completely white it had a little bit of text on it saying (Nice Try……)
    Thank you for your time,

    • Miss W. says:

      Hi Mackenzie,
      I will need to check this out, as I also tried logged in as a student and I got the same message. I will leave another comment when I find out the answer.

  2. Mackenzie says:

    Hi Miss W,
    Thank you soo much. You are always helping and make sure everything goes ok and none of us are upset about something.
    Good luck in finding the answer!
    Thanks heaps,

  3. Mackenzie says:

    Hello Miss W,
    My brother has a blog and he does not want it anymore so i use it as a testing blog and i tested the avatar thing and it worked and he has the free version of eschool blogs so he got his blog for free!
    Do yu know if that has anything at all to do with it because of the paid and the fee version.

    • Miss W. says:

      Hi Mackenzie,
      On your blog your role is student, while your brother would have been an admin on his blog. The people at Edublogs are looking into it at the moment, but otherwise on Wednesday when I come to school, I can change you to an admin for a few minutes, then you will be able to add your blog avatar and I will then change you back to student.

      • Mackenzie says:

        Hello Miss W,
        Thanks so much!
        When I am older if i keep this blog for ever when i am older will i be a admin?
        And if i am a admin will i have to keep paying for my blog or will it change to the free version?
        Thanks so much for helping me!
        Thanks heaps,

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