By default, WordPress uses Gravatar service to display user’s profile picture. Your profile picture is based on your email address. If you do not have a gravatar account then your profile picture will be replaced with a default image placeholder which is called “Mystery Man”. In this article I want to show you how to change the default gravatar picture.
- Visit Gravatar website
- Sign in to Gravatar with your WordPress.com account. If you don’t have a WordPress.com account then you need to create one.
- Upload your avatar ( profile picture ).
If you want to use something other than Gravatar service then you might want to try some WordPress plugins that allow to change user’s profile picture. Personally, I like Simple Local Avatars plugin. It adds an avatar upload field to user profiles ( Settings > Discussion ). There are other plugins that you can use to change your avatar. Go to WordPress Plugin Directory and find the plugin you like.