If you discover that you aren’t using your Gravatar account as often as you thought you would, or if you don’t want to maintain an account, you may wonder how to delete it. Unlike other apps and platforms, Gravatar must make it more complex for users to delete their accounts. Gravatar allows you to hide and eventually disable your account; however, deleting it is somewhat more difficult.
Delete A Gravatar Account
While making your own Gravatar is simple, deleting your Gravatar account is not. Unfortunately, there is no simple way to delete your Gravatar account. Although you cannot delete your Gravatar account, you may hide it using your WordPress account. To see how it’s done, follow these steps:
1 – Open your favorite browser and navigate to WordPress.
2 – Next, sign in to your account.
3 – On the left sidebar, select the “Settings” option.
4 – Click the “Discussion” option to the right.
5 – At the top of the page, click the “Show Avatars” box.
6 – Select the “Save Changes” button.
This hides your Gravatar from WordPress web pages. It does not, however, permanently remove it. It is also possible to select a default avatar, the “Mystery Person” avatar, or other sorts of produced avatars. You may also hide your Gravatar profile, which is the next greatest thing to disabling it entirely. Follow these steps to disable your Gravatar:
1 – Launch your chosen browser and navigate to Gravatar.
2 – In the screen’s upper-right corner, click the “Sign in” button.
3 – Navigate to the “My Profile” option.
4 – On your profile page, click “View Profile.”
5 – At the bottom of the page, choose the “Hide My Profile” option.
That’s it. There is another option to disable your Gravatar. To see how it’s done, follow the steps below:
1 – Visit Gravatar and sign in to your account. Make sure you’re logged in to your WordPress account as well.
2 – Go to the “Disable My Gravatar” Page.
3 – Choose the “Disable my Gravatar” option.
4 – Verify that you wish to disable your Gravatar account.
Although this will disable your Gravatar account temporarily, it will not be permanently deleted. You will be able to recover your account at any time. If your account has been disabled for more than 30 days, it will be immediately reinstated. In other words, Gravatar does not allow your account to be disabled for longer than a month. If you wish to delete your account permanently, Gravatar recommends that you also terminate your WordPress account. If you delete your WordPress account, you will permanently lose all of your data and content. So, if you only want to delete your Gravatar account, this option is pointless. The final option for deleting your Gravatar account is to contact Gravatar’s support team and request that your account be permanently deleted. If you can’t reach them or are otherwise prevented, your only option is to delete your WordPress account.
While Gravatar is a great tool that allows you to use the same profile photo on all WordPress web pages, it may no longer be necessary. You have two options if you wish to delete your Gravatar account. You can either hide or temporarily disable your profile. Unfortunately, there is no easy method to delete your Gravatar account permanently. Have you ever attempted to delete your Gravatar account? What did you accomplish? In the comments, tell us about your experience attempting to delete your Gravatar.