Create Your Avatar


For registered users who would like to create an icon pic that appears with your screen name in comments, there are two methods: Upload directly to Trail Mix (Easier to use but your icon only appears on this site and cannot be enlarged by readers) or go to Gravatar (Advantage: Unlike directly uploaded images, with Gravatar your icon can be enlarged by readers by clicking it, and it also appears on other sites that use this system).

Upload Avatar to Trail Mix (Easy)

  • Hover cursor over the top right corner of this page where it says “Howdy, (your name)” and click “Edit My Profile.”
  • On your profile page scroll down to the section labeled “Avatar”
  • Click “Choose File” to select an image from your computer (allowed types: jpg, jpeg, png, gif)
  • Then click “Upload”
  • Once your image is uploaded, click “Update Profile” at the bottom of the page

Gravatar (Advanced)
Go to and log in using your WordPress (Trail Mix) registration info to upload a photo. NOTE: In some cases your WordPress screen name might already be registered on Gravatar. If so, create a different name on Gravatar but use the same email address that you are using here and you’ll be able to add an avatar to your original screen name on Trail Mix.

TIP: Click on anyone’s Gravatar image to see the enlarged pic (this option not available with directly uploaded images).

3 thoughts on “Create Your Avatar”

  1. As noted above, when using Gravatar BE SURE to use the same email address posted here, that’s how they connect your icon to this site. If you don’t know which email you have listed here, or want to change it, go to “Howdy, (your name” above and click “Edit My Profile” — your email and password are on that page (if you are logged in). Both can be changed. To save changes click “Update Profile” at the bottom of the page.

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