How do I edit my profile picture, add some biographical information and reset my password?

If you look to the left of any blog post on a site using the Twenty Sixteen theme you will see a small round image.

Your Profile image and a list of categories and tags used in this post

This is a Gravatar image.

This description comes from the Gravatar website…

An “avatar” is an image that represents you online—a little picture that appears next to your name when you interact with websites.

A Gravatar is a Globally Recognized Avatar. You upload it and create your profile just once, and then when you participate in any Gravatar-enabled site, your Gravatar image will automatically follow you there.

To get your own Gravatar image, you need a free Gravatar account

To make a Gravatar image appear in your site you need to set up an account on, luckily this is easy.

  1. In the WordPress Dashboard go to Users > Your Profile.
  2. Scroll down the your Profile page until you see the Profile Picture section.
  3. Click the link that says: You can change your profile picture on Gravatar.
  4. In the top toolbar click Help, then choose “How do I sign up for an account“.
  5. Set up a free account and follow the instructions to get your own Gravatar.

Your Gravatar image will be automatically added to your website

Now, because you have set up your account at The email address you used to sign up for Gravatar is automatically connected with the Gravatar profile image you uploaded.

Now whenever you use the email address connected to your Gravatar account. On any Gravatar enabled system. Such as your WordPress profile, or WordPress comments. Your Gravatar profile picture will automatically display.

Biographical info

Below every post you write on your blog, you can display your profile photo and some information about yourself.

This biographical info section only appears if you fill in the Biographical info box in…

  • WordPress Dashboard > Users > Your Profile > Biographical info

The Author box appears below posts after you have added biographical info in the Your Profile section

Reset your website password

There are two easy ways to reset the password for your website.

Go to…
and click the Lost your password? link.

Or, in the WordPress dashboard go to…
Users > Your Profile, scroll down to the New Password section. Click the Generate Password button.

Make sure you remember this new password!

Then click the Update Profile button.