WP.com branding with blavatars

I just noticed that WordPress.com now enables you to add a little more customisation and branding using “blavatars” or blog avatars (I guess this is built out of Automattic’s acquisition of the Gravatar service).

If you go to the Dashboard -> Settings -> Blog Image you can upload an image which will act as your blog’s favicon:

A look at the page source also indicated that it would appear as an image on the iPhone / iPod Touch Home Screen:

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A nice way to add a little more personalisation to your site. There’s more information on this on the WP.com blog.

(Images courtesy of LittleSnapper on OS X, and Sketches on the iPhone)

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5 responses to “WP.com branding with blavatars

  1. I’m sorry, but isn’t that called a favicon? Why is WordPress changing terminology on stuff?

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  2. It’s wider than that – the icon isn’t just a favicon, it’s used more widely as branding. You upload an image, they create multiple sizes, and then it can be used in various places (such as the iPhone home screen, as shown).

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  3. Ok, fair enough, I guess the use in the URL bar was a bit confusing because most people can already do that on their sites. The iPhone branding is pretty cool though.

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  4. Thanks Andy for another useful tip.

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