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Jason C. LevineDon't talk to me.

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Same way you do it with every other WordPress theme.  If you want to rely on Gravatars (recommended), then just enable it in Settings | Discussion and make users create a gravatar.  If you want to control it locally, you need a plugin.  I tend to like this one:

https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-user-avatar/

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I am new to wordpress.  I did create a gravator.  I replaced the favicon.ico from the parent theme image folder.  It doesn't look like it "took".  Maybe it is my browser?  I didn't know about the settings/discussion page.  I changed it to 1) show avatars, 2) G rating and 3) gravatar logo.  Then I saved it and it still isn't displaying.  I have found with this wp site that it caches all the time.  I have to click flush cache multiple times and then hold down shift as i refresh multiple times to see changes.  Never had to do that with html sites.  Perhaps that is a quirk with wp sites?  Anyhow, maybe I did it right but am not seeing it.  Do you see it?

http://nsitedesigns.com/
Jason C. LevineDon't talk to me.

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Wait wait wait...

Are you talking about avatars = user profile pics or avatar = favicon for the site in the browser?
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Both. Thought it was the same thing.  I guess not.
Jason C. LevineDon't talk to me.

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Nope, nope.  The favicon is the little thingamabob that appears in the location bar of the browser and some other browser related places.  In WordPress, all themes, you set it from Appearance | Customizer | Site Identity.

For the user profile pic, use the plugin I mentioned above.

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Thanks for the explanation.  I did create a gravatar and changed settings.  I now see it displayed in upper right of wp tool bar.  I thought this was also supposed to display on blogs when I make a post, or is that something else?
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Something else per http://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/28711046/Adding-avatar-to-blog.html

Let's wrap this one up and move discussion there.

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