We’ve written about Gravatar Hovercards before — the nifty pop-up that adds a name, bio, and link to more info when you hover over a Gravatar on WordPress.com. Hovercards are a great way to learn more about the people commenting on your site, and to share your own contact info.
But what about all the self-hosted WordPress sites? Are you stuck with simplified Gravatars if you’re not using WordPress.com?
Not if you have Jetpack installed!
Jetpack is a powerful, multipurpose plugin brought to you by Automattic, the same great folks behind WordPress.com and Gravatar. It’s a single plugin that hooks into the power of the WordPress.com cloud to bring you dozens of features for which you’d normally need dozens of individual plugins: social sharing, robust stats, proofreading tools, extra sidebar widgets, photo galleries and carousels, contact forms, image optimization, and more — like Gravatar Hovercards.
Now, when you hover over a commenter’s Gravatar, you’ll learn more about them and how to find them in other online spaces:
Just install Jetpack and make sure the Gravatar Hovercards module is enabled to give your site visitors the tools to create deeper connections.